A week ago, we asked you to tell us your favorite LinkedIn Company Pages of the past year. Your responses have been fantastic, and now we’re thrilled to congratulate the 12 Best Company Pages of 2012!

These are great examples of how businesses and organizations are using their LinkedIn Company Page to showcase their brand and connect with their target audience in a meaningful way.

Ready to kick off 2013 with an amazing LinkedIn Company Page?

If you run an organization and are looking to build out a fantastic company presence on LinkedIn, here are 4 steps to get started:

  1. Add an image that welcomes visitors to your page and showcases your brand.
  2. Post status updates to start a conversation with your target audience.
  3. Add your products or services so your target audience can learn about what you have to offer. And don’t forget to gather recommendations to bring your products and services to life!
  4. Feature relevant groups to attract a broader audience and extend your reach.

Happy holidays from the LinkedIn Company Pages Team!

Note: The list of winners is comprised of member favorites from such categories as Enterprise, Small Business and International.