No matter how blurry the concept of time feels these days, the holiday season is inevitably and speedily approaching. In years prior, the impending holiday season would have meant a ramp up in in-store product promotions, email marketing campaigns and an influx of television advertisements.
Topics: Customer Engagement, customer motivations, innovation, customer centric, marketing, Shopping Experience, content marketing, creativity, brand value, EnergyWire, Creative, D2C, customer trends, storytelling, brand building, marketing strategy, holiday season
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: you can have a wonderful, purpose-driven mission and a marketing campaign that is creative and perfectly targeted, but if your customer’s experience is lacking everything else is diminished.
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, customer centric, marketing, marketing solutions, content marketing strategy, thought leadership, customer trends, coronavirus
We talk often about brand awareness. No matter the industry, the product or solution being offered, it’s a simple, omnipresent idea: people cannot buy your products, support your brand or change their behaviors if they are unaware.
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, hyper-targeting, future of energy, innovation, customer centric, marketing, marketing solutions, clean energy, sustainability marketing, B2B marketing, authenticity, brand building, coronavirus
On a daily basis, consumers are giving you insight into exactly what is going on in their lives. They’re telling you what they need, what they’re interested in, and the information they’re seeking to make a potentially bigger decision or investment down the road.
But are you listening? And better yet, are you responding?
With the conventions halfway over, shall we talk politics?
(Just kidding, that sounds awful. We know you get enough of that on your Facebook newsfeed.)
But in seriousness, this year marks an election that is largely based on the voters of the Rising American Electorate – the new American majority of voting-eligible citizens. They will make up a majority of voters for the first time this year.
Who makes up this R.A.E?
- Unmarried women
- Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans
On average, it takes 22 days and 32 touch-points, across various devices/media environments, to drive one conversion.
22 days + 32 touch-points = 1 conversion.
That’s some unfair math if you ask me.
Back in January, we discussed the Four Customer Demands to Watch in 2016. And now, six months later, we’re checking in. How are you doing? How do your brands and your programs stack up against these customer demands?
Personalization is no longer just a customer demand, but an expectation. IBM reports:
- 55% of consumers expect retailers to use purchasing and behavioral data to offer relevant promotions.
- 60% spend more with retailers that use behavioral data to create relevant offers.
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, utilities, utility, utility communications, Utility Marketing, communications, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IBM, KSV research, marketing, personalization, segmentation
Customers are demanding more and more from every product and service they buy and use.
Even companies like Chick-Fil-A are making their fast food experience... faster. (Plus a free sandwich!) What does that tell you about customer demands?
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, customer demands, Customer Engagement, Customer Insight, Uncategorized, utility communications, Association of Energy Services Professionals, CEO, communications, connected home, energy efficiency, Energy Wire, IoT, KSV research, marketing, Smart Home
For those of you that have been following the 2016 Connections Conference (#CONNUS16), you’re probably feeling a lot like us. Invigorated and inspired.
The Connected Home industry continues to evolve the way in which we will live and run our homes, but the big question is….