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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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The clue is in the name…

So just what does Smoking Gun mean?

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How to run a user generated social media...

The latest in our how to guides tackles one of the most powerful but potentially dangerous types of social media campaign. Our in-house experts talk you through utilising User Generated Content.

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Even if he’s not guilty this is a huge...

Inspired by recent headlines, Smoking Gun’s MD Rick Guttridge makes it clear that brands cannot forget that the truth will always out— from the ethical to environmental.

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September 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All the latest news from Smoking Gun’s HQ in Manchester, from in-house events and our presence at the PRCA’s BAFTA conference, to standout creative work and client coverage.

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Expert tips on copywriting for different...

We walk you throught the fundamentals of copywriting for social media, blog posts and press releases in the latest of our expert tips.

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Paddington at 60: Why brands should emul...

To mark the 60th birthday of Paddington Bear we consider the similarities between strong characters and world-beating brands.

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A century of mistruths: 100 years (or so...

From War of the Worlds and the Zinoviev letter, to blondes going extinct and weatherman faking it, we chart a potted history of definitive fake news moments.

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