Anyone who has been around the hyperlocal scene in the past 5 years or so will know that I have had a healthy disregard for press officers in local government. I’ve had many a good battle with with the more enlightened ones like the legendary Dan Slee, who has now escaped local government to work full time on Comms2point0. I’ve also had battles with the less enlightened press officers who think that their sole role within the council was to produce a nicely spun press release for the local paper. I guess this is why so many ex journalists were employed by local councils.
Anyway I digress.Continue Reading