GDPR – Comms disaster of the decade?

Opt-in or opt-out, despite the deadline now having passed for businesses to clean up their processes with regard to storing and using personal data, plenty of firms still don’t seem to know what the changes are all about. An embarrassing failure for the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office, tasked with ensuring Britain was up to speed. Understatement of the century, the...

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May 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

Social-Review While most of the country was glued to the royal wedding wondering why we didn’t get an extra day off for Meghan and Harry’s nuptials, and relishing in May’s burst of good weather, here at Smoking Gun’s Manchester HQ we have been kept busy with our own diary dates, an expanding team and graduate recruitment scheme interviews.. One example would...

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April 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

sgprcollage3 As dust settled following March’s mayhem and Easter’s extended weekend, we set our sights on another great month. With high profile award nominations, one significant win and a standout new project beginning it looks like another job well done. Better yet, we still had time to usher spring in by hosting our first BBQ of the year, putting the Smoking...

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March 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

sgprcollage Talk about headline-grabbing times. This month has been all about battling arctic conditions, investigating spy stories plucked straight from the pages of Le Carre, and— for Smoking Gun at least— exceptional results on behalf of our beloved clients. Silentnight’s recent stunt at Manchester’s intu Trafford Centre is just one case in point. Our team helped the brand stage the first...

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Blagger’s Blog- Stephen Hawking, empty shoes, deep holes

Quote-of-the-Week-Hawking Weekly High This week there have been pro-gun control protests across the US, with students walking out of schools in a bid to try and promote change. Few stunts were more emotive than 7,000 empty pairs of shoes placed on the lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, though; one for every child shot and killed in America since the...

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