Case Files

Holidays are coming……

The weather has turned frozen, trees are going up and the shops are playing all the classic tunes….but what is the best Christmas advert 2010?

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National Stress Awareness Day – ho...

Feel stressed at work? Many people working in the media do which ultimately reduces staff perfomance. Now help is at hand thanks to the International Stress Management Association and local solutions providers such as Smith Guttridge Associates.

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Manchester PR agency required for new Co...

Never a team to miss an opportunity, Manchester PR agency Smoking Gun saw this shot of Corrie actress Helen Flanagan in the national press and spotted an opportunity to PR an exciting new product launch…

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PM Knows the Value Of Good PR and Boy Do...

David Cameron’s awareness of the value of PR shines through again but boy does he need it. He may have neatly side stepped a PR blunder over milk but his recent gaffes have left him branded a ‘klutz’ and in dire need of crisis and reputation management support – the type of PR brief the team at Smoking Gun relishes.

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When the Lady Boys of Bangkok came to to...

The Lady Boys of Bankok came back to town for their 10th annual visit

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One Step Too Far advert

The One Step Too Far advert campaign was designed by the Welsh Assembly Governement to help educate men on the issue of sexism and on the implications their actions can have on women. In order to further the work of the Welsh Assembly, the Smoking Gun team descended on the streets of Cardiff and spent 24 hours filming to help generate debate around the serious issue.

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If it’s all about the conversation, wh...

Smoking Gun has been born in the week that Nestle joined the growing list of organisations who just don’t seem to understand that MadMen is set in the sixties and that the picture of a mute, obligingly passive consumer has been false for decades.

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Social Media Surgery Offers Manchester B...

An event offering free social media advice to all businesses large or small in Manchester.

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Marmite, we love it, some hate it

Marmite has launched a fantastic new marketing campaign that really gets to the heart of its brand proposition; love it or hate it

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Dropping bath bombs: Can Lush ditch soci...

One of the world’s most beloved cosmetics firms says goodbye to social, but still aims to harness the power of influencer marketing. Why?

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Blagger’s Blog— The Joker is ba...

Smoking Gun’s media and comms news roundup— Joaquin Phoenix brings Batman’s foe back, we’re up for another award and UK gender pay gap moves the wrong way.

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Smoking Gun’s 2019 April Fools PR ...

Now the laughter has stopped, we’ve rounded up some of the best 2019 April Fools PR stunts, and explained exactly why they stood out.

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Blagger’s Blog— Competitive wate...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of PR, digital marketing, social media and comms news— this week with YouTube’s most niche community and a new picture service aiming to shatter stereotypes.

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March 2019 at Smoking Gun HQ

A night on the red carpet, women in leadership, Goldman Sachs, PRCA digital, in-house fundraising. Here’s what you missed by not working in Smoking Gun’s office.

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After shock: Emotion, empowerment and fu...

Shock advertising fatigue is rife, leaving charity PRs and marketers two choices. Push the limits, or think differently. Here’s how to do the latter.

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