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Published on December 13th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan


Ecotricity, How I Love Your Ads! (VIDEO)

December 13th, 2013 by  

In February of 2012, I wrote a short article about one of my favorite ads ever. The ad was a video from Ecotricity. Ecotricity and Good Energy are two awesome companies (as far as I can tell) that offer green electricity to UK residents… often for even cheaper than the UK’s conventional electricity companies! Those conventional companies are referred to as “the Big Six,” by the way (relevant to the video below). They’ve been raising prices pretty aggressively recently, and Ecotricity and Good Energy responded by freezing their prices. That’s what this sequel to that 2012 video is all about [note: you HAVE to watch with the sound on]:

I’m a big fan of Ecotricity and its style of advertising, which you might have gathered if you noticed that we’ve written at least 23 stories related to the company. But these videos take the cake. So clever, so beautiful, so cute, so well executed. In case you haven’t yet seen the first one, here it is again:

I think that first one is still my favorite, or perhaps tied with Mr. W:

If you’re on a serious video-watching kick now, also scroll through my compilation of the best global warming videos I’ve watched — there are a lot of them. 😀

Lastly, for a very interesting comparison of Ecotricity and Good Energy (and the Big Six), Lindsay Wilson has just published a great piece on Shrink That Footprint, but be sure to also check out the comment from Dale Vince, the founder and CEO of Ecotricity, which provides even more context to assist you in your comparison of the two green companies.

h/t TreeHugger

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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