Wired Sussex Blog

5 simple tips to improve your directory listing

As the member services coordinator for Wired Sussex, I’m often asked how you can get the most out of a listing on our directory pages. You see, one of the many benefits of joining Wired Sussex is that you’ll be added to our growing directory of over 2000 talented companies and freelancers working in the digital, media and creative sector in Sussex. Many of our members regularly secure direct leads and business referrals as a result of their directory listing, as it is searched by thousands of people every month looking for web, design, marketing and other digital media services …

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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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Are you a freelancer?

If so, here’s how joining Wired Sussex can help you develop your business. With an expanding membership base of 448 freelancers (not including the many ‘freelancers with a brand’ who’re registered as companies) I thought it would be worthwhile to run through the specific benefits of Wired Sussex membership that can help you to grow and develop your business.   Projects Board: A significant benefit of joining Wired Sussex is getting to hear about the latest fixed-term and project work opportunities by accessing our exclusive projects board. Anyone – from local boutiques to multinational agencies – can post project details on …

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Improving the Wired Sussex website

The Wired Sussex website is a unique and valuable resource – but we know it could be better! Over the last few months we’ve been looking to revamp the entire site and are starting from square one by hiring a company to carry out a full audit of the current website, consult with our users and write a project brief that we can put out to tender early next year. In the meantime, we are making a number of smaller improvements to the existing website, the most visible of which is a fresher look, which went live earlier today. The …

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5 Reasons Why You Should Come To The Next Wired Sussex Members’ Meetup

Wired Sussex Members’ Meetups are quarterly informal networking events that we run exclusively for our members. Over 100 people on average attend these events, from freelancers to business owners and employees of member companies too. Coming along to meetups is one of the best ways to make the most out of membership. Not only are there a whole load of potential new contacts to meet; you’ll also be able to find out/keep up to date with the latest industry goings on and maybe even make some new friends! Although these events are held in Brighton, we strongly encourage members from …

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This year at Wired Sussex…

As 2013 starts to disappear over the horizon, we thought it might be worth briefly reflecting on some of the things that we have been up to this year. So here it is, the Wired Sussex top ten of 2013: 1. New members – 2013 saw 437 new members join the Wired Sussex community, that’s more than one joining every day! In total, we now have over 2,500 company and freelancer members across Sussex. That’s important because, as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, it’s your membership dues that enable us to continue supporting you and the sector, at both a local and national …

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Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios 2013: Call for Participants

For 5 days this September, Brighton based Wired Sussex member companies are invited to open their doors as part of Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios week. Whether you’re a small agency, just starting out or a large organisation that’s well established, we’d like you to take part!   What is CDIT Open Studios? It’s a week-long event whereby Wired Sussex member companies can hold their own event under the umbrella of Wired Sussex CDIT Open Studios week as part of Brighton Digital Festival 2013. CDIT Open Studios provides a unique opportunity for the public, students, recent graduates and peers to find out what …

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The Brighton ‘Digiscape’ – Are you on it?

This month we have a guest blog post for you courtesy of Steve Penfold at Smart Digital Business, who has put together this fantastic map of the digital sector in Brighton using data from our Directory of Members.  So without further ado it’s over to Steve:   Get your head around the digital landscape of Brighton with The Brighton Digiscape! Quickly see where your digital business fits in, which areas are under-served and most importantly, where you should be driving the direction of your digital business.   Why create the Brighton Digiscape? You may already be familiar with the Lumascapes, which are …

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