Content Marketing

It’s that time of the week again! Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media.
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Discover 8 content ideas to make your social media pages look fresh.
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Take a look at the differences between an influencer and a Content Creator.
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly social snapshot.
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The B2B buyer journey is becoming more complex than ever before. Multiple stakeholders and buyer influencers are at the heart of any purchasing process for businesses – and for B2B social, the breadth of audience that can be influenced is growing. The challenge for those looking to sell over social…
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Social media has already become an influential virtual space, that is incorporated into the purchase funnel and plays a vital role in advertising your brand. We look at what role Social Media plays in this Purchasing Journey for B2C customers.
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly Social Snapshot!
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Stop doomscrolling! Learn how to craft creative content that resonates beyond the click rate.
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Are you looking for a way to improve your copywriting?  In this blog, we help you with everything you need to know about copywriting and how to create awesome copy to boost your rankings and satisfy your audience at the same time.
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Finding your target audience can be the easy part, but getting them to engage, click and follow is a whole other process.
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4 marketing trends in 2022
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media on our latest Social Snapshots.
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Discover how you can keep your following engaged over the summer holiday season with this tips.
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Discover some of the basic social media tips you need to know to succeed in today’s crowded, high-noise social media landscape.
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly social snapshot.
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TikTok is becoming the new gold for Marketing, find out 5 accounts Marketers should follow.
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Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot!
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With so many metrics out there, the world of social media can be confusing when creating a report. Each social media platform uses different analytics to track performance. What metrics to track depends on what the goals of using social media actually are. In order to understand what metrics to…
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Discover how to make visuals for social media go the extra mile and stand out from the crowd!
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Instagram has launched a new feature that allows you to pin posts to the top of your Instagram profile!
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media.
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Discover these 8 easy steps that will allow you to create an effective Social Media Strategy.
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We have a look at some shows all marketers should watch to be better at our work.
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Learn what is t average customer satisfaction rate by the industry and what are the main drivers of sentiment
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Running out of ideas on what posts to share on LinkedIn? Looking to create something engaging that would also perform well on the professional social network? Don’t sweat it! Here are a few quick wins for content you can share every day in a week. Check out the full infographic…
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Take a look at the latest happenings in the world of social media with this week’s social snapshot
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Learn how to create the best hashtag strategy for your Instagram account.
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UGC is content generated and shared online by brand’s clients or fans. It can be an image, video, comment, review, blog etc. And it works wonders for brands! UGC is one of the best ways for a brand to gain visibility, reach its potential market, communicate its values and advertise…
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With so much variety by way of content, designs, products, and services in today’s marketing world, it takes a lot of work for brands to create a seamless experience for customers. Maintaining brand consistency – from visuals to tone and voice – is essential for the authenticity of your company.
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Have you noticed how many blogs there are around? The answer… a lot. Meaning that being seen is getting complicated. Content creators are putting more and more effort into their publications, and positioning the content of a blog is no longer as simple as it was a few…
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Our mantra is “Breaking the Social Boring”, so when we heard Onalytica was hosting a webinar on just that, we had to take part. As part of an Onalytica expert community series, we joined a group of social media experts to explore how to create less boring content. Our own…
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Choosing a marketing agency to help with your business can be a big decision. In all industries, some businesses are genuinely good at what they do and offer a great service. Others think they are good but simply… aren’t It can be difficult choosing an agency that will…
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With so much social media news popping up every day, it can be hard to stay up to date. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at the latest happenings in the world of social media with this week’s social snapshot👇🏻 Snapchat adds YouTube link…
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Do you create content that aligns with what your sales team’s expectations and needs are? In many cases marketing and sales teams happen to not line up their activities which can lead to a disconnect in what the brand is communicating with them. A recent study by…
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There’s no doubt that engaging an agency to support on your social media efforts can have countless positive effects on your business – you can tap into subject matter experts, leverage a team of experienced creatives, and deliver thumb stopping campaigns (to name a few). But finding a…
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Social media is everywhere and it has become one of the primary marketing channels over the last two decades. We are looking at StatusBrew which has shared significant social media stats that marketers should know in 2022. Facebook Statistics 2022 With over 2.8 billion monthly…
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TikTok is no longer a platform just for young people looking to have fun or to find a new dance challenge. It has now become the place where, every day, millions of people decide to make a purchase. It is proven that this social media channel is one…
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Another week, another Social Snapshot! Sometimes it can be hard to stay up to date with the ever-changing world of social media! Stick with us as we take you through our weekly roundup of everything you need to know 👇 Twitter’s working on another creator monetization option. Twitter…
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Imagine a world free of stereotypes, discrimination, and gender bias. An inclusive world where diversity is valued and celebrated! March 8th is International Women’s Day – one of the most important days of the year for individuals, organisations, and communities to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about gender’s…
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Are you getting questions from the boardroom around the impact and value of social media? Are you being challenged on your reporting? In today’s blog, we’re discussing again how to prove the value of social media to your organisation, taking you deeper into the subject and exploring the…
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Crunching the data and turning it into insight is what we’re all about – BUT… you’ll be failing if that’s all you focus on. Proving the value of social back to your organisation can be challenging – we’ve got some ideas about how you can best do this.
