Social media consultancy, immediate future, scoops most respected and one to watch in Reputation Online 2011 directory.

After seven years managing online reputations for global brands, immediate future has proven it is still at the cutting edge of social media.

The social media consultancy was nominated one of the top five most respected agencies as voted for by peers, and one of the top ten agencies to watch in 2011 in this year’s Reputation Online Top 100 Agencies guide.

Katy Howell, MD of immediate future said: “I am incredibly proud of the team here at IF, it’s great to come in to the office everyday and be surrounded by people who are completely passionate about social media. I love that they aren’t afraid to push ideas – and often clients – to deliver best practice. And it is a great honour to be recognised by one’s peers. Thank you to those that voted.”

Founded in 2004, immediate future has a heritage of helping brands and blue-chips from across the globe build communities, connect with customers, protect online reputations and develop social media strategies.

The social media consultancy has carved out a reputation for training the industry, setting best practice guidelines; and living and breathing social media without any allegiances to technologies or channels.

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About immediate future;

immediate future is an independent social media consultancy. With seven years’ social media experience, we are official social media trainers for the Institute of Direct Marketing (Diploma and Certificate) and Chartered Institute of Marketing. We lead the industry with our work as ambassadors on the IAB social media council and are a founding member of the CIPR social media panel.

With a multi-disciplinary approach, we offer impartial and expert advice to our clients. We set frameworks, recommend strategies and design communication blueprints; helping companies create robust, measureable social media initiatives, whilst managing the risk to reputation.

Clients

immediate future has created award-winning campaigns for companies, including:

Sony Europe, BBC, Diageo Global, Epson Europe, Ubisoft, HPI, Bausch & Lomb, HSBC, BT, ASOS, Mirror Group, Cancer Research, NSPCC, EMI, AVG, Ferrero and GoView (PSP and Sky joint venture).

Awards:

Online Reputation Awards 2010: Winner of Best Use of Online PR/Blogger Relations
European Business Awards 2009: Ruban d'Honneur recipient for Marketing Strategy of The Year
MediaGuardian Innovation Awards 2009: Finalist for PR Campaign
The Drum Marketing Awards 2009: Finalist for Best PR Strategy
Marketing Society Golden Jubilee Awards 2009: Finalist for Digitally Led Marketing

Published on: 4:12PM on 6th July 2011