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The Power of Content Marketing for the Energy Sector: A Case Study

Unlocking the power of social media in the energy sector. Discover how strategic content transforms engagement, compliance, and growth. Dive into Breezy’s real-world successes and see how other energy companies have leveraged a strategic content marketing approach to transform their businesses.

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Content Marketing Challenges

Content Marketing Challenges in the Energy Sector

At Breezy, we work with many companies in many different sectors of the energy space. While their services or products may be quite different, we have seen some of the same pain points again and again.

They don’t have time

Every client we work with in the energy sector knows how important content marketing is and how powerful it could be for their business, but they don’t have the time or resources to invest in it.

It’s a complicated space

Working in this sector takes a large amount of subject-matter expertise and most clients have been in the industry for a long time. They worry about “outsourcing” content production to non-industry experts.

They deal with a lot of regulatory compliance

As you know, the energy sector is heavily regulated. Content creators and marketing managers have to be able to create quality content while also navigating legal guidelines, advertising standards, privacy laws, and regulations related to energy information dissemination.

They engagement with a lot of technical content

The amount of complex and technical subjects in the space is vast, to say the least, and may not easily engage the average social media user. Finding ways to make content accessible, engaging, and educational without oversimplifying or misrepresenting facts is a challenge.

They need to educate the public

Beyond promoting their own brand, a company in this sector also typically needs to educate the general public on important energy topics and they need a content marketer who can help them with this challenge of staying up to date on the latest news, what makes sense to share, how to educate the public on it, etc.

They need to balance promotional and informational content

While growing an online presence often involves promotional content, energy companies also need to provide valuable information to their followers, balancing marketing efforts with informative and educational content.

While these challenges exist for all of our energy sector clients, they can be overcome.

Consistently, we’ve seen great results from implementing a strong content strategy tailored to these concerns and struggles.

The Great Results

We’ve helped many brands in the energy industry do exactly that.

Let’s dive into this case study of 3 different energy sector clients of ours to discover how we were able to make this kind of growth a reality.

Client Profiles

ARC Services

Who they are:

Arc Energy Services, a veteran-owned company with over 12 years of experience, specializes in specialty welding, machining, heat treatment, and NDT services for power generation, particularly fossil and nuclear, and industrial sectors. Known for its commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency, ARC holds prestigious certifications from ASME and the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors. Serving the nuclear, fossil, and industrial markets, ARC prides itself on its skilled team's ability to deliver high-quality results, ensuring optimal plant operation and cost-effective project delivery across its locations in South Carolina and Mississippi.

What were their goals?

Main Goal

Build brand presence, awareness, and credibility in the power generation space, with a special focus on nuclear energy due to its high stakes and regulatory complexity.

Strategy

Develop content that emphasizes their nuclear expertise and safety focus, aiming to generate leads for recruiting and establish themselves as thought leaders in safety within the energy, construction and engineering space.

Initial metrics at the beginning of a 12-month period
LinkedIn

17

Comments

13

Likes

0

Shares

0

Clicks

433

Impressions

SEM Power

Who they are:

SEM Power, based in Tampa, Florida, is a leading solar installation company founded in 2009, specializing in designing, installing, and maintaining solar energy systems for homes, businesses, and communities across Florida and the Caribbean. Known for its direct, in-house approach to projects, SEM Power champions renewable energy, contributing to Florida's goal for a clean energy future.

What were their goals?

Main Goal

Act as a thought leader in both the B2C and B2B solar panel markets, generating leads and educating on the benefits of solar energy.

Strategy

Create informative content to attract the Florida demographic for B2C and establish credibility and authority for B2B, ultimately driving more direct leads and enhancing social presence and reviews, particularly in the B2C market.

Initial metrics at the beginning of a 12-month period
Instagram

613

followers

10

Comments

211

Likes

2

Clicks

3242

Impressions

Energy SaaS Company, Specialized for Energy Brokers and Suppliers

Who they are:

This company specializes in providing comprehensive software solutions tailored for energy brokers and suppliers, aimed at simplifying sales growth, risk management, and operational efficiency. They equip energy professionals with the necessary resources to outpace competition and streamline their business processes. Their platform supports the energy industry's need for streamlined pricing, contracting, commission calculation, and risk management, serving over 1.6 million quoted B2B transactions and partnering with more than 1400 brokers and 65 energy suppliers to foster profitable and efficient transactions.

What were their goals?

Main Goal

Establish brand awareness and credibility, especially in the UK, within the deregulated energy market.

Strategy

Increase LinkedIn presence to enhance authority and credibility, supported by a high volume of content, especially blogs, as a key part of their marketing funnel.

Initial metrics at the beginning of a 12-month period
LinkedIn

3,026

followers

19

Engagement

1

Published Posts

0

Shares

873

Impressions

Specific Challenges Faced

All 6 of the common challenges we faced with companies in or serving the energy industry existed with these accounts, along with specific obstacles we needed to overcome.

