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Not working with us: 6 sexist Valentine ...

It’s just two weeks until the most romantic day of the year, but brands still cause offence when creating Valentine’s campaigns. As these examples show.

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Sustainability, sales and marketing the ...

As the world receives a shock to the system about the state of the environment we explain how sustainability makes both business and marketing sense.

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Tortoise vs hare: Will slow journalism b...

As Tortoise prepares to launch, we look at the rising trend for slow journalism— from Pro Publica to Design Exchange, and how brands can tap into this sector.

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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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8 online facts to consider when marketin...

Our series on marketing to millennials continues, this time looking at some key stats about how this generation behaves online.

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To market to millennials you must unders...

Forget generation snowflake, think generation conscious— to market to millennials you need to get where they are coming from, and where the world has been.

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Perfect your millennial marketing strate...

We may be keen to show brands the ins and outs of millennial marketing, but it’s also worth getting ready for what’s just around the corner.

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Marketing to millennial consumers relies...

How do you reach the demographic that can’t be reached? For starters stop lumping them all together, then read these key points about millennial consumers.

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What social media lessons can we take fr...

After a phenomenon in which millions ‘attended’ a virtual gig in a gaming world, we consider what this means for social media, event partnerships and more.

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Blagger’s Blog— KLM holograms, T...

Smoking Gun’s media and marketing news roundup this week; Theresa May won’t visit Europe via Spitfire, KLM unveils hologram guides and Apple cuts Facebook.

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January 2019 at Smoking Gun HQ

All the latest news from Smoking Gun PR in January 2019, name-checking Google, PR Moment Awards, and Deloitte; a list that could go on.

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Not working with us: 6 sexist Valentine ...

It’s just two weeks until the most romantic day of the year, but brands still cause offence when creating Valentine’s campaigns. As these examples show.

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Social media masterclass: Turning fans i...

How do you encourage, attract and collaborate with your public social media champions? We talk you through the steps to guarantee superfans come flying in.

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Is manwashing marketing’s biggest new ...

After Gillette’s toxic masculinity critique beware of marketing claiming to get woke without doing anything, says Smoking Gun’s MD Rick Guttridge

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