Past Lithys
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Company: Optimizely  Entry submitted by: Amanda Swan (amanda_optly) Community Manager Community: The Optiverse Community (https://community.optimizely.com/)  Lithy  category: Most Creative Community Promotion or Launch   Optimizely is... See more...
Company: Optimizely  Entry submitted by: Amanda Swan (amanda_optly) Community Manager Community: The Optiverse Community (https://community.optimizely.com/)  Lithy  category: Most Creative Community Promotion or Launch   Optimizely is the world's leading experience optimization platform, providing A/B testing, targeting and multichannel optimization for websites and mobile apps. The platform's ease of use and speed of deployment empowers organizations to conceive of and run experiments that help them make better data-inspired decisions. Optimizely meets the diverse needs of more than 8,000 customers looking to deliver connected experiences to their audiences across channels. To date, those customers have created and delivered more than 7 billion optimized visitor experiences. To learn more, visit optimizely.com.   The goal of our Community promotion   We live in an increasingly digital and fast-paced world. Much of our daily interaction now exists online. When we’re unsure, we resort to Google or Quora. When we need help, we file a support ticket and expect our question to be answered instantaneously. What’s the challenge with this reality? It’s easy to forget that real humans are answering our support tickets, or responding to our community discussions.   So, for the 1 year anniversary of  Optimizely’s community, Optiverse , I want to showcase the talented and fearless people who participate in our community every day. I created a weeklong campaign that was centered around the most crucial part of any community: its members. The goals of the promotion were 1) to make our community members proud that they are a part of Optiverse, and 2) to increase awareness about our community and encourage new registrations.   Our promotion strategy   We sent a message to our top community contributors and asked them to take a picture of themselves holding a sign that follows the prompt: “I am _______.” Each of these individual photos were used to create a video that emphasizes the idea -- “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Each unique community member has an impact on the success of the Optiverse.   To distribute the video, we sent an email to all existing Community members and a separate emails to our customer base who have not yet joined the Community. Each had a unique message and CTA. We used Optimizely to drive each segment to a personalized community landing page.   We gave each of the featured members their own “social pack” to make it easy for them to share on social networks. The pack included their photo, suggested tweets and LinkedIn posts.   Over the course of the week, Optimizely shared the journey of the Optiverse on Twitter. We shared some data highlights of the past year, but the main focus around the people (see screenshots below). We posted pictures of our VIPS alongside quotes about why they love the Optiverse. Typically, “year in review” campaigns are centered around all the statistics, data points, and numbers that convey success, so this approach was unique.   Finally, as an added incentive, we had a “birthday gift giveaway” running all week long for certain actions. As part of the week-long campaign, we were choosing random winners who posted, shared a testing story, or shared the community across social networks. This was a fun way to reward our top members and to involve those who aren’t always so active.   Promotion results   Over the course of the week, we saw large increases in posts, unique visitors, pageviews, and registrations. Here are a few results: Engagement (posts + kudos) increased 125% as compared to an average week in the prior month. Registrations increased 81% as compared to an average week in the prior month. Page Views increased 66% as compared to an average week in the prior month. Visits increased 71% as compared to an average week in the prior month. Unique Visitors increased 75% as compared to an average week in the prior month.   Our video    
Company: TELUS  Entry submitted by: Scotty Jackson (deturbulence) Sr. Strategy Manager Community:  TELUS  Neighbourhood (forum.telus.com)  Social channels: http://facebook.com/telus and http://twitter.com/telussupport Lithy  category: Tot... See more...
Company: TELUS  Entry submitted by: Scotty Jackson (deturbulence) Sr. Strategy Manager Community:  TELUS  Neighbourhood (forum.telus.com)  Social channels: http://facebook.com/telus and http://twitter.com/telussupport 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.        
Company: Centrify  Entry submitted by: Raman Kumar, Sr. Director of Technical Support  and Customer Success, and Anton Chiang (ac), Manager, Community and Support Programs Community: Centrify  Community  (http://community.centrify.com) ... See more...
Company: Centrify  Entry submitted by: Raman Kumar, Sr. Director of Technical Support  and Customer Success, and Anton Chiang (ac), Manager, Community and Support Programs Community: Centrify  Community  (http://community.centrify.com) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   Centrify provides unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data center environments. Centrify solutions deliver single sign-on (SSO) for users, privilege management and auditing for security and compliance, and a simplified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify is used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide, including half the Fortune 50.   Centrify provides unified identity management for end users and privileged users. With flagship products addressing needs for identity management across cloud, mobile and data centers the Support team interacts with IT admins every day with several skills sets spanning across *NIX, Windows, Active Directory, SAML to name a few. To Support this vas diversity of skills, the Centrify Support team believes that the Community (peers) of Centrify admins across the globe play an important role in collaborating with the experts at Centrify and on Customer premises.   As we grow our customer base, we are now taking a Community first approach to boot strap our Support team by virtually extending it to our MVP’s at thousands of customers’ locations. This has helped us two fold: first, we have happy customers who are constantly willing to share their knowledge and experience with other industry veterans in our space, and ensure that they share their best practices. Second, we are now able to reduce our costs to add engineers across every region, time zone and yet meet SLA’s and responsiveness by leveraging our Community on Lithium.   This has opened the doors for all our products to receive timely support. Our free product is only support by our Community, and this free peer support model is giving our champions (who have deployed in labs or very small environments) the support they need.   Our community categorized by different product lines: Centrify Server Suite (our on-premise product), Centrify Identity Service & Centrify Privilege Service (our cloud based product) and Centrify Express (our free product). All community members have read access to all categories and write access to our free Centrify Express forums. This enables Centrify to provide a positive user experience for our free product users, potentially leading to paid upgrade when their organizations expand.   For our paid customers, they have the option to ask their technical questions in the premium product forums. These questions are automatically escalated as support cases to our CRM if the community does not answer them within 24 hours. This ensures that our paid customers receive timely responses while Centrify reduces paid support contact volume.   Our organizational changes   At Centrify, we value support as a team that adds value to our customers and not a cost center. That being said, just like every successful and customer centric organization, we keep a close eye on our costs every year. The savings in Headcount to support our customers are re-purposed to make the Community and Centrify Support Portal more interactive and resourceful. With new products, new customers we are always innovating and ensuring that every type of customers who come to us for a help can easily find their answers. In the future, we will be enhancing the UI further to provide a single pane of glass for all existing customers to address their technical and product needs. The success of Community for our customers has also enabled the use of Community internally. It is a powerful tool that Support Engineers across the two Tiers and all locations worldwide use to collaborate, and ensure that the knowledge created is available for new engineers and cross functional on-boarding of engineers.   Our business results   Centrify Community started as a platform for our Express users to ask their questions and in the last 18 months we have opened this for every customer of our solution (paid or free).   In spite of growing our customers base and revenues by 2x, our team has been able to successfully support 5000+ customers and continuously achieve a 92%+ customers satisfaction*. Without enabling peer-to-peer community help, we would not be able to sustain such rapid growth while maintaining a high score for customer satisfaction.  Support Management at Centrify is always looking at metrics to drive more self-service, engineer efficiency and content creation (Knowledge articles).   *Customer Satisfaction is derived from 5 survey metrics that we collect from our customers. Every time a case that is opened with Technical Support team at Centrify, the customer will have an opportunity to provide their feedback on the products, people, and features / functionality of Centrify Solutions. Customer are asked to rate us on the 5 parameters (1) Case Owner Satisfaction (2) Overall Product Satisfaction (3) Product Quality (4)Features and Functionality and (5) Overall Support Satisfaction.   We’ve seen steady community growth in the past 3 years. Q1 2015 we saw a year over year increase of user sessions by 31 %, and 13% increase in topic replies   More than 30k visits per month in indirect contact deflection. 40+ technical topics are answered and turned into searchable community knowledge for future use.   Super-user Spotlight:   Rich Multimedia Content:     Wealth of technical information and resource in the community: In-depth Community Generated how-to articles:      
Company: HP  Entry submitted by: Siobhan Flanigan (Siobhan) Social Customer Care Community: HP Support Forums (http://h30434.www3.hp.com/) Lithy category: Most Creative  Community Promotion or Launch   HP creates new possibilities fo... See more...
