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Expanding into International Markets: 5 ways that LinkedIn can help businesses go global.

Today’s digital-first world is more interconnected than ever before. Thanks to advancements in technology in the business landscape, businesses are no longer bound by their physical location.

LinkedIn members span more than 200 countries and territories worldwide and the platform itself provides a range of opportunities, tools and features for organisations seeking to take their business to the global stage.

Let’s explore 5 ways LinkedIn can support your business to expand into global markets with strategy and clarity.

1 – Connecting with the right the audience.

Think of LinkedIn like a big database.

It can provide you with access to a network of contacts from various corners of the world. You can leverage LinkedIn’s advanced search filters to find your ideal audience. Identify decision-makers, key team members, and potential partners in your target markets, and connect with them directly.

This proactive approach lays the foundation for valuable relationships that can lead to partnerships and new opportunities.

2 – Showcasing expertise through content globally.

In today’s information-driven world, content is a powerful marketing tool.

Regularly sharing valuable content not only positions your brand as an authority in your industry but can also help you to attract and your ideal audience. Your content can be the steppingstone for meaningful connections and collaborations with businesses and professionals from around the world.

You can use LinkedIn’s scheduling tools to ensure that your content is optimised to be visible in your ideal audience’s time zone.

Top Tip: Once you have 300 followers, your LinkedIn company page allows you to create localised content for specific regions and target audiences. This enables you to engage your target markets and establish an authentic connection with potential customers worldwide.

3 – Driving informed decision-making using insights.

Entering a new market blindly is like sailing into a storm without navigation tools.

As a business you can use LinkedIn’s analytics to gain insights into market trends and explore customer behavior.

You can explore their content to gain a comprehensive understanding of your target markets. With this information you can influence your marketing strategies to resonate with local audiences.

Top Tip: Within you company page competitor analytics provide LinkedIn Page admins the opportunity to gauge their brand’s performance on LinkedIn against competitors through follower and organic content metrics. You can add pages to your competitor analytics to include their followers and posts in your metrics.

4 – Accessing a world of talent.

If your expansion requires new team members, you can access a vast talent pool of professionals from all over the world.

Engage with potential candidates, promote your brand as an international employer of choice, and attract top talent from various corners of the globe.

5 – Networking and learning.

Entering global markets involves understanding the unique environments that influence customer behavior and preferences.

Participating in discussions and knowledge-sharing in LinkedIn groups can provide valuable insights. Not to mention, it helps you build relationships with like-minded professionals across the globe, expanding your network.

If you are interested in harnessing the power of LinkedIn as a growth engine for your business, let’s have a chat! You can email kylie@kyliechown.com.au.

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