Past Lithys
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Company:  Digi Telecommunications Entry submitted by: Lee Yang Ching  (Associate - Community Manager) Community: Digi Community Lithy category:  Marketing Champion   Digi is a leading mobile communications company providing a comprehe... See more...
Company:  Digi Telecommunications Entry submitted by: Lee Yang Ching  (Associate - Community Manager) Community: Digi Community Lithy category:  Marketing Champion   Digi is a leading mobile communications company providing a comprehensive range of affordable, convenient and easy to use wi reless services to simplify and enrich the lives of its customers.   Our unique promotion and goal    Digi is one of Malaysia’s leading telecommunications providers who is dedicated in providing innovative and wholesome user experiences. In 2015, we launched Community, Malaysia’s first people-powered hub that serves as a platform for Digi users, new and existing, to get answers to any and all of their questions.       To further help customers take charge and easily manage their accounts, we also provided customers with the MyDigi app. Customers could check their usage, pay their bills, and even buy additional subscriptions or credit reloads.   Both platforms were created to empower our customers and also provide them with a more seamless experience with Digi. However, one key challenge faced was that not many customers were aware of these platforms and thus not utilizing its unique features.   Hence, our keys goals were to: Teach users how to use Community and increase usage of ‘Kudos’ (the Like button) Increase membership and engagement on Community Awareness of the MyDigi app and its functions   The MyDigi Contest   As Malaysia’s first people-powered hub, we wanted to educate our customers that they were empowered to contribute and further shape the experiences of other Digi users. Hence, we came up with a strategy to help us achieve all 3 key goals at one go; the MyDigi contest.   We ran the contest via a blogpost on Community and incorporated attractive prizes, 30 Lenovo A369i smartphones to hook audiences and spark interest to participate in the contest.     Upon getting their attention through the awesome prizes, we then asked a question other telco service providers rarely asked:   "As a Digi customer, I would like to have <insert feature/idea/answer here> in the MyDigi app because <reason>.”   We kept the participation mechanics within 3 simple steps:     To sustain interest and encourage more creative submissions, we gave away 2 smartphones daily to the Top 2 entries of the day. Winners were selected based on the most creative and relevant, and also received the highest number of Kudos (Like button).   This tactic helped to ensure that participants submitted quality entries whilst empowering other Community members to give an entry they liked a “Kudo”, a key feature of Community that encouraged honest and helpful contributions to other users.   In order to comment or Kudo an entry, users needed to sign into our Community which helped boost new membership and engagement on Community. This tactic also helped to educate users on how Community works and experience the empowerment they have on this people-powered hub.   Through this contest we also managed to increase awareness and functionalities of the MyDigi app as users had reason to download and experience the app to share their suggestions on how the app could be better.   Our results   We received 83 entries from Digi users who had great ideas on improving the MyDigi app Community page views increased by 5% during contest period. User Growth from Jan – Feb (during the contest) was double the average monthly growth at 20% (average 10%) Blog page views leap by 76% more views with the contest blog post itself received over 5,300 views (average view 121) (making up 49% of total blog post views), and received 86 Kudos (86 times more than the average of 1 Kudo per post) for all the comments. Overall in 2015, we grew to have an average of 75K monthly unique visitors by the end of the year, with page views averaging at about 185K per month.   We successfully increased membership and engagement on Community through a simple strategy that inadvertently taught users how to use community and Kudos, whilst creating awareness about the MyDigi app and its functions.  
Company:  Orange Espagne SAU Entry submitted by: Santiago Martín Martín (Social Support Manager) Community: Orange Community Lithy category:  Total Community All Star    Spain is the second market in importance for Orange Group,... See more...