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Not long ago, marketers wondered if their brand had to be on social media. Today, we know the answer is a big YES. So now the question is… which social media channel should your brand be on? How can you choose the most suitable social media channel for…
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Crafting thumb-stopping social creatives is hard, but it’s even harder if your briefs are too vague, or even worse, too prescriptive. Today, we’re taking you through the do’s and don’ts of briefing for social media, with an example of how we approach briefing as well. But first! What…
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Is your social media strategy ready for the new normal? How will societal change impact your brand approach to social media now that restrictions are ending? Due to the pandemic, the last two years meant a drastic change in our social behaviour and, inevitably, we adopted new habits,…
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In today’s blog we’re looking back at the iOS 14 update and its effects on Facebook ads. Stick with us as we take you deeper into the subject, exploring the impacts, changes and how you can handle it. Apple released an iOS 14 update for advertisers (IDFA), which…
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Brands in the food industry, are you still relying on recipe content and fancy photos of your food to generate engagement? This is especially important if your marketing strategy needs to encompass B2C as well as B2B – we’re here to remind you that you’ll need to do…
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The importance of social media is difficult to overestimate- In the UK alone, social media ad spending is projected to reach £5.2 billion in 2021 and increase to £6.5b by 2025. Effective use of social media can not only increase brand awareness but can also boost conversions and…
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  Before we begin, I need to ask you a simple yet divisive question. How much do you care about the look of your Instagram profile? The answer to this has changed over the years, being crucial in the early days where people would comment on the aesthetic of…
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We know it can be hard to stay up to date with social media news popping up every day. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Take a look at the latest happenings in the world of social and get yourself up to speed with our social snapshot:…
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Does your brand need to change perception through design or communicate sustainability values on social? Then keep reading this blog or watch this episode of Serious Social to discover best practices when it comes to design on social. Changing how your brand…
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It’s 2022 and people around the world are setting their resolutions for the new year. If you’re aiming to make this year more productive on social, here are a few simple New Year’s resolutions that can help you improve your brand’s presence.   Creative visuals With visual platforms…
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With 2022 just around the corner, who knows what we will see, but before that happens, I thought it was worth remembering those brand campaigns that made us laugh and will still be talking in the new year. This year business has gone all out with their marketing campaigns.
