Case Study: Social Media Management
Hotel uses eBuzz Connect – Social Media Monitoring System to manage its online reputation and improve guest ratings on online reviews channels such as Expedia, TripAdvisor, Hotels.com, etc.
Chateau Bourbon needed a system that could offer simple and integrated reporting and summarize the hotel's performance on the major social media channels. Furthermore, the client wanted to have the ability to monitor hotel mentions on traveler review channels. Milestone offered eBuzz ConnectTM to Chateau Bourbon. The Online Reviews Listening and Social Media Management System met all of the hotel's requirements and more.
- Increased total number of reviews by 72% in the first six months
- Increased perfect reviews by 68% across all channels
- Achieved #1 Rank by Channel in Expedia and Hotels.com from March – May 2010
Traveler Reviews Summary:
Chateau Bourbon's general manager spends a few minutes per week on eBuzz ConnectTM to review any new traveler reviews about the hotel and any items needing action. By understanding unsatisfied guests' issues with the hotel, the GM was able to make necessary changes and improvements.
Last 12 Months Performance:
With the hotel's efforts in monitoring and managing their social media, their reviews activity has significantly increased:
- 33 Reviews in June – Dec 2009 (prior to licensing eBuzz ConnectTM)
- 133 Reviews Jan – June 2010 (after licensing eBuzz ConnectTM)
- Rank by Channel: 1 of 154 hotels
- 20 Reviews from June – Dec 2009 (prior to licensing eBuzz ConnectTM)
- 56 Reviews from January – June 2010 (after licensing eBuzz ConnectTM)
- Improved market rank by 9 positions in the last 30 days
- Rank by Channel: 57 of 154 hotels
Items Needing Action:
The 'Items Needing Follow Up' section is automatically populated with negative reviews, or reviews in which the hotel receives a star rating of 2 or below. By carefully reviewing these items, the hotel can identify issues from guest experiences and make changes to improve service and conversion. Figure 1 is a sample guest review and the hotel's response. Figure 2 shows a positive comment from a recent guest and the hotel's appreciative response.
Customized Keywords to Monitor:
The tool also allows the General Manager to customize a library of keywords to monitor. By doing so, the GM is able to monitor what is being mentioned about a restaurant located within the property and track general manager and sales team mentions.
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