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To kick off National Cooperative Month, we’re sharing results from our 2021 Pioneer Pulse survey. I consider this our annual review, where you, our members, check in and let us know how we’re doing.

We share key takeaways this week on our blog. Curious about how YOU can join our communications co-op? We explain how membership works, too. We’d love to have you join our co-op family!

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Making Sense of Mail Changes

Making Sense of Mail Changes


Posted By on Oct 5, 2021

Last week mail delivery made headlines again. As Winnie the Pooh might say, “Oh, bother.”

Starting this month, some mail will now take a few days longer to arrive as the postal service adopts less robust standards. While this is good for the general public to know when mailing holiday and birthday cards, utility communicators should take note, too. 

Your publishing team at Pioneer, helpers on any blustery day, are ready to help you navigate the ongoing postal changes and manage rising mail costs. Learn more about how the changes might impact you on our blog.

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Utilities across the nation are using National Voter Registration Day as an opportunity to empower consumers to exercise their right to vote. Even if your utility isn’t organizing voter registration drives and meet-and-greets with elected officials this year, you can still take part in National Voter Registration Day by engaging consumers on social media.

We share five tips for creating and sharing National Voter Registration Day social media content on our best practices blog!

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Amy Blunck, CCC, joined Pioneer Utility Resources in August as manager of social media content and accounts. In her role overseeing the Pioneer Social team, Amy will help manage content creation and scheduling for more than 130 utilities nationwide.

Learn about her co-op roots and how her experience will strengthen your content!

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After four years away, we’re thrilled to welcome Victoria Hampton back to Pioneer as an associate editor for utilities in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California and Arizona. 

Her expanded skill set in digital communications and public relations complement her history of solid storytelling inside Ruralite magazine. Victoria will focus on helping utility communicators manage local page content and writing energy-efficiency stories. 

On our blog, Victoria shares how her experience in animal welfare communications sharpened her storytelling skills.

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