Social Media

Social media is a powerful tool for organizations looking to connect with their customers. I think we can all agree on that. But it’s not just that – it allows businesses to reach their exact target audience with their advertising messages; it helps create a community and build brand trust,…
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In today's blog we'll be taking a look at 3D Design. Once thought the preserve of blockbuster film-making 3D design, or CGI (computer-generated imagery) has never been more accessible, and now it's taking over our feeds.
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Are you eager to stay ahead of the latest trends and truly understand what resonates with your audience? In today’s dynamic and ever-evolving world, staying attuned to your audience’s preferences, interests, and the latest trends is not just important—it’s essential. That’s where social listening comes to help.  It’s the tool…
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Welcome to social snapshot, your go-to source for staying updated on the fast-paced world of everything related to social media. We’ve got you covered with the most recent highlights over the past week. Let’s get going and dive right in: Social Summit This exclusive event will challenge your perceptions of…
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Well well well, what do we have here?! Looks like Twitter is making moves to allow verified organisations to post job openings in app! As shared by user Nima Owji; BREAKING: #Twitter is working on a…
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People come to Facebook to view all types of videos, but Reels is definitely Meta’s fastest-growing content format. Creators are using Facebook Reels to reach new audiences and express themselves in more appealing ways. Facebook creators will now be able to maximise their Reels creation efforts as…
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We're diving head-first into the world of vertical videos, the viral sensation that's reshaping the social media landscape, and we're not gatekeeping our best tips for creating jaw-dropping, thumb-stopping content that will have your followers begging for more.
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LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional networking platform, has recently released its highly anticipated B2B Marketing Benchmark Report. This comprehensive report offers a deep dive into the current landscape of B2B marketing, highlighting emerging trends, industry shifts, and invaluable insights that could shape your strategic planning. With…
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Staying updated with the ever-evolving world of social media can be demanding. However, there’s no need to fret because everything is right here.
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Here at Immediate Future, we love looking at dominant social media trends and really taking them apart. I can’t be the only one who’s noticed the increasing presence of stop motion on their TLs recently, especially in product shoots. It’s popularity – I believe stems from the fact that it…
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Curious about the Instagram algorithm? Wonder no more! Instagram has finally spilled the beans on how content is ranked.
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You must have seen a few apps on the web that claim to show you how to see other people’s likes on Instagram. In fact, when the platform was launched, there was a relatively simple process to see what other people were doing on the channel. Users were able to…
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Social media has many uses; It’s not limited to posting pretty pictures with well-thought-out captions… although that part is often thought of as the ‘bread and butter’ of it. But today, we’re going to talk about using social media as a tool to foster brand advocacy. First things first…
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Staying updated with the ever-evolving world of social media can be quite demanding. However, there’s no need to fret because we have everything you need right here. Take a look at the most recent highlights: LinkedIn Verification LinkedIn is adding verification features to boost trust on the platform. Users can…
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Instagram is testing out the ability to generate AI custom stickers based on text prompts.
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Yes, and here’s why! The metaverse has been capturing the tech industry’s attention for quite some time and undoubtedly still holds unforeseen potential. As metaverse development progresses, it is not only an intriguing topic of office gossip around the water cooler but perhaps a true game-changer for various industries. In…
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is challenging. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest social media headlines below: Meta introduces ‘Meta Verified’ program to users in the UK Meta’s expanding availability of the ‘Meta Verified’ subscription scheme to the UK users.
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Good Evening Europe! Love it or hate it, Eurovision holds sway over the eyeballs and thumbs of millions of Europeans every year – and still more watching around the world! This offers a great opportunity for brands big and small to get in on the action and use all that…
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Hold onto your crowns, peeps, because the King’s coronation was a total buzz! And if you thought the celebrations were limited to the streets of UK, think again. Social media was all abuzz with the hashtag #coronation getting 5.5 billion impressions in just one month! That’s a lot of chatter. And of…
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Discover all the social media updates you need to know in our weekly social snapshot!
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What is new and exciting in the world of social media? Let’s talk about it…
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Businesses work so hard to succeed on social media, but sometimes a small missing piece can be a deal-breaker. Video is certainly one of the most effective tools for B2B marketers to send their messages across on LinkedIn. Creating your visuals properly is essential to ensure your B2B campaign runs…
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TikTok's generative AI tool for avatar creation
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Don’t miss out on the most important social media updates – check our weekly social snapshot for all the latest news! Let’s dive in… TikTok shares new tips for brands TikTok has released a new guide on effective influencer marketing campaigns in the app, based on…
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In the early days, there was a lot of confusion about how to work with creators and what that even meant. Creators would approach brands with the promise of making them the hero of their content in exchange for a flat fee. However, in recent years, we’ve seen a shift…
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Twitter's blue checkmark was feeling a bit like a yo-yo lately, first disappearing and leaving us feeling blue, then making a comeback with a sassy "I'm back, baby!" attitude. We're not sure what Twitter was thinking with their U-turn, but at least now we can all feel a little more verified in this crazy online world.
