Do you know?
Do you know that Linkedin has 259 million users and growing by about 38% per year? Do you know that 40% of members check in daily and 38% do it from their phones? Do you know that it had a 35% growth in traffic in the past year? And that it is responsible for 64% of all visits from social media channels to corporate websites?Do you know we have a great IMTC Linked in Group?
A little information…
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and is by far the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from Talent, Marketing (ads) and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe. Linkedin went public in May 2011 and its shares rose as much as 171 percent in their first day of trade on the New York Stock Exchange, closing at $94.25, more than 109 percent above the $45 starting price. It reached more than $250 dollars back in September 2013 and is hovering around $200 (Jan-Feb 2014).
IMTC Linkedin Group
Our IMTC Linkedin Group began in 2009 and it has grown to more than 1,500 from all over the world, 80% from senior level positions in the industry. We keep it current with news and information about the industry. It is an Open Group, that means the public can read the discussions but only members can comment or post discussions. Plus, we screen every new member and accept them one by one since members can connect with other members by being part of a group.
Objectives for 2014
This year our aim is to make a large number of members post links to news they find interesting, post news about their companies, new offices, networks, products. We will be bugging our conference sponsors and exhibitors to post information about themselves, reach out before the conference. We want to get at least 1,000 new members in 2014.