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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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Manchester PR and Social Media Agency Jo...

Manchester PR and social media agency Smoking Gun PR has jobs available for exceptional account manager and directors following recent account wins. Applicants must have experience across B2C and B2B accounts plus an interest in digital PR. Further details and job spec are available on request.

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SKY continues to buy

Sky 1 invested less than BBC1, ITV1, Channel 4 and BBC 2 on original programming, with Channel 5 being the only major to fork out less on production

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It's global Social Media Day in sun...

It’s global Social Media Day being organised by the good folks at Mashable and there’s a great event taking place tonight at 7pm in Manchester with a good mixture of speakers thanks to Nigel Collier and his team at Studio Skylab. We’re pleased to be able to help out ChiChi from Realfresh TV with an ‘armchair chat’ discussing Panda Licorice.

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A Trip To Auntie

A trip around the BBC in Manchester lets you see the North West Tonight studio, have ago at presenting the weather and even gives you some more information about the exciting move from Oxford Road to it’s new home in Media City.

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What does your BBQ say about your brand?

We’re massive fans of outdoor living at Smoking Gun and don’t let the English weather hold us back.  We’re already…

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How much is a social media connection wo...

There’s a lot of talk about how to evaluate social media but less so about how much an individual connection…

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Northern Digitals Meeting

Most people are aware that Manchester is a bustling hub of creativity, and always ready to embrace the future, and…

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Smoking Gun PR launches with a bang

So we finally lifted the lid off our new agency and were thrilled with the response from the media and…

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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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Marketing, PR and media trends you need ...

We may not have a crystal ball, but we’ve got years of experience and forward-thinking staff with up-to-the-minute knowledge in a range of comms sectors. From slow news to Snapchat falling out of favour, you heard these here first.

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Naughty list: 2018 in PR, marketing and ...

As part of our 2018 Almanac, we run through the worst PR, marketing, social and digital mistakes from the industry this year.

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Nice list: 2018 in PR, marketing and com...

As part of Smoking Gun’s 2018 almanac, we look at the best stunts and campaigns from other agencies and brands that have caught our eye.

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2018 in the Smoking Gun study

For the final chapter in our 2018 almanac— rounding up all the comms, PR and marketing industry news— we run down biggest events that have happened here at Smoking Gun HQ.

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2018’s Christmas ads prove many brands...

Our MD Rick Guttridge considers what this year’s Christmas ads say about the comms and marketing sectors, and tells washed up ‘creatives’ to make way for professionals with real ideas.

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