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How Utilities Can Win Digital Relevance

When it comes to delivering valuable digital customer experiences, utilities are among the worst-performing industry groups, according to market analysts J.D. Power. We know customers love using smartphones and laptops for banking, shopping, managing travel plans, and more —yet for one-third of energy consumers, interacting with their provider’s digital channels feels like a trip back to the dark ages.

Designing Your Utility Website for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Your website has the potential to be your biggest asset. But, if your beautifully designed website isn’t easy for your customers to find, it can also be your biggest roadblock to success.

When customers have questions, or are looking for information about a purchase, they search online using a search engine like Google. Through an ever-changing set of top-secret algorithms, Google aims to show visitors information that best matches their search intent within the first few results. Just how accurate is Google? The top Google result has a 33 percent chance of getting clicked, and the lower your website ranks below that, the more drastically your chances of getting clicked decrease.

So how can you optimize the design of your utility website to get it popping up in prime position?

Customer Journey Mapping Series: Key Things to Remember when Making and Using a Customer Journey Map

In this series, we’re breaking down everything you need to know to use customer journey maps in your utility. If you’re just checking in, start with the what, why, and how blog entries.

Fewer than half of marketers feel confident their organization understands their customer journey. This could be because the sheer number of customer engagement channels available now makes it far more difficult to establish how different points of contact are perceived. Achieving a single view of the customer may be particularly challenging for large multifunctional organizations like utilities compared to smaller companies, for similar reasons—their systems are perhaps just too large and complex to track effectively.

Root, Root, Root for the Marketing Team!

It’s the bottom of the ninth. The bases are loaded, and your team is up to bat. Everyone on the field is hoping for that game-winning hit, but your dug-out is empty. You’ve exhausted all your best hitters, with no success at bringing in the run that will clinch the game. It’s time to put Franklin Energy in, coach. We’ve been getting ready for this all night.

Customer Journey Mapping Series: How to Create a Customer Journey Map

In this four-part series, we’re discussing the importance of optimizing your customers’ experiences through customer journey maps. If you’re just joining us, check out the first  and second  blogs of the series.

So, you’ve already decided that a customer journey map is an essential tool for optimizing your utility’s demand side management programs. Here’s how you go about creating one.

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