Superbowl 2015 = Super Ads (and powerful messages)

Esurance - Bryan Cranston They’re often a Monday morning talking point, even over this side of the pond, and this year’s Superbowl adverts, sandwiched between Katy Perry and a win for Brady’s bunch, didn’t disappoint.   There was dog saving horses, tonnes of love for dads, a Walter White cameo and a relatable take on choosing a plane mate from the creative brains at...

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New look Financial Times

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 14.03.35 For avid readers of the Financial Times, like us, this week’s essential morning briefing brought with it a noticeable new look.   It’s cleaner and sharper format was evident from the off, with new font and layout making the broadsheet easier to read and the news easier to digest – perfect for the busy PR looking to get their financial...

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Boris Johnson, celeb culture and bad public relations for Britain

JS41560680-2 Here at Manchester’s most innovative and ingenious public relations agency we could talk until the cows come home about the benefits and rewards brands can reap from a great celebrity endorsement or affiliation. Nevertheless, we’ve also mentioned on a number of occasions how vital it is to get this right. On the one hand, then, we’re intrinsically involved in Britain’s...

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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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May 2014 in the Smoking Gun study

  As spring quickly turns into summer there’s plenty to feel cheerful about from where we’re sitting. Not least our latest client win, with more new members of the family joining the fold and our wonderful new offices to boot. After a smooth and virtually seamless move to our new address here on Bridge Street, it gives us great pleasure...

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