Standard Solar

Standard Solar is a nationally-recognized leader using their resources and expertise to advance renewables through the development, funding, ownership, and operation of commercial and community solar projects nationwide.

Challenge

Solar incentives are created on a state and local level, so building a national marketing campaign that is so heavily impacted by local decisions means that our finger needs to be on the local pulse in all 50 states.

Solution

New Target created a strategy that helped Standard Solar engage in the right conversations at the right time with the right people. Since timing is everything, our team needs to be nimble, to quickly shift our paid efforts and to spin up regional landing pages, blogs, and other information resources.

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Strategy

Our strategy first and foremost shows the impact a large organization like Standard Solar can have on new solar projects while also introducing developers and others to the organization. We focus on search campaigns and SEO which makes Standard Solar discoverable. Using LinkedIn and display ads allows us to engage in conversations and stay top-of-mind as people make their decision.

Search Marketing

We work with Standard Solar to ensure their website and content are easily discoverable and digestible. As a result, we’ve continued to ensure that the company ranks high for relevant search terms and have continued to increase their share of the Google search page.

We employ many tactics to keep Standard Solar ranking high despite increased competition in the solar industry. Our approach starts with ensuring that their website is technically sound, structured data is robust, and pages are created answering important questions and using relevant keywords. Our close working relationship with Standard Solar’s public relations agency increases our ability to have a big off-site SEO impact as well.

In addition to SEO, we use paid search ads. These ads are targeted based on several factors and use different ad extensions based on the company’s goal. Our use of lead-gen extensions on ads aimed at increasing email subscribers and promoting e-books have allowed users easier access to this content and increased list size. Our use of phone number extensions and “if” statements in ads has helped grow leads and increase paid efficiency.

Digital Media Buying

Staying visible matters, which is why our social efforts are important – especially on LinkedIn.

While traditional posts are the backbone of our social strategy, we’ve implemented a paid plan that promotes key posts and puts users in a sequence to ensure that the paid messages they receive are relevant to them and answer the questions that they have at that particular stage of their journey. We implement dynamic, sponsored content, video, message, and conversation on LinkedIn ads as necessary.

Multivariate Testing

Having a comprehensive testing strategy that spans the website, emails, landing pages, and paid ads allows us to truly connect with people. This includes testing different calls-to-action on the site and landing pages as well as different page layouts and images. When it comes to email, we test landing pages that allow us to create long-term learnings that influence future content and outreach.

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How we did it.

The cornerstone of your identity is an authentic brand story. We work with you to establish a clearly defined brand strategy for your goals – a strategy complementary to your brand’s visual voice.

The creative we design is heavily influenced by the framework for innovation. We design media not just to please our clients, but to engage and delight their customers, members, or constituents. We put people first.

We’ll help you select the right technology, and code it right. Our development team is passionate about using the right mix of open source, off-the-shelf, and hosted solutions to solve complex problems.

Our engineering team understands you have multiple systems that need to communicate to provide a seamless user experience. Connecting software online is our speciality.

We understand clients have a choice of website hosting providers. Our service goes beyond stability, up time, and more to a personalized approach that meets you where you are today, and prepares you for your tomorrow

From search engine marketing strategies to social management to campaign activations and monitoring, we create bespoke digital marketing strategies for your audience.

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