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As you may have noticed, all the social media channels are in constant competition to become the platform with the most active users. Or to be the first to launch some new functionality on the market that, if successful, will be copied by other companies. In September 2021,…
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Marketers, it’s that time of the year again. With less than a month until New Years, we’re looking ahead at trends that will dominate in 2022 on social media.   TikTok remains the biggest influence on social   In 2020, TikTok was the world’s most…
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At immediate future, we’re constantly testing new and exciting things to help us continue breaking the social boring. Especially when it comes to design. For both client-facing employees and our official designers, Canva is a great starter tool to get creative and super easy to use! What is Canva? …
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This is part two of our Employee Advocacy: overcoming hurdles series. For part one, click here: https://immediatefuture.co.uk/blog/employee-advocacy-overcoming-hurdles/   We’re back with our employee advocacy series, recapping all the great insight that was covered in our recent webinar Fixing Holes in Employee Advocacy with Katy…
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  With over 1 billion monthly active users and more than 2.6 billion downloads worldwide, I think we can all agree that TikTok is massive. Within the app, users are faced with a wide range of opportunities to create and share content, which has got many organisations thinking…
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It’s that time of the week – time for your social snapshot! We know it can be hard to stay up to date with social media news popping up every day. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Have a look at the latest happening in the world…
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Trusting the process… what is it? And what does it mean for designers and social media? Earlier this year, IF’s digital designers, Ollie Farnden and Chantal El Bikai sat down to answer exactly that. We describe the process as a day-by-day series of steps, like making a cup…
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  Here at immediate future, we are always testing new and exciting things to help us continue breaking the social boring. Recently, the design team stumbled across a design platform called Figma. A platform that enables users to work on a single document at the same time, working seamlessly…
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Following the success of our first webinar Talkin’ ‘bout ‘employee advocacy’ revolution, we invited our panel of experts for a follow-up conversation to help tackle the challenges that businesses face when building and growing an employee advocacy programme.   Katy Howell, CEO at immediate future, was…
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When you work every day in social it’s easy to think the whole world is about social. Of course, it isn’t. In fact, social is leaky and gets everywhere touching all your channels and melting into all your campaigns. You should consider social as the oil in your…
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Spooky season is the perfect time to start creating engaging social content that grabs your audience’s attention. There are many reasons why you should consider a Halloween campaign as a marketer, but let’s stick to the obvious one – it’s a significant event that’s celebrated worldwide. Although the…
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It doesn’t matter how well planned your social media strategy is or how good your product or service is; it is impossible not to receive negative comments on social media. Consumers are becoming more and more demanding, and brands are having a harder time meeting their expectations. So,…
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There are two important steps you need to take before building your brand from a starting point. The first is to gather as much information and input from key stakeholders as possible. Start with the ‘Why’ – ask questions like: ‘Why your products or offerings great?’ ‘What problem…
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  As I am sure many of you know, Facebook suffered a major outage yesterday (Nearly 6 hours to be exact!). With chaos on the streets, many users fled to the safety of other platforms such as Twitter, Linkedin and, of course, Tiktok. Problems were reported across the world,…
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Are you sober curious? Perhaps you’re just curious as to what that even means? Well, this trend is rising quicker than you can pull a pint. In short, being sober curious is all about being more intentional about how, when and why you drink – not to be mistaken…
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During the pandemic, we began spending much more time on social media and interacting more with brands online. Resulting in brands having to adapt and very quickly. Now, the restrictions are easing down, but audiences still have those high expectations of brands to communicate well with them, especially…
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For many years organic traffic was everything you needed for successful content distribution. However, as the competition for the search terms and audience attention grows, other elements of content distribution and promotion must be considered. In today’s blog, I wanted to discuss 4 important steps you need to…
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  Trends are fickle things. They can come from nothing and be the hot new thing to post on social media. On TikTok, we see this more now than ever with different sounds or dancers for users to use or copy. The trend we will be focusing on today…
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Facebook has changed over the years and has become one of the more complex platforms. This can sometimes make it a tricky to maximise value from your Facebook marketing. We’ve got you covered though.   Stick with us as we take you through the best practices for Facebook…
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Have you noticed that the creation of content in Reels is growing day by day? But, how should you be using it? What can it do for your brand’s social media strategy? Instagram Reels allows you to create and share 30-second videos with music, filters, and text in…
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In the past year there has been an increasing trend of brands using their social media platforms to support various causes. Social media has shifted from a place of ideas sharing to one that educates and inspires. Supporting a good cause on social can be one of the…
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Excelling in social media depends on many factors. Precise targeting, elaborated content strategy, proper measurement, and testing, etc. It is a whole structure in which each part must be studied and properly planned to be successful in social. But if you look at paid media, things can get…
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With so many metrics constantly popping up, the world of social media can be confusing. What should you be tracking? What’s important for your business goals?   We’ll take you through the various metrics that every company or brand should be looking at, so you can stay on…
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Having a hard time writing Facebook ad copy?   The truth is that Facebook Ad copy is essential if we want our ads to convert. A lot of the time we write the first thing that comes to mind. But, if we want to write the best Facebook…
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  Designers know more about ‘trusting the process’ than anyone else. Though what we all need to understand is, there is a process to everything that we do and without trust and patience, we can falter at the first hurdle. When it comes to ‘Trusting the Process’ on social…
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  On average, users post 6,000 Tweets every second on Twitter. As a Social Media Designer, standing out from the pack is crucial, and you probably dedicate a huge amount of your time to researching competitors, trawling through Facebook design groups for inspiration, or looking at the work of…
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Back before social media was even called social media, brands were part of the conversation. Whether it was on Myspace, Flickr, Blogs, Habbo Hotel or the plethora of message boards – marketing comms was experimenting with talking direct to the customer. Now, 20 years on, the world has…
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Employee advocacy has moved centre stage in social marketing. It is accelerating as a program, pushing out its messaging in all new ways and putting employees at the forefront of business promotions and campaigns. What is driving this rapid increase in employee advocacy across social media, and what…
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If you are starting in the world of social media, you may have already heard that before converting, you must set up a presence. However, it’s possible your social strategy isn’t working properly, which means the investment does not translate into the desired results.
