immediate future hires Colin Jacobs, as Director of Client Services. Previously at BWP Group, Colin led the teams across flagship account wins and was responsible for digital and social strategy for clients. He joins immediate future to lead agency delivery and strategic consultancy across all B2B and B2C clients.
Tom Ball, who has been with the agency for 4 years, has been promoted to Director of Digital. Both Tom and Colin join the senior management team at immediate future.
immediate future grew substantially in 2014. Increasing permanent staff by 33% in line with a significant growth of 48% in turnover. The senior management team will lead the social media agency through further growth expected over the next three years.
Katy Howell says: “Brands are serious about social media and are looking for a consultancy that has the expertise to deliver value to business. The result has been significant new wins at immediate future, and a respectable growth of the agency through last year. Colin joins with exceptional marketing skills and a talent for leadership that will ensure future growth is in keeping with our culture and that clients remain delighted with our services”
Colin’s breadth and depth of knowledge across social and digital, alongside outstanding management skills, is a huge boost to the company: allowing the business to scale and maintain high standards of delivery. Like the team at immediate future, he bases his social media advice and strategic direction on data, analytics and achieving value for client business. Previous clients include FIBA World Basketball Championships, O2, Moshi Monsters, IKEA, KPMG and many more consumer and B2B brands.
Colin was attracted to immediate future because of its approach to creating the strong company culture. He says: “immediate future has a steely focus on continuing to develop the right culture that will evolve as it grows: putting our people at the heart of the business. With a clear vision and a set inspiring values, I have an opportunity to help the teams develop as the agency grows, offering career progression and satisfaction along the way. To me that is a perfect mix of right culture and rapid success.”
The agency has kicked off the New Year with further client wins and is already recruiting for several new positions.