Suffrage centenary— PR, feminism, and equality

Suffragettes_England_19081 Today— Tuesday 6th February 2018— marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act which gave at least some women the right to vote here in the U.K. It would be another ten years before all women over 21 had their say in parliamentary matters, but nevertheless 1918 was a monumental turning point for equality in this country. Given...

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August 2017 in the Smoking Gun study

SGPR - collage.001 With the last few weeks being all about media silly season- that precious time of year when Parliament is out and half the country is on holiday- you’d think we’d have very little to talk about. Nothing could be further from the truth, though- hence new client wins, new staff arrivals, one textbook example of newsjacking, and plenty more besides. First...

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Copywriting experts offer an ode to the obscurity of the English language

oxford_1833074b Yesterday was Yorkshire Day, a national celebration of the county which, if you come from there, stands head and shoulders above the rest as the closest anyone can get to God’s kingdom. And if you don’t hail from any of the four Ridings it still stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of size- a far bigger expanse...

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