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Apr 13
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FAIL SUCCESS: It’s time to celebrate failure

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to celebrate failure.Not just the small I’ve-forgotten-to-put-the-bins out fail but the epic failures that really leave egg on your face.So, say it once say it proud, I’ve failed and I’m proud.Because he or she who really knows the bitter pill of underachieving is dealt a golden weight of life lessons that will make them better.‘Fail fast, fail forward,’ is a good maxim to…See More
Apr 3
Dan Slee posted a blog post

INFO SKILLS: Essential social media skills for librarians (and others)

In all my years in local government I’ve not come across anyone so Militantly passionate about the job they do than librarians.So, it was great to be able to sit down with 12 of them and talk to them about social media and how it could work for them. Walsall Council countryside ranger Morgan Bowers came along too and I’ve hardly finished a training session over the past few years without pointing to her as an…See More
Mar 3
Dan Slee posted a blog post

RIGHT WRITING: The Business of Blogging: One Voice of 14

Blogging. Why bother? It’s a question I’ve asked myself before as I’ve reached for the laptop after a busy day when probably a bottle of wine would have been better.As it turns out, I’m not alone. According to one estimate there are more than 200 million and that’s not event counting micro-blogging platform Twitter.For me, it’s a place to think things…See More
Feb 17
Marian Henderson liked Dan Slee's blog post 'WATER HERO: Why tweeting from the riverbank frontline works'
Feb 13
Mark Hammer commented on Dan Slee's blog post 'WATER HERO: Why tweeting from the riverbank frontline works'
"Good observations.  There are few things quite so dangerous as decision-makers trying to develop public policy, legislation, or budgets, whilst observing their region or nation through a telescope from the moon.  Their motives may be…"
Feb 12
A blog post by Dan Slee was featured

WATER HERO: Why tweeting from the riverbank frontline works

So this, ladies and gentleman, is what I’ve been banging on for years. You give a smartphone and social media access to a frontline worker who ‘gets it’ and gets out of the office and then you sit back.For the past six weeks swathes of England has been under water with the wettest January for more than 200 years deluging rivers and forcing them to burst their banks.  Platoons of soldiers have been deployed as…See More
Feb 12
Dan Slee posted blog posts
Feb 11
Dan Slee posted a blog post

CHART POST: My top 10 at being in the top 10

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve made the charts new in at number four.An unexpected email dropped the other day from the nice people at Cision. They’ve rated this blog as 4th in their list of UK PR blogs.I haven’t a clue what metrics they’ve used but I suspect pictures of cake have played a role in this. Still, this did make me…See More
Jan 9
A blog post by Dan Slee was featured

CHANGE THE MODEL: 10 predictions for local government communications in 2014

“I’d rather not predict,” US Democratic strategist James Carville once said, “I’d rather affect.”Seeing as the only thing I’m affecting between Christmas and New Year is a large cake tin and a box of celebrations I’ll be ignoring the man who helped put Clinton in the White House.But first here’s a few things I predicted 2013 would have in store for us in my corner of local government communications on my own…See More
Dec 30, 2013
Dan Slee posted a blog post

CHANGE THE MODEL: 10 predictions for local government communications in 2014

“I’d rather not predict,” US Democratic strategist James Carville once said, “I’d rather affect.”Seeing as the only thing I’m affecting between Christmas and New Year is a large cake tin and a box of celebrations I’ll be ignoring the man who helped put Clinton in the White House.But first here’s a few things I predicted 2013 would have in store for us in my corner of local government communications on my own…See More
Dec 30, 2013
A blog post by Dan Slee was featured

POST RELEASE: Life After the Press Release Dies

It’s seven years since the ground-breaking post ‘Die! Press Release! Die! Die!’ was written.Tom Foremski’s this-can’t-go-on wail reads as powerfully as a Martin Luther deconstruction of one of the central pillars of the public relations industry.“I’ve been telling the PR industry for some time now that things cannot go…See More
Nov 27, 2013
Dan Slee posted a blog post

POST RELEASE: Life After the Press Release Dies

It’s seven years since the ground-breaking post ‘Die! Press Release! Die! Die!’ was written.Tom Foremski’s this-can’t-go-on wail reads as powerfully as a Martin Luther deconstruction of one of the central pillars of the public relations industry.“I’ve been telling the PR industry for some time now that things cannot go…See More
Nov 27, 2013
Dale M. Posthumus commented on Dan Slee's blog post 'RUSSIAN SOCIAL: 18 things from a digital debate with the Russian Ambassador'
"Are you pulling our collective leg, or was this "debate" that uninformative? It sounds like the only point made by the Russian Ambassador was the last one. Or did the Brits keep this an internal discussion?"
Nov 26, 2013
A blog post by Dan Slee was featured

RUSSIAN SOCIAL: 18 things from a digital debate with the Russian Ambassador

At @russianembassy waiting for start of #digitalbbq on how the internet influences political decision making #rukonf pic.twitter.com/9UyHem5PCH— Dan Slee (@danslee) November 25, 2013So, what’s to share from…See More
Nov 26, 2013
Dan Slee posted a blog post

RUSSIAN SOCIAL: 18 things from a digital debate with the Russian Ambassador

At @russianembassy waiting for start of #digitalbbq on how the internet influences political decision making #rukonf pic.twitter.com/9UyHem5PCH— Dan Slee (@danslee) November 25, 2013So, what’s to share from…See More
Nov 25, 2013

Profile Information

Current Title:
Senior Press and PR Officer
Current Agency or Organization
Walsall Council
What Best Describes Your Role?
Communications
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Ba English & History, Northumbria University
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Blog: www.danslee.wordpress.com
Twitter: @danslee
Facebook: Daniel Slee
Topics I Care About
Communications, Gov 2.0
I work for the government because:
it means I can make the place I live a better place.
My favorite public servant is:
Darren Caveney

Dan Slee's Blog

11 Things A Public Sector Social Customer Services Should Have

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 8:18am 0 Comments

4040455314_97690b76ea_o It’s always good to see slow burning success… and even more so when it comes for people who has worked hard on it.

John Fox spent a fair chunk of time at Sheffield City Council on a range of projects and working to get customer services engaged with the social web was one. I helped John wearing my comms2point0 had  for a couple of days with this by showing…

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FUTURE COMMS: A comms plan to help people sleep at night

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 7:18am 0 Comments

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Well, it’s had a great innings but can we now finally bury the idea that using social media ad hoc in an organisation is going to change the world?

But what great days we had.

We had a mantra of JFDI in local government – just flipping do it – and we did things under the rader without…

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FAIL SUCCESS: It’s time to celebrate failure

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 4:14am 0 Comments

5131407407_626de3a9d0_o Ladies and gentlemen, I want to celebrate failure.

Not just the small I’ve-forgotten-to-put-the-bins out fail but the epic failures that really leave egg on your face.

So, say it once say it proud, I’ve failed and I’m proud.

Because he or she who really knows the bitter pill of underachieving is dealt a golden weight of life…

Continue

INFO SKILLS: Essential social media skills for librarians (and others)

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 5:06am 0 Comments

6175154545_79fc17d7e8_b In all my years in local government I’ve not come across anyone so Militantly passionate about the job they do than librarians.

So, it was great to be able to sit down with 12 of them and talk to them about social media and how it could work for them. Walsall Council countryside ranger Morgan Bowers came along too and I’ve hardly finished…

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