The Blagger’s Blog 2nd August 2013

censorship-300x168 A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort  

Thought for the week

“Governments must not use cybersecurity as an excuse for censorship or to deny people their opportunities that the internet represents.” David Cameron, quoted in 2011, repeated by Wired on Monday 29th July within in article about proposals to censor the Internet in Britain. Click here for the Smoking...

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More items for that Internet censorship list

danger-internet-2011-300x214-1 Hands up who doesn’t feel like they should have taken George Orwell’s warnings a little more seriously when they first read Nineteen Eighty Four? Cue the tumbleweed. OK, so proposals to censor certain types of online content in the UK may not be quite the same as having a Ministry of Truth. But still, forcing users to opt out, or...

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July 2013 in the Smoking Gun study

Bike-and-Go Well, what a month that was. From consecutive days of 30-degree plus heat, to our major new client, award nominations, and participation in a groundbreaking national apprenticeship scheme, there’s a lot to talk about. Not least Abellio, part owners of Northern Rail, Merseyrail, and Greater Anglia train operators. Following a competitive pitching process Smoking Gun PR was awarded a brief...

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How to score big with sport PR (second leg)

Last week we looked at athletic prowess in public relations and marketing, using our own recent success and a few famous examples to explain how seizing the moment is key to promoting a company involved in the event-specific industry that is sport. But, as it’s such a vast marketplace, we thought it best to follow that up, only this time with...

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Why music could be a marketer’s dream, thanks to low sales

coca_cola__music-t2-300x194 Whilst doing our usual daily rounds of the key web titles this morning one particular story caught our eye. And, amazingly, it had nothing to do with the Royal Birth. OK, so we couldn’t help but read an overwhelming amount of content focused on babies, in some shape or form. From PR and marketing campaigns taking advantage of Kate’s glowing...

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