3 Lessons Utilities and Solar Providers Can Learn from Their Local Farmers Market

Posted by Dave Treston on September 5, 2019 at 9:47 AM

According to the USDA, the number of farmers markets in the country has nearly doubled in the past 10 years. And the number of U.S. households growing food at home or in a community garden has increased 200 percent from 2008 levels, according to the National Gardening Association.

Why? 

Consumers’ purchasing decisions are being driven by their key values. 

Independence. Resilience. Self-reliance. Local. Sustainable. These values are shifting consumer behavior and increasing demand for specific types of goods.  

Why should utilities or solar providers care? Because we see these very same values come into play when we talk to consumers about solar.

Read More

Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Does Your Company Have Personality?

Posted by Shaina Kaye on May 30, 2019 at 10:15 AM

If you find that question hard to answer, you’re not alone. For many energy companies, establishing a distinct personality through social media often seems like a pipe dream, especially when they have enough trouble establishing a regular presence or a consistent content marketing strategy on their social media channels. When tasked with so much else, creating a brand personality via social often feels like the extra sprinkles on a sundae—nice to have, but does it make a difference in the quality of the product?

Read More

Topics: Customer Engagement, customer experience, digital transformation, customer centric, energy marketing, utility of the future, social media, social media best practices, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram, inspiration, brand value, EnergyWire

Smart Homes + Voice: How Energy Companies Can Own the Conversation

Posted by Leah Christoffersen on May 16, 2019 at 12:13 PM

We have mentioned a few times that the voice revolution is coming, and today we’d venture a guess to say that it has arrived. For one in five U.S. adults, voice assistants are a regular part of their daily routines, providing solutions, offering advice, and acting as a go-to resource for doing everything from turning off lights to scheduling playdates. Your company needs to embrace voice technology as a customer engagement tool, or risk losing out on countless opportunities to provide key customer touchpoints with your brand.

Read More

Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, digital transformation, customer centric, utility of the future, voice, EnergyWire, voice assistants, voice technology, voice marketing

Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience

Posted by Lindsay Herod on May 9, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Customer expectations and demands are rapidly changing—customers expect every interaction they have to be as good as if not better than their most recent experience. When an energy or utility customer pays their bill, they expect the same experience and level of personalization that they had purchasing a new product on Amazon or Target. An experience that is often authentic, intuitive, easy-to-use and mobile.  

Read More

Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer experience, digital transformation, customer centric, EnergyWire, UX

Disrupt, Innovate, Repeat: A DTECH-Themed Round Up

Posted by Shaina Kaye on February 7, 2019 at 10:30 AM

A postcard from New Orleans: Harrison Grubbs, our Director of Strategic Partnerships, is attending the annual DistribuTech Conference and Exhibition this week. The conference gathers the latest disruptive and innovative energy technology products and experts in one place to network, collaborate and share best practices. In between sessions, Harrison has shared a sneak peek for the rest of us here at KSV.

Read More

Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, Customer Insight, utilities, Utility Marketing, future of energy, digital transformation, innovation, personalization, energy marketing, 2019, DistribuTech, DTECH2019

Get Ready for the Voice Revolution

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on January 31, 2019 at 10:30 AM

 

 

Read More

Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, Customer Insight, utilities, Utility Marketing, future of energy, digital transformation, innovation, personalization, energy marketing, MarTech, 2019, voice

Revisit Your Data Nightmares

Posted by Cavan Chasan on January 24, 2019 at 10:30 AM

 

As marketers, we have been friends with data for decades. As the conversation has evolved and capabilities have grown, we have experienced excitement for data’s potential yet concern for both actionability and privacy, which is inherent to data’s increased sophistication and collection.

At KSV, we believe in being thoughtful, careful and 100 percent customer focused in terms of how we collect and activate data for our clients. The North Star for us with respect to data is customer centricity. How can we help our clients improve satisfaction for their residential and commercial customers via data-driven interactions? This is the key question that guides our team and its strategic use of data.

Read More

Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, Customer Insight, utilities, Utility Marketing, metrics, data science, future of energy, digital transformation, personalization, energy marketing, 2019, data

Voice, Visualization, and AI: On MarTech and the Future

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on November 29, 2018 at 12:12 PM

 

Read More

Topics: utilities, data science, future of energy, digital transformation, innovation, connected home, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, personalization, Smart Home, smart products, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, utility of the future, AI, MarTech

Proven Ways to Talk to the C&I Customer

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on January 19, 2018 at 9:45 AM

AESP’s national conference is around the corner. At KSV, we love seeing people come together to talk, share and learn about sustainable energy. 

For AESP in the past, we’ve focused on customer engagement. We’ve spoken about targeting large C&I customers with native advertising, co-presenting with our client, Erin Motta from National Grid. 

Erin is a senior marketing analyst in the energy product marketing area of National Grid. 

This week, we’re sharing an interview we had with Erin after an AESP gathering that covered some of the questions remaining after the session.

Read More

Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Lessons We Can't (and Won't) Forget

Posted by Ashley Nicholls on January 5, 2018 at 9:30 AM

As we enter into the new year, we’ve taken time to reflect on some of the most important lessons we’ve learned about driving sustainable energy. And we wanted to share a few with you. 

Read More

Topics: utility communications, intent marketing, data science, hyper-targeting, grassroots marketing, digital transformation, community marketing, innovation, customer centric, IoT, millennials

Subscribe to EnergyWire

Recent Posts