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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
  • Improve Your Business By Understanding Your Customers

    I don’t know why it took me so long to survey my past clients, but when I recently sent a short questionnaire to my customers I learned a ton of useful information that is already helping me improve my marketing, and will continue to shape my communications in the future. What prompted me to do this exercise was two…

    13 Dec 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How To Keep Up-To-Date With Social Media

    Want to know what’s working right now on social media? Do you feel you are constantly behind the curve and playing catch-up with the latest advice from industry experts? Social media changes fast and tactics and strategies that worked well in the past are often no longer effective. Platforms change at an alarming rate, and consumer…

    24 Nov 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Return on Trust is the new Return on Investment

    Want to increase your sales? Of course you do, right? You are in business after all! One of the reasons I think that business owners don’t sell more is because they don’t understand the concept of Return on Trust (ROT) and how it relates to the strength of the relationships that they have with the person that they…

    3 Nov 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to Advertise to Your Email List on Facebook

    Want to learn how to advertise to your email list on Facebook? Facebook ads are a great way to get the message out there about your products and services, but they are also a great way to lose money if you don’t know what you are doing. A mistake l often see marketers making is that they aim…

    1 Nov 2016
    Alan Martin
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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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