Male sexism and the modern marketing minefield

vader-dad-20111112-110814 Over the last 12 months here on the Smoking Gun blog we’ve tackled a range of issues that directly impact on our work as a leading marketing, PR, and comms agency. One of which is sexism, and the way in which gender stereotypes play out in the media as a whole, and specifically advertising. ‘Are these shoes really sexist?’ we...

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ITV’s digital plans should interest online PR agencies (and their clients)

itven-2 ITV News, one of the biggest names in UK current affairs broadcasting, has unveiled its biggest push into digital yet, with three unique programme formats heading for the brand’s website in the near future. Online PR agencies take note, then. It’s a major shift in terms of investment, to date the organisation has been less than eager to throw money...

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Public relations agency thoughts: #Royalwedding coverage (and jitters)

710x528_18884303_11051526_1498903479 So as you won’t have managed to miss, news hit last Monday that Prince Harry and his American squeeze Meghan Markle will be tying the knot in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Naturally, the UK and international press reacted by dedicating a good proportion of their content to the event, which is still around six months...

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