Male sexism and the modern marketing minefield

vader-dad-20111112-110814 Over the last 12 months here on the Smoking Gun blog we’ve tackled a range of issues that directly impact on our work as a leading marketing, PR, and comms agency. One of which is sexism, and the way in which gender stereotypes play out in the media as a whole, and specifically advertising. ‘Are these shoes really sexist?’ we...

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Today’s big PR question- is paper dying?

12056608-Indian-Ocean-landscape-Seychelles-Old-postcard-Isolated-on-white-background-Stock-Photo While the jury is out, to some extent, when it comes to the exact date which marked the start of the art of paper making- after all, they didn’t have that much to write their records on- educated minds would suggest the very first sheet was produced during the Eastern Han dynasty of ancient China, which spanned 202BC – AD220. Since then,...

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The Blagger’s Blog 11th September 2015

uktv-jon-snow-drugs-live-1 Quote of the week “By the time I was completely stoned, I felt utterly bereft.” Channel 4 news legend and all round media big gun Jon Snow, commenting on the time he tried, and did not enjoy, smoking cannabis. Weekly High On a lighter note than our last instalment, this week we’ve fallen in love with A-dam Underwear’s new advert,...

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What if the leaders on tonight’s debate were brands in need of PR?

stream_img It’s been a long time coming, for many people too long given how disappointed the electorate was when the two main parties refused to verbally duke it out, live on TV, a week ago. As tonight’s Leader’s Debate takes place in our own hometown (well, almost; Salford Quays is close enough to Smoking Gun’s Manchester base) we thought it might...

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