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Roomzzz checks in at Manchester PR agenc...

Together we’ll get the right people talking about these innovative UK hotels, and our forward thinking marketing strategies.

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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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Social media agency update: Introducing ...

It’s one of the biggest social media shifts in years, as Instagram lets 1billion monthly buy direct from brand posts. Don’t get left behind.

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In brand marketing, PR and anything busi...

Indecisiveness is insidious. To succeed you need a clear PR plan and direct action. Smoking Gun’s MD, Rick Guttridge, explains the risks of doing nothing.

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If your brand went gentle into that good...

Most consumers wouldn’t care if 81% of brands vanished, with poor quality and irrelevant content largely to blame. So what are you going to do about yours?

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We are what we eat: The best veggie food...

It’s Veggie Month in the UK, and so we’re looking at the best examples of food marketing that encourage people to get the greens in.

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How to… give consumers digital marketi...

A report from Stackla shows a gap between digital marketing content people want, and what brands deliver. Here’s how to get ahead of the digital pack.

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Rise of the machines: 6 sensationally ef...

Think a chatbot is just for basic customer service? Time for a re-appraisal as we run through the most innovative automatic brand assistants in history.

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