Welcome to Smoking Gun PR


It creates anticipation.

It inspires people to raise their game, liberates bold ideas and makes work compelling.


It’s also what drives this dynamic Manchester-based public relations agency. Home to storytellers extraordinaire, we work for clients across the globe, making people genuinely excited about the brands on our books through ingenious thinking and daring concepts, expert use of all things digital marketing and pioneering PR.


Ingenuity is believing that with knowledge and imagination, every PR problem can be solved. Our award winning team and authoritative associates rise above obstacles collaboratively, providing companies with bespoke, straight talking digital and traditional media communications solutions.


Whether tasked to integrate with a current high profile marketing strategy or help get a start-up off the ground, we can guide, tutor and assist you in navigating this brave new consumer controlled frontier. We work with people who have a passion to succeed, a tendency to be bold and try something new and who treat their agency as a genuine team extension. If that’s you and your business then let’s start storytelling together.

Case File

Silentnight Advent Calendar – a social media case study

Bed retailer Silentnight wanted to ensure it didn’t get lost in the festive madness and remain front of mind with consumers, ahead of the important January sales period.

Crucial to this was site visibility and social media.

We were tasked with increasing web traffic from social media and given a tough KPI of 10% of all traffic to be from social sources.


...and finally

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Smoking Gun strikes gold again at CIPR PRide NW awards

  The Smoking Gun team stepped out in style last night at the CIPR PRide NW awards, the largest public relations and marketing awards in the region, held at Manchester’s prestigious Midland Hotel, resplendant with a Great Gatsby theme. Once again the competition was fierce, entries were at the highest ever level with over 1,100 submissions, and the finest in…

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PR Moment Awards shortlist: best social media companies Manchester and six more categories

Smoking Gun PR bags Social media companies Manchester shortlist and more..

We’re delighted today at SGPR HQ to have been shortlisted in no less than seven categories for a number of client campaigns and Best Team Categories at the 2015 PR Moment Awards in the North, Northern Ireland and Scotland section, beating the best social media companies Manchester and beyond. For…

Lisa Gawthorne, Managing Director at Bravura Foods Ltd says:

"The team at Smoking Gun are highly skilled in the art of delivering smoking hot results that work for your brand(s). They not only understand the heart of a brand, but they work creatively to expand the life, the soul & the character of the brand by engaging in meaningful communications with consumers. They dare to be different, they get results, above all they create campaigns that not only win awards but remain in the mind for a very long time."