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Blagger’s Blog— Gambling, grime and ...

Your weekly roundup of media news and talking points from Smoking Gun. This time with Valentine roaches, filthy news hosts and advertisers betting on kids.

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Blagger’s Blog— Gucci, Super Bowl, C...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of the best and worst of PR and marketing, with Super Bowl dropping the gender, Gucci dropping the ball and Delta getting sleazy.

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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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Blagger’s Blog— The Day Today at...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of weekly media news, this time with ‘toxic masculinity’ targeted by new ad, classic British satire hitting 25 years young, and Labour mistaking Wales for Scotland.

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Blagger’s Blog— Influencer woes...

Smoking Gun’s first weekly media news wrap of 2019 packs a bigger punch than January itself— the truth about becoming an influencer, Walmart’s excellent new movie car advert, and Trump holding the US to ransom, among other things.

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Blagger’s Blog— The nightmares befo...

The last of our weekly media, comms and PR news roundups of 2018— ending on a huge high (Christmas), a massive low (Gatwick’s drone problems) and everything else you need to know before the weekend. The last of our weekly media, comms and PR news roundups of 2018— ending on a huge high (Christmas), a massive low (Gatwick’s drone problems) and everything else you need to know before the weekend.

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Blagger’s Blog— Bacon, Macron and Po...

Smoking Gun’s weekly media news digest— this time with political PR fails and successful cinematic stunts.

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Blagger’s Blog— ‘Quite fri...

Smoking Gun’s weekly roundup of media news, this time with Britain’s happiest town, The National’s high-impact response to Theresa May’s snub, and Sark’s near-blackout.

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Blagger’s Blog— Black Friday, Ch...

This week’s media news roundup, with Black Friday inspiring a great new Dogs Trust ad, D&G ‘misjudging Chinese culture’, Facebook Community News Project and more.

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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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