Tasked with helping challenger energy brand, Igloo Energy, to raise awareness of climate change and encourage Brits to use less energy in their homes, we delivered a strategic media relations campaign to empower consumers to take positive action.
Our PR brief was to highlight the need to take positive action, whilst showing consumers how they can help and, ultimately, encouraging switching to an energy provider that proactively wants to help customers to reduce their impact on the planet.
We achieved this by using research to draw attention to key environmental issues, whilst positioning Igloo Energy as the smarter choice, with its range of intelligent connected home and energy efficiency solutions.
Given the potentially sensitive subject matter, our first action was to help Igloo Energy identify and build updated media messaging focusing on smart home services. This enabled us to create a powerful messaging matrix, setting us up for the next stage of the campaign.
Our strategic media relations activity included a highly reactive response to topical news stories and talking points, ensuring Igloo Energy was seen commenting on key industry and consumer issues.
A key tactic was to highlight the importance of reducing energy consumption within the home, and our ‘Climate-conscious Consumers’ report revealed the progress that has been made, whilst putting pressure on other energy providers to do more to reduce the impact of climate change.
Comment pieces were bolstered through more in-depth bi-lines and feature articles, with key Igloo Executives positioned as thought leaders.
These included the Daily Express, City AM and Good Housekeeping, contributing to an overall quarterly OTS of over 14.5 million. We also got Igloo Energy included on Money Saving Expert – a key consumer finance website. Ultimately, our PR activity has helped improve Igloo Energy’s reputation, achieving a superior positive messaging sentiment compared to some of its leading competitors.