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Social Media and Energy Efficiency

Tell us how you reach customers, contractors and others using online social media.

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What is the Consumer Attitude towards Energy Efficiency Products & Services

Much has been written in recent times on consumer attitudes towards investing in energy efficiency retrofits, a recent GTM article …Continue

Started by Bijou Lulla Apr 13, 2013.

The impact of pictures on Facebook 1 Reply

I follow some of the top social media bloggers and picked up a great tip about using pictures on Facebook.I like how Facebook pulls in an image with an article, but the blogger (I can't remember…Continue

Started by Diane Chojnowski. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Apr 10, 2012.

Green Plug District - New Social Media Website Focused On Energy Efficency

Green Plug District - New Social Media Website focused on Energy Effiency inviting all memebers to join for free to start adding content, blogs and articles.Visit:…Continue

Started by Michael D'Orazio Apr 9, 2012.

Generating leads through Facebook and Twitter 1 Reply

Earlier this year, we launched a service to help home energy pros get referrals from existing customers using social media.  I'd like to share some initial results from the program, just to help…Continue

Tags: of, mouth, effectiveness, word, referrals

Started by Rajesh Nerlikar. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Oct 10, 2011.

Google+//Will it SAVE THE WORLD? 14 Replies

Hey. Just curious if anyone's using g+ yet and what you think of it. I guess businesses have not been invited into the inner sanctum yet. Do you think there will be a shift when/if businesses are? Is…Continue

Started by Jennifer Luitwieler. Last reply by Rajesh Nerlikar Sep 15, 2011.

Productive Uses of Twitter for Home Performance Pros 1 Reply

Breaking out the discussion specifically about twitter for home performance pro's, for ACI last year I did a survey of a cross section of folks--auditors, home performance contractors, green building…Continue

Tags: circle, energy, performance, home, twitter

Started by Peter Troast. Last reply by Rajesh Nerlikar Mar 1, 2011.

Resistance to Social Media 6 Replies

Managing social media for Affordable Comfort, I often wonder why some of our bigger sponsors and exhibitors are not on Twitter and Facebook. Have others confronted this resistance? If so how to you…Continue

Tags: twitter, facebook, communicate, dialog, marketing

Started by Jennifer Luitwieler. Last reply by Stephanie Inglis Feb 1, 2011.

Ignore it at your own risk 1 Reply

Here's an article on the topic of social networking and contracting:…Continue

Started by Eric Aune. Last reply by James Sayers Nov 30, 2010.

Help! Need 2 contractors willing to share their marketing success stories on a webinar next week! 1 Reply

Hi everyone,I've been invited to give a webinar for the EGIA Leadership Academy onDec 2nd. They'd like me to bring along two contractors who are willingto share their marketing success stories for…Continue

Started by Stephanie Inglis. Last reply by Stephanie Inglis Nov 23, 2010.

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Comment by Sean Lintow Sr on July 11, 2011 at 6:16am
Like Twitter / FB and other sites, you start adding people into your circles & explore - while I have nt had a chance to explore it to much, the leading authority on the ins & outs is Chris Brogan who has done quite a few blog postings on it

http://gplus.to/htrc is the the short link to mine if you would like to add me - if anyone also needs an invite, you can send me your email (supposedly supposed t be a gmail addy or one associated with one of their systems) through the messaging system here & I will send them out a little later today (when I get back in the office)
Comment by Leo Wiegman on February 2, 2011 at 12:33pm
The Energize Bedford (NY) website just launched, backed by the DOE Better Buildings program: 120 homeowners have signed for Home Performance with Energy Star audits in the first 3 days.
Comment by Rajesh Nerlikar on December 16, 2010 at 8:20am
James thanks for creating this group - I'm excited to see how everyone is using social media. With EnergyFlair.com we're tapping in to people's social networks to let them compete against friends to save the most energy at home. Part of our service also includes generating referrals for local service providers, so if anyone wants to learn more, just let me know!
Comment by James Sayers on December 16, 2010 at 6:50am

I am impressed that Home Energy Pros has so many members in a short time (over 760 as I write this). How have you shared information about this group with others? I have passed it on to Touchstone Energy rural electric cooperative energy  advisors in my part of Iowa. Also going to send a message to our national listserv now.

Comment by Evan Mills on November 11, 2010 at 11:36pm
Dianne just created a group here in Home Energy Pros about Twitter. You can leave your twitter address there and we'll merge it into a meta-feed of all Home Energy Pro members' individual feeds.

Koan of the Day: What's the sound of 500 Home Energy Pro's tweeting?
Comment by Mark Richardson on November 5, 2010 at 11:50am
I think this type of discussion group/forum is essential for HP and Energy pros to stay in touch, network, and LEARN!
As far as customers, the web has always been an integral part of my advertising, but I am now with a new company so we will begin again anew...
Comment by Silas Inman on November 3, 2010 at 10:44am
http://forumhomeimprovement.com/ you could give this one a try, I personally am not a member though, so I cannot attest to the quality
Comment by Stephanie Inglis on November 3, 2010 at 10:42am
Has anyone found any good sites where homeowners go to discuss their projects and such? A discussion forum for people interested in home improvement?
Comment by Silas Inman on November 3, 2010 at 10:09am
Sean, I agree with your note on Forums. Definitely true, perhaps in a league of their own. StumbleUpon is unique as well. It is a social bookmarking system. Users pick their likes and interests and hit the stumble button and it gives them a random website that Stumbleupon feel matches their interests. Adding a StumbleUpon option to your blogs, forums or other social media can help create connections.
Comment by Sean Lintow Sr on November 3, 2010 at 10:05am
Silas - sure, why not? Instead of you simply engaging someone by Tweeting something & getting a RT or reply / Posting something & getting a like - you are actively engaging others in another social arena just like we are doing now... Just my .02

Thanks also for the tip on Tumblr - I will have to check that out & StumbleUpon (?)
 

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