Not cold, stiff, done dead. Just the way it used to be, dead. It’s no longer this singular platform we seek out to connect with old friends from high school. It’s the way of life. And it has changed every aspect of how we take in the world around us—from how we consume news, to how we market our products or services. If you're ashamed to admit that, based on weekly notifications from your iPhone (thanks, Apple), you’ve spent upwards of 3-4 hours per day on your smartphone, know that you’re probably not alone.
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
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
In 2014, the Guardian dedicated an entire article to this question: Why aren’t brands using social media to take a strong stance on climate change?
Topics: Customer-Centric Marketing, Customer Engagement, customer experience, utilities, future of energy, innovation, millennials, renewable energy, clean energy, climate change, utility of the future, social media, social media best practices, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram, inspiration, 2019
If you’re a utility and you’re not already on social media, you’re late to the table. Three billion active social media users around the world log on to at least one social media platform on a regular – if not daily – basis. That means utility companies have countless opportunities to reach consumers where they are in their day-to-day journeys.
But just because your utility has a presence on social media, and you’re posting on Facebook every day, doesn’t mean that your job is done. Far from it.
Do you have a strategy that is shifting the way utility customers think about you, or are they only checking your Twitter feed to see how much longer the power will be out on their street? (Which, by the way, is still important. It’s just not the whole picture.)
Topics: utilities, future of energy, customer centric, energy efficiency, marketing solutions, millennials, renewable energy, utility of the future, social media, social media best practices, content marketing, social media strategy, Facebook, Instagram