#PRStack e-handbook launched

image Today will be remembered for many things; no doubt we all have our list of little achievements, successes and wins from the last eight (give or take) working hours. Here at Smoking Gun, though, we’ll be remembering today for a very different reason… Namely the launch of a brand new help text designed to give both newcomers and public relations...

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The Blagger’s Blog 15th May 2015

BBBANNA001 A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort Quote of the week “I don’t think anyone steals anything; all of us borrow.” Legendary blues-man B.B. King, who sadly died this week, aged-89. He probably wasn’t talking about PR and the media at the time, but nevertheless it works. Weekly High  Geek chic aside, Silicone Valley isn’t renowned for style....

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Social media news- Facebook Instant Articles go live

1-Article__new_.0 They say in social media land nothing stays still for longer than the average tweet takes to write. And whilst you might spend a while mulling over the best turn of 140-character-phrase, you probably get what we mean. With mobile-first rapidly becoming the standard, it’s unsurprising the latest update to the world’s foremost network- Facebook- is focusing on the way in which...

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The Blagger’s Blog 8th May 2015

image A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort Quote of the week “I’ll eat my own hat if the polls are right.” Liberal Democrat Lord Paddy Ashdown, trying to discredit BBC exit polls during last night’s general election, which put the Conservatives as coming away with an outright majority. Weekly High  Votes aside, over on the continent...

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There is such a thing as bad publicity, ask Jay Z

ImageGen.ashx In the words of conscious rap ensemble Public Enemy, don’t believe the hype. Long have people tried to claim that any column inches are good column inches, providing they namecheck your brand. (Who hasn’t heard the much appropriated phrase that may have emanated form the famous PR stunts Barnum, imploring that ‘there’s no such thing as bad publicity’)? But, as...

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