Company:  Orange Espagne SAU Entry submitted by: Santiago Martín Martín (Social Support Manager) Community: Orange Community Lithy category:  Total Community All Star    Spain is the second market in importance for Orange Group, one of the most prominent telecom companies in the world, with more than 263 million clients during 2015.   Through different brands – Orange itself, newly acquired Jazztel, amena and Simyo, we have the trust of more than 19 million clients in Spain making daily use of our fixed and mobile services as well as TV.   Our road to Lithium   Two years ago, Orange Spain took the decision to take a big step in the social support of our customers. Lithium applications were a key enabler and platform for the execution of this new strategy on our two brands: Orange and Amena and newly on Jazztel. We decided to put in place a new social customer support model, mainly in Facebook and Twitter, focusing on customer satisfaction, resolution and response time.   LSW has helped us to build this new model and to get the highest performance of our support and comms teams. We have made extensive usage of tagging, queuing and reporting facilities of the application, getting the better efficiency of our agents who only have to be focused in solving our customer request and incidents.   On the other hand, we put a big focus in our superusers cultivation program, in fact we have used extensively gamification facilities of the Lithium community to get our superusers to create a big amount of solutions to other customers' issues.   During the last two years, our main business goal has been call deflection.     The benefits of us having both a community and LSW    Community is the link between our social strategy and the website. Users are creators of many content that complement help & support contents. All our social marketing and customer support in other media is always referencing and linking community content.   Our results   With our Lithium-powered community, we reached 500k monthly visits, a 40% increase in the last year. Mainly, these visits are coming to communities to solve any doubts or problems. We have found that 27% of visitors surveyed say that they get their problem solved in their visit, so we are consistently saving costs around 500k euros per year. Regarding social media (Facebook and Twitter), we are very proud of achieving our goals of response time and customer satisfaction: we answer 91% of posts in our SLA time (1 hours), and we achieved 90% of customer satisfaction in these interactions.  
Company: Telefonica Movistar  Entry submitted by: Emilio Rodriguez Menendez ( Community Manager) Community: Comunidad Movistar    Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Telefónica is one of the world leading integrated operators in t... See more...
Company: Telefonica Movistar  Entry submitted by: Emilio Rodriguez Menendez ( Community Manager) Community: Comunidad Movistar    Lithy category: Marketing Champion   Telefónica is one of the world leading integrated operators in the telecommunications sector, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions, with presence in Europe and Latin America. It operates in 21 countries. As of December 2015, Telefónica’s total number of customers amounted to 322 million.   Our community objective   Our community amounts to 1.6 million visitors on average every month, and our blog itself ( Movisfera ) gets near 200k visits every month. We launched the blog 2 years ago with the goal to create a destination for our users, a place where they could write their own thoughts and content, and a forum with an abundance of help content useful for a Movistar customer, a technology fan, or a regular user. By mid 2015, we became aware that the blog wasn´t fulfilling our goals. 90% of the content was Movistar staff generated and full of commercial articles, so it was  time to turn around the situation and get back to our objective of creating a true community.   Launching our collaborators program   We decided to give our users more leadership/relevance, so we launched our collaborator program publicly. We asked our users to join the blog staff and help others with their content published in the blog.   We also decided to add new, regular content to the blog in the form of help-oriented content called "Tip/trick of the week" and "Our recommendation of the week" which have become quite popular between our visitors and readers.   We were able to get 10 regular collaborators (those who have written at least one article per month ) to contribute. Additionally we created a new section in the blog called "User corner" and identified each and every single users article/post with a label that showed the post was non Movistar generated.        By the end of 2015, we celebrated our annual event with users and super users. We awarded the blog collaborator of the year (the person who had created the most content and achieved the most visits) with a trophy and a special gift.      Continued  success with the collaborators program   By March 2016, the regular blog collaborators grew significantly. They have published more than 80 articles which have received (on an average of more than 3,000 visits per post) nearly 400,000 visits in less than one year. Especially popular have been the user j3gallo posts about cinema with thousands of visits and social shares.   https://comunidad.movistar.es/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/45   https://comunidad.movistar.es/t5/Movisfera/El-mejor-cine-de-este-oto%C3%B1o-estrenos-de-octubre-pr%C3%B3ximamente-en/ba-p/2650953   The reach of their content has also been spread through our social networks’ official pages (Facebook and Twitter) in which we have shared their content with huge success within our followers (as shown in the following examples):       Results of the collaborators program   To summarize, the goals we have achieved with this project: Blog visits and views have increased by 150% since May 2015 We’ve garnered more than 10 regular collaborators The blog perception has drastically changed for the better-- from commercial content to user-generated content      
Company:  SOASTA Entry submitted by: Mat Ball (Manager, Community and Sales Enablement) Community: The SOASTA Community Lithy category:  Community Design of the Year   SOASTA is the leader in performance analytics. The SOAST... See more...
