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T Time: The gospel according to Tony

Blimey, according to some sources, it’s 3,500 years (next Tuesday) since Moses descended Mount Sinai with the Ten Commandments. In…

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T Time: Game of Crones

Once upon a time, in the Land of the Largely Honest, only good things ever got sold. “Buy my cart,???…

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T Time: Walther Mitty and the Strange Ca...

Our man in Hong Kong, Tony Murray, considers enemy of America’s digital media surveillance state, Edward Snowden, and his recent relocation to the Far East.

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T Time: More on Prolific North

Our man in the East returns with a few thoughts on the launch of a brand new media, marketing and creative industry news website for the North.

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A better way to win new business?

Sarah Bradley, Managing Director of Acquire New Business and Founder of the not-for-profit Northern Soho organisation reveals her latest venture and aims to inspire a new way of business development for creative businesses.

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Spam, spam, spam and the pagers of spin!...

Tony Murray further digs into his memory bank to share his experience of poor business development practices by marcomms agencies.

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Once Upon a Time.. Part 2 of The five bi...

In the latest of a series of guest blogs for Smoking Gun PR, Tony Murray continues his look at how marketing agencies often fail to take their own medicine when it comes to managing their own reputations.

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A bunch of cobblers! The five biggest mi...

Smoking Gun’s guest blogger Tony Murray delves into his memory bank to dish the dirt on marketing agencies who’ve previously failed in their own promotion.

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T Time: The Mob Rules

The return of our media man in the East, AKA Tony Murray, Doctor Who baddies and more menacing TV personalities currently at the centre of national scandals.

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The perfect millennial marketing campaig...

Video content is only becoming more important when looking at millennial marketing campaign ideas. We look at what networks, formats and styles are most popular.

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Blagger’s Blog— Sexist memes, st...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of media, marketing and comms news— this week with 2017’s top meme branded ‘sexist’, B&Q art, and a terrifyingly bad email.

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September 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All the latest news from Smoking Gun’s HQ in Manchester, from in-house events and our presence at the PRCA’s BAFTA conference, to standout creative work and client coverage.

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Expert tips on copywriting for different...

We walk you throught the fundamentals of copywriting for social media, blog posts and press releases in the latest of our expert tips.

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Paddington at 60: Why brands should emul...

To mark the 60th birthday of Paddington Bear we consider the similarities between strong characters and world-beating brands.

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A century of mistruths: 100 years (or so...

From War of the Worlds and the Zinoviev letter, to blondes going extinct and weatherman faking it, we chart a potted history of definitive fake news moments.

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