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Hi there! I’m Mark and I’am the former founder of 60 Second Social, a website which provided digital marketing and social media news as well as the former founder of Mark Dalton Media which was a digital and social media shop setup to help small businesses with their social media strategy and implementation.

A creative at heart and being driven by the passion to continue creating and documenting, I wanted to move away from trying to be an agency and return to freelance work. I have been working on my photography since the age of 19 when I first visited New York City. Deciding I wanted to focus on my true passion after 10 years of it being a hobby, I decided to enter the photography game on a professional level.

To make time for this work and to allow myself to focus on photography 100% I no longer provide social media services for clients, I am available for guest blogging and paid blogging services however social media strategy/consultation and sitter services have now ended. You can make enquires regarding my photography work or blogging services through the email below.

Email: markdaltonphotography@gmail.com

For samples of my work as well as information on how to make a booking for photography services, click the link below.

Photography website: markdaltonphotography.com

Photographer

Photography is my passion, I love creating stunning city and landscape shots. A passion that I developed at the age of 21 years old while in London when I bought my first bridge camera and then migrated to a DSLR shortly afterwards.

An aspiring photographer asked me once when you consider yourself a pro. Its a grey area and people have different opinions. For me, it has always been a case of waiting for the day when someone asked me for a shot I had taken to hang up in their home or place of work ect. That is when you go from being an aspiring amateur to a pro in my eyes.

Capturing city life through the lens and sharing on Instagram with the community is always a fantastic buzz.

You can see some of my sample work on my photography website:

markdaltonphotography.com

You can follow along with my daily photography updates and stories over on. Hit me up, drop a follow and say ‘hey!’ :

instagram.com/themarkdalton

**You can now also book me for photography work, full details available on the photography tab at the top of this website or alternatively on my Mark Dalton Photography website.**

Writer

Now I’m no English major and I’m sure to someone who teaches English my grammar is probably a mess, but I know how to get people’s attention and get them reading.

While I have diversified into visual content and more recently have started jumping into audio content, writing posts has been my bread and butter for a number of years.

While much of my written content has been through blogs, I don’t like to call myself a blogger – not anymore at least. I’m a writer be it a blog post, article, column, press release, book and anything else you can think of.

I have been setting up and writing blog posts for as long as I can remember through my teenage years and my twenties. You can read many of my posts over the past number of years on this site by hitting up the link to the blog:

markdalton.net/blog

I also contributed social media related content to the Irish Tech News website over a period of two years where I published a total of 550 posts in that time. Writing blog posts will work wonders for your SEO but many people struggle with figuring out where to start and how to gain traction. Want to make it happen with your blog? Send me an email and lets make it happen.

daltomark@me.com

Blogging Service

I no longer provide paid social media consultations or a social media sitter service. However, alongside my photography I am also passionate about blogging.

I am available to guest blog and cross promote, email me or hit me up on social media for more details. We can chat further about guest blogging and make arrangements to get it done if all is good.

I am also available for paid blogging services. If you have a business and want to get the ball rolling on your blog then send me an email or hit me up via DM on social media. We can work out the costs and make it happen 🙂

A Word On Marketing

Even though I no longer provide marketing services, if there was a piece of wisdom I would love to leave people with it would be the following.

Social media is a slang term for the current state of the internet. I don’t like the term “digital marketer” or “social media marketer” because I don’t think such a thing exists. I believe there are quite simply marketers who use social media as a tool for their marketing efforts.

Marketing has changed and continues to change with the use of social media over the past number of years and onwards into the future. Now businesses need to make a real effort to connect on a personal level as well as taking the time and the patience to build a following and to grow their brand on social media channels.

Many business owners I have spoken to over the past number of years struggle to understand the connection to greater sales online now comes through the effort and time taken into building brand and networking online. People buy from people.

Want to jump in online and start shoving your sales pitch in people’s faces? Go ahead, you won’t last long. In a few weeks you will be moaning that “it just doesn’t work and is a load of rubbish.” Believe me, it works and if you can’t figure out how to monetise it, that doesn’t mean the platforms wrong, that means you’re wrong.

The days of shoving advertising into peoples faces, the days of stealing customers time…is over…