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T Time: The Mob Rules

The return of our media man in the East, AKA Tony Murray, Doctor Who baddies and more menacing TV personalities currently at the centre of national scandals.

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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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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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A taste for success: Pink Prosecco appoi...

PINK Prosecco, one of the first ever rosé prosecco brands to ever be sold in the UK, has appointed us…

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The data geeks at Smoking Gun have been very busy this month…  To help health & wellbeing brands during the…

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About –  MD of Smoking Gun, Rick Guttridge and Smoking Gun’s data analyst Phil Lynch share key consumer insights and…

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PR Agency Smoking ‘Run’ helps run charity marathon It was a proud moment for Manchester PR agency Smoking Gun this…

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Free Webinar: Supporting Brands Through ...

  How to communicate effectively during the coronavirus crisis and why businesses need to be planning for the long-term now  …

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Corporate Social Responsibility and greater brand purpose were the buzzwords  of every PR agency at the start of the year…

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