Blagger’s Blog— England’s pride, Trump in UK and more – Smoking Gun PR

Weekly High

Paddy Power is no stranger to controversial PR stunts, and as such it’s unsurprising the bookmaker has decided to launch an ‘Oprah For President’ campaign to welcome current Leader of the Free World, Donald Trump, who’s on a wholly divisive tour of the UK right now, with protests planned up and down the country.

Weekly Low

It’s hard to know what to say about this one. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed The Handmaid’s Tale, that dark and disturbing series about what might happen if America fell into the hands of patriarchal extremists. This doesn’t mean we would want to buy or drink wine inspired by the series. “[C]rafted to highlight the personalities of Offred, Ofglen and Serena Joy,??? three of the show’s main characters, MGM and Lot18 partnered on the line, but pulled it the same day bottles went on sale.

 

Need To Know

Travel bible afar magazine is taking brand activation to the next level, offering readers an exclusive sailing trip complete with food, drink, butlers and other luxe benefits.

The Financial Times has begun experimenting with a very new type of newspaper storytelling— theatre performances inspired by articles.

Rupert Murdoch has received UK government approval to take full ownership of Sky, but rival Comcast has upped the bidding to $34billion. 

Just In Case You Missed Us

This week on the Smoking Gun blog we explained the importance of brands understanding their PR agency in order to ensure they get the best results.

 

Blagger’s Blog— Smoking Gun’s weekly roundup of media news, sans effort.