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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.”
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    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.”
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  • 7 Awesome Time Management Hacks For Social Media Marketers

    We are all busy people right? There are only so many hours in the day and our time is constantly being demanded for this and that must-do marketing activity. Every week there seems to be a new social media platform that we are told that we need to be on, in order to get a foot-hold…

    26 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Facebook Apps: What Are They And How To Install Them

    Over the last couple of years Facebook apps have been less visible on business pages due to a change in page design, but as with all things Facebook related, change is never far away and so in the latest page redesign, apps are again more visible and should be back on your To-Do list. This is your…

    22 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Do Small Businesses Still Need A Website?

    With the plethora of social media channels and publishing platforms available, for the budget conscious entrepreneur looking to boot-strap whenever possible, it can be tempting to think that you don’t really need a website any more. That would be a big mistake however, and here’s why! Simply put, a website and a social media account such…

    21 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Why You Need a Content Hub That You Own

    Are you spinning your wheels on social media but not getting the business results that you expected? One of the reasons for that might be that you are sending traffic to everyone else’s content hub and not your own. In this article, I’ll explore why you should invest in your own content hub as a home for your…

    19 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Introduction To The Power Editor

    Have you heard of Facebook’s Power Editor but have no idea what it is or why you should be using it? With declining reach, organic activity alone won’t cut it anymore, so you need to be at least experimenting with paid ads on Facebook. However if you are not using the Power Editor you will…

    18 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to Export Your LinkedIn Connectons

    Did you know that you could export your LinkedIn connections? Before I explain the process, I thought it would be helpful to explain why you might want to do it in the first place! There are lots of reasons why you might want to export your LinkedIn contact list. Perhaps you want to have all your…

    17 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How To Write A Press Release

    In this article you’ll learn how to write press releases and get them published. You might be thinking that Press is a bit ‘old school’, but it is still an important and cost-effective way to get the word out about your business. Although this is not an area of business that I usually write about, in…

    16 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • The Super Power of Consistency

    In this article I wanted to talk about (okay, well write about) the importance of being consistent. Whilst being consistent is vitally important on social media, for reasons I’ll go into in a minute, this actually applies to all aspects of your life and business. If you are trying to get fit, going to the gym one…

    15 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • 6 Free Tools and Resources For Creating Social Media Images

    Images are an important part of your social media content and are becoming even more so, as our posts increasingly compete for attention in busy newsfeeds. Not only do images stand out more when people are browsing through their newsfeed, but according to MarketingProfs, posts with images can receive up to 180% more engagement than…

    14 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to Verify Your Facebook Business Page

    In October 2015 Facebook announced that they were introducing a new feature that would allow business pages to become verified. This is something that you should definitely do if you have not done so already, but before I show you how to do it, it is helpful to know what a verified page is and why you want…

    12 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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