The night before IFmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Vine House Not a keyboard was stirring, not even a mouse. IF stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Howell soon would be there. The IF staff were nestled all snug at their desks, While visions of kitten-GIFs danced in their heads. And…

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Office philanthropy and social connectivity

  Here at Immediate Future, it goes without saying that we an incredibly social bunch, but it recently struck me that we are a rather charitable lot of individuals too. This got me thinking – perhaps there is a correlation between these two qualities… Earlier in the year, myself and a colleague, Max, ran the…

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Social Trailblazer Awards champions social media innovators

Today’s social media practitioners are digital pioneers. They are setting benchmarks and establishing best practice for businesses all over the world. They are setting the social media agenda, and we think it’s time they were recognised by the wider industry for their outstanding contributions. So we are shining a bright spotlight on those talented, multi-skilled…

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The John F Kennedy approach to content strategy

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country” Kennedy’s inauguration speech was as relevant to the American people in 1961 as it is to the content marketer in 2013. Why? Substitute the word ‘country’ with ‘audience’ and you’ll see. Because a successful content strategy isn’t self-centric.…

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Why you can’t ignore the young social customer

Lying low isn’t an easy thing for brands to do on social media, particularly when it comes to the young and socially savvy customer. According to a recent study by Sitel, 15% of 16-24 year-olds in the UK use social media as their preferred channel for resolving customer service issues; while 7% say that venting…

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