Company: HP  Entry submitted by: Siobhan Flanigan (Siobhan) Social Customer Care Community: HP Support Forums (http://h30434.www3.hp.com/) Lithy category: Most Creative  Community Promotion or Launch   HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. With the broadest technology portfolio spanning printing, personal systems, software, services and IT infrastructure, HP delivers solutions for customers’ most complex challenges in every region of the world. More information about HP (NYSE: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com   The goal of our Community promotion Imagine being able to gather insights that saved your company a million dollars, got your senior vice president to actively promote your community, and spiked every key performance metric for the cost of a few pizzas.   HP achieves this with HP Expert Days. These virtual events held on the HP Support Forums let customers connect with the employees who designed their product or wrote the manual.    Customers love the event because they have access to the brightest minds in HP and can get help on any question they have whether or not the product is in or out of warranty. In addition, they can learn new ways to use their products such as how to set up a wireless network to print or stream a program to their TV.  Also since the HP Support Forums are optimized for search engines, posts with answers are viewed around 2,000 times. This means that customers are able to view the answers long after the day has ended.   The HP Expert video explains what the event is by driving awareness.   Months before the event, HP creates the materials needed to promote the event. By working closely with marketing, HP promotes the event on key sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest and now YouTube.   The most recent and important promotion is the HP Expert Day video.  A well-produced video increases information retention by 50% and speeds-up buying decisions by 72% over a print brochure.* Making a video on HP Expert Day was a critical way to improve customer’s understanding about what HP Expert Day is and why they should visit the community.   *Source: The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania   The results   HP Expert Days impact every community metric tracked.   HP Expert Days connects our most valuable employees with our customers. For customers, it means that they can get an unparalleled level of expertise, which increases customer loyalty. It’s not every day that customers want to buy employees a beer. “Your advice worked - thanks. If you ever come to Denmark I'll buy you a beer.”   Here are some other comments community members made: “Thanks!!! It worked!! YOU ROCK! LOVE HP!” “Again, thank you. It is comforting to know that the forums provide an excellent source for information in resolving issues.” “You've DONE IT!!!  You've managed to walk me through this mess….I thank you with all my heart.”   Our video    
Company: Vodafone Germany Entry submitted by: Sebastian (VF_Sebastian) Social Media Project Coordinator Community: Vodafone Community  (https://forum.vodafone.de/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Vodafone Germany is a telecommuni... See more...
Company: Vodafone Germany Entry submitted by: Sebastian (VF_Sebastian) Social Media Project Coordinator Community: Vodafone Community  (https://forum.vodafone.de/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Vodafone Germany is a telecommunication company based in Germany, with more than 10,000 employees and its headquarters in Dusseldorf. It is a part of the Vodafone Group, amongst the largest telecommunication companies in the world. Currently more than 34 million people are making use of Vodafone services in Germany.   Regarding our service promise, we are providing an individual service support, anytime and anywhere, to our customers. In case of concerns the customer is able to get in touch with Vodafone channels 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Due to different, individual customer requirements Vodafone pursues a multichannel strategy. Customers have the choice between different service channels such as email, chat etc. With the increasing relevance of Internet-based communication new channels are gaining a growing importance. Besides the other well-known social media networks, communities offer significant opportunities in terms of service quality, brand reputation and cost reduction. Customers have the opportunity to reveal and exchange experiences and often find an answer to their question in the community. Accordingly the portion of self-service is increased.   Since 2012 the community is an established Vodafone service channel. Vodafone Group awarded all Community Agents with our global internal employee “Hero Award” for effective work performance. The award was ceremonially passed in London.     Marketing campaign   An important factor for a community is an active user base. To encourage our users we developed a community model allowing active users to jump to various new user levels depending on the number of posts submitted, Kudos collected and their solution comments. After the registration users climb up to a Super-User role in six steps. This strategy creates an intensive relationship between community and users. In addition Super-Users appreciate a special reputation within the community. In consequence of performance Super-Users stand out from the community. Currently our Vodafone community has more than 30 active Super-Users. Above all, Users consider their nomination as a pleasant experience. A Super-User profile reflects Vodafone’s goals of customer satisfaction.   To also bring this appreciation to the real world we invite our Super-Users to a yearly event to celebrate the cooperation between agents and Super-Users, where they get to know each other. A Super-User event is a solid part of the community loyalty strategy. For this purpose, Vodafone implemented an extra wild card, which allows one user to participate without a Super-User status. Within 6 months one of the Wild-Card-Participant has achieved Super-User status, because the person was so excited of this elaborate event.     Super-Users are also involved in internal events and represent the customer's perspective beyond the community.  Super-Users are often product experts with deeply knowledge. Vodafone Product Managers value neutral customer feedback.  In terms of strategic development we can improve our service continuously.   Users appreciate posts from Super-Users as it is considered as authentic customer feedback. This year one of the Super-User wrote his 20.000 posts. A lot of users congratulate  this Super-User for his impressive performance.   Furthermore Super-Users support Vodafone Social Media Team to administrate the eforum (e.g. close/move threads, mark answers as accepted). It is also common that they support us maintaining the e forum rules beyond moderator’s (VF employees) online presence.   As a part of the Kabel Deutschland merger, Vodafone also invited Kabel Deutschland agents to get to know the new team as well as Vodafone Super-Users. Each individual is essential and is part of the whole.    To sum up Vodafone Super-Users are helping us to keep our service promise “Your personal service. We are only happy if you are.“   
Company: giffgaff logo Entry submitted by: Gregg Baker  (gregg)  Head of Community Community: giffgaff Community  (http://community.giffgaff.com ) Lithy category: Most Creative Community Promotion or Launch   giffgaff founded 5 ... See more...
Company: giffgaff logo Entry submitted by: Gregg Baker  (gregg)  Head of Community Community: giffgaff Community  (http://community.giffgaff.com ) Lithy category: Most Creative Community Promotion or Launch   giffgaff founded 5 years ago and known as “the mobile network run by you”, utilizes Lithium to provide a first class experience for our members. We don’t have call centers, high street stores or any of those expensive things, instead we are online only and pass on the savings to our members.   The goal of our Community promotion   The goal was based around loyalty. Rewarding the passion and effort from our members, positive reinforcement for other members to follow and a genuine thank you to our amazing community.   Our promotion strategy   Each year we look to acknowledge the outstanding efforts within our community, so we began an annual event known as “The GAFFTAs”. The GAFFTAs see members nominate other members for certain categories (such as most helpful, most welcoming, etc) and then a panel of judges from the Community will review these to determine the winner. This year we wanted to make this extra special so took it to the road, hand delivering the awards to the winners with a custom performance from two amazing performers – singing songs adapted for the winning members.   The results   It is hard to measure the quantitative value of an initiative like this. Qualitatively, it helped reinforce our values, it rewarded amazing members and kept them engaged, it empowered other members to be a part of the whole activity and it made our members feel even more special. That probably translates well when considering retention, life time value, loyalty, etc. Participation in the whole thing was strong, with 100s of nominations, 1000s of votes and lots of members getting involved in the whole thing.   Our video    
Company: XL Axiata  Entry submitted by: Yudhistira (yudis) Manager- Digital Community Community: Xplor Forum (http://xplor.xl.co.id)   Lithy category: Total Community All Star   XL Axiata (XL) is one of Indonesia largest mobile telco c... See more...
