Leading Surrey corporate events venue, Farnham Castle, has today announced visitor numbers to its website have grown by a third since first taking advantage of social networking sites such as Twitter, in summer 2009.

Farnham Castle, which is due to be the venue for the forthcoming, social networking festival, Twestival, on 25 March, has up until now, seen around 10% of its total web traffic come through Twitter, “but this is rapidly increasing,” explains Jeff Toms, director of marketing and client services at Farnham Castle. “We are now using Twitter to promote our intercultural and language training courses and even availability for wedding dates at the Castle, from which we have received numerous enquiries.

“Social networking is a great promotional opportunity for all sorts of organisations, because it is free and requires minimal effort,” continues Toms. “The global reach of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked-in will ensure their popularity continues to grow significantly over the next few years and we would encourage other businesses to learn how social networking can help them communicate with customers and prospects. The Twestival is an opportunity for local people to find out about this exciting new medium of communication and promotion.”

The Twestival will be celebrated at the same time in cities across the world and the Farnham event is being organised by Surrey based PR agency thebluedoor and supported by sponsor iBundle. Tickets for Farnham’s Twestival range from a minimum donation of £10 up to a maximum donation of £30, with all proceeds going to the international educational charity, Concern Worldwide. Tickets are available from the Farnham Twestival website.

For more information on Farnham Castle please call 01252 721194 or visit www.farnhamcastle.com

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