PR thoughts: Daily Mail, Virgin Trains, and press freedom

virgin-trains As you may or may not have noticed this week, an argument has kicked off between the Daily Mail, Virgin Trains, and two opposing politicians who, for what could be the first (and last) time this year, seem to agree on something. Virgin Trains is the latest brand to bow to pressure from Stop Funding Hate, a campaign that aims to...

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PR thoughts: Media silly season? You’ve got some competition

1635053.main_image It’s raining outside the Smoking Gun PR office window today. Amazingly- despite reputations- this is the first dank and dreary day Manchester has seen in quite some time. Whilst temperatures haven’t quite been tropical, they’ve not been too bad, with plenty of sun breaking through the notoriously slate grey clouds of North West England. Although we may not feel like...

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The Blagger’s Blog 30th October 2015

pew-die-pie-hed4-2013 Your weekly digest of media news and talking points, sans effort Quote of the week “It’s so easy to make fun of because it’s new and different. But once you get into it and understand it more, you realise that it is something cool and awesome.” ‘King of YouTube’ PewDiePie, discussing YouTube’s rise as a respected medium for multi-million-earning stars,...

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