Cornwall-based web developer, UKNetWeb, is reporting a shift towards social media for communication with new business contacts following a 500% increase in enquiries through websites such as Facebook.
The increase comes off the back of the company’s work with local SMEs, providing free taster courses on social media for business and sponsorship of events such as the Cornwall Twestival held at their offices in February.
UKNetWeb, which employs a team of six full time staff in addition to an extended team of specialist consultants and associates, is actively working with a number of organisations in Cornwall and further afield to make the most of new marketing opportunities through social media sites.
The company’s work with non-profit campaign organisation, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), has led to impressive results with them recruiting hundreds of new members in just a few months, as well as driving signatories towards a petition now ranked in the top 100 on 10 Downing Street’s website.
Managing Director, Toby Parkins said: “Social networks compliment traditional networking very well for businesses and companies selling direct to the public. They represent very interesting opportunities if harnessed correctly and with the correct strategy and tools.”
Toby continued: “The key to success in a recession is strategy and innovation. Companies that embrace these new methods correctly will progress through the current economic situation.”
Social media sites include social networks such as; Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as blogging platforms, video and document sharing sites, wikis and communication tools such as Skype.
Use of social media sites has been growing steadily over the past three years with more than 200m individuals registered on Facebook and 41m on more business focused platform, LinkedIn.
UKNetWeb can help clients identify the best actions to take and is able to manage any technical development required to integrate social media sites with existing or new websites or ecommerce stores.
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