Wired Sussex Blog

Why Wired Sussex supports the Brighton TV bid

>Just thought it would be worth posting the statement of support Wired Sussex delivered in favour of the bid as it outlines what we believe are some of the key opportunities that Brighton TV could deliver to the city: “Wired Sussex is an active supporter of Brightonʼs bid for a local TV licence. It is well known that Brighton has a booming digital and media sector, with strengths in TV production, web, gaming and music. A local TVservice will help support the growth of that sector in two crucial ways. First, it will provide an additional avenue through which those …

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Smartphones for Schools: How you could help students in a local school with your old phone

  This month we’re really pleased to announce both a new guest blog from Vivid Interactive’s Mick Landmann and the launch of a project we’re all excited about here at Wired Sussex –  the repurposing of old smartphones to help local schools.  Here’s Mick with more…   Time for that free mobile upgrade. The old discarded mobile that gets stuffed away in a drawer. Can’t bring yourself to throw it away, but can’t find anything useful to do with it either. Well, now you can put your old mobile to good use and help a child’s education.   It’s very …

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CityForum Brighton & Hove

> Anthony Zacharzewski, Governor at @demsoc , tells us about his organisation’s upcoming B&H CityForum event. CityForum Brighton & Hove, which takes place on Wednesday at the Sallis Benney Theatre on Grand Parade, is the first in a series of participation initiatives in the city, and digital businesses are being invited to take part in discussions of how technology can support public participation and discussion. The event works on the same principles as CityCamp Brighton, which ran successfully in the city in March. Participants will set the agenda and topics for discussion in the first session of the event, which starts at …

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The business model canvas triumphs!

> Amy Rutter, Digital Marketing Consultant at zero G media I knew this would be a good morning from the start – collecting fresh hot banana and chocolate muffins from our workshop sponsor, Taylor St Baristas. They smelled so good I’m surprised there were still enough muffins for each of the attendees when they arrived… zero G media’s free workshop, Design your business, for Wired Sussex’s Digital Open Studios was a great success. Creative Director Guy Anderson started the morning by asking each attendee to introduce themselves. It was a really nice way of starting the day off and set …

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Brighton proudly shows off its Digital Marketing expertise

> Pure360 excelled themselves on Thursday as organisers of Brighton’s first ever Brighton Digital Marketing Festival (BDMF), part of this month’s Digital Festival.  Showing off an impressive list of speakers, BDMF got our marketing brains sparking from the get go.  Launching with Mark Kelleher, Head of Technology for the BBC, we were entertained and advised to forget what we were taught in marketing school and to test the waters and put stuff out there, as you can’t predict how your customers are going to behave. Fantastic goody bags kept us fed, watered (and amused) as we listened.  Lewis Lenssen of …

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Au’guest’ Blog month – Recruitment will only be as good as the efforts you put in

> For the final instalment of our guest blog month Darren Fell talks about how he recruits ‘Crunchy’ new staff Darren Fell, @TeamCrunch is the MD of Crunch Recruitment is often seen as another of those painful business necessities. You need more staff, you advertise, you interview – it can all get very dull. Being an online accountant (featuring an ever-growing development and design team) we’ve applied an old adage loved by developers and accountants alike – garbage in, garbage out. That is, the results of your recruitment will only be as good as the efforts you put in. We’ve …

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>Au’guest’ Blog month – Working in Brighton is better for you

> For the eighth instalment of our guest blog month Lily Worth tells us how much happier she is working in Brighton. Lily Worth, works as Senior Interactive Designer @Mint_Design The moment I graduated I couldn’t wait to get out into the real world and earn some real money! Unfortunately my initial attempts were less than successful and after many years of fumbling through temp work I took the leap I had put off and sought out work in London. Initially this seemed completely doable, but catching a train at 7.30 each morning and my keenness for socialising and catching …

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Au’guest’ Blog month – A ‘proper’ job in Brighton

> For the seventh instalment of our guest blog month Sophie Coley highlights her Brighton career so far since starting out just a couple of years ago. Sophie Coley, @coleybird works as SEO Consultant at Propellernet   Throughout my time at university in Bournemouth, I tried to force myself to get used to the idea that one day, I’d have to pack up my worldly possessions and head to the big smoke to get a ‘proper’ job, rather than returning home to the city I loved: Brighton. It’s not that I don’t like London, but having done several stints of …

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20 of Brighton’s best open their doors for Digital Open Studios week

> For 5 days this September as part of Brighton Digital Festival many of Brighton’s most exciting digital agencies will open their doors so you can see what they do, where they do it, who does what and how.  There will be talks, workshops and lots more.  If you’re interested in working in digital in Brighton, don’t miss this chance to make some valuable contacts and to find out what goes on behind the scenes. So what exactly is Digital Open Studios?  It’s based on the Artists’ Open House model, but with a little more structure – most participating companies …

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>Au’guest’ Blog month – You’re hired!

> For the sixth instalment of our guest blog month we wanted to look at recruiting within digital from a company perspective. Bozboz, @bozboz are a full service digital agency based in Brighton and Hove. You’re Hired! Here at Bozboz we’ve been very busy lately developing and designing websites. And unfortunately, until someone invents a developer who doesn’t need to sleep, we do need to keep hiring new ones as the workload increases. We originally considered buying a robot. But we’ve got a lot of stairs. We thought about running our own version of The Apprentice, but then we watched …

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