Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2012
On October 19, 2012, social media agency, fishbat, Inc., released a statement following a recent study showing a fundamental shift in the behavior of small businesses and the way that they network. The study reports that a large majority of small businesses now dedicate time to networking online and have found the results to be both effective and profitable.
According to a recent survey from Manta, “An overwhelming majority (90 percent) dedicates time to networking online and 74 percent find networking online just as, if not more, valuable than networking in person, according to a new survey by Manta, the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business.” Additionally, the survey states that a majority of the survey participants find networking online to be equally, if not more valuable than in-person networking. “Moreover, 78 percent say they gained at least a quarter of their new customers through online or social media channels this year,” stated Manta.
“It’s essential to the success of your business that you start engaging digitally on a daily basis,” states Scott Darrohn, COO of fishbat, Inc., in a recent installment of fishbat Splash, the video press release series from the social media agency. Darrohn recommends networking via social networking platforms, including LinkedIn, and also doing blogger outreach.
fishbat, Inc. is a full service online marketing firm. Through social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat strives as a marketing agency to build awareness about your brand and strengthen your corporate image.