Wired Sussex Blog

Open Studios: The Co-Working Edition

For this year’s Brighton Digital Festival, some of the best co-working spaces across the city will be opening their doors to showcase what they do, the people and business who inhabit them and share the wonderful ideas and projects they’re working on. Whether you’re interested in co-working yourself, looking to meet some great local digital, media and tech businesses or just curious about what goes on behind the scenes at these spaces, get involved! Who’s taking part? The FuseBox The FuseBox is Wired Sussex’s collaborative R&D space in Brighton for people with bold creative, digital and tech ideas. Come and …

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Mastering Marketing Automation #WiredBrekkie

Recently we held a #WiredBrekkie on ‘Mastering Marketing Automation’ with insightful talks from our members and speakers Lindsey Pickles (Director and Founder of Bright Dials Digital Marketing) and Adam Lee (Director and Founder of No Pork Pies). Kicking off the morning, Lindsey gave an overview of marketing automation; the considerations to take into account and its potential benefits to your business. “What most businesses want is to be able to understand what their consumers are doing; their behaviour, what they’re interested in and their buying signals.” But in a world of information overload, where stats say we have smaller attention …

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Being a Successful Freelancer with Rifa Thorpe-Tracey

To celebrate Nationals Freelancers Day, yesterday we ran a #WiredBrekkie on ‘Being a Successful Freelancer’ where the wonderful Rifa Thorpe-Tracey gave a talk on the subject. Kicking off the event, Rifa shared her journey, experience and advice as a freelancer. And to frame the discussion, she asked: Why are you freelancing? Is it because of freedom, more time for yourself, more money, or because you don’t want to work in an office anymore? Rifa worked with some of the most creative web agencies in London in the late 90s, early 2000s. After managing a team of 20 writers, developers and …

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Clearleft’s Ampersand Conference – giveaway & discount for members!

Update: the giveaway is now closed but you can still claim your Ampersand discount! This month, we’ve teamed up with our members Clearleft to run a big discount on tickets to their upcoming Ampersand conference, along with a few free tickets to give away to Wired Sussex members. More details below: Ampersand is Brighton’s web typography conference, founded and curated by Richard Rutter, author of Web Typography and Co-founder of Clearleft. Bringing together experts from all aspects of web typography, from web developers to branding designers, Ampersand will give you the takeaways you need to create websites with expressive, engaging and …

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Talent2018: showcase your company to great talent

Over three days in June (5-7th), we’re holding Talent2018, the skills festival for the digital sector, to provide businesses with the opportunities and support they need to attract, train and retain talent. Taking place at Brighton Dome on 5th June, Talent2018: Jobs Fair gives businesses the chance to showcase their company and job opportunities to around 1500 jobseekers looking to take their first (or next) step on the digital, media and tech career ladder. Becoming an exhibitor at the Jobs Fair is a great platform for you to raise your company profile; with opportunities promoted heavily to our unequalled network …

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BrightonSEO ticket giveaway and discount for members!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. However, you can still claim a discount on paid tickets. BrightonSEO is the UK’s biggest search marketing conference and training event; bringing together some of the best in the world of search, and this year it sold out free tickets in a matter of minutes! We’ve teamed up with the lovely folk at BrightonSEO for a special ticket giveaway and discount for Wired Sussex members, to their April conference. They’re giving away: 1 free ticket to the BrightonSEO conference and a training course of your choice, taking place on 26th – 27th. Here’s the full list …

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GDPR Compliance: An Opportunity for Business Development. #WiredBrekkie

Yesterday we hosted a Breakfast Session on GDPR and the opportunities it presents for savvy, forward-thinking, digital businesses to advise clients, address their needs and expand upon existing business. Below are the key takeaways from our three wonderful speakers: Scott Appleton (Commercial and IP Lawyer at Moore Law), Simon Cooke (Marketing Director at Pragmatic) and Morgan McCarthy (Founder at CDO Partners). Scott Appleton (Moore Law) kicked off the session with background on GDPR and some of the fundamental issues and legal considerations that they see when advising clients. What is GDPR? It’s only a few months until the implementation of …

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5 reasons to attend our Members’ Xmas Meetup!

We’d like to invite all Wired Sussex Members to our last big event of 2017, to share some festive cheer at our Members’ Christmas Meetup on Wednesday 6th December at Patterns! With an average of 150 people at each event, there are opportunities galore to catch up with friends and make new contacts with others in the local digital, media & tech sector. Not got your free ticket yet? Here are 5 reasons to consider joining us: #1 Make new contacts From developers to creatives, digital marketers to project managers, founders to managing directors, and everyone in between, there’s a …

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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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Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch #WiredBrekkie

Last week we hosted a Breakfast Session with Alick Mighall (MD at miggle), Catrina Baker-Bassett (Digital Business Manager at DabApps) and Dominic Gomez (Founder and MD at Snorkel) who shared their knowledge and expertise on ‘Delivering the Perfect Tech Pitch’ and answered questions from members. In case you couldn’t make it, here are some key points from the discussion. Alick Mighall Evaluate. Improving how you evaluate leads increases your chances of coming first in all those selection processes you choose to compete in. Establish their expectations. If an inbound lead doesn’t come with clear expectations set around scope, budget and …

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