October 2017 in the Smoking Gun study

SGPR October .001 (1) So that was the month that was… the last four weeks here at Smoking Gun have involved award wins, nominations, marriages, conferences, front row TV coverage, and new client projects. Best get a move on with the roundup then. In true forward motion style, we’ve just been signed up by Arriva Buses UK to work an extended brief across the...

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Smoking Gun scoops Best Small PR Agency at the MPAs

After being shortlisted in summer against four other Manchester-based agencies, Smoking Gun scooped the award for Best Small PR Agency at the MPA Awards last night. The Manchester Publicity Association is the largest not-for-profit body in Europe, recognising people in media, film, creative and digital industries. Hosted at the Midland Hotel, the evening kicked off with a drinks and chinwag...

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Could your desk be killing you?

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The rise (*ahem) of the standing desk

Shocking results from a recent study by Columbia University last week revealed that a desk job could quite literally be the death of us – with those spending 9 to 5 with bums on seats being at double the risk of developing serious and even life threatening health problems. It is estimated that...

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Facebook colour comments – a social media blunder?

In an effort to make Facebook more colourful, the social media giant’s recent update is sure to turn a few users off. Over the past few days, Facebook has introduced colour comments in what The Independent reported, “an extremely garish new look”. Evert Groot, a Facebook user first spotted the change and shared his thoughts on Twitter: “Colour comments really...

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