• Client Testimonials

    Meet My Clients

    Barry Thomson, Sales Manager, Thomson Print and Packaging


    "Prior to meeting Dane, we had no concept of how useful a tool social media can be for business. Following a wonderfully presented presentation full of useful information, we were able to re-structure our social media basis to have more engagement with our target audience.


    We would highly recommend Dane and Streets Ahead Social to any business that is looking to gain more insight and understanding of how social media can work for their business."


    Elaine Brown, Business Development Manager, Bright Green Business


    "Our team recently attended a Streets Ahead Social Training Session. WOW! The training and follow up session has provided up with a 'Green Print Social Media Strategy', new understanding of techniques to use, and we've done our first ever Facebook LIVE! The added bonus was that the course was fun and Dane is so engaging and makes you feel like you can ask the 'silly questions.' I now understand hashtags! #SocialMediaSorted


    Gin Lalli, Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Gin Lalli Therapy


    "Although I was happy to use social media on a personal level, I really wanted to approach it for my business from a more professional angle. I ended up just confusing myself and NOT enjoying it all...


    ...that is until I met Dane from Streets Ahead Social.


    From the outset, Dane made everything so much easier for me to understand. He quickly understood what I was trying to achieve on social media and has guided me in the right direction.


    I now feel much more authentic and proud of my social media profiles.


    Dane knows what he is talking about and is passionate about what he does too.


    I would highly recommend Dane at Streets Ahead Social for all your social media needs."


    David Bartos, Advocate, FCIArb, Arbitrator

    “I commissioned Dane to improve my LinkedIn Profile and provide me training on how to get the most out of LinkedIn for my business.


    Dane was welcoming and friendly while being business-like. He listened carefully to the description of my business and my requirements.


    As a result of working with Dane, I have seen an increase in visitors to my Linkedin profile and have made more valuable contacts for my business on the back of this.


    To any business (or individual) who is looking to improve their social media presence and increase both awareness of their brand and the work coming from it - I would have no hesitation in recommending Dane at Streets Ahead Social to help you.”

    Clare McGill, Founder, Ahimsa Yoga


    "Dane was great at giving me advice on my Facebook Page and Instagram. He had done his research beforehand on my page so knew what I was trying to do and readily had ideas and input on how to get there.


    My Ahimsa Yoga Facebook Page has really come to life since I used Streets Ahead Social and as a result I have had more interest in my classes.


    I highly recommend Dane at Streets Ahead Social."


    Dr Laura Wyness, Nutrition Research and Communication


    "I had been doing a few social media videos and regular posts but often the impact of these was less than anticipated. Dane hosted a Facebook LIVE with me a few weeks ago which was extremely useful from a business point of view as well as being a fun experience!


    Dane's approach was very professional and it was clear he had done his research on my business and background.


    I now have far more awareness of how to effectively promote events and my services on social media and I have been steadily gaining followers on my Facebook Page as a result of Dane's sound advice.


    If you are struggling with your social media strategy or just not seeing the results you expect with your current efforts to promote your business, I'd highly recommend contacting Dane for straightforward advice and help to ensure your social media strategy has a positive impact."


    Rosemary Armstrong, Director, RJA Coaching & Development

    "I found myself feeling frustrated with Social Media. You know what it's like ...'Does this work?', 'Does that work?' 'What works best?'


    I contacted Dane for some help and got a consultation set up with him. Before meeting with me, he looked at my social media accounts and my competitors. He even took the time to read my latest blog!


    Having arranged to work with Dane on an on-going basis, I now feel light hearted, organised and happy.


    If you need some Social Media, PR or Marketing assistance, then I can strongly recommend, Dane Thomson at Streets Ahead Social.


    A more friendly and down to earth chap I have yet to meet."



  • Are you (or key subject matter experts) in your organisation struggling with:


    HOW to use social media?


    How to create relevant content for social media?


    How to harness social media to drive leads into your organisation?


    Look no further than Streets Ahead Social...

    Hello! I'm DANE, YOUR go-to Social Media Guy!

    Dane, Founder of Streets Ahead Social

    Get to know me better here...

    My name is Dane Thomson. I am an award-winning social media consultant based in Edinburgh and I proudly present you... Streets Ahead Social.


    I have worked in Social Media, PR and Marketing (Executive and Management) roles getting hands-on experience for over 8 years.


    I graduated with my 2.1 PR & Marketing BA (Hons) Degree from Queen Margaret University over 6 years ago and it has been a professional adventure ever since.


    My adventure has included creating and running successful social media campaigns for the likes of: award-winning bid specialists, AM Bid, Scotland's highest ranked university, Queen Margaret University and national charity, Support in Mind Scotland.


