Solar Company Wants to Save the Planet—and Increase Sales
Synergy Power is one of the leading solar system companies in Northern California’s Bay Area. From San Jose to Stockton, Oakland to Altamont Pass, they serve both homeowners and businesses with cutting-edge technology and stellar service.
Whether it’s their 15 years in business, their NABCEP certified electricians, their elite installers, their researched and reliable quotes, or their amazing product—customers love them. They received Yelp’s 2019 “People Love Us on Yelp” Award, and continue to get a steady stream of five-star reviews across multiple platforms.
They Were Doing Okay on Their Own
Even before they’d partnered with Email Broadcast, Synergy Power knew they could generate sales and trust with email marketing—which is why they made a point to manage a campaign on their own. They’d created an automated “sales funnel” series, a customer-onboarding series, and were sending regular broadcasts to their base using a standard Mailchimp template. While they were doing okay, they had a hunch they could yield better results with some expert help.
When we first ran an audit of their email marketing campaign, we noticed a couple of things. They’d obviously done their research and had the technical aspects down—but key artistic elements were missing. Most people don’t realize what a custom template, compelling copy, fanatical editing, superior design, and mobile responsiveness can do for their bottom line. We were confident we could take Synergy Power’s marketing strategy to the next level.
Putting a Power Plan in Place
Synergy Power had three primary goals when they began working with us:
- Increase solar and backup-battery sales.
- Rehaul their automated sales funnel series.
- Implement a “start small” plan with the intent of growing their email campaign should initial efforts prove successful.
To help the company reach their goals, together we decided Email Broadcast would overhaul their existing automated sales funnel series and take over their monthly broadcasts. Our strategy:
- Create consistent brand awareness, using their knowledgeable-but-playful voice and a beautifully branded custom template.
- Educate consumers on the benefits of going solar (specifically, the benefits of going solar with Synergy!).
- Speak to buyer motivations with targeted and segmented broadcasts—whether they be homeowners’ desires to keep energy costs down, or businesses’ plans to keep their carbon footprints low.
- Highlight buyer testimonials and case studies.
Since solar tax credits were set to decrease substantially by the end of 2019, we made federal subsidies the focus of the first broadcasts (from October through December of that year). We also emphasized the importance of battery backups as a way to prevent power outages during PG&E’s “rolling blackouts” and help customers get completely off the grid.
What a “Small Start” Can Do
Email Broadcast’s overhaul of Synergy Power’s sales funnel series has yielded incredible results. With hundreds of automations going out every week, they’ve had monthly open rates as high as 100% (yep, you read that right) and click rates as high as 18%—both outstanding.
Not only that, but due to their successful growth and sales impact through email marketing, they’ve enlisted Email Broadcast to do even more. We reworked an existing automated email series to onboard existing customers who’ve committed to a purchase, and we’re in the process of subsequent automations that will capture repeat sales.
What Our Customers Are Saying
“We’ve been working with Email Broadcast for over a year now and we’re really happy. Their thoroughness and communication with our team are outstanding. We wanted to add value to our customers and give them the latest solar news and ways to maintain their investment. I’ve personally been working with Linsie on the monthly projects and she’s great—very easy to work with, and touches base with us once a week to make sure we stay on track. A very reliable company that helps us implement new marketing ideas. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them. Thank you for all your hard work, Email Broadcast team!”
—Eric Piekarczyk, Owner, Synergy Power
What Our Customers Are Saying
“We’ve been working with Email Broadcast for [years] now and we’re really happy. Their thoroughness and communication with our team are outstanding. We wanted to add value to our customers and give them the latest solar news and ways to maintain their investment… [Email Broadcast is] a very reliable company that helps us implement new marketing ideas. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them. Thank you for all your hard work, Email Broadcast team!”
—Eric Piekarczyk, Owner & CEO, Synergy Power
You, Too, Can Light up Your Audience & Increase Sales
If you’re looking to get off the grid and do your part to save the planet in the Bay Area, contact Synergy Power. If you’re looking to uplevel your marketing, contact us. We’d love to help you “save energy” with a full-service email marketing campaign that delights your audience and boosts your bottom line.
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