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

Flava-it – spreading #meatlust – a food PR campaign

The Flava People tasked us as its food PR agency with supporting the launch of three special edition ‘Meat Lust’ varieties of its Flava-it meat marinade over a four-month period.

The Flava People challenged us to get products into hands and increase brand awareness, with the ultimate aim of introducing a new, younger audience to its range of marinades.

We devised a food PR launch campaign to pull this new audience in, backing up the video content created by Code ComputerLove

...and finally

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#YuleLove Smoking Gun’s Christmas charity initiative for Wood Street Mission


We’re delighted to announce the  novel approach we’ve taken to this year’s Christmas card. Proving our ingenuous credentials again, we’ve created a Christmas card with a handy pop out picture frame, encouraging recipients to use it to take pictures of their favourite festive things. For each person that shares their picture tagged with #YuleLove, the…

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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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The Blagger’s Blog 19th December 2014

A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effor    

Thought for the Week 

“Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. A complete and utter victory for them. Hollywood has done Neville Chamberlain proud today.” Actor Rob Lowe, commenting on Sony’s decision not to release The Interview, a movie centred on a plot to assassinate North Korean…

Andrew Davenport, General Manager at The White Agency says:

"A great team with a massive amount of experience at their craft. Consummately professional and always able to offer the right advice in their field of expertise.  A pleasure to spend time with."