    I launched Streets Ahead Social in December 2017 on the back of an award-winning social media campaign I created for Support in Mind Scotland.


    Streets Ahead Social exists to help Third, Public and Private organisations like yours turn visibility on social media into quality leads.


    Whether the leads you're looking for are:


    • Donors for your organisation
    • Training Course Participants
    • Phone calls for a new service you've launched
    To name (but) a few...
    I can help you!


    Prices for social media support packages start at £495 and can be found here.


    Take a look at the packages I offer here at Streets Ahead Social and please don't hesitate to get in touch with me for a free, no obligation 15-20 minutes online chat to discuss working together.


    Drop me a line at: Dane@streetsaheadsocial.com

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    I stand ready to help you!




    P.S. I am also a proud member of the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce. Check out Streets Ahead Social's profile here.

  • How I Can Help You

    Social Media Support Packages For Your Organisation

    Social Media Strategy Package


    Social Media Training Package

    £495 Per Platform (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn)

    If you have any further questions about these packages, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.


    Drop me an email at:




    I stand ready to guide you!


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  • FAQs

    Do I need to be on social media for my organisation?

    Social media is an incredibly powerful marketing channel for SMEs. With a reported 43% of the world's population using social media to find out more about goods and services before they buy, can you really afford not to be on social media for your organisation?

    Which other Organisations have you worked with?

    I’ve worked with over 40 (and counting) organisations across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife. These have included Forth Blinds, Thomson Print and Packaging, Bright Green Business plus many more.


    More details about what my clients have said about using my services and the results they’ve seen for their Organisations can be found here.

    How much do you charge?

    Our initial consultation is FREE.


    If we decide to work together, there are 2 packages for you to choose from. Prices for these start from £495.

    What's your payment terms?

    I request payment for all services provided to be made upfront. No work will be carried out until payment is received. If it's a specific project, tailored payment terms can be agreed. Please get in touch if you have any further questions about this.

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Streets Ahead Social Privacy Policy – My Commitment To You

I, Dane Thomson Founder and Owner of Streets Ahead Social am committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of anyone using this website and the confidentiality of any information that you provide me with.  The purpose of this statement is to set out how I use any personal information that I may obtain from you.

How I use and collect your information

In general, you can visit this website (powered by Strikingly) without telling me who you are and without revealing any information about yourself.  If, however, you want to use the site to get in touch with me, you will be asked to provide your name, email address and reason for getting in touch.

I will store this information on a computer which has up-to-date firewall and security updates enabled. I will then get in touch with you using the details you have provided. 

If you do not want me to use data in this way, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which I collect your data.  

I am seeing a notification for ‘Cookies’ – what are those?

I lawfully collect information directly from you when you visit the Streets Ahead Social website in a few ways. One way is through using ‘cookies’. 
Most websites use cookies to help them function effectively and efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.  They help us, the website owners to understand how our clients are using our website so we can develop and improve the design, layout, content and function of the site accordingly.  Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by websites that you visit.  They save and retrieve pieces of information about your visit to the website – for example, how you entered the site, how you navigated through the site and what information (e.g. blogs etc.) was of interest to you.  This means that when you go back to a website, it can give you tailored options based on the information it has stored about you on your last visit. 

Some of cookies are used to simply collect information about how visitors use the website and these types of cookies collect the information in an anonymous form.

The rules about cookies on websites have recently changed.  If you are uncomfortable with the use of cookies, you can disable cookies on your computer by changing the settings in the preferences or options menu in your browser.  You can set your browser to reject or block cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.  You can also delete any cookies that are already stored on your computer’s hard drive.  However, please be aware that if you do delete and block all cookies from this website, parts of the site will not then work.  This is because some of the cookies I use are essential for parts of the website to operate. 

To find out more about cookies, including seeing what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org 

If you do not wish to accept cookies, please leave the Streets Ahead Social site immediately and then delete and block all cookies from this site.  Alternatively, you may opt out of receiving information from me by email, telephone or post. You can contact me via email at dane@streetsaheadsocial.com, call me on 07856413922 or write to me at 144/1 Duke Street Edinburgh EH6 8HR. 

How will you keep my data secure?

I endeavour to take strict steps to protect your personal information.  I have all the up-to-date firewall and security updates installed in my laptop and work from secure WI-FI connections. I, however, cannot 100% guarantee safety of any information you disclose online, unless it’s been negligence on my part e.g. haven’t kept laptop security updates up-to-date. 

Closing points 

•	You can request to see data stored on you by me at anytime
•	You can request have your data supplied removed 
•	You can request to have your data updated 

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. 
Dane Thomson 
Streets Ahead Social 
144/1 Duke Street Edinburgh EH6 8HR 
Updated 19/04/2018