Wired Sussex Blog

3 Ways to Promote Your Digital Business

One of the many things we love here at Wired Sussex is hearing about what our members have been up to. Whether it’s a recent award, new project, product launch, client win, an announcement or another success story, we want to help you spread the word. So, here are some ways we can help you promote your business’ news, reach a broader audience and make stronger connections within the local digital, media and tech sector. Member News Board It’s super simple to post your news to our site, and it’s free! Items posted will also get featured on our website’s …

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Making the most of Membership

It’s not all about meetup’s and events – Here are 5 (other) ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member. We’ve been running a lot more events this year and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events. This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just access to our exclusive programme of member events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that you can benefit from your membership. Showcase your Business: As a Wired Sussex member you can have a listing on our Business directory, …

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Educating in Virtual and Augmented Reality: An interview with Curiscope

Last week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton held it’s fourth Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) Meetup, hosting a diverse and rapidly growing community, passionate about exploring the bleeding edge applications of immersive technology. That meetup focused on how VR/AR is being used to teach, educate and train. We were lucky enough to have Curiscope, a company who are pioneering educational adventures in VR and AR, to give a presentation on this topic. Curiscope have very recently relocated to Brighton from London and we caught-up with Curiscope’s CEO, Ed Barton to hear his thoughts on the future of VR/AR as …

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Headline sponsor plans for the region’s largest digital jobs and skills festival

We are excited to announce that Brighton-based global digital marketing agency iCrossing will be the headline sponsor for Talent2017: the region’s largest digital and skills festival. iCrossing’s CEO, Mark Iremonger said: “There are fantastic career opportunities for young people in the digital, technology and media sector. As a market leader in digital marketing and a big employer in Brighton we’re delighted to sponsor an event that attracts young talent into our industry.” Talent2017 is a 3-day festival dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. It will run for …

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We’re rebuilding our website – and need your help!

The Wired Sussex website is a unique and valuable resource – but we know it could be better! We’re really pleased to announce that after years of piecemeal improvements we’re finally in a position to ‘bite-the-bullet’ and rebuild the entire website from the ground up. We are really excited to have this opportunity and want to ensure that we build the best possible website we can to support you and the cluster over the coming years. To help us on this journey we’d love for you to be a part of the conversation; by having a say and sharing your …

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Digital Skills Summit Workshop Roundup 5 – Placing Yourself Skillfully in the Digital Realm

If you missed the Digital Skills Summit last month here’s the feedback from Paul Levy, Author of Digital Inferno  and what he discussed in his workshop: We looked at some of the physical and psychological skills that are emerging in our use of digital devices and platforms. We asked about the impact of digital addiction and distraction on our working lives and how this might form the basis of a new kind of training and development for staff. What were the key points made? – We do not use our digital devices and products very mindfully – We need to practice “placement” …

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Digital Skills Summit Workshop Roundup 4 – Do Qualifications Really Matter?

If you missed the Digital Skills Summit last week here’s the feedback from Jennifer Wells, the Training and Development Manager at the University of Brighton and what she discussed in her workshop: Do qualifications matter? We’ll consider what continuing professional development could and should look like for the sector and the merits of formal and informal learning. How important is the graduate talent pool? The group agreed that the access to graduate talent in the city is key to their success. Areas for improvement are closer collaboration with local universities e.g. contributing to developing courses, expert talks, setting projects and offering placements. …

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5 ways to promote your business with Wired Sussex

Here’s a quick run-through of 5 ways that becoming a Wired Sussex member can help you reach a large audience and make stronger connections within the local cluster. _____ Member News: Adding your company news to our site is simple to do and free to all Wired Sussex members. It’s a great place to gain visibility for your latest press release, news story or product launch, for free. Every item you post will be featured on our website homepage and go out on our RSS feed. *Tip: It’s also the first place we look for stories when writing up the …

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This Year at Wired Sussex …

Christmas is a time to take stock and reflect on the year gone by, so with that in mind, I’d like to take a moment to look at Wired Sussex and some of the work we’ve undertaken over the past 12 months. MEMBERSHIP: 2014 saw 473 new members join Wired Sussex. That’s nearly 10 every single week. If you’re not a member already why not make 2015 the year you get involved; not only will you gain access to a wealth of business support, but you’ll be joining a 2,000+ strong network and doing your bit to help represent the …

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How Wired Sussex Can Help You Access The Best New Talent – And Even Help Towards The Cost Too

We are once again running our hugely successful Intern Placement Programme which connects companies with the best new talent in the sector – and we even contribute to their salaries for the first 6 weeks! WHATS THE DEAL? The aim of the scheme is to help you find the best new junior talent for your organisation.  We’ve worked hard to make the scheme as simple and straightforward for you as possible, by handling the advertising, shortlisting, contracting and payments for the duration of the placement. Not only is this service free, but we also contribute 60% towards the cost of …

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