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6 essential (and not-so-essential) socia...

Forget vanity metrics and misleading stats, we run through the most popular forms of judging social media marketing success, and reveal which are really important and which are, well, not so.

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Measuring PR performance relies on prope...

It’s no good comparing your metrics with those of an irrelevant organisation, even if that organisation is a vague rival. Logical benchmarking is the answer.

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PR measurement can safeguard 2019 market...

In order to ensure the same spending power next year, marketing and PR teams must start taking their ROI responsibilities seriously, or risk further cuts.

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What is PR measurement actually doing fo...

Agencies and departments must step up and show real, tangible evidence of their impact on business KPIs in order for PR measurement to be taken seriously.

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Top tips for selling-in real life featur...

Expert advice on working with compelling case studies that lead to strong real life features news editors won’t be able to resist.

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10% of UK public sector campaign budgets...

New UK government guidelines reiterate what we have been saying for years— effective PR evaluation and measurement is vital for comms success.

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Slashing red ink? Don’t slow down ...

When times are tough it doesn’t make sense to bury your head in the sand and reign in budgets. A great PR strategy is a cost-effective way of reinstating brand dominance, reaching new customers and stealing valuable column inches.

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Public relations expert masterclass: Bob...

We attended the CIPR Northern Conference in Newcastle, now here are our key learnings from one of the best the PR business has ever seen.

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6 steps to a great reputation management...

Reputation management is not a reactive response, but an ongoing science. We show you how to ensure you have the right plan in place to monitor sentiment, improve loyalty and put fires out if they start.

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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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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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