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How Regenerative Marketing Can Affect Consumer Culture and Behavior

Posted by Energy Wire on November 29, 2022 at 12:25 PM

In 2021, $284 billion was spent on advertising in the United States. That’s a staggering number, representing a lot of power.

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Topics: Innovation, B Corporation, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Branding and Brand Value, Sustainability Marketing, Creative, B2B marketing, Climate and Social Justice

How KSV Turned Uncertainty Into a Funny, and Effective, Message

Posted by Energy Wire on November 10, 2022 at 12:47 PM

“What if we do nothing instead?” 

So asks the uncertain doppelganger of our decision-making hero in KSV’s latest “Uncertainty” energy-efficiency campaign. But our hero is undeterred: She won’t let this uncertain version of herself stop her. No, upgrading to energy-efficient equipment with expertise and funding incentives is too good of an idea.

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Topics: Innovation, Energy Efficiency, Creative, B2B marketing, Creative Showcase

Messaging for Change in the Age of the Apocalypse

Posted by Energy Wire on October 28, 2022 at 11:33 AM

“Ours is a banal sort of apocalypse,” Amanda Hess wrote recently in her New York Times essay “Apocalypse When? Global Warming’s Endless Scroll.”

“From Don’t Look Up to Greta Thunberg videos to doomsaying memes, we are awash in warnings that we are almost out of time. But the climate crisis is outpacing our emotional capacity to describe it.”

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Topics: Innovation, B Corporation, Climate Change, Inspiration, Branding and Brand Value, Sustainability Marketing, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices, Climate and Social Justice, Sustainable Brands

Big Problem, Bigger Solutions: How We Made An Elephant the Face of PECO’s Latest Energy Efficiency Campaign

Posted by Energy Wire on October 14, 2022 at 11:23 AM

The brilliant idea was, as they so often are, initially laughed off.

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Topics: Innovation, Inspiration, Creative, B2B marketing, Creative Showcase, Augmented Reality

Two Lessons All Brands Can Learn from Clean Beauty

Posted by Energy Wire on August 24, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Today’s consumers are clamoring for the brands they support to be a part of creating a better, more sustainable future. This is readily apparent when it comes to the beauty industry, which after decades of creating countless enemies and being one of many major contributors to the climate crisis, has undergone a period of serious self-discovery and a very public, consumer-driven transformation journey.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, B Corporation, Climate Change, Branding and Brand Value, Sustainability Marketing, D2C, Marketing Strategy and Best Practices, Sustainable Brands

What Will You Stand For? The Marketing Takeaway from Disney, Gillette and National Grid

Posted by Energy Wire on June 6, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Gillette standing alongside the transgender community. Disney standing up to the State of Georgia for its position on abortion. National Grid standing behind our planet, stating clearly, as a utility, its position on global warming.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Utility Communications, Climate Change, Inspiration, Branding and Brand Value

Hero or Villain - Your Choice

Posted by Energy Wire on March 7, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Zappos, Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s are three successful, highly profitable brands that have blended making products with doing good. In fact, they have blended them so thoroughly in their corporate culture that when customers purchase one of their products, they feel better about themselves. When you step back and think about that, you realize you are seeing excellence in marketing.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Branding and Brand Value, Energy Storage, Sustainability Marketing, Climate and Social Justice

Bill Nye Talks Science. We Talk Energy Storage.

Posted by Energy Wire on February 28, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Here at KSV, we are fluent in energy. We speak it, our clients speak it; we are energy nerds. So, what happens when we need to talk energy to non-nerds?

Well, that’s exactly what we’ve been doing for over 40 years. We embed ourselves in the energy industry and conduct in-depth consumer research. It’s the combination of these two disciplines that makes us able to effectively convey complex energy technologies and strategies to typical customers.

Over the past year, we have written articles on electric vehicles (EVs), wind energy, and beneficial electrification as emerging technologies worth communicating to your customers. Today, we are covering a new topic: energy storage. 

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Utility Communications, Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Energy Storage

The Power of Brand Value

Posted by Energy Wire on February 14, 2019 at 9:40 AM

Stupid happens.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Utility Communications, Clean Energy, Branding and Brand Value

Kill Advertising!

Posted by Energy Wire on January 17, 2019 at 9:45 AM

A new paradigm is emerging in marketing today. A paradigm that enables enhanced revenue and reduced expenses.

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Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Utility Communications, Innovation, Clean Energy, Social Media Strategy and Best Practices, Inspiration, Creative