The Blagger’s Blog 20th December 2013

happyEnding  A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….” Dr. Seuss, in How The Grinch Stole Christmas. 

Weekly High

In true festive spirit, the best thing we’ve seen all week- other...

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The Smoking Gun PR Almanac 2013

PaperweightGraysAlmanac That was the year that was. Here at Manchester’s most ingenious public relations agency we’re counting blessings after the team’s most successful 12 months yet, and the media world is gauging the impact of truly monumental events and shifts in trends. Over the course of 2013 we’ve rebranded- placing a focus on ingeniousness- garnered fantastic new clients, and worked on...

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The Sunday People’s Buzzfee-style native advertising experiment

People When news hit that a UK paper had launched a brand new, seven-day-a-week website, funded solely by 2013’s biggest buzzword- native advertising- the media sphere lit up with chatter on what this meant both for the title in question and the wider world of journalism. We’re still not sure, but rather than giving up and accepting perpetual confusion, staff at...

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Burgundy-mania rivals Beatle-mania ahead of Anchorman 2

It’s been almost a decade since Will Ferrell donned the now famous facial hair to become Ron Burgundy. Now with the sequel (Anchorman 2) set to hit box offices this week, I thought it was the perfect time to look at how the marketing machine behind this sequel is taking no prisoners… Now tying in with a film can do...

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Infographic: 2013 Year of the Selfie

As the year draws to a close and we focus on 2014, we at Smoking Gun decided to look back at one of the biggest social media growths of the year – the selfie. So big was this development “selfie” has now been included in the dictionary. In this week’s infographic we look at some of the fastest growing sub-genres...

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