Our software and expertise helps companies to manage social media as a high performance customer service channel
- Our mission (and my talks): to educate. - One of the most important things we did was to help educate the market on why social customer service was so important - why it was essential for real customer service agents responding over social media
Or McKinsey stat? - That argument has now been won, for the most part (core, of real customer service in social) - Even if a lot of companies are still responding but deflecting real issues back to traditional - Or delivering response times bar below what customers expect
Instead want to look to the future. As social becomes a fully integrated part of the contact center, what does this mean? What will change?
social media is symptom of a broader change in how people are communicating
customer service no longer only affects just the customer you’re speaking to
How people communicate is changing - Moving faster than ever before, changing platforms and methods (away from email / company controlled -> public, social, mobile etc)
real time instant feedback from customers wherever they are gives businesses amazing, real time insights into their customers that can be fed back down to business units
Social Customer Care is fully connected into Control, where high-level decisions are made on running and servicing trains. In fact, the team operates out of the very same room, to facilitate easy access to important information.Using Conversocial, the team can stay on top of the real-time stream of customer enquiries when issues affect service, and they’re positioned perfectly to access the information those customers demand.Not only does Greater Anglia now proactively share service updates customers’ Twitter feeds with Conversocial’s publishing tools, but the team also engages one-on-one with customers about their journeys in less than 15 minutes, thanks to a fast and efficient tools built for customer service. The social team was originally positioned in the Control room to connect them with train information at source, so this could be better communicated out to customers. But once representatives joined the conversation on Twitter, they soon discovered that this is often the fastest route for information from the ground. If there is a problem, customers will regularly tweet just a few minutes of departure. Now the relationship between Control and social media is tighter than ever – creating a complete feedback loop between passengers and controllers.Greater Anglia’s social team works with customers to address issues more effectively than has ever been possible through traditional complaints channels. Control has been able to understand disruptions faster (when two trains have stopped at the same location, this can’t be an individual train fault), and the team has been able to coordinate replacement bus services to meet demand, by asking regular passengers to up people on the train and feed numbers back via Twitter. Through engaging with customers, the social team is also able to provide more detailed information for the engineering maintenance schedule. Building a good rapport with regular customers, they can ask them for details such as the carriage numberwhen reporting problems (and have even encouraged some to provide this automatically). The team strives discover and fix customers’ problems by the same evening. Coming back to the customer with a resolution over Twitter has been extremely positive for customer relations. Social media is transforming the role of Greater Anglia’s customers in the service process. `Established social presence specifically to improve level of information for customers during disruptionThat's why the team sits in the Control room, so that they have easy access to up to date information that can be fed to customersSocial presented a new opportunity to talk to customers and fix their issues - extending the force of staff on the ground70% traffic on Twitter is about train running - asking about immediate service needs - customer service is what GA customers want from socialPeople want to know what's happening very quickly - get in touch with just a few minutes of departure and sometimes this alerts the Control room to the fact there's a problemThere's a two-way dialogue between people making decisions and customers for the first time - e.g. 'how full is the train?' to organise replacement bus services during disruption. Greater Anglia's business case for social engagement comes from the value that can be fed back into the business - daily web watch report summarising everything that's happened the day before on social goes to over 150 different managers. Can tell Control team what customers think about how specific disruptions were handled, and are able to extract an ever-growing range of issues that are important to customers, from cycle facilities to retailing.Customers are happy with their work - in a recent survey 92% were happy with the quality of tweets, and 48% think that improvements are being made thanks to Twitter.
opportunities to influence customers at point of sales, and make real increased revenue wearable computing will push further?
But your Facebook ID will be exactly the same wrapped up in a huge amount of social data
on your computer on your phone on your ipad your social identity travels with you expect companies to be using social sign on to sell online?
through your phone, it could even be picked up automatically when you walked into a store
instantly know who a customer is, and their full history, and social information about them - however they get in contact As people become more and more comfortable with companies using social data to provide a personalized service
and makes the data from customer service even more valuable tie real-time feedback from social with the affect of those conversations into real sales and customer behaviour
customer service is becoming a way of Connecting with customers in real-time. Wherever they are complete awareness and driving brand value and brand advocacy increasing revenue both through driving sales and decreasing customer attrition real time insight directly into business unit spersonalization
Overcome the challenges of incorporating social into the call center to create a unified joined up customer experience Scale social customer service internally for a quicker, more efficient response time
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