Digital Marketing

Instagram never stops to surprise us, and users have complained about its updates for a long time now. In today's blog, we explore the latest updates about Instagram.
Read More
It’s that time of the week again! Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media.
Read More
Why are brands getting serious about gaming? It's all about advertising, engagement, and trends.
Read More
Discover 8 content ideas to make your social media pages look fresh.
Read More
Take a look at the differences between an influencer and a Content Creator.
Read More
Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly social snapshot.
Read More
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…
Read More
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.
Read More
Meta hosted a pretty great and insightful webinar last week, Culture Codes: How Platform Native Advertising Builds Brands with Humanity and I wanted to take a moment to go through it a little bit and share some of my thoughts.
Read More
Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly Social Snapshot!
Read More
Stop doomscrolling! Learn how to craft creative content that resonates beyond the click rate.
Read More
It’s that time of the week again! Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media: Instagram tests a ‘Notes’ shelf The platform adds a Notes shelf into your IG Direct inbox, where you can post status updates, or whatever you wish, to be shared with…
Read More
4 marketing trends in 2022
Read More
Branded Likes, coming to a Twitter near you.
Read More
Discover how you can keep your following engaged over the summer holiday season with this tips.
Read More
Discover some of the basic social media tips you need to know to succeed in today’s crowded, high-noise social media landscape.
Read More
Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly social snapshot.
Read More
TikTok is becoming the new gold for Marketing, find out 5 accounts Marketers should follow.
Read More
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…
Read More
Instagram has launched a new feature that allows you to pin posts to the top of your Instagram profile!
Read More
Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media.
Read More
Discover these 8 easy steps that will allow you to create an effective Social Media Strategy.
Read More
We have a look at some shows all marketers should watch to be better at our work.
Read More
With so many social media news popping up every day, it can be hard to stay up-to date. We’ve got you covered – take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media: Twitter adds audio translations for visually impaired users Twitter announces a new Accessibility section…
Read More
Learn what is t average customer satisfaction rate by the industry and what are the main drivers of sentiment
Read More
Hulu lets independent artists and studios go wild with their logos for truly outstanding idents.
Read More
Learn how to create the best hashtag strategy for your Instagram account.
Read More
Have you ever thought about why some companies have success advertising on social platforms and some don’t? What is the first step to improving the effectiveness of social media advertising? In today’s blog, we discuss how to set a realistic social media marketing budget and how this can help you…
Read More
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…
Read More
There is so much social media news popping up every day that 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 through our social snapshot: TikTok launches ‘Interactive…
Read More
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…
Read More
It’s that time of the week again! Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media: YouTube adds a new option for automated captions   YouTube has taken a new step in improving the use of subtitles in its app by adding automated captions.
Read More
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…
Read More
I thought it would be fun to look at campaigns from the past that have stuck with us over the years. No introductions needed… WASSUUUUPPPP This *really* resonated with people, you couldn’t go 5 mins without hearing someone shouting “wassup” and everyone else joining in. It permeated the ✨…
Read More
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…
Read More
For those who work in marketing, or more specifically, social media, this won’t be the first time you’ve heard this. Or the last, for that matter.  The roles of organic and paid social are very different but thrive on each other’s successes. Organic content helps shape the brand, building relationships…
Read More
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…
Read More
It’s that time of the week again. Take a look at the latest happenings in the world of social media through our social snapshot: Instagram is introducing Favourites and Following, two new options to choose what you see in your feed. Instagram has launched a new algorithm-free, chronological…
Read More
Internet and social media have transformed consumer habits and allowed us to easily shop and gather information from a global marketplace. 50% of customers share their reviews and service experiences online and it is now expected for brands to use social media as a customer service channel.
Read More
The first thing you want to do is to create a cool animated gif!  If you’re anything like me, you love a good bit of animated text.  All those colours and fonts and sparkles and… Sorry, where was I?  Ah yes, creating your own animated stickers for Instagram. …
Read More
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…
Read More
It is now just over 11 years since I started my career. Whilst, the vast majority has been spent working inter-agency alongside other agencies from a plethora of various marketing disciplines such as PPC, POS, ATL on integrated campaigns, my entire career to date has been spent working…
Read More
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…
Read More
There’s been a lot of chatter lately around employee branding on social and rightly so! As we moved out of the crazy times caused by the pandemic, companies within the marketing space are booming, looking for new hires, whilst individuals are looking for their new ventures. And where do they…
Read More
It’s quite common for brands and organisations to bring their A-game on social media to celebrate and support International Women’s Day with heartwarming messages and campaigns. However, this year, a Twitter bot was responsible for exposing the salary gap that exists within organisations that claim to support women…
Read More
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…
Read More
Last year we saw the launch of our Technology CMO Outlook Report and it’s time to revisit how tech CMOs from prominent brands like Adobe, Worldpay, Siemens, and SAP shape the future of marketing. We joined forces with Copy House to put the flesh on the bones of…
Read More
snip
Read More
With so many social news popping up every day that it can be hard to stay up to date. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media: Pinterest celebrates Women’s History Month by launching a new…
Read More
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…
Read More
In recent years the spotlight has very much turned to Mental Wellness in the workplace. In short, we need to be mindful of the importance of our mental well-being as it can have such a profound impact on both performances in the office as well your personal life.
