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September 27, 2010 05:33 ET

immediate future Scoops Award for Sony Twilight Football

Social Media Agency Wins at Reputation Online Effectiveness Awards

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - Social media agency, immediate future, is recognised at the Reputation Online Effectiveness Awards for their Sony Twilight Football initiative. The social media agency came out on top in the 'Best use of online media/blogger relations' category.

The awards, held at the Hospital Club, celebrated great work in social media. Judged across 10 categories including social networking, online and blogger relations, and reputation turn around, the awards took into account a range of factors including strategy, spend and results.

With the aim of raising awareness of Sony's Exmor CMOS sensor technology and reaching a mainstream audience, immediate future created a social media strategy for the Twilight Football initiative. This included recruiting a team of European bloggers to act as the official Twilight Football ambassadors; recruiting a Twilight Football team via Twitter; and, encouraging participants to share images and video footage across social media platforms.

Twilight Football generated an ROI of EUR 12.5 on a budget of 1% of the return, reaching an audience of 124 million consumers through partnerships. Assets including a viral video received more than 2 million views and were shared across over 900 sites. Searches for "Exmor RTM CMOS" increased by 385% across the campaign and post event sales of cameras were higher than expected. 

On collecting the award Katy Howell, managing director at social media agency immediate future, says: "All credit goes to the team who developed such a coherent social media strategy for the campaign and delivered results that were simply brilliant. It was a collaborative effort and Sony Europe is a fantastic, innovative client that was prepared to invest and embrace social media."

For further details about the Twilight initiative see the Sony case study on the immediate future website.

For more information about immediate future and how they could help you social media visit www.immediatefuture.co.uk

Blogs and updates also available at http://blog.immediatefuture.co.uk/ and http://twitter.com/iftweeter 

Notes to editors

About immediate future
immediate future is an independent communications company that specialises in social media and digital PR for brands alongside business and corporate public relations for the digital marketing industry.

Specialists in online PR and social media relations the company helps brands manage the online conversation and build a positive reputation. Campaigns are enhanced with influential blog relations; SEO PR increases search engines visibility; and online press coverage generates advocacy.

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, Ferrero 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