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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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    F8 Venues
  • Getting Started With Email Marketing: From Fans to Customers

    Are you making money from your social media marketing? Are you posting regularly but not seeing the results that you expected? In this article I am going to explain how to set up an email based social selling system, that you can use to move your fans from content consumers to paying customers. You’ve Got to…

    2 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How Often Should I Post On SocIal Media?

    In this article I am going to be talking about how often you should post/tweet etc and how you go about scheduling your social media updates so that they reach your audience at the most appropriate time for them. One of my ninja time-management tips, when it comes to social media, is to pick a day…

    1 Oct 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • What Content Works Best on Social Media?

    In this article I am going to be sharing some tips on the type of content that you should be regularly sharing with your online communities. This is probably the second most common question I am asked, behind “How do I grow my fanbase on {insert name social network}?” and it is a very good question!…

    30 Sep 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Creating a Vanity URL For Your Facebook Page

    Facebook allows page owners and Admins to create a shortened version of their URL for marketing and aesthetic purposes. Unless you were given the option to set up a custom URL when you first created your Facebook business Page (see image below), the URL you are automatically issued with is very long and usually consists of a…

    29 Sep 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform

    One of the most common questions I get asked is, “what social networks should I be using to reach my customers?” The answer to that question is entirely dependant on who your ideal customer is. Once you have identified your ideal customer you will need to find out what social media platforms they are active on, so…

    29 Sep 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Everyone is Not Your Customer

    One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your business is to assume that everyone is your customer. As Virginia Muzquiz so aptly put it, “If you market to everyone as a prospect, you’ll get no one as a client“. The first thing you need to do is get really clear on who your…

    28 Sep 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Developing a Social Media Mindset

    Let me ask you, are you getting the results that you expected from your social media marketing? If not, it could be that you haven’t adopted a social media mindset. If you don’t understand these fundamentals, you are likely to be wasting a lot of time and not having much to show for it. This social media stuff will…

    27 Sep 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Marketing So Good Your Customers Would Pay For It

    Let me ask you a quick question! Do you think that your customers would actually PAY to get your marketing materials? I know this sounds like a crazy question but it happened to me about 3 weeks ago. Let me give you the back-story to this, then I’ll explain how this relates to your marketing. Useful…

    23 Sep 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • 18 Practical Tips To Get More Engagement on Facebook

    According to Social Media Examiner’s 2016 Industry report, only 46% of marketers feel like their Facebook marketing efforts are working. Why so low a percentage? Well one of the reasons often cited by marketers is because it takes a lot of time and effort to maintain an effective presence on Facebook (time, that could be spent…

    26 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How To Grow Your Fanbase on Facebook: 19 Top Tips

    For Facebook marketing to be effective, it is essential to have a sizeable audience. I know that’s not rocket science, but without a large and relevant fan base it is like speaking to an empty room and you will likely be wasting your valuable time and effort! In order to attract a large audience and be successful with your…

    25 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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