As the coronavirus made itself and its effects known to the world, brands were forced to transform marketing plans, adjust operations and pivot strategies on a dime in order to meet current and potential consumers where they were at in a way that felt authentic and timely. And where they were at was in the midst of a pandemic unlike anything anyone had ever seen before.
It’s been a busy start to the year over in KSV-land.
Channeling our innermost Lizzo, our team has pushed full steam ahead, embracing the changes that inevitably come with a new decade and doing so with a sense of endless curiosity and passion for making the world a little better each year.
Topics: AESP, KSV research, market research, research, energy marketing, renewable energy, grid infrastructure, infrastructure improvement, energy storage, home batteries, consumer research, B2B marketing
Every second of every day, millions of homes across the Northeast are losing energy, and their homeowners don’t even know it. That’s $300 more in energy costs each year and 1,400 pounds in unnecessary carbon emissions per household. And while customers care about their wallets and the environment, the topic of energy loss isn’t top of mind: it’s tedious, dull, and confusing. But it doesn’t have to be.
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer motivations, utilities, utility communications, Utility Marketing, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, program participation, energy marketing, out of home, OOH, creativity, inspiration, sustainability, sustainability marketing, EnergyWire, National Grid
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?
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
Topics: utility communications, Utility Marketing, community marketing, customer centric, Energy Wire, energy marketing, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, content marketing strategy, sustainability marketing
You may have heard us mention this once or twice: we know the energy customer. It’s true. We say it with confidence and we say it often because here at KSV, we make it our mission to know how to communicate to the energy customer—through the solutions we provide to our clients and through carefully planned, comprehensive research that spans issues important to brands and customers alike.
Topics: customer demands, Customer Insight, utilities, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, energy efficiency, KSV research, market research, energy marketing, utility of the future, strategic electrification, 2019, 80x50, resiliency, battery, energy storage, home batteries, consumer research
We’ve talked a lot about the importance of going beyond simply being present on social media and instead actively engaging with audience members across social platforms. To do this takes time, a strong social media and content marketing strategic plan, and a willingness to commit fully to the idea that social media is a crucial part of your customer acquisition, retention, and brand building strategies.
Topics: Customer Engagement, utility communications, communications, energy marketing, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram, inspiration, 2019
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.
Topics: customer experience, future of energy, energy efficiency, energy marketing, microgrid, climate change, 2019, brand value, 80x50, battery, energy storage, sustainability, corporate responsibility, philanthropy, social responsibility
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.