Alan Meban offers social media training, coaching and consultancy, often with small businesses and charities or academic institutions. He is a freelance journalist who reports from civic, academic and political events, and chairs discussions for Slugger O’Toole, reviews films and theatre performances on his blog Alan in Belfast, and live-tweets, (multi-camera) streams and records lectures and conferences. In the past he has helped individuals within organisations improve their ability to handle radio interviews, and coached comms teams through the process of making videos.

  • How can you tell your story online and the explain the value of your services, possibly in advance of clients realising that they need you?
  • Can social media help you stand out with  effective, engaging and targeted messaging?
  • What are the merits and demerits of the different social media platforms – including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn – and what are some case-studies of good and not-so-good practice?
  • How can you decide where to focus your online effort?
  • Tracking progress, measuring success and tuning your strategy
  • How to stay out of trouble on social media?

For 21 years, Alan was a designer and enterprise architect in IT departments at BT supporting a range of lines of business as well as external customers. He was appointed to the BBC Audience Council of Northern Ireland between 2007 and 2012. He chairs the FactCheckNI advisory panel, is a member of the Ofcom Advisory Committee for Northern Ireland, convenes the Presbyterian Church in Ireland’s IT Panel, and is a member of the Corrymeela Community.


Social Media training, radio interview training, blogging, streaming and recording events