Read More
It’s that time of the week again. Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot: Facebook launches Reels globally. Meta is launching Facebook Reels in more than 150 countries. These new features include Remix and sharing to Facebook Stories.
Read More
It’s that time, once again, I chat to you about design and give you some (hopefully) useful tips to help your work stand out in a sea of creatives. Are you ready? Let’s go!! BE BOLD Kind of an easy one to start with, however, being bold with…
Read More
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.
Read More
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…
Read More
Although we’re mid-way through February already, the trends for this year still keep coming. And this time it’s colour trends from the one and only Shutterstock.  Taken from data over the past year, mixed with insights from Shutterstock AI, the 2022 colour trends report details how each…
Read More
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…
Read More
There is so many social news popping up every day that it can be hard to stay up to date. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot: Twitter adds a ‘Super Followers’…
Read More
Most marketers would agree that social media can have a big impact on brands and businesses. But the first step you need to take is setting up the right goals for your campaign. A social media goal is what you want to achieve within your activity as a…
Read More
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,…
Read More
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… Instagram adds new poll options for Instagram Stories. Instagram…
Read More
When creating strategies for specific platforms, we marketers will always ask the same questions; which audience is on that platform? What content do they want to see? And what are their expectations? To help us, Twitter has released a new report “#RealTalk” that explores how brands can…
Read More
Do we all know that video is one of the formats that work best when connecting with your audience on social media? Yes. Are all brands making the most of this content format? Probably no. Now, we have already explained what Reels can do for your brand,…
Read More
With so many social news popping up every day, we know it can be hard to stay up to date. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot: TikTok adds insights on…
Read More
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…
Read More
  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…
Read More
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:…
Read More
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…
Read More
Social media is for everyone. No matter your age, gender, or interests, there’s something out there for you. And similarly, for businesses, there’s someone out there for YOUR brand. To succeed with social media marketing, you must understand who your audience is. Where are they? What do they want…
Read More
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…
Read More
We’ve almost made it to the end of 2021, and what a year it has been! Before we dive into the mulled wine and mince pies, we’ve got one last round-up for all of the latest happenings on social media this past week.   Twitter tests new creative…
Read More
  Ahh yes, we all love some trends, don’t we? And why not end the year with a look at some design trends for 2022 as predicted by the lovely people over at 99designs. 90’s Nostalgia: Who doesn’t love 90’s aesthetics?! With Gen Z bringing…
Read More
It’s that time of the week again. Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot:   Twitter adds auto captions for video uploads Twitter has announced that all videos within tweets will have auto captions, providing more ways…
Read More
Everyone loves social media, and China is no exception. With over 931 million active monthly users, it is the largest social media market in the world! However, in China, social is nothing like what you and I are used to. The platforms are different, with advertising, algorithms, and influencers…
Read More
With so much social news popping up every day, we know it can be hard to stay up to date. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the latest happenings in the world of social media with our social snapshot   Instagram adds the option…
Read More
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,…
Read More
Today we’re looking back at old school social. Asking what worked in the past in the world of social media and how it might work again in today’s new landscape. What can we learn and how can we go back to benefit the future?   A couple of…
Read More
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…
Read More
It’s that time of the week! Grab a coffee as we take you through our social snapshot of everything you need to know about what’s new in social media   TikTok is testing a new ‘Business Registration’  TikTok business profile managers are now able to access the…
Read More
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? …
Read More
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…
Read More
  Following on from the Figma discussion a few weeks ago, where we talked about the pros of using apps like Figma in your design workflow, I wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to some other very cool apps that designers…
Read More
It’s that time of the week again! Grab a coffee as we take you through our social snapshot of everything you need to know about what’s new in social media   Twitter rolls out improved labels for misinformation To help users be better informed, Twitter is…
Read More
Hashtags. They’ve been around forever (not quite, but almost) and they’re a bit like marmite, some of us love them, some of us hate them. But at the end of the day, they’re extremely effective to use on social media – if you’re using them in the right…
Read More
  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…
Read More
The rise in popularity of social media networks like Facebook and Twitter made the customer more connected than ever before. As a result, if someone has a positive or negative experience with a brand, it can be shared with millions of people online. According to researchers, marketers, and…
Read More
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…
Read More
Ho-ho-ho…It’s nearly that time of the year! There is no doubt that festive seasons are a perfect time to take advantage of social media and create some awesome marketing campaigns to remember.   Here are a few ideas on how to make a Christmas campaign that will capture…
Read More
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…
Read More
  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…
Read More
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 of social media through our social snapshot:   Facebook’s ‘Meta’ name change…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
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…
Read More
It’s that time of the week again – 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…
Read More
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,…
Read More
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…
Read More
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 of social media through our social snapshot:   Snapchat launches Club Unit…
Read More
Just a few months ago, TikTok had over 2.6 billion downloads worldwide and about 700 million monthly users. Including the IFers, where we share our monthly social snapshot roundups and occasionally people running around in dinosaur outfits. TikTok being so big, lots of brands want to figure out…
Read More