Company: XL Axiata  Entry submitted by: Yudhistira (yudis) Manager- Digital Community Community: Xplor Forum (http://xplor.xl.co.id)   Lithy category: Total Community All Star   XL Axiata (XL) is one of Indonesia largest mobile telco company with more than 45 million active customers which majorly prepaid and high growth on mobile data service penetration. Running 2 brands; XL which focus on digital-life segment and AXIS which focus on cost-conscious segment. We are well-known as always one step ahead the competition through our breakthrough in customer-centric products and services. Our brand promise is to fulfilling our customer’s potential by empowering them to access and explore what's important to them through mobile internet, with XL : Now, You Can!   Social Customer Experience (SCX) is the key success factor for consumer brands in Indonesia. Indonesia is always in the world’s top-5 in terms of social media user and activities. Conversations about brands are happening anytime, anywhere – making customer reference more trusted than advertising.   XL Axiata takes this seriously. We developed our social channels since 2010, and today we have scored remarkable achievements in Indonesia's social media space; our brand-focused social media channels (XL 123 and XL Rame) have more than 5 million in follower base, and our customer care-focused twitter (XL Care) has reached 5 million monthly impressions. But, we have 3 fundamental problems to be solved: Our Brand-focused channels have a very wide audience base but low engagement On the other side, our Care-focused has a smaller audience but a lot deeper engagement People always want to contribute in any way (good or bad), there is an opportunity to convert their contribution to become useful for other people by creating a mechanism called customers help customers   The Lithium-powered community can solve these problems by synergizing the advantages and enabling us to bring our SCX to the next level: Powering our social channels with the best tools available, and Build our own community platform to get the most contribution from our social channels (big audience with deep engagement)   We began by taking a look at the world’s best NPS for Telco: GiffGaff. The story has inspired us to learn their method, understand their success, and what enables them to do so.   We want the best solution to achieve our objective. Therefore, we compared Lithium with other 8 world-class candidates. After one year of a comprehensive process, we came to a final decision to implement a Lithium-powered Community and Lithium Social Web as the best solution to our needs and strategic objectives.   Benefits of a Total Community   Developing a Lithium-powered community and implementing LSW at the same time has redefined our digital strategy in managing customer engagement, optimizing team performance, and improving overall customer experience journey.   Our strategy is Omnichannel Customer Engagement. The journey starts from wherever our customer wants: website, social media, instant messaging apps, self-help apps, service centers, call center or physical experience center. After they get what they need (inquiry, purchase, campaign respond, customer support, etc.), then we direct them to get a better experience and wider engagement with our community members on our integrated digital community platform.   Furthermore, to provide an end to end community experience and to create closer engagement between community members, we frequently initiated offline events; either XL-hosted or Community-hosted. We use our Digital Lifestyle Experience Physical Center (Xplor) or places that meet their interests to held the events. This strategy positions Xplor Forum as the first online & offline community in Indonesia.     Meanwhile, LSW has solved our issues around experience & engagement across social media channels. Previously, we used various tools to perform different tasks i.e. identify prioritization, distribute to agents in order to respond the conversations, following up with CRM tools, run scheduled campaigns, monitoring sentiments and other activities we need to focus on. Now, it is all powerfully done through LSW, seamlessly: Easier for our agents to deal with customer problem and provide greater customer experience Team performance can be monitored in real-time by superiors And the most important thing, LSW has created direct impact to what our customer feels: Faster response Better engagement resulting from real time customer insight and interaction history Richer response through sharing from other customer’s experience (customers help customers)   LSW has met all our objectives to provide the easiest, reliable, and engaging social customer experience through digital channels.     Our Total Community results   We just launched Xplor Forum community publicly on April 9, 2015.   (Caption) XL launched Xplor Forum. From left to right: Yudhistira, Manager-Digital Community -- Rashad Javier Sanchez, Chief Brand and Customer Experience Officer -- Noviyus Kurniawan, VP-Customer Experience Management   (Caption) Grand launching is covered by more than 50 national media press, including 2 national TVs.   Although we don't have many metrics to share right now, there are a few outcomes that bring us much optimism. Here are signs that we are off to a good start: Achieved score 100 out of 100 in Google user experience index for our mobile site. Which is more than 80% of our traffic coming from mobile. Achieved our first 1,000 members resulting from 3 months soft launch to our loyal customers and their social media circles The #1 Google Search Result for keyword “Xplor Forum”, competing with many websites that carry “Xplor” and “Forum” within their names.   Achieved +64 Net Promoter Score. We survey all of our registered members with Net Promoter Score methods with 53% sample take up rate.   Achieved more than 1,000,000 impressions on Twitter resulting from 2 offline events we held. We involved Key Opinion Leaders with social media viral campaign method.
Company: Total Access Communication (dtac)  Entry submitted by: Orraphan Saengsawat (nnnfonnn) AVP, Digital Service & Channel Strategy Community: dtac Online Community (https://community.dtac.co.th/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   ... See more...
Company: Total Access Communication (dtac)  Entry submitted by: Orraphan Saengsawat (nnnfonnn) AVP, Digital Service & Channel Strategy Community: dtac Online Community (https://community.dtac.co.th/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Total Access Communication Public Company Limited, commonly known as DTAC. We are one of Thailand's leading mobile service operators. Founded in August 1989, dtac currently has customer base of more than 28 million numbers (by Q2/2014) with various service freqencies of 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and recently acquired 2100 MHz – prompting dtac to be the only Network in Thailand with the biggest bandwidth at present. In this age of the vocal customer, there is no better advocate for our business than a happy and engaged customer. One of the most rewarding and cost-effective ways of forging strong bonds with our customers is to create an active community.   We implemented our dtac Online community in December 2014. We can hear our customers who are talking about us, see what’s going on, and also positive or negative trends, and can solve negative voices in time. And we are setting the response rate of each question in our community around less than 2 hours in the beginning of the question. Our SuperFans and other members in the community will try to help their friends in this community. If the problem still can’t be fixed, our support team will take care of the case.   Our Community is growing up by community member collaboration. That means consumers, SuperFans, Management team, Support team, volunteer staff, and experts are involved and contribute in our community. Also they serve our objective to build this community for customer centricity and self-service.   Our marketing campaign   Our main objective was to build the customer centricity and cost savings from all forms of contact point, including call to call center, e-mails, social media posts. Customers will help to answer most of the cases. To support the campaign, we launched both internal and external campaigns.   External campaign Soft-Launch event with Online Influencer and dtac SuperFans ‘CEO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SHOWS MEMBER ,YOU’RE THERE AND YOU CARE’ We had  the Thai’s online influencer and dtac Superfans special dinner meeting with Mr.Sigve – dtac’s CEO on October 2015.We invited an additional 100 customers who are the dtac’s SuperFans from our community to enjoy dinner and talk with our CEO. This special dinner was live broadcast via Youtube channel. eDM - Invite Online Influencer, Brand advocates, SuperFans dtac had more superfans in Pantip.com – No.1 public community in Thailand. And we had good relationship with online influencers and bloggers. Also we invited  100 people in our first group to trial the service at the end of November.   And we sent this eDM to 100,000 dtac customers that are heavy internet users in 10 december for the commercial launch period.   Monthly Activity An ongoing campaign to drive members to share good ideas for the dtac community. Every department can be an activity host or sponsor; they will have a chance to design the activity or useful question that will help improve this service. There have been more than 500 ideas/activity.   Example :  Topic : Which is the dtac prepaid promotion that you love and need back? https://community.dtac.co.th/t5/ดีแทค-ไอเดีย/โปรที่ใช่-โปรที่ชอบ-ที่อยากให้-dtac-และ-Happy-นำกลับมาอีกครั้ง/td-p/6847 Host By : Prepaid Product Result :  560 comments   Topic : What offer or privilege do you want to find in the dtac reward campaign? https://community.dtac.co.th/t5/ดีแทค-ไอเดีย/dtac-Reward-จัดให้-อยากได้ส่วนลดจากร้านไหน-แนะนำเรามา-ลุ้นรับ/m-p/9966#U9966 Host By : Reward Team Result :  340 comments   Internal dtac Buddy campaign – (Volunteer Staff Campaign) We assembled a volunteer staff to create a team of key contributors that represent the organization to others members in various capacities ranging from development, support, marketing and all the way through to sales. We had provide the training and all volunteers must pass the writing skill exam. Through this process we could ensure that all of the messages would not look like a robot dialog.   Campaign results   In 4 months we reached 1.3 m visitors and 9.3 m page-views and more than 6,000 members. With this number, we created over 2,456 topics and helped resolve 1,263 cases. Half of the cases were resolved by community members and volunteer staff. And our big challenge was to convert 100 participants (Superfans from other communities) at the CEO’s meeting event to be a part of dtac's online community to help answer questions in our community. The result was the ability to convert 40 SuperFans to be a part of our community.  That meant we established the online community as one brand channel through which consumers can offer feedback and share the experience of the brand.   Additional supporting materials   We had integrated marketing communication during November 2014 – January 2015. We are projecting a unified message in both our digital and traditional media and utilize all dtac media asset as below: Digital Signage at outlet Social Network – Facebook Fanpage, Twitter, Youtube, IG Chat Application – Line Direct E-mail SMS Call Center PR Commercial VDO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZZ7zAEM0nY How to VDO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AeTYLuTnp0   Press Release : http://www.mxphone.net/031214-dtac-launch-online-community/ http://www.thairath.co.th/content/456982 http://www.manager.co.th/Cyberbiz/ViewNews.aspx?NewsID=9570000118800 http://www.hooninside.com/news-detail.php?id=409207      
Company: Turkcell   Entry submitted by: Mustafa Altay (mustafaaltay) UX Information Architect Community: Turkcell Forum (https://forum.turkcell.com.tr/) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   GSM-based mobile communication in Turkey b... See more...
