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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: 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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  • Success Story: How to Use Facebook to Improve Your Business

    Breaking your leg in a skiing accident is not most people’s idea of a blessing but for Salon Partner Pauline Davidson of Partners Hair and Beauty in Broughty Ferry, it proved to be exactly that! Following a nasty accident on the slopes in 2010, Pauline found herself on the sidelines for several months while recovering…

    3 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Is Your Business Suffering From a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

    What difference can mindset have on the profitability of your business? Can mindset actually be more important than technical skills or knowledge? In this article I’m going to share a story about the difference that challenging my limiting beliefs made to my business during a traditionally quiete time of year. Business as usual At Chat Marketing we tend to be quieter…

    1 Aug 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • An Introduction to content marketing

    An Introduction to Content Marketing

    What is content marketing? Why is it important for your business? In this article I’ll explain what content marketing is at both a strategic and practical level, and why it should be a vital ingredient of your social media marketing. It is a mistake to think of these as two different marketing disciplines and it’s vital that you understand the…

    22 Jul 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • How to get more fans on Facebook

    How to Quickly Get More Facebook Fans Without Advertising

    I gave a presentation this week on the topic of getting started with Facebook marketing (yes, this is still new to a lot of people). Anyway, one of the slides in the presentation (see below) was about how to build your fans on Facebook. Whilst I don’t have time to explore all the techniques mentioned in…

    14 Jul 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Social Media Branding

    Want to know how to keep your branding consistent across all your social media channels? Not sure where you can use branding on your social media accounts? In this article I’ll explain the importance of branding in social media, where the branding opportunities are and how to remain consistent, so that you have a recognisable style across all…

    13 Jul 2016
    Alan Martin
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  • Top social media tools

    My Top Social Media Tools

    Are you spending too many hours on social media? Want to discover some tools that will save you time and help you stay productive? In this article, I’ll reveal my top time-saving and productivity tools that will allow you to maintain a professional presence on social media, without spending all your time on social media. Finding…

    13 Jul 2016
    Alan Martin
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