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 named Best Consumer PR Agency

PR Moment award winners 2015 announced

  We believe modesty is a valuable asset, and one not to be sniffed at… …Nevertheless, when we have great in-house news to share we’re partial to sharing it- not so much as a means to blow our own trumpets (although in this case we most definitely are), but simply to spread the word…

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#PRStack e-handbook launched

Today will be remembered for many things; no doubt we all have our list of little achievements, successes and wins from the last eight (give or take) working hours. Here at Smoking Gun, though, we’ll be remembering today for a very different reason… Namely the launch of a brand new help text designed to give both newcomers and public relations…

Andrew Barker, Mountain Hardwear says:

"Rick and the team at Smoking Gun have demonstrated an incredible ability to quickly and clearly understand the uniqueness of the brands they represent by using a tailored approach in-line with core values and target consumers. Regardless of the brief -  technology, innovation, brand or athlete achievement, the team have delivered excellent results which in many cases have exceeded the initial goal. A very friendly, professional and passionate team."