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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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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Salary and Salary Alone?

At the recent Manchester Digital’s skills festival, I attended a workshop about the city’s digital salaries and rewards. What stood out from the discussion was the belief amongst Manchester’s digital employers that they have to routinely offer far greater salaries to remain attractive. From the festivals skills audit 47% of the surveyed Manchester digital businesses have had to inflate salaries to remain competitive. The majority of these salary increases were for developers and digital marketers who consistently receive above average pay rises. This means nearly half of Manchester’s digital business are paying way over the top salaries just to be …

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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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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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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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Why Wired Sussex are hiring a Digital Marketing apprentice….

Supporting the development of our regional digital cluster is central to all our thinking and work at Wired Sussex and consequently we see the emerging skills deficit as the biggest challenge we (collectively) face to ensure continued growth. Consequently, the Digital Skills agenda is of upmost importance to us and a hot topic locally, nationally & globally. The need for enthusiastic, adaptable, creative and technically skilled people is central to helping our members grow their businesses; at the end of the day it’s people that make your business. With a skills deficit in many digital roles and the Fourth Industrial Revolution‘s rapid …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog #9: Graphite Digital – Digital Agency

This is the ninth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from Graphite Digital. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you: Laura Message – Senior Digital Producer How did you get into Digital Production? I did an art degree at uni so when I decided to go down the path into digital I had to work hard to put myself out there and get my foot in the door of good agencies. I started at Cogapp then moved to Kanoti after which I freelanced at …

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Love your Job Guest Blog #8: The Unit – Digital Agency

This is the eighth in a series of guest blogs from members, this time from The Unit. I’ve been asking member employees how they got into & why they love their jobs, so they can share their wisdom & inspire you. Louise – Project Manager: How did you get into project management? After graduating from Reading University with a degree in English, I travelled for a while and came back to the UK at the end of 2008 – right as the recession took hold. I worked four 12-hour days per week running a pub in Suffolk and used the other three to do …

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