ILLINOIS Online Global programs
 Business Development online marketing to Help grow your EXPORTS, sales, brand and business

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Online business development tools have never been so important for businesses to meet the new challenges posed by COVID-19.

Learn from Godfrey Angara, Assistant Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment (OTI) what your state is doing to help Illinois companies navigate these difficult times. Funding is available, notably to support innovative solutions for business today.

IBT Online works with OTI to deliver the Illinois Online Global Program - Website Localization and International Online Marketing for Illinois companies.

Join us as we share expertise and experience in delivering localized websites and online marketing to help you grow your exports, sales, brand and business.

Insights and opportunities:
How have marketing channels been affected by COVID-19?
Grow traffic, engagement, and conversions
Leveraging Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
The power of Social Media
How to identify and reach your international buyer persona
Different strategies for different markets
Prepare for the rebound
Illinois Online Global Program
Case studies - how Illinois companies are using the web today

Polls and surveys: 
Attendee participation and feedback. 

The presentation, polls, survey and lots more to grow your exports, sales, brand and business internationally.

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                            Meet the Illinois Online Global Programs Experts:

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Godfrey Angara
Assistant Deputy Director of the Illinois Office of Trade and Investment (OTI)

Godfrey Angara serves as the Assistant Deputy Director for the Illinois Department of Commerce’s Office of Trade & Investment, the state’s bureau charged with export promotion and foreign direct investment attraction. In this role, he contributes to formulating and executing the bureau’s annual programs and public engagement. He promotes the bureau’s export and investment programs and services through external outreach and partnerships with: Illinois businesses, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and foreign businesses and governments. Godfrey received his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science, with a focus on international relations, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.


Susanna Hardy
Chief Content Officer, IBT Online

Susanna serves as Chief Content Officer at IBT Online. As such, Susanna is involved in all aspects of content used in effective business online tools, from content creation to content optimization for search engines and online marketing. Susanna brings her expertise in international business development and marketing to the IBT Online team and has worked with a wide spectrum of companies to reach, develop and succeed in export markets. Recognizing the importance of content for building brand awareness and sales, Susanna helps companies to ensure their online presence is working hard for them.

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Samantha Soffici
Online Business Development Manager, IBT Online

Samantha works with companies that are looking to increase their international presence. By understanding their routes to market and their international business objectives, Samantha helps steer the company towards the appropriate online tools that IBT Online offers. At home in North and South America, Samantha is an expert in the international world.


IBT Online 

IBT Online provides website localization and international online marketing services to help companies grow their sales, brands and businesses online globally. Our Online Global programs (website localizationinternational online marketing and website management) makes sure your company gets found, understood and is easy to do business with across international markets.