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Blagger’s Blog— Racist Ronnies s...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of media and comms news and talking points— UN International Day of the Girl, racist Ronnies’ sketch used in school, Topshop fails feminism.

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Blagger’s Blog— Mamma May, Brok...

Smoking Gun’s weekly media news roundup, with Theresa May’s cheeky copyright theft, a stunnign stunt by Canadian domestic abuse charity, and Trump’s ego curbed.

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Blagger’s Blog— Sexist memes, st...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of media, marketing and comms news— this week with 2017’s top meme branded ‘sexist’, B&Q art, and a terrifyingly bad email.

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Blagger’s Blog— YouTube lows, deep s...

Smoking Gun’s media news wrap, with Desperados underwater, YouTube in hot water, and China Eastern Airlines facing backlash after error judgement at 30,000ft.

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Blagger’s Blog— Fashion week, su...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of media news this time includes the new EU copyright directive, suffragettes and clothing without context during London Fashion Week.

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Blagger’s Blog— Faith in humanity (a...

This week’s media news roundup— kind gesture goes viral, Amnesty ad impresses and Manchester loses the Mobike in PR catastrophe for our city.

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Blagger’s Blog— Stacey speaks, e...

Smoking Gun’s weekly media news roundup, this week with Now magazine lambasted on air, Southwest Airlines impromptu PR glory, Amazon’s new Twitter tactics, and all-change at the Mail.

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Blagger’s Blog— Google is revolt...

This week’s industry roundup from Smoking Gun— also known as Blagger’s Blog; staff at Google protest Chinese censorship search build, Lenny Henry’s viral video, plus plenty more media news.

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Blagger’s Blog— Influencers, FT ...

Our weekly roundup of media and comms news— influencers under investigation, FT boss pays money back, Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t care about news.

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The perfect millennial marketing campaig...

Video content is only becoming more important when looking at millennial marketing campaign ideas. We look at what networks, formats and styles are most popular.

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Blagger’s Blog— Sexist memes, st...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of media, marketing and comms news— this week with 2017’s top meme branded ‘sexist’, B&Q art, and a terrifyingly bad email.

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September 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All the latest news from Smoking Gun’s HQ in Manchester, from in-house events and our presence at the PRCA’s BAFTA conference, to standout creative work and client coverage.

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Expert tips on copywriting for different...

We walk you throught the fundamentals of copywriting for social media, blog posts and press releases in the latest of our expert tips.

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Paddington at 60: Why brands should emul...

To mark the 60th birthday of Paddington Bear we consider the similarities between strong characters and world-beating brands.

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A century of mistruths: 100 years (or so...

From War of the Worlds and the Zinoviev letter, to blondes going extinct and weatherman faking it, we chart a potted history of definitive fake news moments.

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