Company: Turkcell   Entry submitted by: Mustafa Altay (mustafaaltay) UX Information Architect Community: Turkcell Forum (https://forum.turkcell.com.tr/) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   GSM-based mobile communication in Turkey began when Turkcell commenced operations in February 1994. Since then, it has continuously increased the variety of its services based on mobile audio and data communication, as well as on its quality levels and as a result, its number of subscribers.   Turkcell is a regional leader by being the market leader in five countries out of nine it operates in. Turkcell, with its wide coverage area and diverse range of services abroad, is able to provide its subscribers with mobile communication services both in Turkey and around the world.   Before Turkcell Forum implementation Turkcell only use social media channels like FB, twitter as two way communication. Customers became more online and want to touch companies online. Turkcell had to adapt these changes in customer behavior. So, Turkcell changed its digital strategy to one way communication to two-way communication. Turkcell believes that two-way communication reveals invaluable information about customer needs and buying habits, and this gives Turkcell a vital edge over its competitors.   Recently a large number of companies offering web-based customer opinion platforms have emerged worldwide, providing them with the opportunity to articulate their experiences and comments on products and services. Turkcell recognized that it is not about a platform, it is all about culture and strategy.   Turkcell has the best customer support in all areas. As a leading technology company, Turkcell believes in online channels. E-WOM is getting more pervasive and more important in purchase decision-making and customer support. Most of the companies sees online channels as an alternative to traditional support centers. We believe in our customers and omni channel interactions. As a strategy to shift from traditional customer care to digital customer care, we aim to implement true continuity of customer experience.   Turkcell aims to use the persuasive effect of E-WOM for following reasons and based its strategy according to them:   The information provided by WOM is perceived as being more credible than that provided commercially since most WOMs are from peers, relatives, friends and the third party whom one trusts more; WOM is a two-way communication, not a one-way propaganda; WOM provides potential customers with user experience to reduce purchase risk and uncertainty; Since WOM is live and can instantly respond to inquiries, it can provide more complete and relevant information. Word-of-mouth has been proven to be an effective method of obtaining useful information for purchase decisions.   Customers believe in peer advice and begin to respond customer queries and provide customer service. Thus, Turkcell defines its Digital customer care strategy in 3 categories:     Paradigm shift in customer experience is a long path and it must be considered as change management project. With these awareness Turkcell promotes first Forum implementation. After baby-sitting period, next phases started according to Business value-Complexity matrix in Q2 of 2015. Phase 2 covers all the items listed above.   Not only Turkcell aims to lower costs but also enhance customer care, richer differentiation and higher brand advocacy. After establishing a digital presence, Turkcell will start devising creative social strategies across all major platforms to engage with active audiences.   To sum up, Turkcell redesigns its organization around customers in a customized, relevant way. By listening customers, Turkcell will know exactly what customers are doing, and understand the context of where they are in their journey with Turkcell. This is all enabled by the right strategy and digital paradigm shift.   Changes in customer care organization   Turkcell wants to manage customer relationships in one place. With intelligent context and insights to customers, Turkcell can be quick, agile and smart with its relationships. Turkcell Forum is a central concept that businesses need to understand deeply and integrate fully, in order to serve the social customer. Turkcell will combine all digital customer care in a single organization. With dynamic FAQ creation, peer advice and user generated content will be the basis of success. So Turkcell begins digital paradigm shift and organization according to omnichannel strategy.   Business results   Social media and emerging technologies have transformed the way the world communicates. From being available on social networks to reaching out through interactive and mobile resources, businesses are evolving their customer experience efforts to support the new ‘Connected Consumer’. So, in order to shift in servicing and customer experience, you have to invest in your strategy. Turkcell is already aware of the process and measure every step in change management. With quantifiable results and targets it is easy to rationalize the investment in Turkcell E-Care solutions to top management.   Turkcell launches its Forum in June 2014. Turkcell plans to double every figure in Forum in the first half of 2015.   After the first steps taken and user base extended, Turkcell will implement other modules in E care platform.               
Company: Autodesk  Entry submitted by: Lois Townsend (loisT) Director, Social Media and Community Community: Autodesk  Community  (Forums.autodesk.com) Lithy category: Excellence in Customer Satisfaction   Autodesk, Inc., is a leader i... See more...
Company: Autodesk  Entry submitted by: Lois Townsend (loisT) Director, Social Media and Community Community: Autodesk  Community  (Forums.autodesk.com) Lithy category: Excellence in Customer Satisfaction   Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.   Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D software for global markets. Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we're also making design technology accessible to professional designers as well as amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators. Whether it's a kid looking to build a new contraption, a seasoned pro sketching out a great new idea, or someone who just wants to amp up their creative output, we're taking technology originally built for movie studios, automakers, and architectural firms, and making it available to anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.   Our 2014 customer satisfaction initiatives   Deliver Autodesk Help: rapid, relevant and networked service, support and learning for every customer while creating a culture of “customer first” engagement and curiosity within the Global Customer Service Organization   The most important customer issue we were looking to solve with our Lithium implementation   Scalability.  With a very large portfolio of products (150+), constant flow of acquisitions, emerging space in the consumer market, and increased access, our traditional support and feedback mechanisms no longer match our transformational business goals, nor are they able to keep up with the rapid customer base growth.   Lithium has provided us with an avenue to meet these challenges by providing a true peer-to-peer community space that scales, where customers ask technical and subject matter related questions, share suggestions and answers, support overall product mastery, and collaborate on future product and service enhancement suggestions all in real time. The forums reduce the need for direct one-on-one support and IdeaStations allow for open and transparent customer feedback mechanisms for customer-driven product enhancements.   The Autodesk community is growing at an accelerated pace. In 2014: The community redesign completed in late 2013 greatly impacted our customers' ability to help themselves as well as each other; accelerated collaboration and innovation with our products & services; enabled easy content creation, curation and distribution; all the while extending customer relationships each other, and Autodesk as a whole. Accepted solutions increased 37% The accepted solution to topic ratio increased 13%. Community membership increased by 30% to surpass 2 million registered members Community Visits increased 34% to 27.3 million annually We launched close to 50 new forums, blogs and IdeaStations 3,924 new ideas generated represent a 67% increase 80,345 new forum conversations were started We implemented a training module and highlighted community best practices, driving home a “customer first” principle and saw employee engagement increase 47% over the last 6 months   With the continued growth and clear objectives for creating a customer first experience, a revamped community CSAT survey was launched in August of 2014 with the goal to measure the success and satisfaction of our visitors, dive into the types of problems members are trying to solve, and identify opportunities to provide a better experience. Since then:   3,500+ recipients have completed the survey. Key customer pain points have been identified, e.g. timeliness to get answers. Resulting Action: an employee outreach pilot program was launched where various community SFDC escalation times have been reduced by 80% to increase our response time for subscription customers. CSAT for participants who identified a successful visit averaged 79%. Our CHI score has seen a steady increase, and is currently at 775.     In a recent study of AutoCAD users centered on support and learning resources, the ease of finding and relevancy of information for the Autodesk Community exceeded all other resources including direct 1-1 support and in product help.  
Company: Autodesk  Entry submitted by: Lois Townsend (loisT) Director, Social Media and Community Community: Autodesk  Community  (Forums.autodesk.com) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, e... See more...
