The final session that I'll be blogging about today is by Mary Lee, Director of Member Experience at AAA Northern California, Nevada, and Utah. She'll be sharing lessons learned around building a new VOC framework.
AAA is a federation of separate AAA clubs. AAA NorCal started in 1900 and has 4.2 million members.
The AAA Member Experience Journey
Services with membership: travel, emergency roadside service, homeowners insurance, auto insurance. AAA used to be the only place where you could get these services.
The AAA Brand: people helping people.
Competitors: Allstate, USAA, Geico, State Farm, Farmers, Progressive, General Insurance. AAA market share is about 20%.
"With great brand power comes great responsibility."
- We will keep you safe and secure. (auto insurance)
- We will offer you the right product at the right time. (long-term, loyal members)
- We will reward your loyalty. (aspirational; example is birthday card that Southwest sends)
- We will provide helpful and knowledgeable service. (roadside service)
For their employees, they encourage them to think about the experience as if they were the member. Does that make sense for you?
Why focus on customer loyalty?
- Satisfaction alone is not enough.
- Increases in NPS proven to tie to financial results.
There are 96 offices in the AAA NorCal footprint. They did a Member Experience Roadshow to enable all employees to know: how they're doing, what NPS is and why it matters, and what the employee's role is in delivering that experience. They also use it to gather feedback and build connections.
Where is AAA NorCal on their journey?
- Well on their way
- Incentives and annual goals tied to the relationship survey (result: people are more interested, for better or worse)
- Impact on member experience is part of many, though not all, conversations
- Recognition that such an evolution doesn't happen overnight (they started July 2010)
- Software issues
- Obsessive interest in the score
- Scores led to "data chasing"
- Building muscle memory
- Change management is critical element to include in the effort.
- Constant and consistent leadership support is essential.
- It takes a village.
Thanks, Mary! Great job. Good luck with your continued journey.