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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Smoking Gun’s 2017 Almanac

OldSneeristAlmanacCover1 With just four days until Father Christmas gets here we thought it about time to unveil our annual roundup of the year according to Manchester’s most ingenious comms agency.

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Merry panto season from team Smoking Gun

Header1 This pantomime season, the hard working Guns have temporarily paused their pens, faded out Facebook and iced over their influencer campaigns to share some festive themed comms insights with you. Watch our latest animated video: After yet another exhilarating and successful year for many of our clients and ourselves, the office will be closed from Friday 22nd December until 9am...

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Recently in the Smoking Gun study

IMG_0389 With the year almost over, and only a few weeks left to buy those all important gifts for under the tree, it’s very nearly time for our annual round up of the highs and lows from the last 12 months. Before all that, though, here’s what’s been happening over the last four weeks. First up, the big news is we...

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Blagger’s Blog- Merriment, snow, and media


Weekly High

Christmas in Australia is always a little alternative, or at least it is when you’re looking on from the UK; it’s the land of festival BBQs and beachside seasonal cheer, after all. Down Under has scored a big hit thanks to Aldi’s Yuletide ad, too, which involves cricket on the sand and a...

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