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T Time: How Do is done

Man of opinions and regular guest columnist Tony Murray reflects on the loss of North West media website How-Do, from his Hong Kong base.

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Guest post – My first taste of age...

Before my time at Smoking Gun, I’d never had the chance to sample agency life….

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Guest post – Digital strategies an...

Not-for-profit trade association Vice President of Communications and freelance digital marketing consultant Mark McGee stresses the importance of planning, and movie knowledge.

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Guest blog: Understanding Google

Examining Google’s products in a systematic way can give some clear indications as to their strategic objectives for the future.

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Not Always App-propriate

Peter Craven is the joint managing director of Madhouse Associates, a Manchester based integrated marketing agency which boasts Toyota and…

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G’day! An upside down look at consumer...

How different can a PR agency in Sydney be to a UK consumer PR agency like Smoking Gun? I moved to the other side of the world to pursue my career in PR I thought, new media to learn, contacts to make but how different can it be, right? Wrong! Moving to Sydney Australia has been a learning curve from start to finish.

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Are Press Release Distribution and News ...

Manchester PR agency Smoking Gun is a firm believer in the power of online PR and welcomed the thoughts of Graham Parker on the merits of news distribution.

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The Blogosphere explained – guest ...

Erica Douglas, author of Little Mummy blog, shares her thoughts with us about the world of blogging and why its changed her life

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I had a (day) dream

Does day dreaming help increase creativity at work? How can daydreaming be beneficial to you? For instance can it help you to rehearse the changes you want to make in your life? Be a good stress reliever, simply give you a break? All of those things. Specifically day-dreaming helps you, personally or vicariously, to imagine future events or recall past ones.

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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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