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Top tips for selling-in real life featur...

Expert advice on working with compelling case studies that lead to strong real life features news editors won’t be able to resist.

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10% of UK public sector campaign budgets...

New UK government guidelines reiterate what we have been saying for years— effective PR evaluation and measurement is vital for comms success.

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Slashing red ink? Don’t slow down ...

When times are tough it doesn’t make sense to bury your head in the sand and reign in budgets. A great PR strategy is a cost-effective way of reinstating brand dominance, reaching new customers and stealing valuable column inches.

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Public relations expert masterclass: Bob...

We attended the CIPR Northern Conference in Newcastle, now here are our key learnings from one of the best the PR business has ever seen.

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6 steps to a great reputation management...

Reputation management is not a reactive response, but an ongoing science. We show you how to ensure you have the right plan in place to monitor sentiment, improve loyalty and put fires out if they start.

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Why integrating your PR agency within th...

Sales is an inherent part of the PR agency skillset, so opening the lines of communication between your sales and public relations teams is essential.

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Why you need to understand your PR agenc...

The integrated dream is great, until it begins to stifle the creativity of your PR agency. Fully understanding what this area of comms does is the only way to ensure a successful working relationship, and top-drawer ROI.

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PESO and post-public relations PR measur...

Apologies if we’ve been particularly outspoken recently. It has nothing to do with the major award our team won in Barcelona last…

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Finding good PR ROI after ‘the end...

All good things eventually come to a conclusion. Even the concept of public relations, or at least what we all think…

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Blagger’s Blog— Stacey speaks, e...

Smoking Gun’s weekly media news roundup, this week with Now magazine lambasted on air, Southwest Airlines impromptu PR glory, Amazon’s new Twitter tactics, and all-change at the Mail.

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Top tips for selling-in real life featur...

Expert advice on working with compelling case studies that lead to strong real life features news editors won’t be able to resist.

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August 2018 in the Smoking Gun study

All that’s happening at our Manchester HQ— exceptional client work, details of our forthcoming event, The Millennial Mindset, and major life moments for the award-winning team.

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Beyond digital: Marketing to millennials...

Digital dominates the millennial marketing agenda, but more and more firms are targeting this demographic with campaigns in real life, and it’s working.

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Forget the message, disrupt consumer hab...

Traditionally brands have focussed on message delivery to position themselves, but this ignores a fundamental truth in human psychology— we consume out of habit, not choice.

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Want to build your brand profile? Less i...

Brands should follow the example of iconic TV shows like Game of Thrones; leave people wanting more to guarantee an engaged audience.

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