Company: Autodesk  Entry submitted by: Lois Townsend (loisT) Director, Social Media and Community Community: Autodesk  Community  (Forums.autodesk.com) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.   Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D software for global markets. Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we're also making design technology accessible to professional designers as well as amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators. Whether it's a kid looking to build a new contraption, a seasoned pro sketching out a great new idea, or someone who just wants to amp up their creative output, we're taking technology originally built for movie studios, automakers, and architectural firms, and making it available to anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.   Autodesk, one of the world leaders in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software is delivering on customers’ needs before they ask. Autodesk drives customer loyalty and product affinity through a Total Community strategy. The strategy includes activations on Facebook, nearly 200,000 followers on Twitter, more than 40 million views on YouTube, and a branded community, running on the Lithium platform, which has seen its unique visitors grow by 34% in the last year, with a membership of 2million+ customers. One of the pillars of the Autodesk social strategy is its branded community which is the main hub for directly connecting with customers.  Dating back to 1986, with Compuserve, Autodesk has leveraged community to foster peer-to-peer to support, drive greater brand affinity, and solidify relationships with its customers. It has evolved to focus on collaborating with and anticipating the needs of customers. Now its nine communities in multiple languages offer customers unique experiences by industry, region, and expertise level. The company shares product use information, solves potential product issues, and promotes best practices to proactively supply customers with the tools and information needed for a successful product experience supporting Autodesk’s customer care goals which are centered on rapid, relevant, service, support and learning for every customer.   Autodesk’s recently-launched Knowledge Network (AKN) as a place for users to find product solutions, learn more about products and link in to the community. When looking for support, top knowledge based articles appear in search results, which even include accepted solutions from the community. This speaks volumes to the importance of the Autodesk Community participation for quick problem solving capabilities, not to mention the Expert Elites our Super Users of Autodesk Community who answer support questions directly.  In the last 12 months, nearly 20 million unique visitors came to the AKN site to learn and explore, troubleshoot an issue, or download software.   Autodesk’s Expert Elite are the Super Fans and lifeblood of the Autodesk Community. The Autodesk Expert Elite program was created to recognize customers around the world who have contributed a significant amount of time, knowledge, and assistance to fellow customers.  These people have demonstrated a strong sense of leadership and use an engaging style of collaboration that contributes to a healthy and valuable customer community. The program now has over 200 members representing 23 different countries. They have delivered 7,000 accepted solutions, received 17,000 kudos and posted 60,000 replies. Autodesk has also recognized the importance of video content on the community, and last year piloted and launched a webinar program to proactively offer customers another way to learn about and experience Autodesk products. For instance, the Installation and Licensing Community hosted “Troubleshooting Desktop Subscription Licensing issues” webinar to give users the information they need to get the “software up and ready.”  The Autodesk Help webinar series is a virtual studio house, with regular, and in some cases weekly offerings.  Webinar attendance can be as high as 200 live attendees and videos posted online can reach over 5,000 views. Over 50% of webinar attendees are repeat participants because they derive continued value from the webinar content.   These programs provide information that helps our customers get their products up and running quickly.  Our goal is helping customers to optimize productivity and with these programs our service and support professionals can begin to shift reactive help to providing more proactive solutions to our customers.   Our business results   Autodesk’s collaborative and proactive approach supported by several key programs, including Expert Elite, Knowledge Network, and Autodesk Help Webinars. The tactics have delivered the following community success metrics: Autodesk Communities received over 27 million unique visits in the last 12 months. Autodesk Community successfully serves answers to millions of customers, yielding a multimillion dollar value to Autodesk and its customers. Customer success is tracked and measured via surveys to ensure that the community is providing actual solutions, and at an increasing rate. The community has more than 2 million registered members that have shared more than 135,000 kudos and over 20,000 newly accepted solutions in the last year.  
Company: Autodesk  Entry submitted by: Lois Townsend (loisT) Director, Social Media and Community Community: Autodesk  Community  (Forums.autodesk.com) Lithy category: Social ROI Titan   Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engine... See more...
Company: Autodesk  Entry submitted by: Lois Townsend (loisT) Director, Social Media and Community Community: Autodesk  Community  (Forums.autodesk.com) Lithy category: Social ROI Titan   Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries—including the last 19 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects—use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they're ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.   Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art 3D software for global markets. Through our apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android, we're also making design technology accessible to professional designers as well as amateur designers, homeowners, students, and casual creators. Whether it's a kid looking to build a new contraption, a seasoned pro sketching out a great new idea, or someone who just wants to amp up their creative output, we're taking technology originally built for movie studios, automakers, and architectural firms, and making it available to anyone who wants to create and share their ideas with the world.   Our 2014 objectives   Autodesk is undergoing a business transformation: the growth of the business and transformation to a cloud based service generates product support needs that must be met at scale. The multi-language Autodesk Community plays a significant role in the support strategy to ensure the availability of quality answers from expert members and in a timely fashion, for all customers, regardless of a paid service option.   Autodesk supports its customers in 3 major ways: Self-help: Anyone can visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network, a repository of Autodesk-generated and carefully curated content, available to all customers, 24x7 Engage online in the Autodesk Community. The Accepted Solutions from the forums integrated with and automatically part of the Autodesk Knowledge Network Contact us: Call / email /chat with a support representative, available only for some types of customers   In order to increase the value of the community for our customers and Autodesk, we had 3 goals in 2014, and were able to exceed our results for each:   Traffic - Increase visits to the forums by 25% vs. actual result: 34% increase Quality content - Increase accepted solution rates by 10% vs. actual result: 13% increase Initial response time- We had specific goals depending on the platform inquiry:   The Community has many benefits: it helps shape the image of the company, contributes to our customers decision to purchase certain products, informs the product development teams of possible issues or wishes for future release, etc. But the Autodesk Community is at the core a product support operation.   The community sits between the Autodesk Knowledge Network and the technical support agents as an online interactive platform. It quickly provides solutions to our customers, and deflects calls that would otherwise be addressed to Autodesk service representatives. They provide a one-to-one service that is difficult to scale. The average cost associated with a customer service or technical support representative, who interact over the phone is carefully monitored. It serves as a primary cost basis to estimate the scope of savings that Autodesk realizes.   Based on volume of visits from customers who could have called an agent, the success rate (result of an ongoing customer survey), we estimate the total call deflection value in 2014 to be in the millions of dollars.  Even more impressive is that we have been able to provide answers to over 10M customers per year, including students and educators that have free access to both our software, and to our community based support.   The Autodesk community is growing at an accelerated pace. In 2014: We recorded growth in community membership of 30% in 2014 to pass 2 million registered members. It is the result of organic growth and an effort in SEO but no paid advertising. It grew by 22% in 2013 and 16% in 2012. Community visits increased 34% to 27.3 million annually. RSS feeds to the community grew by 471%. Autodesk’s Expert Elites are the Super Fans and growing in importance. The Autodesk Expert Elite program was created to recognize customers around the world who have contributed a significant amount of time, knowledge, and assistance to fellow customers.  These people have demonstrated a strong sense of leadership and use an engaging style of collaboration that contributes to a healthy and valuable customer community. The program now has over 200 members representing 23 different countries. They have delivered 7,000 accepted solutions, received 17,000 kudos and posted 60,000 replies.   The unique aspect about the Expert Elite program is that it doesn’t stop at community; it is the concept of Total Community. The program not only values a user’s contribution within the community, but outside of it as well. Autodesk looks at the contributions people are making on personal blogs and other social channels, as well as at offline events such as training seminars, to really see the conversations happen full circle.  
Company: SFR   Entry submitted by: Laurence Barlet (LaurenceBarlet) Digital Product Manager Community: Le Forum SFR (http://forum.sfr.fr/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   With a market share of 21% for internet service and 25% for... See more...
Company: SFR   Entry submitted by: Laurence Barlet (LaurenceBarlet) Digital Product Manager Community: Le Forum SFR (http://forum.sfr.fr/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   With a market share of 21% for internet service and 25% for mobile (based on end of 2014 stats), SFR is one of the largest and most important telecommunications provider in France.   SFR was recently acquired by Numericable, the leading fiber optic provider in France. As such SFR-Numericable is today looking to lead the market in products, services and high-speed internet services connecting customers across France. It has 23 million customers, and provides 8,2 million households with high-speed internet access.   As a key differentiator SFR-Numericable is looking to firmly position itself as a leader in digital business and has been looking to Community with its Influencers and Super fans to achieve this.   This initiative described herein is but one of many ways SFR is doing this today.   The Forum SFR is a 2 years old support community counting more than 600,000 members and over 50 Super users. This community started as a cost saving initiative project to reap call deflection for Customer Care each month. The number of phone calls avoided rose by nearly 50% since 2012.   Our community development strategy is based on Superusers. Their contribution represent a quarter of close to 20,000 posts a month. Therefore, we are very focused on the Superusers commitment and do our best to engage them on and off the community: we often organize videoconferences with guests such as relevant SFR team members for product launches or market event, we consult them on the platform evolution to get their feedbacks, …We also invite them twice a year for a real-life event, to our Campus in Paris. Those attentions have built a very strong and special relationship between us and our Superusers !   Also, with a strong belief that this community must be part of the whole customer experience with SFR, we’ve recently focused on recruiting new members that We now need to re-activate.   Our marketing campaign   On January 16 th , the Forum SFR celebrated its second anniversary. This was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate not just the community but also those that make it all possible: the Superusers and their outstanding commitment. With that in mind, a big event was planned during the month of the anniversary for an initiative we branded: Saying Thank You Counts!     On Stage One of this initiative, we invited 3 of the leading Superusers to our office in Paris, under cover of an interview to surprise them. The purpose for this first step was to showcase our Superusers and, most importantly, show them our gratitude for the countless number of hours they invest with the community and highlight their commitment to others.   The community managers thus welcomed : “Kendokanne” who counts 24,000 posts, 3,000 approved answers and 10,000 thank you (http://forum.sfr.fr/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/172) “Alain911” with 5,800 posts, 486 approved answers and 2,400 thank you (http://forum.sfr.fr/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/182) “Zardrilokis” with 2,300 posts, 217 approved answers and 1,000 thank you (http://forum.sfr.fr/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/456) During the interview, special SFR representatives from different departments were waiting for the right moment to show up and entered into the interview room with a very special and unique birthday gift: a live “Merci!” (community kudos) counter!   This ended up being a very emotional moment with most users close to tears as they embraced the SFR representatives and received the “Merci!” Counter. This device captures each individual Superusers full kudos count on the community and updates live which brings to life not only their value but also their commitment to the wider community. One of them sent us a short film to say thank you.    For the really first time an object was connected to a Lithium platform. This technical performance was possible thanks to our creative digital agency The Social Client. The developers team worked hard to make it possible, and finally found a way to connect personalized endpoints from the Forum and a hidden page in the object interface.   We shared the videos of this special moment for all to see on the community landing page, highlighting each individual Super User individually.   Here are videos showing the interviews with 3 Super users and SFR team members and the gift handover:           While we didn’t film  all the giveaways, we made sure that every Superuser received a birthday gift: 7 other super-users received the live counter at home and the others got a personalized thank you cushion.     A short version of the film was posted on our social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) and the film spotlights also served as a spring board to the second part of the campaign: the birthday competition.   In this contest, players needed to match customer questions with the right solution (chosen among three). The goal was to show inactive members how the Community can be useful, and the many reasons to say thank you.    The winner of this competition was very happy, as showcased in the post below: The global event was promoted by two mailing campaign, two Facebook posts and 3 Tweets, targeting all community members.   Campaign results   The anniversary events were a roaring success as we saw traffic increase by 9% and registrations increase by 33%. Most importantly however, the increased satisfaction of the Superusers and the reactivation of dormant members who had lapsed in participation. In addition to the above we saw a clear reactivation of our inactive member base with + 340% of  visits for this population !   The last result but not the least, the “uncountable” emotional and grateful reactions from our amazing super users !          
