CONSOL Energy Case Study

Inspiring a Generation to Boost Brand Awareness

Challenge

CONSOL is one of the largest providers of coal and natural gas in the U.S. However, their target audience did not understand the importance of coal nor the job opportunities in the industry.

Insights

The millennial audience had an outdated and negatively skewed view of the industry.

Strategy

Celebrate the evolution of the modern coal industry and portraying coal miners as heroes powering the country. Change the conversation from uncertainty to excitement.

Brunner launched a multi-media consumer-focused campaign (including Consol’s first-ever TV commercials.) “We are America’s On Switch”

Results

  • Target awareness from 20% to 80%
  • Campaign featured in Wall Street Journal, New York Times
  • Job applications increased by more than 170%

THE WORK

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