Customizable Communication Materials from Straight Talk
The following customizable materials come from NRECA's
Straight Talk service, which provides graphics, articles and social media resources that electric cooperatives may personalize and then use in their print and digital member communications.
Certain guidelines apply.
FILES TO DOWNLOAD AND CUSTOMIZE
Additional Customizable Communication Materials
Below is additional content provided by NRECA and Touchstone Energy® to help co-ops promote their electric products and services (EVs, water heaters etc.) and help your members and the community understand the benefits of electricity as a preferred energy source. Content can be tailored to your co-op’s needs for inclusion in communication and outreach activities. See “at-a-glance” document for guidelines.
Key Messages and Hashtags
Three suggested messages ranked highest in the Front Porch Survey (Sept. 2020) and the first one was the highest in the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) consumer research. These messages and related hashtags will provide consistency across our network.
Two short videos focus on appliances around the home and electric vehicles can be used in your digital newsletters and website and you can locally tag them. Currently the URL links to TouchstoneEnergy.com but can be changed if you have content on your website that provides information.
“Did You Know?” Infographic
Around the Home
This infographic has three categories of BE facts: save money, help the environment and improve quality of life. There is an opportunity to brand the infographic with your co-op logo or co-brand it with either NRECA or Touchstone Energy® (if you are a member.)
“Did you know?” Social Media Series
Save Money design file
Help the Environment design file
Improve Quality of Life design file
These 12 templated posts complement the infographic series on your social media platforms. Images and content allow for local customization.
“Did you know?” Social media series at-a-glance
Thumbnail of images, suggested web page link and source where applicable.
There are four social posts with the theme of “save money.” Select a set with logos included or without logos.
Help the Environment
There are four social posts with the theme of “help the environment.” Select a set with logos included or without logos.
Improve Quality of Life
There are four social posts with the theme of “improve quality of life.” Select a set with logos included or without logos.
The Benefits of Electricity 30-Minute Presentation for Consumer-Members
"The Greening of Electricity"
This PPT on the changing energy industry and the benefits of electricity is intended to be presented by a co-op representative at community meetings and gatherings. Complete with talking points, this presentation is customizable and can be tailored to the needs of the co-op.
EV Ideas and Checklist
Whether your co-op has a fleet or a single car, this EV Ideas and EV Essentials Check List can help your co-op maximize its EV (or EV fleet), raise awareness of EVs and promote understanding and adaption of EVs in your community. This resource is also intended to help you reinforce the co-op’s position as a trusted energy advisor on EVs.
"Go Electric!" Icon and PPT Template
Use this "Go Electric!" icon and PPT template for your co-op presentations. The "Go Electric!" icon can be used in presentations and co-op communications. There is a generic PPT template and one for Touchstone Energy® members. See the attached Style Guide for brand guidelines.
"Go Electric!" Word template
Touchstone Energy® Members
Tools to Help Members Save Money and Energy
Home Energy Adventure
A game that helps people identify ways save money and energy at home
Electric Vehicle Benefits
Electric vehicle fact sheets for co-op members
Electric Vehicles Campaign
This campaign offers advertising and messaging on electric vehicles. It includes video, print, social, out of home ads and informational fact sheets and case studies.
Public Opinion Research
Co-op Insights: Beneficial Electrification
This excerpt from Touchstone Energy® cooperative difference research focuses on member attitudes regarding beneficial electrification and how co-ops should talk about it.
Front Porch Online Focus Group Findings
This presentation provides results from focus group research into member attitudes, opinions and knowledge related to beneficial electrification, including adoption of EVs.