Company: Warner Bros  Entry submitted by: David Turner (david-turner) Digital Manager Community: WB Play Community  (Community.wbgames.com ) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Our community is the dedicated forum for WB Games titles.... See more...
Company: Warner Bros  Entry submitted by: David Turner (david-turner) Digital Manager Community: WB Play Community  (Community.wbgames.com ) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Our community is the dedicated forum for WB Games titles. Starting with Batman Arkham Origins, it has expanded to Mortal Kombat and mobile games.  We now have 6 games on the community, with 230,000+ members with much more to come.   Our Lithium community is the very core of our conversion funnel. In the video game industry, hardcore fans- those who live, breath, and sleep the titles-- represent the figurative end of the consumer journey. People could pick up a game and enjoy it over a weekend, but there are those who play a game 10X over, sometimes in excess of 200 hours, ultimately wind up forming an identity around the game and the brand, and that's why our community exists, to connect them. Our fans write help guides, they speculate about the lore, and they find stuff so detalied (and often inconsequential) that it delights the creators of the game. Our goal is to let our most devoted of the fans create content, and we do everything we can do encourage them to do so. Success for us is a growth in our devotees; we want them to come to our community, stay, find friends online, and ultimately invite more friends into the world of the game. Our community is at the core of this strategy.   All of this leads to the next, larger plan, when it comes to fan migration. Rather than trying to market to the same fans every new title, using the community, we are able to keep them engaged and centralized, so when we annouce our next games, we know exactly where some of our best fans are and how we can share our new games with them.       Our marketing campaign   Last fall, we ran a community based "Cosplay Week" which was a celebration of some of the best user created Costumes based off the Batman Arkham games. We were in a particuarly content poor part of the year and our devoted fans were looking for anything about the game that made them reengage with the brand. I collected 5 top tier cosplayers from across the globe and did daily posts, each day with a new cosplayer or cosplay team. The results were enormous, garnering a reach of near 10 million. We took some of the most hardcore of our fans and turned them into content generators. The fans loved it and it was able to greatly increase traffic to the forum and across all of our social channels.         Campaign results   Because Lithium is able to incorporate WBPlay as it's SSO, we have been able to show a great cross promotion between in game and forum identity. Not only are we able to view the user journey from player to forum member, we are able to quantify results of playtime, forum activity, and ultimately, user value. While I cannot speak to our numbers externally, we have found that players of our games who are active in the forums are active players, on average, 10 to 20 times longer than those players who are not logged in. We are approaching a quarter of a million members in the WB Community, and show no slow in growth.              
Company: Vodafone New Zealand Ltd  Entry submitted by: Mike Hales (VF_MikeHales) Digital Content Manager Community: Vodafone Community  (http://community.vodafone.co.nz) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   Vodafone NZ has been New... See more...
Company: Vodafone New Zealand Ltd  Entry submitted by: Mike Hales (VF_MikeHales) Digital Content Manager Community: Vodafone Community  (http://community.vodafone.co.nz) Lithy category: Support Savings MVP   Vodafone NZ has been New Zealand’s leading total telecommunications provider for nearly 20 years. It is a provider of mobile, fixed line telecommunication and television services over 4G, Fibre, cable and copper. It’s a key player in the wider New Zealand community through its Vodafone Foundation activities as well as sponsoring key music and sporting teams and events.   Our customer care business goals   Our core goal is to deflect customer call by either providing a dialogue and answer online or provide contextual links to relevant content that may also answer the question. So, we have implemented a programme of work to integrate FAQs (from RightNow) as well as User Guides (from World Manuals) in context in topics to draw customers to quick answers. Additionally, we have created sticky posts to sit at the top of topics to answer the most common questions. Finally, we have have embedded video content into topics and answers for the same reasons as above.   The changes we implemented   We have now provided prominent links and promotions from our most common service touchpoints to direct customers to the Community – on web, mobile and through Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter.   Our business results   Using the formula of Unique visitors X resolution rate X deflection rate X cost per call, supported by data from an online survey with a strong sample size, we have been able to prove cost savings of more than NZ $3 million over a 2-year period, we’re expecting in year 3 to further show an increased deflection rate through provision of further self-help content and tools.
Company: Vodafone New Zealand Ltd  Entry submitted by: Mike Hales (VF_MikeHales) Digital Content Manager Community: Vodafone Community  (http://community.vodafone.co.nz) Lithy category: Social ROI Titan   Vodafone NZ has been New Zeal... See more...
Company: Vodafone New Zealand Ltd  Entry submitted by: Mike Hales (VF_MikeHales) Digital Content Manager Community: Vodafone Community  (http://community.vodafone.co.nz) Lithy category: Social ROI Titan   Vodafone NZ has been New Zealand’s leading total telecommunications provider for nearly 20 years. It is a provider of mobile, fixed line telecommunication and television services over 4G, Fibre, cable and copper. It’s a key player in the wider New Zealand community through its Vodafone Foundation activities as well as sponsoring key music and sporting teams and events.   Our 2014 objectives   Growth to 20,000 members and to deflect more than 170,000 calls by resolving customer queries online. Both were exceeded with 21,000 members and 174,000 calls being deflected.   Our results   By working with Vodafone Group and Lithium, we implemented a formula to give us a proven dollar value to the Community activities. Using that formula, we can now show that the Community is worth more than NZ $3million to the business and that every member acquired is worth +NZ $2.50. It also helped to show that we exceeded our 2-year plan by more than $200k.   Additional business achievements   Additionally, we have been able to demonstrate additional business value through SEO – acquiring more organic visits to the Community as well as into the website; engagement – through measuring positive interactions, we’re able to show that customers interact more than seven more than previously – posts, kudos, tagging etc; brand value – by creating original content, we have increased our transparency to our customers by giving them direct access to product owners as well as external partners; and lastly by making Community the ‘gateway’ into self-help content and services we’re making it easier for customers to help themselves (and each other).
Company: Vodafone UK  Entry submitted by: James Butler (Butlerj7) Digital Product Manager Community: Vodafone UK eForum Community  (http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/) Lithy category: Social ROI Titan   Vodafone is one of the world's leadin... See more...
