E Source Announces Finalists for the 2015 Utility Ad Awards Contest

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E Source has selected 18 utilities as finalists in the 2015 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest. The utility industry’s largest and most comprehensive advertising competition, the annual E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest was open to any electric or gas utility located in the US or Canada.

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One of the biggest advancements is the sophisticated segmentation and targeting that's being deployed. The results of the ad campaigns frequently exceed goals because of careful audience research and selection.

E Source has selected 18 utilities as finalists in the 2015 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest. The utility industry’s largest and most comprehensive advertising competition, the annual E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest was open to any electric or gas utility located in the US or Canada. Ads were submitted in nine categories, including residential and business print, outdoor, digital, radio, TV and video, social media, overall campaign for investor-owned utility, and overall campaign for non-investor-owned utility. Learn more about the contest by visiting http://www.esource.com/adcontest.

“It’s been so interesting to see the evolution of utility advertising over the past several years,” says Kym Wootton, director of marketing for E Source. “In addition to an overall improvement in creativity and the use of humor, one of the biggest advancements is the sophisticated segmentation and targeting that’s being deployed. The results of the ad campaigns frequently exceed goals because of careful audience research and selection.”

The finalists are:

  •     Alliant Energy Corp.
  •     BC Hydro
  •     Commonwealth Edison Co.
  •     Duke Energy Corp.
  •     FirstEnergy Corp.
  •     Hydro One
  •     LG&E and KU
  •     National Grid
  •     Newfoundland Power and Newfoundland Labrador Hydro
  •     Otter Tail Power Co.
  •     Orlando Utilities Commission
  •     Pacific Gas and Electric Co.
  •     PPL Electric Utilities Corp.
  •     Reliant Energy
  •     Seattle City Light
  •     Toronto Hydro-Electric System
  •     Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
  •     Union Gas Limited

“These ad entries just keep getting more interesting each year,” says Lucia Riley, creative and brand manager for the SAS Institute and one of the independent judges who reviewed and scored the entries based on message, creativity, memorability, and results. “Utilities seem to be getting better at speaking to their audience in a way customers understand, making the complex topic of energy efficiency easier to digest and act on.”

The winners in all categories will be announced at an awards luncheon on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center during the 2015 E Source Forum. At the awards ceremony, E Source will also honor the top-performing utility companies from the E Source Review of North American Electric and Gas Company websites. Visit http://www.esource.com/forum2015 to see all the events planned for this year’s Forum.

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For 26 years, E Source has been providing research, consulting, and market research to more than 300 utilities and their partners. This guidance helps our customers advance their efficiency programs, enhance customer relationships, and use energy more efficiently.

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