Here are some compelling stats. I think that these illustrate why most companies should have company pages on LinkedIn:
More than 3 million companies have LinkedIn Company Pages.
There are more than 1.5 million unique publishers actively using the L inkedIn Share button on their sites to send content into the LinkedIn platform.
It's members are sharing insights and knowledge in more than 2.1 million Groups.
LinkedIn members did over 5.7 billion professionally-oriented searches on the platform in 2012.
Do you want to show up? Do you want to attract professionals? If your company sells B2B this is the ultimate no-brainer.
Plus, now with "Showcase Pages" you can highlight the various products or services that your company offers. And, showcase pages can be extremely effective in allowing your organization to target people doing these 5.7 billion searches. You have to have a company page in order to create showcase pages.