And Finally...

#YuleLove Smoking Gun’s Christmas charity initiative for Wood Street Mission

CHRISTMAS MISSION FOR WOOD STREET

We’re delighted to announce the  novel approach we’ve taken to this year’s Christmas card. Proving our ingenuous credentials again, we’ve created a Christmas card with a handy pop out picture frame, encouraging recipients to use it to take pictures of their favourite festive things. For each person that shares their picture tagged with #YuleLove, the...

Read More

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...

Read More

The Blagger’s Blog 19th December 2014

the-interview-poster A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effor    

Thought for the Week 

“Wow. Everyone caved. The hackers won. A complete and utter victory for them. Hollywood has done Neville Chamberlain proud today.” Actor Rob Lowe, commenting on Sony’s decision not to release The Interview, a movie centred on a plot to assassinate North Korean...

Read More

Facebook Search for Christmas proves social media marketing works for retail

facebook-christmas1_117310887 If you’re one of the people who tuned in to last night’s Black Mirror – White Christmas special on Channel 4 then chances are you woke up this morning feeling rather dismayed about the way the world might be heading. As per usual in the Charlie Brooker-written show, the focus was on technological improvements that wind up having a negative impact...

Read More

The Blagger’s Blog 12th December 2014

B4nV7peCMAAw7BA A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort    

Thought for the Week 

“This man is not a cartoon character … He is a pound-shop Enoch Powell.” Comedian, general loudmouth and self-styled revolutionary Russell Brand launching into one of many verbal attacks against Nigel Farage and the Ukip party during an episode of Question...

Read More

Social networking for business: Will Facebook At Work work?

2df0ecc With half the country in full-on December swing it seems rather Grinch-ish to be focusing on what happens after Christmas. Nevertheless, January will be here before we know it, and as such it pays to be prepared. One of the biggest talking points of recent weeks, social-media-speaking, is the imminent arrival of Facebook At Work, which, according to some commentators,...

Read More