Suffrage centenary— PR, feminism, and equality

Suffragettes_England_19081 Today— Tuesday 6th February 2018— marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave at least some women the right to vote here in the U.K. It would be another ten years before all women over 21 had their say in parliamentary matters, but nevertheless 1918 was a monumental turning point for equality in this country. Given...

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Small size means big change: The Guardian’s redesign

stack of newspapers and article writen with wooden blocks It was undoubtedly an exciting turn of events for PRs and journalists alike this week when the Guardian finally revealed its first tabloid format in what has been a long-awaited redesign.   The change caused quite a stir on social media and had other national newspapers chomping at the bit to poke fun at one of their rivals, with the...

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Top 5 April Fools’ PR Stunts

April Fools’ Day PR stunts. Some might say they’re like Marmite and here at Smoking Gun, we have a pretty divided opinion within the team on whether they’re fortuitous for brands or simply a waste of time. To help us decide, we’ve decided to do a quick round up of the top 5 April Fools’ stunts from 2017.   To...

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Seller’s guide to the selfie economy

Selfie_(15812177332) It’s either another bold step in the mission to monetise every aspect of digital life, or just a sad sign of how self-absorbed everything has become. Possibly both. Who cares, when self portraits are now such big bucks?

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