You must stay close to your customers, especially now. Back by popular demand, a special year-end offer from Hometown Connections and GreatBlue Research will help your municipal utility learn firsthand what your customers need and expect. Place your order by December 31 and for the incredibly low fee of $3,850, you will receive a link to send to your customers to fill out a brief online survey.
On August 30 at the 2021 Annual Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hometown Connections announced award winners in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the organization and to community-owned utilities.
Over the past year, we’ve noticed our clients are a curious bunch, which is awesome. Identifying patterns is how we make a living, so compiling the most frequently asked questions was the most appropriate choice. Let our team here at GreatBlue Research give you a rundown of the most basic market research principles and how to use the results to improve your operations and customer service.
Picture this: you’re in a packed boardroom (via Zoom, of course), your palms are sweaty, your knees are weak, your arms are heavy. You’re nervous. You have a great idea to make your organization a lot of money, but you don’t have any data to back it up, so no one takes you seriously. As GreatBlue Research explains, the answer is to test your idea with randomly selected people who fit your targeting criteria. You’ll get the answers you need to move forward with confidence. No more guessing!
Remember when everyone had a Rolodex and every phone had a cord? Look how far we’ve come since then. Long gone are the days of manually entering phone numbers and survey answers. Now, we’re living in the Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) era.
When carrier pigeons fell out of favor (a shame, really), the telephone stepped in to take its place. 118 years after the invention of telephone, the first smartphone was released in 1994. And a mere 27 years after its introduction, a record 81% of Americans own a smartphone, with 96% owning a cell phone of some kind.
Journey mapping. You may have heard that term thrown around at an increasing rate lately. Why? Because like a high school sophomore who just got their drivers license, it’s getting pretty popular.
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Now more than ever, it’s imperative for your utility to stay close to your customers. Hometown Connections, the services organization dedicated to enhancing the performance of community-owned utilities, has partnered with GreatBlue Research to create a special offer for you to learn first hand what your customers need and expect. For a low fee, you can send a link to your customers to fill out a brief online survey.