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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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Beyond digital: Marketing to millennials...

Digital dominates the millennial marketing agenda, but more and more firms are targeting this demographic with campaigns in real life, and it’s working.

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Forget the message, disrupt consumer hab...

Traditionally brands have focussed on message delivery to position themselves, but this ignores a fundamental truth in human psychology— we consume out of habit, not choice.

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Top tips for broadcast media success

Inspired by our recent success with BBC Breakfast and Silentnight, we asked our in-house experts to offer some top tips on securing broadcast media success.

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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.

Read more

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.

Read more