Wired Sussex Blog

Why your employees are your best marketing assets

In March we hosted Talent 2017, a skills festival for the digital sector. One of the festival’s supporters was JellyFish, the world’s largest boutique agency. Alex Bourgeois, social media marketer at the company, was kind enough to write a guest blog post following the festival. Here it is: Reaching consumers online is as hard as it’s ever been and with the digital marketplace becoming ever so crowded, chances are it won’t get any easier. Whether it is on desktop or mobile, on social networks or websites, everywhere they go users are bombarded with commercial messages. And ad fatigue is growing – fast. …

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Sci-fi author Al Robertson joins the FuseBox as Writer-in-Residence

The FuseBox is Wired Sussex’s innovation hub. Based on the Brighton Fuse principle that connecting creative and tech approaches generates value, we have developed a practical toolbox that we use to help innovators realise their ideas. We are continually looking at how we can improve our understanding of the creative process so that we can add to that toolbox, making it more useful and more effective. Recently we have been looking at how people like writers and futurologists create fictional future worlds and how that might aid the innovation process. We think their methods might lead us to developing techniques that …

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Talent2017 Skills Summit Videos: Finding, Training And Retaining Talent

Talent2017 was a 3-day skills festival for the digital sector. On the second day of the festival we ran a one-day conference to help businesses gain new insights in how to find and develop talent. The day consisted of talks, practical workshops and networking opportunities. Talks included: Building Brighton’s Digital Sector. Speaker: Phil Jones, Managing Director, Wired Sussex Plan to Thrive (not just survive). Speaker: Donald Clark, Director, Plan B Learning Creating the Future Workforce Now. An insight into Freeformers pioneering work transforming the talent, culture and digital skills of global brands and their new academy programme. Speaker: Adam Freeman, …

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Talent2017 Jobs Fair Videos: Helping You Progress With Your Career In The Digital Sector

Talent2017 was a 3-day skills festival for the digital sector. On the first day of the festival we ran the region’s largest digital careers fair which brought together key elements to provide attendees with advice and contact to start – or progress with – an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. It was fantastic to have over 30 companies and 650+ attendees at the event. Some of our sectors most exciting and desirable companies had stalls at the event and were able to talk directly with job seekers giving out top tips and discussing opportunities within their companies. Exhibiting companies included: …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog – Neptik

Here’s the latest in our ‘Love Your Job’ blog series; where we ask employees at recruiting member companies about the jobs they love and how they got started in their career – sharing insights to help inspire you. Next up we have Adriana Scala from Neptik – a Brighton based web design and digital marketing agency. Adriana Scala – Digital Marketing Analyst Tell us a bit about your job and responsibilities? I manage the digital marketing team at Neptik. We work on developing our own online presence and managing campaigns for our clients. It’s varied, exciting and really rewarding in terms of …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog – Search Seven Ltd

Here is the latest in our ‘Love Your Job’ blog series; where we ask employees at recruiting member companies about the jobs they love and how they got started in their career – sharing insights to help inspire you. Next up we have Gavin Willis from Search Seven Ltd – a digital marketing agency specialising in search marketing. Gavin Willis – Managing Director Tell us a bit about your job and responsibilities? My role at Search Seven as owner and managing director is to ensure the team are happy and have the support they need to effectively manage their campaigns and client relationships, …

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Top 5 Hiring Mistakes that Can Harm Your Employer Brand

How do you create a positive perception of your company – one that will attract the right people? Building a strong employer brand doesn’t happen overnight, but small, simple steps will make your business more appealing to job seekers. Here are the five most common hiring mistakes that can damage your employer brand: Not giving jobseekers the information they want Jobseekers will use up to 14 sources of information before deciding to accept a job offer and their #1 resource is company websites. Research by Talent Board ranked the types of content that candidates want to see most: Company Values …

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Talent2017: Why Apprenticeships in Tech and Digital Are Not What You Think

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the Skills Summit participants, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. This time, hear from Richard Freeman, Lead Project Consultant at Apprenticeship in Sussex and his insights on why apprenticeships could be the future of workforce development in our sector. Fewer than …

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Talent2017: Company Culture: Getting Beyond the Bagels and Funky Furniture

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the Skills Summit speakers, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. This time, hear from Chris Ricketts, Director at Turn10 Consulting and his experience working at ebay.  I loved working at ebay’s offices in Richmond. I still remember my first day, I …

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Talent2017: How Does iCrossing Engage With Their Young Talent?

The upcoming Talent2017 Skills Summit on the 16th March is a fantastic opportunity for digital businesses to update and expand their knowledge on how they can find, train and retain the talent they need to successfully grow their organisation. In anticipation of the conference, we’re releasing a mini series of blog posts from some of the speakers of the Skills Summit, who have kindly offered to put their thoughts in writing. First in the series, hear from Louise Cotton, HR Director at iCrossing UK on how they engage with young talent. At iCrossing in the UK, nearly half our employees are …

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