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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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What's in a word?

Fed up of jargon? The Local Government Association has published its annual list of terms not to be used. Here here.

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The Cultural Quarter's own man on t...

Now Manchester is renowned for it’s own fashion sense and the Northern Quarter is the spiritual home of the city’s creative types. We are pleased to acknowledge this fantastic mural, the cultural quarter’s very own door picker perhaps? Just check out that tache. Quality.

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Ainsley Harriott, prick with a fork saus...

Larger than life TV chef Ainsley Harriott is currently the victim of a round robin email.

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IKEA shows Swedish sense of humour

Nothing can help ease the pain of queuing at the Ikea tills like a little piece of humour. This battery…

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Blagger’s Blog— KLM holograms, T...

Smoking Gun’s media and marketing news roundup this week; Theresa May won’t visit Europe via Spitfire, KLM unveils hologram guides and Apple cuts Facebook.

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January 2019 at Smoking Gun HQ

All the latest news from Smoking Gun PR in January 2019, name-checking Google, PR Moment Awards, and Deloitte; a list that could go on.

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Not working with us: 6 sexist Valentine ...

It’s just two weeks until the most romantic day of the year, but brands still cause offence when creating Valentine’s campaigns. As these examples show.

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Social media masterclass: Turning fans i...

How do you encourage, attract and collaborate with your public social media champions? We talk you through the steps to guarantee superfans come flying in.

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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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Blagger’s Blog— The Day Today at...

Smoking Gun’s roundup of weekly media news, this time with ‘toxic masculinity’ targeted by new ad, classic British satire hitting 25 years young, and Labour mistaking Wales for Scotland.

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