August 2015 in the Smoking Gun study

getMediaImage.ashx What do you get if you cross a month that’s notoriously bad for new business, half an inbox full of out of office replies, and the UK’s most ingenious public relations team? How about more coverage than can possibly be read in four weeks, another client win, and a record number of approaches from firms looking for assistance? Those who...

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The Blagger’s Blog 21st November 2014

Will_Jaden_Smith-After-Earth A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the Week 

“So when one thought goes into your mind, it’s not just one thought, it has to bounce off both hemispheres of the brain. When you’re thinking about something happy, you’re thinking about something sad. When you think about an apple, you also...

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There’s only one way to decide…Pillow Fight!

Last Friday the Smoking Gun PR team hit the field at Lancashire County Cricket Club alongside a Hippo, a Duck and a giraffe called Lanky – average start to the weekend for this Manchester based PR agency. As official business partners of Lancashire County Cricket Club for 2014, Lancashire based Silentnight’s famous duo visited the Emirates Old Trafford stadium to...

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Trends public relations folk should probably avoid: Swatting

Swat What sounds like an earnest attempt to do better at school is actually amongst the most bizarre, potentially dangerous, and downright surprising trends we’ve ever come across. The kind of thing that takes cross-platform interaction to a whole new level, you might say. Last week staff at this Manchester-based public relations and marketing agency stumbled upon a story about 17-year-old Rafael...

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