To effectively raise awareness and adoption of new programs, SMUD wanted to engage with customers faster than it could through traditional research. SMUD wanted to involve customers in the decision-making process and fulfill their vision of building trust with the community they serve.
The organization leverages the SMUD Plugged-In and SMUD Power-Voice insight communities to engage with residential and commercial customers. Community feedback shaped the naming, development and successful launch of a new energy-saving program. The communities also helped SMUD’s marketing team exceed KPIs one month early for a major campaign. Encouraged by the success of these customer communities, SMUD recently launched an employee insight community to gather staff feedback.