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Food

Like any great (not to mention ingenious) food PR agency, staff here at Smoking Gun PR are often guided by their stomachs. Hence the reason we had a representative of the team gorging on all sorts of serious dishes in the Danish capital of Copenhagen this weekend. From smorrebrod (AKA the tastiest and most aesthetically pleasing open sandwiches known to mankind)…

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The Blagger’s Blog 18th April 2014

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A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort   Thought for the Week “We’re not going to count on it until we see it,” U.S. President Barack Obama, commenting on Russia’s need to see through its promise to support the tentative agreement reached yesterday in Geneva, which will involve the disarming of illegal protesters and an end…

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Fast food news

Creating obscure, disgusting but somewhat intriguing fast food combinations is a well known click-bait tactic used by everyone from this Merseyside butcher who put Cadbury’s Creme Eggs inside a Scotch egg…   To KFC who this week created a chicken-leg corsage (stunt) with a kind of funny video to explain the joke. Yesterday Dominos got in on the act, with its…

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Selfies, good causes, narcissism and digital marketing

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The success of Cancer Research UK’s #nomakeupselfie campaign can’t be understated. Watching £2million raised in the first 48 hours alone for such a good cause is enough to make anyone re-assess their cynicism towards society. It even made us dedicate an entire newsletter story to the achievement. But although every digital marketing agency on the planet is understandably interested in…

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Wearable tech – a step too far?

We’re always on the look out for clever new technology to help us save time and create a more efficient team, but we’re not sure about this latest development from Japan. ‘Wearable eyes’ looks like it could be an early version of the latest hipster wearable tech offering, Google Glass.  Not exactly unobtrusive – these clunky ‘sunglasses’ display slightly unnerving…

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