Social media is booming in Europe as a tool for growing exports and business. We use LinkedIn all the time to connect with European prospects, clients and partners. You should know that in Europe LinkedIn has >89 million registered members (UK >18 million, France >10 million, Italy >7 million, Spain >6 million, Netherlands > 5 million). However, the Xing leads the German professional networks with >6 million registered members while LinkedIn has >2 million. In France, there is a close contender to LinkedIn called Viadeo which has >9 million registered members (most of whom are on LinkedIn as well).
We created the LinkedIn Export – US to Europe Group to help US executives build relationships with others who share similar challenges, experiences, thoughts and ideas, so we can all contribute to a shared success. You will find colleagues and discussion groups with the same passion for growing exports and business in Europe, who are willing to share information, research, news and resources with you – all in one convenient online place.
Our Export – US to Europe Group is an online community of professionals, from all industries and organizational sizes, all seeking to develop US exports to European markets, through distributors, direct sales, trade shows, representation, web sites, online marketing and ecommerce.