Company:  SOASTA Entry submitted by: Mat Ball (Manager, Community and Sales Enablement) Community: The SOASTA Community Lithy category:  Community Design of the Year   SOASTA is the leader in performance analytics. The SOASTA Digital Performance Management Platform enables digital business owners to gain unprecedented and continuous performance insights into their real user experience on mobile and web devices in real time and at scale. With more than 100 million tests performed and more than 250 billion user experiences measured, tested and optimized, SOASTA is the digital performance expert trusted by industry-leading brands, including 51 of the Top 100 Internet retailers, six of the Forbes Top 10 media companies and seven of the Forbes Top 10 tech companies, including Apple, Target, Nordstrom, Staples, Home Depot, Sears, Walmart, Etsy, Nike, Best Buy, Adobe, Intuit, Microsoft, DIRECTV, Netflix and CBS.   Our community goals Our community goals are to support SOASTA customers in their ongoing use of our products.   The design elements that make our community unique The SOASTA design is simple, elegant, and intuitive. SOASTA’s customers represent companies that are transforming their digital initiatives to keep pace or compete in e-commerce. Our products span many different categories and themes relative to digital performance. Our design allows users to find information fast, so that our users can get back to optimizing their revenue generating applications.   How we executed our community design We consulted with Lithium account representatives and the greater Lithium team for “best practices.” We decided on a simple format, then worked with UX designer for mock-ups, and finally implemented through a third party developer.   Our metrics The SOASTA redesign is less than a week old as of April 20, 2016, and we’re just starting to implement ideas to bring back previous users, attract new users, and create a vibrant forum. We're excited to achieve successful results with our redesign!    
Company: CallidusCloud Entry submitted by: Lara Golden (Director of Global Community) Community: CallidusCloud Customer Community Lithy category: Excellence in Customer Satisfaction   CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based s... See more...
Company: CallidusCloud Entry submitted by: Lara Golden (Director of Global Community) Community: CallidusCloud Customer Community Lithy category: Excellence in Customer Satisfaction   CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, customer experience and learning solutions. CallidusCloud enables organizations to accelerate their lead to money process, a complete suite of solutions that identify the right leads, ensure proper territory and quota distribution, enable sales forces, automate configure price quote and contract management, simplify marketing automation, enable customer experience monitoring, create and distribute learning materials, deliver deep analytic insights, and streamline sales compensation — driving bigger deals, faster.   Our customer satisfaction initiatives   We had three goals when we launched the community in 2014: Reduce support costs by enabling our customers to help themselves Improve customer retention by empowering our users Encourage cross-product adoption by openly sharing product information with all customers   The most important customer issue we were looking to solve via Lithium implementation and that makes our approach to customer satisfaction a gold standard in the industry   The ultimate goal was to reduce support costs without sacrificing customer success. We are proud to have an award winning Technical Support team, but without a Community and its accompanying Knowledge Base, our customers weren’t able to help themselves. Putting a Lithium implementation in place allows our customers to get the answers they need, either from each other or from the Knowledge Base, without sacrificing the level of support. Choice is good!   Our metrics   Satisfaction has paralleled use of the community:   2014 2015 Percent change Posts 163 1899 1065% Kudos 39 384 884% Accepted Solutions 5 182 3540%   Even as the community was embraced by our customers, one metric in particular stood out: web-based engagement versus call-based engagement. Web-based and self-service support engagement is a key part of our customer success model, as our customers are happy to be able to find solutions on their own at all hours of the day. This is particularly important for a global company providing support to customers in every time zone. Since launching the Community, CallidusCloud has seen web-based engagement skyrocket to over 90% of support issues.   Finally, but no less important, we’ve see our Customer Satisfaction survey results increase from less than 90% to over 95% from 2014 to 2015.  
