Entry submitted by: Scotty Jackson (deturbulence) Sr. Strategy Manager
Community: TELUS Neighbourhood (forum.telus.com)
Lithy category: Total Community All Star
TELUS is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12 billion of annual revenue and 13.7 million customer connections, including 8.1 million wireless subscribers, 3.2 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million Internet subscribers and 916,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.
Initially, as an LSW customer, we looked to sustain and add measurability to our Twitter operations in brand risk management and customer service. We were then able to leverage Facebook integration to offer customer support there. While our support off-domain has proven effective (in 2014, 82% of customers surveyed are likely to recommend TELUS/NPS, and 84% are likely to share their social support experience), the velocity of Twitter and limited reach of Facebook impeded the reusability, searchability, and discoverability of good support content and answers. As such, we expanded our social presence through the TELUS Neighbourhood as a community platform, allowing us to both moderate crowdsourced help content and get direct insight to voice of the customer feedback, lovingly organized into threads, boards and categories for consumption across our business units.
Benefits of a Total Community
Springboarding off of the LSW and communities platforms, our social operations are equipped with measurable insights and qualitative feedback directly from our customers. Reporting on and championing these insights, we have been able to inform process and policy changes, product development, and overall customer experience across our organization. In addition, we are well-positioned to manage brand risk across a variety of social media platforms, deliver excellent customer experiences in their mediums of choice, and provide a #secondchanceatawesome to customers who haven’t been able to have their concerns sorted through traditional channels.
Our Total Community results
In 2014, through traffic (over 1.18M unique visitors) and participation (2,131 forum topics, 9,424 forum posts, 151 Ideas, 343 Ideas comments), we estimate a $3.35M OPEX savings to our contact centres in 2014 from our community. Moreover, 2014 saw us support over 54K interactions across Twitter and Facebook, with over 80% of our Twitter responses being sent within 35 minutes and driving an 82% Likelihood to Recommend (NPS) based on the interaction.
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