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­Have you ever wondered why your social media posts just aren’t performing as well as they used to? Are you looking for ways to get across your information about your brand in a fun, accessible and thumb-stopping way? Maybe an animated video is the right way for you to go.
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Check these tips and insights to be a pro in building relationships with procurement
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Get ready to be the life of the virtual party with our weekly social snapshot, filled with all the latest and greatest social media updates to keep you in the loop and on top of your game!
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Social media marketing has changed a lot over the years, and so have the metrics used to measure success. As social media platforms continue to evolve, marketers need to keep up with the latest trends in social media metrics to ensure their strategies remain effective. In this blog post, we…
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The designers here at IF attended a super informative and inspiring virtual event hosted by Monotype, and I thought it would be cool to share some of the top typography trends to keep an eye out for this year. Match Maker This trend has several different…
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In the face of economic uncertainty, businesses need to adapt their marketing strategies to ensure they can stay competitive and relevant during challenging times. Social media has become an essential channel for businesses to reach and engage with their customers, especially in a recession where marketing budgets are often tightened.
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Discover all the social media updates you need to know in our weekly social snapshot!
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From creating content that captures attention and builds trust, to showcasing your brand's personality and driving conversions, video has it all. In this blog post, we're breaking down why video is the ultimate game-changer for businesses looking to connect with their audience in a fun and engaging way.
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Discover how you come up with a hashtag strategy that really works for your brand and set you apart from the crowd!
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Keeping up with the constantly changing social media landscape is challenging. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest social media headlines below: WhatsApp adds new group chat controls The app announced new control options for group chats which will enable users to manage who joins…
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As the temperatures slowly increase and the picnic season approaches, now is the time to start paying attention to the essential picnic trends and plan ahead for National Picnic Week. According to gov.uk nearly half of adults in England report spending more time outdoors than before the pandemic, which…
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The food shortages. The energy bills. The bloomin budget. There’s really no hiding from the uphill battle that brands face when pitching consumers for a spot in their regular shopping basket. Many big supermarkets, brands, venues and retailers are heading straight for the discount function – offer a deal, a…
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Navigating the ever-changing landscape of social media can be a challenge, but take a deep breath—we’ve got you covered!
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Looking back at some of the iconic women in design history
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Are you looking to elevate your TikTok ads game? Look no further than TikTok‘s latest tool in the Creative Center – Keyword Insights! This cutting-edge feature allows you to discover the top-performing keywords and phrases in TikTok ads. By browsing…
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Discover all the social media updates you need to know in our weekly social snapshot!
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Have you ever set yourself SMART marketing goals? In today's blog, we help you get closer to not only achieving your goals but also measuring your progress.
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What is new and exciting in the world of social media? Let’s talk about it… TikTok Sounds for Business TikTok has launched Sounds for Business, a collection of custom sounds to help businesses of all sizes create quick, engaging, and creative content for the TikTok community.
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Find out some dos and don'ts to help you avoid the biggest social media fails
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The Importance of Consumer Insights
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Consumers today want seamless experiences, that are easy and quick, allowing people to carry out the entire shopping journey without ever having to leave the app. That’s what makes channels like Instagram ideal for online shopping. However, Meta announced earlier this month that the livestream shopping on…
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What is retro rebranding and why does it work? In today's blog we take a look at brands who have done just that.
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It’s that time of the week again! Here is a snapshot of the latest happening in the world of social media 👇🏻
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Artifact, the new text based media app that it's like TikTok for text.
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Newsletters went through a boom phase in the last couple of years and the social media platforms are working to incorporate newsletter elements to grow personal brands and thought leadership. LinkedIn announced last week that they’re looking to add a new option which will enable members to view what newsletters…
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What is Instagrams new Quiet Mode and why do we need it?
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Social media is no longer just a place to post pictures of your lunch. It’s a powerful tool for businesses to connect with their target audience and drive sales. As users climb to near 5 billion worldwide on platforms from LinkedIn to…
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It’s that time of the week again! Here is a snapshot of the latest happened in the world of social media: Creators report extremely low earnings from TikTok The massively growing platform is facing major challenges as influencers complain about getting paid very little compared to posting on YouTube or…
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OK, so the title is a bit misleading – you’re not a stats bomb – but your B2B marketing campaigns almost certainly should be. We’re not talking about the results of the campaigns or how you report.etc, what we mean is how you’re showing your impactful data to your audience.
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TikTok is not only for B2C brands! Discover what can B2B brands do on this social media platform.
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Keeping up with the regular stream of new social media insights is challenging. Relax, we’ve got you covered. Check out the latest social media headlines. 👇
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The sober movement is growing… it’s more than just Dry January or Sober October! The growth of non-alcoholic drinks is about consumers having more choices. Driven largely by Gen Z, it’s interesting to see that males aged 18-34 are the most likely to trial no/low-alcohol drinks, and in fact, stats…
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Consumers are becoming more and more conscious of the impact of the food industry on the environment, animal welfare, and their health. According to a 2022 survey by YouGov, 60% of UK consumers are concerned about the environmental impact of the food they eat. As the demand…
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The constant stream of fresh social media insights that appear daily can be challenging to follow. But we’ve got you covered! Here are some social media updates you need to know👇 Instagram works on new posts features Instagram is working on a new option for posts, a “text mode”.  This…
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With content overloading on social media, it can be quite challenging for marketers and businesses to stand out unless they have a clear social media marketing strategy. Staying on top of the latest social media trends can help fuel your strategy and make you stand out in the crowd.
