social media strategy

Top Metrics for Paid Media Campaign Performance
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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.
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Take a look at the differences between an influencer and a Content Creator.
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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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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media in our weekly Social Snapshot!
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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…
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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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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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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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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 how to create the best hashtag strategy for your Instagram account.
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It’s happening again. Instagram is testing a new algorithm and it will completely change the way followers will consume the content on this app bringing videos more to the front and centre of the platform screen, changing the feed layout. Let’s go through the new Instagram layout update. With reels…
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A strong social media strategy allows businesses to reach, nurture, and engage with their target audience. There are many important factors that marketers should consider when building a successful social media strategy, but one of the main focuses should always be driving engagement. In today’s blog we discuss 5 quick…
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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 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…
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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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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.
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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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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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With 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! Take a look at the latest happenings in the world of social media through this week’s social snapshot 👇🏼 TikTok has added…
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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…
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When it comes to social media, tone of voice is everything. Not only is it a way to communicate your brand’s personality and purpose, but it also sets you apart from others and helps you stand out in the busy social landscape. TOV is something that requires thought,…
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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.
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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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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…
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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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While the act of buying and selling social media accounts is nothing new, we recently stumbled across an account on Instagram that was blatantly selling its account ownership over their stories and it got us thinking: what are the dangers in doing this, and why isn’t it more common?…
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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… Instagram adds new poll options for Instagram Stories. Instagram…
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Instagram is currently testing paid subscriptions with a small group of creators in the US giving them exclusive access to content and features such as subscriber-only Lives and more. In this blog we’ll take a look at some of the features which could become the future of Instagram.
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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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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…
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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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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,…
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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…
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As marketers, we’re programmed to reach our target audience at every opportunity we can think of. But as an end user, there’s nothing more annoying than consistently being spammed by ads and messages that 1. You’ve already seen or 2. Aren’t relevant to you. So how do marketers…
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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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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…
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A new year, a new Social Snapshot! Join us as we take a look at the latest happenings in the world of social media, from the end of 2021 and the first few days of 2022…   Instagram will be focused on two key themes in 2022 –…
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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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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…
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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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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With only one day left in November, the countdown is officially on until the holiday season. For some, it’s a time to wind down activities and lean into celebrations, but for others (I’m looking at you, marketers ), it’s a time to get our creative hats on and…
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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:   YouTube enables reusing…
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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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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…
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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…
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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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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…
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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! Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot:   Facebook’s ‘Meta’ name change…
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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’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…
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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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  The evolution of writing copy for social media has been a dynamic and sometimes confusing journey. The days of winging it are long past us and now specific and sometimes prescribed styles of creatives and copy will resonate with specific social platforms and brand profiles. While this…
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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…
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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! Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot: Twitter removes live stream guests’ s option…
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  Writing social posts is easy, isn’t it? Just hop on twitter, whack in 240 characters and watch the leads and conversions come flying in, right? In an ideal world, sure. But curating social posts that both resonates with your target audiences and encourages them to engage with…
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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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I’m the first to admit that my favourite social media accounts are the ones that make me laugh out loud. And while it’s a common thread in personal and culture account success, it doesn’t always play the same for business ones. Unlike meme accounts like tank.sinatra, betches and…
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  We’ve all explored moment marketing before, but frequently, when brands try to weave in social media to a moment marketing strategy, they often lack agility and are doing it off the cuff, resulting in average results. To elevate your social media marketing moments and ensure they’re hitting…
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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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The process of social listening can be powerful for your marketing strategy if used effectively. Listening to, and monitoring the conversations happening online around businesses, products, specific conversations and much more, can help marketers create successful social content and truly get to know audiences on a more emotional…
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‘I didn’t have time to write you a short letter, so I wrote you a long one.’ – Mark Twain Writing short copy is much harder than waffling on for pages and this challenge is exemplified when it comes to social. The opportunity to capture your audience’s interest is…
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With 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. Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot:   TikTok launches a new parents guide…
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Social media is a crowded space. Period. This means that turning out average content isn’t going to cut it; social media marketers need to be doing the most to get their ads noticed on audience feeds – and that is easier said than done. Numerous departments and business…
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Kids off school, sun is sort of out, and one way or another we are focused on a vacation of some kind. Well, according to the social data, it’s not all about sun sea and sand. In fact, Halloween is already trending. Ignoring the uptick on Friday 13th,…
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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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  We know it can be hard to stay up to date with the 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:   YouTube launches…
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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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This is part two of our Employee Advocacy series. For part one, click here: https://immediatefuture.co.uk/blog/employee-advocacy-how-did-we-get-here/ We recently covered our initial findings from our Employee Advocacy webinar, sharing the insights gained from our expert panel on why there has been such a sudden rise in Employee Advocacy, and what…
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