Social media working for businesses, says report

Firms friends with Facebook

Businesses are turning to social media more and more in order to drum up sales, a new report from workplace provider Regus has suggested.

The company's latest report into the platform researched 4,000 firms and found an eight per cent rise in those using Facebook and Twitter in 2011 against 2010. The study also found that a third of companies are currently spending a fifth of their budgets on social media marketing.

Regus regional director Celia Donne believes social media in business is coming to fruition in the UK. She said: "Business social networking has finally come into its own in the commercial world. Particularly in the UK

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