Case Files

Hogging the front pages – how to g...

Hogging the front pages of nearly every national is impressive work by anyone’s standards and Smoking Gun PR looks at what’s caught the editor’s attention.

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Nationals Go Regional

The London-centric media have just discovered life beyond the M25, apparently. And this section of the Great British public is…

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The Apple Gets Bigger

Standard & Poors, the global ratings agency, have classified the iPod producer as the second most valuable company on Earth.

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An 'i' on the future

The first new national weekday publication to hit Britain in almost 25 years is now on sale.

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Last respects shown to a (barely) living...

Imagine a car journey in 1984 without a whirring tape to escape your parents’ radio with, or a John Hughes flick without hairline headphones.

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UK's favourite entertainment websit...

Our media-analysing friends at Hitwise have compiled a list of the 10 most visited entertainment sites

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Two new account wins here at Manchester ...

Two new account wins for north west PR agency Smoking Gun – Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses and Greenhalghs Craft Bakery

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@catbinlady madness

Catbinlady becomes the internet villain for a week. The world goes mad and looses all perspective. Simon Cowell to the rescue

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Has the (magazine) world finally lost th...

Bauer Media’s Executive Director Stuart Williams has blamed a weak year in music for the publisher’s fall in circulation of Kerrang! and Q magazines.

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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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