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Marketing Research With Utilities

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Recent Articles

Below are the 5 most recent articles on this topic. These articles were published within the last three years and are only available to registered subscribers.

Think you know segmentation? Think again! A close look at 4 core analyses
This article addresses four different kinds of segmentation analyses - a priori, post hoc, brand and drive - and goes on to offer examples and explain what each accomplishes.
New strategies are needed to restart energy efficiency efforts
The author explores research that uncovered reasons why energy efficiency efforts have stalled and offers strategies to adapt them to consumers' mind-sets and economic situations.
Social media mining examines consumer attitudes on energy
How one company used social media mining to explore the public’s views on energy and conservation.
Why utility companies should research employees and customers
Many utility industries are facing a reduction in revenue due to customer conservation. Still, customers continue to expect infrastructure improvements. This often requires rate increases and research can help benchmark employee and customer satisfaction, identify areas for improvement and pinpoint interactions that build trust.
Make it worth it, get us involved - the American attitude toward renewable resources
A report on renewable energy reveals several insights into American attidutes and trends regarding the environment, supplier-user communication and future adoption.

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Related Articles

There are 28 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

Utility companies' seven deadly fears of market research
Utility companies are devoting more resources than ever to their marketing communications program, but not to market research. This article discusses seven deadly fears of market research suffered by utility company executives.
Focus groups guide creation of automated customer assistance system for Detroit Edison
Detroit Edison used focus groups to define and test a host of issues related to the implementation of a new system for reporting power outages. Customers overwhelmingly supported an automated telephone solution.
Online reporting lets researchers focus on analysis rather than distribution
Do you need online reporting of research data? This article addresses online reporting of research data, including security of data and training.
Sponsored Content: Capitalizing on Customer Feedback - Creating Measurable Value from Voice-of-the-Customer (VOC) Programs
It seems like everyone is now collecting customer feedback. However, if you have already launched your customer feedback program, you have likely discovered that turning customer feedback initiatives into a highly effective, thriving VOC program is not a simple task. Creating and implementing a thriving and highly effective VOC program requires the right vision, awareness, and accountability that link the investments to the observed returns. “Capitalizing on Customer Feedback” addresses these three themes and provides the reader with examples of the principles in practice. The reader will be introduced to: new ways to think about customer feedback; top nine most popular customer feedback strategies; five steps of VOC evolution; four principles to realizing a strong return on your VOC program; two real-life case studies demonstrating the concepts in action.
Boston Edison uses research to measure the success of an energy conservation program
Boston Edison conducted a comprehensive study to answer questions about its Lite Lights energy conservation program's four major components: program delivery, target market, promotion and estimation of energy savings. The company used a broad range of research strategies: in-depth one-on-one interviews, focus groups, phone interviews and customer surveys.

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