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Marketing, PR and media trends you need ...

We may not have a crystal ball, but we’ve got years of experience and forward-thinking staff with up-to-the-minute knowledge in a range of comms sectors. From slow news to Snapchat falling out of favour, you heard these here first.

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Naughty list: 2018 in PR, marketing and ...

As part of our 2018 Almanac, we run through the worst PR, marketing, social and digital mistakes from the industry this year.

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Nice list: 2018 in PR, marketing and com...

As part of Smoking Gun’s 2018 almanac, we look at the best stunts and campaigns from other agencies and brands that have caught our eye.

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2018 in the Smoking Gun study

For the final chapter in our 2018 almanac— rounding up all the comms, PR and marketing industry news— we run down biggest events that have happened here at Smoking Gun HQ.

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2018’s Christmas ads prove many brands...

Our MD Rick Guttridge considers what this year’s Christmas ads say about the comms and marketing sectors, and tells washed up ‘creatives’ to make way for professionals with real ideas.

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November 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All the latest news from Smoking Gun in Manchester— new team members, new client contracts, more major awards and a month’s worth of exceptional brand results.

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5 reasons Quora should be part of your 2...

Not familiar with Quora? Chances are by this time next year you will be. We jump the gun to give you a head start on the Q&A community that delivers businesses, products and services a huge global audience, for free.

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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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2018 in the Smoking Gun study

For the final chapter in our 2018 almanac— rounding up all the comms, PR and marketing industry news— we run down biggest events that have happened here at Smoking Gun HQ.

Read more

2018’s Christmas ads prove many brands...

Our MD Rick Guttridge considers what this year’s Christmas ads say about the comms and marketing sectors, and tells washed up ‘creatives’ to make way for professionals with real ideas.

Read more

November 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All the latest news from Smoking Gun in Manchester— new team members, new client contracts, more major awards and a month’s worth of exceptional brand results.

Read more

5 reasons Quora should be part of your 2...

Not familiar with Quora? Chances are by this time next year you will be. We jump the gun to give you a head start on the Q&A community that delivers businesses, products and services a huge global audience, for free.

Read more

How to run a user generated social media...

The latest in our how to guides tackles one of the most powerful but potentially dangerous types of social media campaign. Our in-house experts talk you through utilising User Generated Content.

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Even if he’s not guilty this is a huge...

Inspired by recent headlines, Smoking Gun’s MD Rick Guttridge makes it clear that brands cannot forget that the truth will always out— from the ethical to environmental.

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