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In a recent post, WhatsApp stated they are now launching proxy support to users all over the world. What does proxy support mean, I hear you ask? What this means is we’re putting the power into people’s hands to maintain access to WhatsApp if their connection…
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What are the best times to post on each social media channel in 2023?
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Here’s our last social snapshot of 2022! We’re taking you through the latest happenings in the world of social media: Facebook adds an option to make reels in the app Following the massive growth of reels, Meta’s introducing a way to share reels on Facebook even though they don’t have…
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We are reaching the end of 2022 Social Snapshots with only 1 week before Christmas! 🎄 Let's check what is happening on social media.
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Some tips to help when you're in a creative slump
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media on our weekly social snapshot!
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Why delivering incremental MQLs for your brand, starts with heads-up marketing.
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What is happening on Twitter? Catch up with what is happening on the platform.
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LinkedIn recently shared a survey revealing that 73% of participants stated video has become more important to their businesses in the last year. The marketing industry is beginning to understand how to produce quality content in terms of budgeting, strategy, and execution,…
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Employee advocacy has become a hot topic lately for a good reason – this trend has evolved in the digital world, accelerating as a program, pushing out business messages in new ways and putting employees at the forefront of marketing campaigns. What is often missed is that they have the…
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Discover our best tips for protecting your mental health when you work on digital marketing:
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View the most recent social media news.
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Hot off the press, the latest B2B social benchmark stats for your 2023 plans.
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Who knew pricing something for $8 could get so completely out of hand?
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Take a look at the latest happening in the world of social media on our weekly social snapshot!
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Let’s talk about stress and anxiety in the workplace and how to deal with this.
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Attending the B2B Social Trailblazers Summit last week opened our eyes to B2B marketing in a way we never expected. IF has worked in the industry for years, but garnering insight from so many people across it helped us to scope out what challenges are coming down the line. Aside…
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We’ve all had the creeping feeling that our lovingly hand crafted content just isn’t getting out there on the various Social media platforms. It can seem like Instagram, which has been famously mercurial in terms of the types of content they prioritise, is the toughest nut to crack. What puts…
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On the spookiest day of the year, Instagram suffered a worldwide crash and suspended accounts without warning users.
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Will AI take over the creative world? Or is it something we can use to help the creative process?
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The constant stream of fresh social media insights that appear daily can be challenging to follow. We got you covered! The newest social media news are here.
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What can you post on your organisation’s LinkedIn account? We’ve already talked about what kind of content you can share on LinkedIn as a brand (if you’ve missed that blog, don’t you worry! Here it is for you 😉). So, there are a few kinds of posts you can…
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Most of us have a brand we align with – either due to its values or simply because of its downright brilliant products. But how important is the brand’s alignment with various incidents, politics and cultures influencing our buying decisions? It was amazing to see every company (yes, literally every…
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In line with this year’s World Mental Health Day theme 'Make mental health and well-being for all a global priority' we're sharing our tips and tricks on what works best in our agency to manage mental health and stress.
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Check these TikTok Community Guidelines Enforcement Report insights
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A Quick Guide to Help you Identify Target Personas
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In today’s blog piece, we’ve laid out our top four reasons why diversity and inclusion are essential in the workplace.
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Check out the most recent social media news.
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LinkedIn is known to be the main social media channel for professionals. It’s the place for B2B businesses, and the vast majority of users are there for a common reason: work. It can be an active search for employment, clients, business opportunities, etc. The problem comes when it is only…
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It can be difficult to keep up with all of the new social media insights that emerge each and every day. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the most recent social media news.👇
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Have you ever wondered what it takes to make your brand a world-beater? In today’s blog I’ll take you through the impressively deep thought given to colour choices used by the biggest brands.
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What content formats can help you increase your social media performance?
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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: Meta introduces a new initiative for digital artists Meta is launching the Creators of Tomorrow showcase, which highlights diverse individual talents across Europe, The Middle East and Africa. Find…
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Twitter recently announced the new Edit Tweet feature. However, there's a catch.
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TikTok's latest trending audio has us obsessed
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It can be difficult to keep up with all of the new social media insights that emerge each and every day. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the most recent social media news.👇 There is a new Circle in town 🪺 Sometimes all you want to do is…
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The accounts you follow are a huge reflection of your business’s social media strategy. Associating with accounts that have nothing to do with your industry, target audience, or the products/services you offer, will make your strategy look random, disorganised, and possibly even spam-like. Today we’re looking at how you can…
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Discover our 7 ideas, tips, and steps to humanise your brand!
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