Public relations agency thoughts: #Royalwedding coverage (and jitters)

710x528_18884303_11051526_1498903479 So as you won’t have managed to miss, news hit last Monday that Prince Harry and his American squeeze Meghan Markle will be tying the knot in May 2018 at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle. Naturally, the UK and international press reacted by dedicating a good proportion of their content to the event, which is still around six months...

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What people really think about worldwide companies

gh-globe This month saw the release of McCann’s Truth About Global Brands study, revealing insights into attitudes surrounding some of the planet’s biggest firms. Needless to say, then, it makes for intriguing reading. The survey took into account 30,000 respondents in 29 countries, and from it we can learn plenty. For example, here in the U.K., ‘banter’ is more important on...

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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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Stand and deliver! Measure your marketing efforts correctly, or fail

no-excuses-e1272580171400 You’ve made your 2015 marketing resolutions now get on and deliver against your new hopes, dreams and aspirations. Offices across the UK need to see this as an opportunity to turn over a new leaf, set sights on a more productive, proactive and- most importantly- profitable 12 months in 2015, and leave time-wasting behaviour behind for good – including your efforts...

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The Blagger’s Blog 12th December 2014

B4nV7peCMAAw7BA A weekly roundup of media news and talking points, sans effort    

Thought for the Week 

“This man is not a cartoon character … He is a pound-shop Enoch Powell.” Comedian, general loudmouth and self-styled revolutionary Russell Brand launching into one of many verbal attacks against Nigel Farage and the Ukip party during an episode of Question...

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