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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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Vlogger advertising and promotion- where do you draw the line?

sponsored-content-for-brands-resized-600.jpg Rules, regulations, guidelines. Irrespective of your industry- whether you make a living from award-winning public relations like us, or sell shares to investors in The City- we all have to work within the legal framework set out by whatever regulating body looks after our particular field. But what about when those defining directives aren’t made abundantly clear to everyone involved?...

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The Blagger’s Blog 21st November 2014

Will_Jaden_Smith-After-Earth A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week 

“So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also...

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PR agency news: Regionals vs Facebook (and Google, and the rest)

To paraphrase Jon Bon Jovi’s ad-libbing during his band’s 1995 rendition of Keep The Faith at Wembley Stadium; It’s a jungle out there, baby, let’s stick together and watch each other’s backs, instead of only watching our own. Anyone working for, or working with a public relations agency, will know only too well that the media is a competitive place, a...

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The Blagger’s Blog 14th November 2014

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

Thought for the Week 

“We could raise the rating if Twitter broadens its revenue sources through international expansion and new product launches, maintains its market position, continues to improve its profitability, and achieves positive and sustained discretionary cash flow in excess of $100 million in 2016.” A...

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