Archive: Oct 2021

“What’s that?” I hear you cry, “Another Snapchat related blog?” well, you’ve got me there but this time is different, this time is really significant. This time there’s llamas. Firstly let’s get the latest ad unit news out of the way so I can get to…
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There’s a lot to be said for trusting your instincts. Often, trusting your gut and taking leaps of faith are how the best decisions are made, how businesses prosper and how civilisation itself advances. But here’s the thing. Leaps of faith are also a major cause of falling…
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Digital marketing is all the rage this year with branding testing new and innovative ways to communicate with your targeted audience. Social media channels have released major updates to accommodate the way we interact, communicate and digest information. Let’s guide our potential customers on the yellow brick road…
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  It will come as no surprise that since Microsoft’s take-over of LinkedIn, the software giant wants to take on the big guns. Microsoft has been waiting years for the opportunity to successfully enter the social media game. Instead of taking the Google approach and trying to make…
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When we’re sold virtual reality, we’re of the impression that our social interactions will become more intimate and life-like, and that we will be treated to a social media experience beyond the realms of possibility. Arguably, the technological development of virtual reality on our social screens…
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So, January is coming to an end and most of the articles I’ve been reading recently have (as one would expect) revolved around wrap ups from 2016, learnings as well as what to look forward to, the trends & upcoming innovations. This read however, will explore a widely…
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Following Microsoft’s completion of the LinkedIn acquisition, dramatic changes began to roll out at the end of last week. Primarily, for its 450m users, it is a desktop revamp that leads the charge. Whilst not available yet in every country, we took a look at initial feedback…
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Facebook Live is on every lip and every screen. Add to that Periscope and YouTube Live, and there’s no denying that Live is king on social media! Even Snapchat and Instagram stories fall within this trend towards spontaneity. Does this mean Live-tweeting has reached its expiry date? In case…
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I think about the future of social media often. I wonder where it’s all going. The pace of technological change is beginning to outstrip our capacity to make sense of the world around us and it’s only going to accelerate further. Tech begets tech. The devices we create…
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Instagram Stories Ads Good news! Instagram just announced that it will be releasing ads in its Instagram Stories section, which has managed to acquire about 150 million people check out Instagram Stories since it release later last year. And yes, Instagram is copying Snapchat a bit (again)…
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It’s always nice to see your work do well. When you see the results of a campaign and a certain piece of content or chunk of copy performs better than you expected it’s wonderful. But why not expand upon that? In the music industry…
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  We’ve all heard the expression ‘content is king’. It’s Digital Marketing 101. What many forget though is that means quality content – and it’s not just Google that’s cracking down on irrelevant noise. The social platforms, of which Facebook is at the forefront, are constantly improving their…
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As we all know by now, integrating social media engagement into your B2B marketing plan is a smart way to reach your clients and prospects.  That isn’t rocket science, and certainly nothing new for 2017. But it is something that is easily forgotten or lost from our initial…
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    In 2016 both Facebook and Twitter made a concerted effort to simplify their ad platforms, making it easier for individuals and small business owners to advertise their business. Compared to a few years ago, setting up campaigns is now relatively easy, and there are plenty of…
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Taking a look at your social strategies for summer 2017? Looking even further forward? Well, here are four of the less frequently used options in social media marketing to give you some inspiration. Spice up your content distribution by mixing it up, use different channels, find a unique…
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It’s said if you want to know what technology will be in mainstream cars in future years, you should review what is in a Mercedes S Class, today. The vision of S Class, becomes tomorrow’s reality. Much like the Mercedes S Class, CES has evolved into a beast…
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There’s a big difference between simply using social media platforms, and building a genuine social presence that allows your audience to emotionally connect with your brand. Establishing an honest relationship with consumers via social media is simple. Consumers want to know that your brand has a personality, and…
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Most of you already know Pinterest. But if you can look past the design-ideas-pic sharing platform cliché, it’s more powerful than we often imagine, and can be incredibly useful to develop your brand online. Pinterest has as many monthly users as Snapchat (150 million), and 40% of new…
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The marketing landscape continues to alter at a startling rate and we at Immediate Future are pretty certain you are fed up of being bombarded with fluffy information and figures about this “mammoth” transformation over the years. I can pretty much guarantee you’re thinking, “How great was life…
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“Don’t blog about Snapchat” was the recurring mantra / running joke in the IF office over the course of 2016. It was easier said than done because, of the Big 5 social channels, Snapchat dominated the news last year and likewise, the IF blog.
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In a bid to encourage Facebook’s 1.8 million Facebook Live users to spend longer on the service, the social channel caters to the celebrities, public figures and Mentions app members. The new update gives celebrities and other public influential figures the power to control and edit their live…
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