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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.”
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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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  • 5 Ninja Hacks To Get Your First 1,000 Email Subscribers

    Do you want to build an email list but don’t know where to start? Have you tried other list building techniques techniques but not had much success? Building an email list is getting harder because everyone else is doing it too, so the bar is constantly being raised. This means that, as marketers, we need to…

    12 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How To Get More Twitter Followers

    Do you want more Twitter followers? Not sure how to attract the right people? In this article I’ll introduce you to a couple of ninja tools that will help you explode your followers on Twitter, but before I do that I need to point out a couple of things. First of all, although the topic of this article is…

    11 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Getting Started with Instagram Marketing

    Do you want to know how to get started with Instagram? Are you letting fear of technology put you off? If you’ve figured out that Instagram would be a good way for you to reach and engage with your ideal audience and showcase your business in a positive way, but you don’t really know how to get started, I’ve…

    10 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • 7 Benefits of Social Media for Your Business

    When I first became interested in social media as a potential business tool, I was advised by some that it was just a fad and that I shouldn’t waste my time with it. Over a decade later, social media has not gone away! In fact, according to Pew Research Centre, social media usage by American adults has…

    9 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to Create a Social Media Strategy

    How to Create a Social Media Strategy

    Far too many businesses simply post on Facebook and Twitter or whatever other channels they happen to like using, and wonder why they are not getting the results they expected – usually more sales. One of the main reasons for this is that they simply don’t have a strategy in place that will actually move…

    8 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Putting The ‘Networking’ Back Into Social Networking

    Before we dive into specific tactics let’s define exactly what ‘Social Networking’ means. According to Google, Social Networking involves “the use of dedicated websites and applications to interact with other users, or to find people with similar interests to one’s own.” What this means from a marketing perspective is that social networking is about strategically engaging with identified individuals on social media, who…

    7 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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