Company: CallidusCloud Entry submitted by: Lara Golden (Director of Global Community) Community: CallidusCloud Customer Community Lithy category:  Community Design of the Year   CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, ... See more...
Company: CallidusCloud Entry submitted by: Lara Golden (Director of Global Community) Community: CallidusCloud Customer Community Lithy category:  Community Design of the Year   CallidusCloud is the global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, customer experience and learning solutions. CallidusCloud enables organizations to accelerate their lead to money process, a complete suite of solutions that identify the right leads, ensure proper territory and quota distribution, enable sales forces, automate configure price quote and contract management, simplify marketing automation, enable customer experience monitoring, create and distribute learning materials, deliver deep analytic insights, and streamline sales compensation — driving bigger deals, faster.   Our  community goals   We had three goals in launching the Community: Reduce support costs by enabling our customers to help themselves Improve customer retention by empowering our users Encourage cross-product adoption by openly sharing product information with all customers   Historically, CallidusCloud was known as a leader in the Sales Performance Management space, with an emphasis on Compensation or Incentive Management. Today, we have expanded to create a product space of our own, known as “Lead to Money”, which encompasses a suite of many products that take a sales organization from the hiring of sales professionals through sales training and enablement, marketing, configure price quote, and finally to compensation management. The time had come to encourage open sharing of knowledge as we sought to integrate multiple products into a single Lead to Money solution for all of our product experts. That meant, among other things, making a single Community with a unified search and simple ways for experts to gain cross-product knowledge.   What design elements make our community unique    When designing the new user interface, we had two big challenges. The first is that as a closed community, we needed to make the home page as welcoming as possible, so that users who did not yet have an account would feel encouraged to sign up.     The second was to find a balance between a design that was engaging and personal, while still reflecting our corporate brand and the highly technical nature of our enterprise level products. We needed to avoid looking too “slick” to the experienced consultants who use our products. Our solution was to have a banner showing the Golden Gate Bridge, reflecting our tagline as “Your gateway to CallidusCloud”, with a large search banner and large menus leading to the most commonly used content. We think we’ve succeeded in striking the perfect balance, welcoming both novice and expert users of our products and directing them on their customer journey.       How we  executed your community design   We made our vision a reality with the collaboration of many people throughout the organization. We began by getting ideas from Lithium on other communities with similar customer bases. Our next step was to talk to our customers and partners to find out what was working for them, and what wasn’t, with the out-of-the-box design.   Once we had a vision in place, the Community Manager brought the overall vision to the User Experience team, who helped come up with a plan to bring the Community experience in line with the corporate brand while keeping with the overall feel of a customer community. Our talented web designer in India brought the design to fruition, and product experts in Technical Support, Professional Services, and Education tested the design and offered suggestions or improvements and changes before the rollout of the new design.   Our metrics     2014 2015 Percent change Posts 163 1899 1065% Kudos 39 384 884% Accepted Solutions 5 182 3540%   Even as the community was embraced by our customers, one metric in particular stood out: web-based engagement versus call-based engagement. Web-based and self-service support engagement is a key part of our customer success model, as our customers are happy to be able to find solutions on their own at all hours of the day. This is particularly important for a global company providing support to customers in every time zone. Since launching the Community, CallidusCloud has seen web-based engagement skyrocket to over 90% of support issues.   Finally, but no less important, we’ve see our Customer Satisfaction survey results increase from less than 90% to over 95% from 2014 to 2015.