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Apple has recently released an update, iOS14, which is causing quite the stir with Facebook. If you’re an Apple user, then over the last few months, whenever you update or load a new app, you’ll have a popup notification asking if you are happy to share…
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No brand is a stranger to the realm of social media likes, but it seems like 2021 will be the year to kick them to the curb. While introduced to help relieve social pressure and improve mental health for its users, it’s difficult to ignore how this impacts…
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Do you want to have more reach on Instagram? Do you want to understand how Instagram ranks feed posts? Then you should know how the Instagram algorithm works in 2021. Now, what is the Instagram algorithm? In short, the Instagram algorithm is a mechanism that classifies content according…
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“If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” Of course, Maya Angelou’s famous quote was actually four lines of prose. The purpose of her abbreviated statement was clear though, respect and understand the past, to help you move to a better future. This is the essence of business networking.
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Brands, we hear your plea… you want better engagement and higher conversions, right? What’s the secret [BBQ] sauce? It’s the consumer data. In social, there are billions of consumers chatting about everything under the sun, so you just need to listen, interpret the data and use it to…
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Another week, another Social Snapshot! We know it can be hard to stay up to date with the social media news popping up every day. Stick with us as we take you closer to the world of social media and everything you need to know.   Instagram extends Reels…
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Building a relationship between you and your design team is imperative to creating social content that leaps off the screen and becomes ingrained in users’ minds. You should trust your designers to know what they are doing and keep the clients’ best interests in mind.  In…
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Welcome to the new 20s, where not taking action or being silent are no longer options for organisations. The importance of inclusion and diversity is here to stay. There is no room for brands to sit back and act passively. Why? Well… consumers are becoming more demanding and…
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Hello and welcome to our latest Social Snapshot News Roundup! Let’s dive right in:   Clubhouse – the uber popular social audio app – launched its Android version this month, bringing with it one million new users, and a million more are sitting on the waitlist. The app…
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Why isn’t anyone advocating storytelling reporting to your own boardroom? As we emerge from COVID-19, boardrooms are scrutinising their post-COVID recovery plans. Budgets and ROIs are being assessed to determine if they’re investing in the right areas to deliver the required business impact, at the speed needed. There…
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  As a designer, trusting the process is second nature. We have to work on specific elements, gradually building them up slowly and methodically until we get the final product. This is something that can make or break a design team, making sure that everyone has confidence in their…
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82% of people agree social media is a vital channel for delivering exceptional customer experience. We know consistently delighting customers is a complex task – requiring skills in leadership, tech and a healthy dose of agility. Often, though, the idea of focusing on the customer experience through social…
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If you need some practical tips about community engagement on social, you’ve come to the right place! Audiences, whether in B2B or B2C are very unforgiving when it comes to how brands engage with them – more than ever, we want brands to be fast, human, clear and…
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Another week, another social snapshot! We know sometimes it can be hard to stay up to date with the ever-changing world of social media. We’ve got a round-up for all of the latest happenings on social media. So, sit back, enjoy, and take it all in!   Clubhouse…
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Hashtags remain one of the most effective ways to generate engagement on your Instagram posts in 2021. A report says that a post with at least one hashtag averages 12.6% more engagement than posts without any. So, it’s worth including them in your content strategy.
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A few weeks ago, we wrote a piece on when it was best to stand out from the crowd, and if done right, can create some truly engaging content that sees other brands jumping on your bandwagon. The most recent occurrence…
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Well, we could simply say… research, plan it, write it, check it, check it again, post it. But there’s really much more to writing for social media than many people think. Here are our top tips, and what not to do! First Thought What is the first thing,…
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It’s no secret that the last 12 months has thrown out some challenging moments for every single brand and organisation across the globe. Recently, Katy Howell (CEO, immediate Future) and Belle Lawrence (Associate Director, Immediate Future) sat down with a group of experienced marketers in the FMCG world…
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