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T Time: No Bread and Discuses

Our roving editor and man of many opinions, Tony Murray, finds himself knee deep in media distractions, from Kate Middleton’s assets to Take That clones.

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T Time: Tweet nothings

Our columnist extraordinaire Tony Murray asks if the days of social media dominance in marketing and PR are coming to a close.

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T Time: Why I hate the Paralympics

Our man in the East, famed opinion speaker Tony Murray, considers the media’s obsession with homogeneity in light of this summer’s last sporting spectacle.

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T Time: China, the U.S., and the Cold PR...

Our man in Hong Kong Tony Murray muses on China, America, and the public relations spat between Far East and West.

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T Time: How Do is done

Man of opinions and regular guest columnist Tony Murray reflects on the loss of North West media website How-Do, from his Hong Kong base.

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Guest post – My first taste of age...

Before my time at Smoking Gun, I’d never had the chance to sample agency life….

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Guest post – Digital strategies an...

Not-for-profit trade association Vice President of Communications and freelance digital marketing consultant Mark McGee stresses the importance of planning, and movie knowledge.

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Guest blog: Understanding Google

Examining Google’s products in a systematic way can give some clear indications as to their strategic objectives for the future.

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Not Always App-propriate

Peter Craven is the joint managing director of Madhouse Associates, a Manchester based integrated marketing agency which boasts Toyota and…

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Blagger’s Blog— KLM holograms, T...

Smoking Gun’s media and marketing news roundup this week; Theresa May won’t visit Europe via Spitfire, KLM unveils hologram guides and Apple cuts Facebook.

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January 2019 at Smoking Gun HQ

All the latest news from Smoking Gun PR in January 2019, name-checking Google, PR Moment Awards, and Deloitte; a list that could go on.

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Not working with us: 6 sexist Valentine ...

It’s just two weeks until the most romantic day of the year, but brands still cause offence when creating Valentine’s campaigns. As these examples show.

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Social media masterclass: Turning fans i...

How do you encourage, attract and collaborate with your public social media champions? We talk you through the steps to guarantee superfans come flying in.

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Is manwashing marketing’s biggest new ...

After Gillette’s toxic masculinity critique beware of marketing claiming to get woke without doing anything, says Smoking Gun’s MD Rick Guttridge

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Blagger’s Blog— The Day Today at...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of weekly media news, this time with ‘toxic masculinity’ targeted by new ad, classic British satire hitting 25 years young, and Labour mistaking Wales for Scotland.

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