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Frank Eliason, Citibank's Senior Vice President of Social Media, has been described as the "most famous customer service manager in the U.S., possibly the world." By expanding the reach of customer service via social media, and taking the simple approach of asking "Can we help?" he repositioned the relationship between Comcast and its customers. His efforts at Comcast inspired a global wave of innovation in the way businesses communicate and engage with their customers -- using new communication channels to improve customer experience.
Prior to joining Citibank, Frank was best known to many as the voice behind @ComcastCares, one of the earliest examples of how a business can use social networks to proactively listen and respond to customer concerns in real time. His work with Comcast's customers is one of the top case studies proving that social media can play a positive role for corporations. This work has been recognized by many news organizations such as ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, Business Week, and many others. He is also one of the most sought-after thought leaders on social media and customer experience, and regularly participates in panels and speaking engagements.
At Citibank, Frank and his team are helping to change the way a global financial institution manages its relationships with a diverse community of consumer, small business and corporate customers -- to serve and exceed their expectations and help build a lifetime of trust between Citibank and its customers.
Prior to joining Comcast in 2007, Frank worked in customer Service management for Advanta Bank and Vanguard Investments.
Frank is a board member for both the Council of Better Business Bureaus and SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals). He also serves on the advisory board for Drexel University's Center for Corporate Reputation Management.
You may connect with Frank on Twitter at @FrankEliason or via his blog.