Company: Vodafone UK  Entry submitted by: James Butler (Butlerj7) Digital Product Manager Community: Vodafone UK eForum Community  (http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/) Lithy category: Social ROI Titan   Vodafone is one of the world's leading mobile communications providers, operating in more than 30 countries and in partnership with networks in over 40 more. Across the world, we have almost 360 million customers and around 19 million in the UK.   Primary Objectives for 2014 Improve deflection from assisted service channels [Calls, LiveChat] Improve commercial leads Increase community engagement   Improve deflection from assisted service channels [Calls, LiveChat] Community deflection from assisted channels increased in FY 14/15 by 2.4% YoY to 22.8%. Deflecting 2.2 million customers from assisted service channels.   How we achieved this: Increase visibility of solved topics: In the three months after optimisation the total number of solutions had increased by 18% and total solution visits had increased by 16%.   Increased traffic to self-serve content: Traffic from Contact Us page to Community increased by 41% YoY as more customers select it as channel of choice. Since launching new custom component functionality in Sep 2014, 21,000 visitors have navigated directly to self-serve tools.   Improve commercial leads In FY 14/15, on average, 800 orders a month visit the Community on their way to checkout.   How we achieved this: Promotion of new devices and services: Custom component banners are seen by 130,000 visitors a week, generating high CTR and awareness. Blog content integrated: Rich content added into blog templates on the Community driving further awareness and encouraging discussions.    Increase community engagement In Aug 2014 we launched the Premium Gameification module, with 26 badges and a review of our on-boarding experience. Since launched, 205,529 badges have been awarded, with 10 new members identified and added to our nurturing programme to develop Super Users.   Here is an overview of their activity since registering [Aug 14 – Mar 15]: Number of Posts 354 Total Posts Read 14050 Gross Thanks Given 127 Gross Thanks Received 496 Total Minutes Online 6778 Accepted Solutions 11 Total Sign ins 439   How we achieved this: Use bespoke functionality to identify potential Super Users: New members must achieve the first 5 ‘core functionality’ badges before unlocking further badges [Post, Reply, Give Kudos, Receive Kudos, and Update Profile]. This means that highly engaged users are identified early. Additional business results   After launching Premium Gameification, we observed an increase in engagement across all of the core activities we targeted, with a 20% increase in kudos and a 7% increase in solutions.   3 months before 3 months after Topics 4,466 5,590 Replies 28,777 [6.4 Replies per Topic] 35,319 [6.3 Replies per Topic] Kudos 16,540 [3.7 Kudos per Topic] 19,845 [3.6 Kudos per Topic] Solutions 588 [0.1 Solutions per Topic] 634 [0.1 Solutions per Topic] Total Tagged Messages 928 978                         In order to earn the Welcome to the Community badge, awarded for completing the first 5 ‘core functionality’ badges, members would need to fill out a profile bio.   Of the new members who we identified as potential new super users, the vast majority of them personalised their avatar, give a detailed biography and completed all other relevant fields [what device do you have, are you PAYG or PAYM customer]. Here are some great examples:    
Company:  StarHub   Entry submitted by: Darren Choo (darren) AVP of Social CRM Community: StarHub Community (http://community.starhub.com/) Lithy category: Most Creative Community Promotion or Launch   StarHub is Singapore's fully-... See more...
Company:  StarHub   Entry submitted by: Darren Choo (darren) AVP of Social CRM Community: StarHub Community (http://community.starhub.com/) Lithy category: Most Creative Community Promotion or Launch   StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.   The goal of our Community milestone promotion   The original advocate programme, called Sparklers Club, was launched in 2013 and it was a success with over 40 advocates. Not only were the members active in helping others, they are also our product trialists, beta testers, bloggers, market research respondents, advisors and co-creators. They were also helping us to avert social media crises and ward off social media trolls and bullies. To sample the Sparklers Club, please visit http://community.starhub.com/t5/General-Discussions-Community/We-want-YOU-for-our-Sparklers-Club/m-p/78177#M1149   However, we wanted a smaller group of super-active advocates to make the programme even more exclusive.  Hence, we redesigned the advocate programme, featuring three different types of advocates. The Superstars are the top three advocates and others who made waves via the gamification engine are Rockstars.  A different category called Heroes were created for their contribution of interesting content such as blogs, or creating interest groups or contests.       The goal of this new Community milestone promotion was to relaunch the StarHub Community advocates effort. We called it the StarHub Community All-Stars Programme.  http://community.starhub.com/t5/Latest-Contests-and-What-s-New/Meet-StarHub-Community-s-top-contributors-and-advocates/m-p/108091#U108091   To gain some insight for the campaign, we interviewed the advocates to understand better their motivations for helping others. The top three advocates, for instance, spent 3,800 hours on the Community helping others! However, they could not explain why they spent so much time doing so. However, when we showed them the carefully crafted Manifesto, they could immediately identify with the statements. We concluded that they truly believe they are making a difference to the Community, to the company and to the world, with a spirit of altruism.   The new Community tagline was aptly changed to “The Community Run by You” to credit the advocates who passionately run and drive StarHub Community. Besides the new tagline, a new gamification badge system  http://community.starhub.com/t5/badges/userbadgespage/user-id/10764/page/1 and a new landing page http://community.starhub.com were created to support the entire new advocate branding programme.   Our promotion strategy   We took the first step to let the company know more about our advocate programme. The top 3 advocates (Superstars) on StarHub Community were recognised at StarHub’s internal Staff Comms Session which was attended by hundreds of StarHub employees. Our CEO, Mr Tan Tong Hai, presented certificates of appreciation to them on the stage and shared their contributions with the whole organisation. The crowd cheered, applauded and stood up for our superusers!   Next, we identified the advocates from the 4 th to 10 th positions (Rockstars) and special contributors (Heroes). We consolidated all their profiles (Superstars included) and assigned custom gamification badges to each advocate based on their skill sets and contributions.   Each of them was given a write-up for the Community to get to know them better.  http://community.starhub.com/t5/Latest-Contests-and-What-s-New/Meet-StarHub-Community-s-top-contributors-and-advocates/m-p/108091#U108091   An offline event was planned to celebrate the new Community programme’s re-launch. The objective of the promotion campaign was to make our advocates feel like they are superstars. In line with the superstars or superhero theme, we booked the Mint Museum of Toys for the event and advocates were encouraged to dress up as superheroes for the event.     A creative name #SCREAM14 was given to the event (#SCREAM14 = StarHub Community Reunion Event for Advocates and Members). Specially designed posters, tote bags and “trophies” were created for the event. Watch this video to see what happened at the event:   Our promotion results   The #SCREAM14 event was a success!  Since our theme was Superheroes, several advocates came dressed in costumes and some even brought their own props!   During the event, each member was given a customised trophy in recognition of their contribution to the community. Many of them proudly display them in their offices.   The group was also given an exclusive preview of an upcoming revamp of the StarHub Community landing page for their feedback. In so doing, they are made to feel that they are the co-creators of the revamped StarHub Community.   As the event happened on the birthday of our top advocate (@IncTEh), we took the opportunity to celebrate his birthday together with another member who is also an October baby.   At the end of the event, we let our hair down, broke out into smaller groups and lingered way past the event’s end time. There were no agendas—just casual conversations about life, work and everything else. It was a great way to unwind even though it was a Thursday night.   The StarHub Community All-Stars programme public post went “live” right after the event, announcing the criteria for joining and the list of those in this group.   The result of this campaign is that the advocates were made aware of the fact that they are deeply treasured by the company, that they helped to win several industry awards and the Community now knows who run the Community. StarHub once again lived up to its promise of delivering “Power to the People”!        Video entry:    
Company:  StarHub   Entry submitted by: Darren Choo (darren) AVP of Social CRM Community: StarHub Community (http://community.starhub.com/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communicati... See more...
