New year, new hope- will 2018 be watershed moments or PR?

7BE32B5F-B1F9-4A5E-8E0F-E9B1A2AC929F So the Christmas break is well and truly behind us, everyone’s tree is about to come down this weekend, and we’re all getting back to work. Slowly but surely. With this in mind it’s a good opportunity to take stock before the relentless schedule of another year in comms fully kicks in, and here at Smoking Gun towers we’ve been...

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PR minefield: Uber, taxi wars, and brand standards

C_71_article_1488826_image_list_image_list_item_0_image OK, so it’s not exactly new-news that the world’s biggest/most divisive ride share company and app has been having a pretty tough time of things lately. But nevertheless, events in Manchester yesterday have brought the issue back to the surface for those in the North West. Just weeks after Uber lost its license to operate in London, much to the...

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PR experts and #GE2017: How the election result happened in public relations speak

Theresa-May Just seven days ago the country looked rather different to what we see today, politically at least. The 24-hours before the snap General Election called by Theresa May’s Conservative Party was defined by last-ditch attempts by all concerned to win over the electorate- from mud-slinging and character assassinations to door-knocking and social sharing, it seemed everyone was getting involved in...

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