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The Blagger’s Blog 31st October 2014

_70127768_psychotesco A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week 

“Everyone should be able to enjoy Halloween but I urge all retailers to behave more responsibly – don’t demonise mental illness.” Norman Lamb, Liberal Democrat care and support minister, commenting on retailers stocking ‘psycho’, ‘schizo’, and ‘freak’ costumes a year after Tesco...

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October 2014 in the Smoking Gun study

photo What a month indeed. From the tail end of a hurricane to hiring new staff, preparing for a continent-wide social campaign, and welcoming two new clients, the last few weeks have been something of a whirlwind here on Bridge Street. First up, then, it’s our pleasure to announce Smoking Gun PR has been awarded a 12-month contract with Provident Financial...

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Anonymous social media cannot impede the law

460773149 They say the era of the selfie is coming to an end. Whether that’s true or not, it’s hard to deny that online networking is turning from self-promotion to faceless engagement, but what does this mean for crime and redemption? With news hitting this month that Facebook is preparing to launch Rooms, a stand-alone social media app that allows users...

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13 scariest experiential marketing campaigns

Experiential As we all know, the most terrifying night of the year is upon us, Halloween. A day when we’re supposed to dress up and frighten the living daylights out of each other, and perhaps attend a party or two, we’ve compiled this list of 13 nightmarish experiential marketing campaigns that prove 31st October isn’t the only date when it’s OK...

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RIP Nokia: Memories of a mobile giant

This month saw Microsoft confirm that it will discontinue the Nokia brand, save for a few lowly entry-level handsets. So just how did one of the world’s most successful handset manufacturers fall so far from grace? Picture the scene. It’s 1984, and the Mobira Talkman had just arrived. Amongst the world’s first transportable phones, it was built on technology developed...

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