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Smoking Gun strikes gold again at CIPR PRide NW awards

Screen Shot 2014-11-20 at 11.28.11   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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Broadcast media – Internet TV may no longer be ‘a joke’

image Much as we do many things very well in the U.K. – from pop and rock music to graphic and web design – there are some things that we still don’t seem to get just right. And no, this isn’t a slant on our public transport. Take internet TV, for example. Those of you who are old enough will remember...

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The Blagger’s Blog 27th February 2015

Jack_Straw_427679a A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort   Quote of the week “I’m mortified…” Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw attempting to apologise for his part in the cash for access scandal, whereby he was caught on camera offering to use his power and influence for the benefit of business interests. Whether he’s sorry for being caught,...

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PR staff shortage: Where did all the good guys go?

72140859 Although we’re told the economy is on the way up, the fallout from the recession is still being felt heavily by the creative sector, even here in Greater Manchester, where the industry is very much in bloom. For years, London was seen as something of a drain the region’s talent. But, whilst the bright lights and huge agencies of the...

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February 2015 in the Smoking Gun Study

BRITAIN - Hampton Court Palace No sooner had we been led to believe the frozen thermometer was thawing and temperatures plunged back below zero. Thankfully, though, with more award nominations, a high profile new event project, and another addition to the staff base, we’ve been too busy to feel the chill in the air. Nevertheless, March can’t come soon enough. Especially as we’re up for...

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UK media reach in numbers: What channel is right for you?

Recruit-staff-in-Media-Publishing-with-Krooter-Digital-v-Print It’s a question every client rightly wants an answer to whenever a campaign gets underway. Just where should you focus your efforts to reach, educate and engage the audience that matters to you most? With this in mind, we thought it would be useful to share how the various media platforms stack up in terms of reach and exposure, so...

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