case study: utility segmentation for SRP

business challenge

With a goal of best-in-class customer experience, Salt River Project (SRP) wanted to future-proof against the changing market landscape and provide value to customers beyond simply being a utility provider. To do this, SRP needed a clear line of sight to creating amazing customer experiences during each key interaction. Additionally, they needed strategic guidance around product and service innovations to meet the unmet needs of their customers. 

bellomy solution

Bellomy conducted a multi-phased segmentation exercise, beginning with a thorough discovery phase of stakeholder interviews and an online mass collaborative chat with SRP customers. Learnings from the discovery phase were carefully seeded into the segmentation survey, which was fielded in English and Spanish. The survey ultimately unearthed seven consumer segments which were then mapped to SRP’s entire customer database.​

From there, Bellomy conducted a multi-day Activation Workshop that crafted unique experiences for the Brand, Marketing, Product Development, and Customer Operations divisions. The workshop helped each division solve a real-world problem using segmentation and ultimately drove strong cross-organization adoption of the solution.​

business result

This segmentation provides strategic guidance around new products and services and supports corporate-wide initiatives. ​

As the segmentation gained traction across the organization, SRP saw cultural change and new ways of thinking. Segment-specific needs and motivations are referenced when discussing new product and service development, call center operations, campaign messaging, audience targeting, and program goal setting. ​

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