Campaign: Rock the Bulb Tour
To position itself as a trusted resource and advocate for energy efficiency, Puget Sound Energy enlisted the services of PR firm Colehour+Cohen to develop and implement a campaign focused on partnering with the community to reduce energy usage through energy efficient lighting.
Following extensive research, particularly when it came to the audience segments it should target (i.e. “green idealists” who believe that it’s socially responsible to limit energy use and “practical idealists” who feel it’s important to limit energy use for cost-effective reasons), PSE and C+C created a CFL bulb giveaway program, which they named “Rock the Bulb Tour.” The multi-pronged effort included weekend bulb exchange events, a door-to-door CFL bulb distribution effort, an energy-efficiency “Battle of the Bulbs” contest and promotions. Social media tactics, such as a Facebook page and a Twitter account, were leveraged to keep the campaign fresh.
PSE met its bulb distribution goal with 507,796 incandescent bulbs swapped for CFL bulbs. With this exchange, $21.8 million were saved on energy bills. Other positive ROI: Approximately 24,500 PSE customers exchanged bulbs at a Rock the Bulb event. Also, 1,100 volunteers participated in the campaign. â–
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