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  • "When it comes to social media Alan is extremely knowledgeable, easy to get on with and it was a pleasure to work with him. He is one of life’s good guys. Nothing is too much trouble for him. He listens to your social media challenges and gives you strategies and tools that work."
    Maureen Sharphouse
    Coach, Speaker, Mentor
  • “Chat Marketing have helped steer us through the bewildering array of Social Networking opportunities and have shown us how to get the most out of this medium from a business point of view. Alan is easy to work with, a good listener who delivers excellent results.”
    David Adams
    Adams Law
  • “I've just attended Chat Marketing's "Twitter4Business" workshop this morning. What an excellent and informative event. I would highly recommend Alan and Chat Marketing to any business looking to get started in the bewildering world of social media. Many thanks Alan.”
    Andy Perkins
    F8 Venues
  • How much should I spend on LinkedIn Advertising?

    LinkedIn Advertising: How Much Should I Spend (BONUS: In-Depth Guide To Placing Ads)

    Are you thinking about using LinkedIn to find more business? According to HubSpot, the business site is actually 277% more effective at lead generation than Facebook and Twitter. But just posting updates to your company page will not be enough. You’ll need to reach out to members of your target audience on the channel with…

    15 Apr 2019
    Alan Martin
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  • Pinterest: Why it is good for digital marketing

    Pinterest: Why It’s Good for Digital Marketing (With a Bonus Guide)

    With an active, growing audience, Pinterest is proving to be the platform where brands go to be seen and to engage with others.

    25 Mar 2019
    Alan Martin
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  • Instagram: Reaching Your Target Audience There (Exclusive How-to) blog post

    Instagram : Reaching Your Target Audience There (Exclusive How-to)

    Reaching your target audience on Instagram is vital for your marketing. Otherwise, you’re wasting effort. We tell you how in this blog.

    25 Feb 2019
    Alan Martin
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  • Defining the target audience for Facebook ads with Bonus How-to blog post

    Target Audiences: Defining Them for Facebook Ads (Bonus: How-to)

    Identifying your target audience accurately when working with Facebook ads is key to having success with this marketing practice.

    25 Jan 2019
    Alan Martin
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  • social media coach hiring requires a good match

    Social Media Coach: How to Choose Wisely

    In the last decade, social media platforms have become the hot marketing channels. Businesses of all types are trying to understand how best to make use of them. One way to gain that knowledge is to employ a social media coach. However, not all coaches are the same. So before you hire, consider the following…

    20 Jul 2018
    Alan Martin
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  • How To Like a Facebook Page From Your Business Page

    Do you want to know how to like a Facebook Page from your business Page? How about commenting on other Page’s posts as your business? Before I explain how you do both of these things, I’ll explain why you might want to do them in the first place! Social media is all about building relationships and engagement and……

    4 May 2017
    Alan Martin
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  • Is ConvertKit Right For Your Business?

    Are you looking for an email marketing system that puts the power back into your hands? What about an affordable solution that is flexible enough to grow with your business? Hopefully you already realise the crucial part that email marketing plays in your social selling funnel, but central to ensuring all the moving parts fit seamlessly together…

    20 Apr 2017
    Alan Martin
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  • Weatherproofing Your Business

    With forecasters predicting a return to freezing temperatures and snow showers, now is the perfect time to be asking “Is your business weatherproof?”  With further snowfalls and icy roads ahead, could you still carry out your work as normal or would your business grind to a halt? This can have disastrous consequences if you work for yourself. If…

    7 Feb 2017
    Alan Martin
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  • Top Business Reads of 2016

    Those of you who know me, know that I am a self confessed book geek! I love learning new things and trying to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be, and one of the ways I like to do that is by reading or listening to audio books whenever I get the opportunity. Over…

    6 Jan 2017
    Alan Martin
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  • Infusionsoft vs ConvertKit: Why We Switched

    In November we took the fairly major decision to change our email marketing service provider from Infusionsoft to a new platform called ConvertKit. If you’ve been on the Chat Marketing email list for more than a couple of months, you may have noticed a change in recent weeks in the way our emails look. The reason for this is because we are…

    22 Dec 2016
    Alan Martin
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