ARC Services

SEM Power

Energy SaaS Client

Our Strategic Approach

At Breezy, our approach to content marketing is comprised of 3 key markers for the energy industry:
Story-driven
Thought-leadership-centric
Non-sales, value-intended

What This Looks Like

Story-driven

The Storybrand framework emphasizes that a brand is never the hero of the sales journey, but the client is. As a company, you want to simply be the GUIDE that helps that user find the answer to their problem or a solution that will make their life or business better. We aim to take this approach with every content marketing strategy we build.

Thought-leadership-centric

We deeply value the subject-matter expertise that our clients bring to the table. While we will become extremely versed in any topic, niche or space of the energy industry, we’re more interested in showcasing the incredible knowledge and experience that our clients have. The content we build is designed to show what they know and bring to the table because this is the most authentic and effective content if you want to move the needle for your business.

Non-sales, value-intended

In our content strategies, we do very little sales content. This doesn’t mean never, but it is rarely more than 1-2x a month. That doesn’t mean we don’t have strong calls to action that push the user along. We simply don’t push sales frequently and instead want to keep providing value to the user on an extremely consistent basis to build trust over time. This develops a stronger connection beyond a sale and retains the customer to become an advocate for your brand as well. This is even more important when the offering is an expensive one.

This approach was taken with all 3 of these accounts but was customized for each company and its specific goals. We saw excellent results from our approach coupled with custom elements for each account.

Execution: Content Plans We Implemented for Each Brand

ARC Services

SEM Power

Energy SaaS Client

Results

After 365 days of creating content consistently and following our set content strategy for each brand, here were the results…

ARC Services

Initial Metrics Resulting Metrics LinkedIn Growth
Comments 17 76 ~4.47x (346.47% increase)
Likes 13 1940 ~149.23x (14823.00% increase)
Shares 0 120 From 0 to 120
Clicks 0 3923 From 0 to 3923
Impressions 433 67.58k ~156.07x (15507.00% increase)

SEM Power

Initial Metrics Resulting Metrics Social Media Growth
Followers 613 followers 625 followers IG ~1.02x (1.96% increase)
Comments 10 27 ~2.70x (170.00% increase)
Likes 211 394 ~1.87x (86.73% increase)
Clicks IG 2 /// LI 0 IG 4 /// LI 82 IG From 2 to 4 (~2.00x or 100.00% increase) LI From 0 to 82
Impressions IG 3242 /// LI 2 IG 5111 /// LI 3294 IG ~1.58x (57.65% increase) LI ~1647.00x (164600.00% increase)

Energy SaaS Client

Initial Metrics Resulting Metrics LinkedIn Growth
Audience 3,026 4,593 ~1.5x (51.78% increase)
Engagement 19 863 ~45x (4442.11% increase)
Clicks 0 524 From 0 to 524
Published Posts 1 217 ~217x (21600.00% increase)
Shares 0 63 From 0 to 63
Impressions 873 51,062 ~58x (5749.03% increase)

Analysis

1. High Engagement and Visibility Potential

2. Content Strategy Drives Specific Outcome

3. Zero to Significant Growth

4. Long-Term Investment with Compounding Benefit

What Our Clients Said

"Content is really the lifeblood of a lot of our SEO campaigns and they make it super easy, super organized, and streamlined in a way that takes a lot of pressure off of us.

…I highly highly recommend the entire team at Breezy Content. They just make our lives so much easier."
SEM Power

Bringing It All Together

So, in 365 days…

Creating Engaging and Effective Content

Creating Engaging and Effective Content for the Energy Industry

We’ve witnessed transforming outcomes for our clients in the energy industry through strategic content marketing. The journeys of ARC Services, SEM Power, and our Energy SaaS Client underscore the incredible potential of well-crafted content for many different niches in the energy space.

We’re excited to continue propelling our energy clients even further, leveraging a multifaceted approach that includes:

Trend Monitoring

Staying ahead in a rapidly evolving industry requires vigilance and foresight. By continuously monitoring energy trends and regulatory changes, we ensure our content not only remains relevant but also anticipatory, setting our clients as thought leaders who are always a step ahead.

Community Education

Knowledge sharing extends beyond marketing. It's about building a community. We plan to enhance our efforts in demystifying complex energy concepts for the public and fostering an informed community. Through webinars, interactive content, and partnerships, we aim to elevate public discourse around energy, contributing to a more energy-literate society.

Technological Advancements

The energy sector's future is being reshaped by technology—from renewable energy innovations to advancements in energy storage and efficiency. We will continue to spotlight these developments, helping our clients articulate their roles in this evolution.

Content Excellence

At the heart of our strategy remains a commitment to content excellence. Whether it's through compelling storytelling, data-driven insights, or cutting-edge digital formats, our focus is on creating content that resonates, educates, and engages.

Get Started With Breezy

The need for strategic, impactful, and insightful content marketing has never been greater. If your goal is to elevate your brand’s presence, engage meaningfully with your audience, and lead the conversation in the energy sector, we’d love to work with you. Together, let’s harness the power of content marketing to achieve your business objectives. Connect with us today to explore how we can transform your content marketing journey.

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