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immediate future

February 10, 2010 08:00 ET

immediate future Bolsters Consultancy Team With Seven New Hires

A Successful Year Sees PR and Social Media Agency Invest in People

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - PR & Social media agency, immediate future, has made seven new appointments across all levels.

The new recruits include two new Account Directors, an Account Manager and three Senior Account Executives. These hires also follow the appointment of Jane Franklin to Client Services Director in November 2009.

David Dewilde and Delilah Pollard both join immediate future as Account Directors, Katie Simpson joins as Account Manager and Matt Pynn, Nora Maki and Gemma Dudley all join as Senior Account Executives.

Niall O'Malley, Group Account Director, immediate future, explains how a successful year has led to the need for new hires: "Social media marketing is one of the few disciplines which continued to grow in 2009, enabling us to appoint the most talented, digitally smart PR consultants with the specific skill set required to meet our clients' demands. As a result, we can meet the needs of clients with challenging and innovative PR & social media campaigns which are grounded in solid communications experience."

Background on the new appointments

Jane Franklin is IF's new Client Services Director, responsible for ensuring that clients have the best possible experience of working with immediate future. Jane brings more than 15 years of client and agency management experience to the role.

David Dewilde joins IF as Account Director from Enfatico and brings nine years of communications experience to the role, spanning internal comms, advertising and PR. David has extensive experience in working with blue-chip companies across healthcare, consumer technology and entertainment sectors.

Delilah Pollard also joins as Account Director from Cow PR. Delilah brings eight years of Consumer PR experience to the role and has previously worked for brands including Nestle Purina, MORE TH > N Premier Insurance and Sharwood's.

Katie Simpson joins as Account Manager from Octane PR where she worked across a range of B2B and B2C accounts for brands including BT and AVID.

Three new SAEs have also been appointed to the IF team. Matt Pynn joined from Bray Leino, Nora Maki joined from Livewire Public Relations and Gemma Dudley joins from an in-house role at Dorking Kindersley.

About immediate future:

immediate future is an independent PR and Social media agency which helps companies secure positive coverage, referrals and trusted recommendations both on and offline.

Managing reputations and amplifying brands, the team consists of experts in identifying influencers, connecting with audiences and generating stories that grab attention. Seasoned in social media, the consultancy is grounded in good technical expertise, knowledge of the shifting digital landscape and platforms and a deep understanding of the models which deliver ROI.

Clients

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

Sony Europe, BBC, Diageo Global, BT, ASOS, Mirror Group, Cancer Research, NSPCC, EMI, AVG, Ferraro and GoView (PSP and Sky joint venture).

Firsts:

First SEO PR in the UK

First use of blog comms for Sanex, a Sara Lee brand

First to run an Online PR training course with E-consultancy

Awards:

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

For more information please visit www.immediatefuture.co.uk

For more information please contact:

Rich Rust

immediate future.

T: +44 845 4082 031

richard.rust@immediatefuture.co.uk

www.immediatefuture.co.uk