Company:  StarHub   Entry submitted by: Darren Choo (darren) AVP of Social CRM Community: StarHub Community (http://community.starhub.com/) Lithy category: Marketing Champion   StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.   StarHub Community activates its superfans to support its marketing strategies. Six in every 10 visitors come for its contests and user-generated marketing content instead of customer support. http://community.starhub.com/t5/Commendations-Testimonials/StarHub-Community-is-growing-and-we-have-YOU-to-thank-for-it/m-p/27176#M10     1) Beating the ZMOT Challenge The Social Customer believes more in actual user reviews than a brand’s marketing messages. This phenomenon—commonly known as Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT)—can easily nullify the work of traditional marketing. To address this shift in consumer behaviour, StarHub Community generates user reviews. Lithium’s excellent SEO often surprises us with excellent search results. In fact more than half of the Community’s traffic comes from Searches. This allows StarHub to better manage ZMOT, instead of losing control to third party forums or showing no reviews at all  For example, here are some HomeHub reviews: http://community.starhub.com/t5/HomeHub-Reviews/idb-p/HomeHubSurvey      2) Influencer and Content Marketing Strategy Traditional influencer strategy pays influential bloggers to share content with their followers.  However, these blogs are off-domain and their credibility may also/often be questioned. Utilising Lithium’s blog function, an ordinary community blogger’s post can be promoted via the Community (using Outbrain native advertising and social syndication) and can have significant reach and effect, e.g: http://community.starhub.com/t5/Mobile-Handset-Reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-Edge-Review-Changes-To-My-Smartphone/ba-p/112652 . It is noteworthy that even a few ordinary commentators can greatly boost credibility, as people generally believe in actual users’ experience and reviews.    Lithium’s Group and Ask the Expert functions allow interests groups to be formed thus creating threads for common interests and within which there is greater perceived credibility for posted user reviews, e.g http://community.starhub.com/t5/Windows-Community-Group/Welcome-to-the-Windows-Community/gpm-p/75901#M88   3) Contest Engagement Strategy Traditional engagement utilises expensive microsites and Facebook applications with no consolidation of the relationships/connections with the customer. Often, contestants also do not get to see other contestants’ entries as well. The above issues are solved using Lithium’s Contest module for photo contests, for example: http://community.starhub.com/t5/Latest-Contests-and-What-s-New/Contest-Closed-Win-a-Trip-To-Glasgow-to-watch-the-MTV-EMAs-2014/m-p/99559#M516) and Idea Exchange module for free flow user generated content contest with an added voting mechanism (see example http://community.starhub.com/t5/Past-Hackathons/CONTEST-CLOSED-Win-passes-to-meet-Kim-Soo-Hyun-in-person/m-p/73605#M16)   Our marketing campaign    Lady First SG is a StarHub-produced, localised version of the immensely popular Taiwanese beauty variety show, Lady First (女人我最大).  Each season lasted for about three months. To date, StarHub has produced two seasons in the past two years.   Female viewers in Taiwan, after watching the beauty programme, would go to the forums to discuss the beauty tips and products featured.  Tapping into this insight, social TV executions were executed on StarHub Community to bring these discussions online via StarHub Community.      The first mission was to source for beauty influencers to be the experts running the forums.  In the first season, we set up beauty forums by topics http://community.starhub.com/t5/Lady-First-SG/ct-p/ladyfirst and ran a contest for the top six beauty influencers to surface.    Eventually through intense competition, the top six contestants arose.  Please visit http://community.starhub.com/t5/Latest-Contests-and-What-s-New/StarHub-Community-s-first-offline-event-Meeting-up-with-the/m-p/26076#M218 to view the offline event. Together with partnering beauty brands’ influencers, they not only generated tonnes of beauty tips, but also became beauty experts from which others could seek advice: http://community.starhub.com/t5/Ask-The-Beauty-Expert/Learn-beauty-secrets-from-the-StarHub-Community-Beauty-Brand/m-p/44331#M2   Partnering brands also ran some contests: In the 2014 season of Lady First SG, we activated two of the original six beauty influencers.  Grace Tan was commissioned to blog about each episode in English while Yuki Ng did so in Chinese. The blog entries from both ladies were not mere translations but their own interpretations of the tips after watching each episode. We ran a contest asking members to post a comment on their blog entries or ask them questions. At the same time, we ran another contest to curate beauty tips from users with a chance to win a beauty workshop: http://community.starhub.com/t5/Past-Hackathons/Contest-Closed-Beauty-Workshop-by-Xiao-Kai/m-p/79381#M1  The contests were publicized on the TV trailers as well as online media.     Campaign results   Between Grace and Yuki, there were over 64,000 views and almost 600 comments on their blog entries alone. There are over 611,000 views on the Beauty section of the community where members get to discuss beauty and fashion related matters, such as finding out where to purchase the products featured in the show and share personal tips. Users can search by episodes or beauty topics to record their comments. In fact, the search term “Lady First” on Google yields StarHub Community as a prominent result.   With combined views of 675,000 across the blogs and forums on Lady First SG and Beauty and Fashion discussions, the execution has been a great success and has greatly enriched the content consumption experience with useful online content and engaging contests. The timeless tips shared on StarHub Community also continue to bring in traffic for the Community.      
Company: Consorsbank  Entry submitted by: Clemens Eckstein (CCornerstone) Senior Expert e-Business Community: Die Wissenscommunity von Cortal Consors ( https://wissen.cortalconsors.de ) Lithy category: Total Community All Star   Conso... See more...
Company: Consorsbank  Entry submitted by: Clemens Eckstein (CCornerstone) Senior Expert e-Business Community: Die Wissenscommunity von Cortal Consors ( https://wissen.cortalconsors.de ) Lithy category: Total Community All Star   Consorsbank by BNP Paribas is a leading direct bank in Europe that prides itself on “liberating clients from the restrictions of classic banks.” The digitalization has changed our daily lives – and that’s what we have translated to banking. Our broad product offerings, useful tools and the platform for customer ideas allows us to create the banking of tomorrow together with our customers.   The bank’s brand is built on the concept that financial investors hold the power to make the best decisions for their investments, and its goal is to provide product offerings that help achieve this objective.   Consorsbank is an online bank with no branches, therefore there are limited number of opportunities for the bank to connect with its customers in traditional ways. The bank wanted to create a social environment where they could better understand the needs of their customers, help them solve problems and build trusted relationships. Market factors also dictated the need for Consorsbank to differentiate itself from the increasingly competitive landscape and deliver on customers’ extreme expectations.   The bank was inspired by its challenges to move beyond the outdated “knowledge base” on its website and create a Total Community experience for private investors. The company envisioned a social community for the full gamut of investors, beginners to those with decades of experience. Consorsbank planned for a community where private investors could feel comfortable sharing knowledge, offering peer-to-peer support, and providing investment advice. Always on the forefront of innovation, Consorsbank also wanted to allow their customers greater influence and involvement in the company’s offerings by giving them the ability to rate the bank’s products and services.   Benefits of having a Lithium Total Community   In order to create a customer community that would meet these diverse needs, Consorsbank turned to Lithium to provide the Total Community software platform. Now Consorsbank’s Lithium-powered community boasts more than 14,000 community members with more than 8,500 posts. It gives customers a voice and builds trust between the bank and investors.   The main feature of the community is Consorsbank Websection Knowledge base, monitored by the bank’s community manager. It gives customers a voice and builds and gathers trusted user-generated content. The platform offers real and up-to-date help for customers, and provides a place for them to discuss financial markets and have their questions answered. Many long-term customers have significant knowledge and experience in a wide array of banking topics, and the community allows other members to tap into their insight. Additionally, a blog written by the bank’s subject matter experts allows Consorsbank to provide professional education to their community members.   Ideas Consorsbank Community Ideas is an aspect of the community that asks members to help create “ the bank of the future” - it’s a place for investors to share their wishes and proposals for the bank of tomorrow. The bank provides the community with bi-weekly themes to help drive the conversation. In addition, members evaluate products, compare prices and services, and suggest features to help make banking products transparent. This activation has produced 150 innovation ideas within 2 months.   Ratings and Reviews What really sets Consorsbank apart from other financial institutions is its Ratings & Reviews. Customers can rate and review the bank’s products and services and give feedback. Consorsbank is one of the first banks in Europe to drive this level of feedback and transparency with its customers.   “This is a bold move for us since it puts great power in the hands of our customers,” says Clemens Eckstein, Social Solutions Architect and Project Head at Consorsbank. “By allowing this open and public feedback from existing customers on our own platform, we provide absolute transparency into our strengths and weaknesses.”   The program has validated the importance of transparency and increased the bank’s conversion rate by 30% which was an increase of 1,500 customers per week.   Customer Voice 2.0   Consorsbank set the bar high with its Customer Voice 2.0 roadmap. Their goal was to transform themselves into a customer-centric company. By using Lithium’s Community Platform, they were able to leverage the ideas, knowledge and feedback from all of their customers. In doing so, Consorsbank is allowing customers to be active participants in developing an even more effective foundation for their money decisions, while also further enhancing the bank's connections with its customers. The trusted relationships they are building with their customers encourage open dialogue, brand advocacy, and loyalty. Customer Voice 2.0 is also extremely valuable to internal stakeholders by giving them valuable and immediate feedback regarding their products and services. Thus, it helps them to define a roadmap together with their customers.   Our Total Community results   In the first year the Consorsbank Community saw outstanding business results:   The average rating for current account holders is 4.3 out of 5 stars Increase of conversion rate by 30% netted 1,500 new customers each week 260 Ratings & Reviews by customers with more than 80 Comments 40% increase in click-through rate on banners showing Ratings & Reviews Unique Visitors increased by over 300% 17,000 community members 150 Community Innovation Ideas within two months Because of the success of the social platform, the marketing campaign introducing the new “Consorsbank” brand featured community as one of the main selling points. The campaign also included a commercial.