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Smoking Gun named Best Consumer PR Agency

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PR Moment award winners 2015 announced

  We believe modesty is a valuable asset, and one not to be sniffed at… …Nevertheless, when we have great in-house news to share we’re partial to sharing it- not so much as a means to blow our own trumpets (although in this case we most definitely are), but simply to spread the word...

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The Blagger’s Blog 28th August

David Haye and Frankie Boyle (right) presents the Best Comedy Actress Award at the British Comedy Awards 2009 at London Television Studios. Quote of the week “Naturally, what Labour fears is not Tory entryism, but the horror of infiltration by the sort of people Labour is supposed to represent.” Frankie Boyle, writing on the Labour leadership race for The Guardian newspaper. Weekly High Vuelio, Europe’s leading supplier of software that transforms the way organisations managed their stakeholder engagement- with clients including BBC and Google,...

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August 2015 in the Smoking Gun study

getMediaImage.ashx What do you get if you cross a month that’s notoriously bad for new business, half an inbox full of out of office replies, and the UK’s most ingenious public relations team? How about more coverage than can possibly be read in four weeks, another client win, and a record number of approaches from firms looking for assistance? Those who...

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How to deal with internet trolls and influence brand opinion

Troll-Bridge Journalists aren’t the only ones to suffer at the hands of online outrage from social media followers. Nevertheless, the example of Guardian columnist, Owen Jones, provides an ideal case in point. Over the course of two or three years, one of Jones’ internet trolls has been a guy called ‘George’. During this time, the scribe’s unofficial critic had branded him a...

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Toys, lube, rubber: Sex and marketing and the mainstream

barbie-doll-legs The combination of media silly season and the Ashley Madison debacle means a lot of us have had the one thing none of us really like to talk openly about on the mind. Correction- on the mind more than usual. Sex is a strange cultural nuance. The majority of us over a certain age do it. The lucky ones more...

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PR must improve, with or without beards

980x   Should the length of your beard correlate to the size of marketing spend allocated to you by your clients, or indeed your profit margin? I assume not but I’m sure there’s probably a spurious survey out there somewhere that would tell me the answer. The unarguable truth is that marketers are spending an ever increasing share of purse on...

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