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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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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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August 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All that’s happening at our Manchester HQ— exceptional client work, details of our forthcoming event, The Millennial Mindset, and major life moments for the award-winning team.

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July 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

The latest in-house news from Smoking Gun’s HQ in Manchester, including our six CIPR PRide award nominations, Melanoma UK joining the fold, standout work for several of our top clients, not least Silentnight, and the best work BBQ ever.

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GDPR – Comms disaster of the decad...

Opt-in or opt-out, despite the deadline now having passed for businesses to clean up their processes with regard to storing…

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May 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

While most of the country was glued to the royal wedding wondering why we didn’t get an extra day off…

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Graduate Communications Job | Smoking Gu...

About Smoking Gun Have you ever dreamed of working in the comms industry? Are you passionate about news? Do you…

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March 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

Talk about headline-grabbing times. This month has been all about battling arctic conditions, investigating spy stories plucked straight from the…

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Blagger’s Blog- Stephen Hawking, empty...

Weekly High This week there have been pro-gun control protests across the US, with students walking out of schools 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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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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