At Conversocial we’re excited to be the headline sponsor for this year’s upcoming industry leading event: the Social Media for Customer Service Summit held in New York on October 22-23rd.
Be sure to stop by the Conversocial booth to meet some of our social customer service experts and receive some great Conversocial swag.
Even if you’re unable to attend, tune into the event’s hashtag #CSMCS for some valuable insights into how social customer service can benefit your brand.
Below, we’ve outlined the best Tweets from 2012’s NYC summit:
The Expectant Social Customer
At last year’s summit, AVG’s Jas Dhaliwal summed up the expectations of those using social media for customer service very clearly: they have higher expectations.
Social savvy consumers have higher expectations than ever before--AVG's Jasdev Dhaliwal #CSMCS— Cynthia Clark (@cynthiaNYC) October 23, 2012
Edison Research found that 42% of consumers complaining in social media expect a response within 60 minutes. Compare this to the average response times in our Social Customer Service Report of 100 Top Retailers - 11 hours and 15 minutes – and it’s clear that many top brands still have more to do to meet consumer expectations.
Social Customers Provide Great Feedback
Because social media allows you to be proactive with customer service by searching for mentions of your brand that are not necessarily directed at you, it’s a great way to get some additional feedback from your customers.
Brands such as the Four Seasons and UK train operator First Great Western are using social media to identify service issues to ensure they are fixed as soon as possible.
Use The Best Social Customer Service Agents
To meet customer expectations on social media it’s important to have the right people on the front lines. For this, training your agents is key.
In addition to training it’s important to ensure you utilize agents with relevant skills and characteristics. In particular, agents should have good judgment and be trusted to respond appropriately in a calm and collected manner.
Training is essential to effective social care. Not only PR, but also policy and product training. #csmcs— Carla Saavedra (@CarlaSaavedra) October 23, 2012
The super rep is the best person to supervise/handle social #CSMCS— Ramy Morcos (@RAMYMORCOS) October 23, 2012
Reaping the Rewards of Happy Social Customers
For brands that deliver great social care there is an opportunity to turn detractors into brand advocates, prevent customer attrition and increase sales.
With 200 top brands attending this year’s summit we look forward to hearing how everyone is using this fast growing service channel to deliver great social customer service.
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