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IS Video the Future of Ecommerce?

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Mar 01, 2023

With increasingly crowded online markets, businesses need to invest in new and dynamic solutions in order to boost sales, stay top of mind to consumers and develop brand loyalty over time.

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Leverage the Power of Video for LinkedIn

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Mon, Dec 12, 2022

Businesses today are investing in their video strategy as a way to shape their brand identity and reputation. In line with this trend, LinkedIn is doubling down on its roll out of video capabilities to meet the growing demand for video creation and viewership. Since introduced to the platform in 2017, video has quickly surpassed text and image as the preferred content format for LinkedIn. The latest updates on the platform, which include livestreaming, creating ‘profile videos’ and ‘auto-captions’, all point to LinkedIn’s objective of improving video capabilities and expanding their B2B platform as a place for creative content and ‘creators’ to flourish.

Across the board, businesses are ramping up their video marketing strategies and taking full advantage of LinkedIn’s video capabilities to achieve this. The data backs up this trend, as LinkedIn reports continue to demonstrate that brands have the highest chances of increasing their account performance by leveraging video.

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The Power of Case-Study Videos

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Fri, Nov 25, 2022

Video testimonials and case-studies are a highly personal way of showcasing your brand and it's values. When prospects can actually see and hear customers talk about their positive experience, it allows prospects to have their questions answered and to visualise themselves leveraging your products or services.

In this way, case-study videos can significantly nurture your lead through the buyer's journey and contribute to the decision to invest in your brand. As HubSpot states: “a powerful testimonial has the potential to convert a lead into a customer!” Having video testimonials within your marketing content and on your website demonstrates to your prospects that your company is in the business of putting the customer first! By creating video content that showcases your happy customers you are allowing a third-party member to champion your brand for you and answer possible questions and challenges that the prospects are facing. You are therefore changing the sales pitch into a more personalized, and tailored conversation to meet your prospect's needs.

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IBT Online, LLC is Sustainable and Climate Positive

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Fri, Jul 01, 2022

At IBT Online we have a clear mission: to deliver Online Global programs that measurably help our corporate clients exponentially, and sustainably grow their exports, sales, brands, and business online and globally!

In today's trade environment this includes considering the impacts of climate change, adopting climate resiliency, and shifting towards sustainable business practices. We believe that integrating 'greener' technologies and environmentally business practices is not only positive for the environment but also vital for anticipating exporting challenges and ensuring long-term sustainable business growth for our clients.

For these reasons, IBT Online, LLC. is committed to sustainable and climate positive international business! This means that all of our activities as a company as well as the services we provide, notably the Online Global programs, are sustainable and climate positive thanks to our investment in carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.

See our certificates of gold-standard carbon offsets as well as renewable energy credits through our partnership with Terrapass! Thanks to this partnership we have offset 230mT of carbon and supported 60,000kWh REC's for renewable energy production. 

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Digital Strategies to Succeed at Trade Shows: Before, During & After

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Jun 08, 2022

A trade show, digital, hybrid, or in-person, is a perfect way for businesses to build their brand awareness, network and showcase new products or services.

So how does your business make the most of this opportunity and achieve the best return on investment? The answer in today’s trading landscape involves leveraging digital strategies before, during, and after the event. Exhibitors that leverage digital strategies and solutions will be able to present their brand and products in a more compelling way, network more effectively as well as nurture leads and turn them into satisfied and returning customers faster.

Keep reading to learn about how digital strategies can help your company maximize opportunities at any event, whether digital, hybrid or in-person.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with the IBT Online team, as we are here to help you launch your digital strategies!

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Online Global Programs are Sustainable and Climate Positive

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Jun 01, 2022

Today's trade landscape presents an opportunity for positive change with enhanced trade and investment opportunities associated with a ‘greener economy’. In this context, our trading behaviours and patterns should consider climate resilience and sustainable business practices.

With the aim of meeting the global shift towards a ‘greener economy’ and ensuring our services are in line with sustainable business and trade practices, our Online Global programs are carbon neutral and renewable energy certified.

To offset the impact of the Online Global programs and ensure that are our services are carbon neutral we partnered with Terrapass, a social enterprise that provides carbon offsetting projects to businesses. Thanks to our investment in the Business Carbon Offset Package, through Terrapass, we have offset our carbon emissions, a total of 230 mT of carbon offsets and invested in renewable energy certificates (RECs), a total of 60,000kWh ensuring our energy is from renewable sources.

Thanks to this shift we can say with confidence that an investment in the Online Global programs means that your company can grow their exports, sales, brand, and business in target markets around the world all whilst having a net-zero impact on the planet’s resources.

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Thinking about Climate Change is a smart business decision!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Mar 17, 2022

The momentum for corporate social responsibility and sustainability continues to accelerate and the role for businesses is clear: we need to turn risk into opportunity.

At IBT Online we seek to incorporate corporate social responsibility and sustainability efforts for the success of our clients, our business and our planet.

The current climate crisis represents one of the biggest risks to our planet and we therefore feel we have a responsibility to make changes to our business practices as well as our services in order to mitigate and offset our impact.

We also believe that finding sustainable business solutions is the best way to set up our business as well as our client's for long-term growth that is resilient to a trade landscape impacted by climate change. Here are the top reasons why we believe all exporters should choose business solutions that incorporate sustainability and climate change mitigation within their business objectives.

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Digital Trade Is Greener Trade!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Wed, Mar 16, 2022

At IBT Online, we seek to offer the best solutions for our clients as well as our planet. The Online Global programs are designed to help companies grow their exports, sales, brand, and business in their target markets around the world as well as being sustainable business solutions. Our business practices as well as our services incorporate sustainability and climate positive efforts, including choosing digital solutions, CO2 reduction and mitigation and boosting our use of 'green' technology. Here are some of the ways our Online Global programs are the best option for achieving your international business growth sustainably.


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Setting you up for long-term success in the new USMCA landscape!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Fri, Oct 01, 2021

The USMCA updated trade agreement represents a unique opportunity for US exporters wanting to reach new markets other than their domestic US market. This blog will dive into the USMCA landscape and the online tools you need to grow your exports, sales, brand and business in Mexico and Canada!

At IBT Online we specialize in supporting US Exporters enter and thrive in international markets by leveraging their #1 business development tool: their online presence.

Canada and Mexico have always been obvious choices for US exporters, and with today’s booming digital landscape, this has only become easier! Thanks to the updated USMCA trade agreement, now is a great time to invest in your exporting strategy to Canada and Mexico, and here are the top reasons why:

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Top tips To Grow your Sales in Germany - Go Digital!

Posted by Ava Mitzi on Thu, Aug 12, 2021

Germany is a real powerhouse in Europe and a long-term strong import/export partner for the US. But why, we hear you ask, is your brand awareness and reach in the market is so hard to establish from the US?

The answer is simple - in order to succeed you will need an online presence that is optimized for the German audience, which means a localized German website, a .de, and a dedicated German marketing strategy.

Why do you need a localized .de website?

Germany is a major economy as a producer, importer, exporter, manufacturer etc. it’s got it all. In fact, Germany has the largest population in Europe, with 83 million people, and the fourth largest GDP in the world. It is a real powerhouse in Europe and thanks to its unique position nestled between Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland, its reach is widened. Its neighboring countries hold German-speaking regions, so one German website has the expanded reach of up to 100 million people.

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