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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
  • Success Story: B2B Social Media Rock Stars

    It is often said that there is a difference between how Business to Business (B2B) companies use social media compared to their Business to Consumer (B2C) counterparts. To test this theory I decided to interview Sandie Holmes from the award-winning consultancy 121 HR Solutions. 121 HR Solutions were singled out for special attention by Theo…

    25 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Affiliate Marketing: The Secret Sauce of Making Money Online

    In 2014 consumers in the UK spent £16.5 billion through affiliate marketing and lead generation activities (also known as performance marketing), which was more than a 14% increase on the year before  (source: Internet Advertising Bureau UK) and represents a huge but little-known about opportunity for small businesses when done ethically. However, done the wrong way it…

    20 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • 5 Reasons You Should Start a Blog in 2017

    Not sure if writing a blog is a waste of time? Want to know what blogging can do for your business? In this article I’ll explain 5 of the top reasons why I think you should invest your time writing, publishing and promoting regular blog articles. If you haven’t heard Marcus Sheridan’s story, about how…

    11 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • There’s No Such Thing As Bad News, Or Is There?

    In a previous edition of the Chat Marketing e-newsletter I tried out a live experiment in order to illustrate the power of the subject line in influencing whether or not an email gets opened. One of the challenges in marketing (both on and offline) is to ensure your messages are seen by as many people as possible….

    8 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Success Story: Cleaning up With Facebook Ads

    With the Social Media Success interview series I try to pick different industries in order to show that any business sector can be successful using social media. This week it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to Derek Cowan and his business ‘Get it Done Cleaning’ based in Fife. Derek’s company are ‘wiping the floor’…

    8 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • What Running Has Taught Me About Business

    Today I wanted to talk about something crucial to the success of your business, and that is ‘Mindset’. I am going to explore this topic through my experience with running and what it has taught me about this most fundamental of business skills. Why Running? Well, why not? Actually, I’m not a big fan of running if the…

    7 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Success Story: Eventful Tweets Create New Business Opportunities

    As usual I was on the lookout for the best business success stories to share with you, when I came across the amazing story of a local business woman that managed to get her business to trend nationally on Twitter resulting in over 2 million views of her content. Naturally I was extremely curious to…

    7 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Success Story: Social Media Insights

    For any business, large or small, being able to attract and retain the right calibre of staff is crucial to the future success of the organisation, so I was fascinated to hear about how Insights, a very successful training and personal development company, are using social media to successfully motivate their staff and increase awareness…

    4 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to Grow Your Email List With Social Media

    Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to grow your business, and social media can play an important role in helping you achieve this, but it is surprising that many businesses are still not doing this yet. Are you actively building an email list of people who have opted in to receive your…

    4 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • 5 Power Strategies for Attracting Clients on LinkedIn

    Are you looking for a network that makes it easy to gain leads and sales? Do you want a platform that brings you business but does not require you to post multiple times per day just to get noticed? In this article I’ll share with you 5 ninja power strategies to help you magnetically attract customers…

    3 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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