Wired Sussex Blog

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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Caroline Walmsley, CEO of Further My Future

Caroline Walmsley co-founder and CEO of Further My Future and Director of progressive management consultancy Hello Sailor! – from 2014-2016 Caroline was CEO of Brightwave. Further My Future launched last summer; it’s a tech careers guidance company that speaks directly to young people, to help them make decisions about their future careers. Caroline has an unerring communication skill of talking with younger people at the start of their careers, rather than speaking down to them. Today she’s speaking on How Can We Do More For Emerging Talent? Caroline: I’ve made a shitload of mistakes as people in the room can tell you, …

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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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Brighton Lives Digital Winners – Leapfrogg!

Throughout Brighton Digital Festival 2015 (1-27th Sept), Brighton & Hove based member companies created & shared innovative, inspirational and fun Vine videos. Their Vines answered two simple questions: Why do you love working in Brighton? Why do you love working for your company? All tagged #BtnLivesDigi. The winner, voted for by 5 local members, is Monika Varzinskaite, Paid Search Intern from Leapfrogg. Hayley Maisley, Marketing Manager from Brightwave said “It was this vine from Monika that made me think “Leapfrogg really looks a great place to work”; she captured so much in her vine”: Check out the Winners Leapfrogg’s blog.  Code7 came …

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Brighton Lives Digital – Celebrating Brighton’s digital cluster, one Vine at a time!

Throughout Brighton Digital Festival 2015 (1st-27th Sept), Brighton & Hove based member companies are invited to create & share innovative, inspirational and fun Vine videos using #BtnLivesDigi. Check out our first promo Vine: Why? It’s a light, visual, fun & free way to celebrate & promote our cluster and the amazing companies that make it. How? We’re asking participating companies to get their teams hyped up and sharing their stories through answering these two questions: Why do you love working in Brighton? Why do you love working for your company? Each member company that signs up will run an internal competition …

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How to be a Successful Freelancer

On Thursday 28th May we held our first freelancer workshop of 2015, led by a fantastic panel and attended by 22 freelancers working across Sussex (plus a further 350 people tuning in via Periscope). Our freelancer panel for this workshop was made up of: Dan Young – Director and Customer Insight Consultant, Shed Research Consulting Kate Saker, Freelance Creative Richard Nash A.K.A Mr. Biscuit, Freelance Illustrator As spaces for this event were in high demand, we wanted to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are 27 key points of conversation from the session covering areas ranging from …

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My Internship Story

Written by Dan Gibbon The Wired Sussex Intern Placement Programme has been a great success and there is nothing we love more than hearing from interns that have used the scheme to launch their careers in the Digital, Creative and IT sectors. Dan got in touch to share his internship story and tell us how the programme has helped him achieve his career goals. “With the inevitable post university blues starting to truly settle in and the hunt for a new career path in full swing, I came across an eye catching advert for a paid internship advertised on Wired Sussex for a “Problem Solver/ …

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Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios are for everyone!

For 5 days this September, as part of Brighton Digital Festival, some of the biggest and brightest Brighton companies are opening their doors to show you what they do, where they do it and how. The week-long event runs from 22nd to 26th September and is not only a great opportunity for those who work in the sector, but also to anyone with interest in the Brighton digital community. Whether you’re new to it all or an old hand, the benefits of attending CDIT Open Studios events range from an update on what’s happening in the sector to extending your …

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Calling all Brighton-based Wired Sussex Member Companies!

CALLING ALL BRIGHTON-BASED WIRED SUSSEX MEMBER COMPANIES TO TAKE PART IN CREATIVE, DIGITAL & IT OPEN STUDIOS 2014 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 …

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Interns – you get what you pay for

  Written by Jamie Pitman, Communications Manager at Create Ecommerce, in the run up to the launch of the Intern Placement Programme. Create Ecommerce, host over 10,000 websites and online shops built with its applications.  Check out the Create Ecommerce Web Designer’s Kit to use the system for your own easy bespoke builds and take advantage of continued customer support for your clients. In the current economy everyone is looking to save money where they can; even supercharged start-ups need to tighten their belts in some areas. But while it’s great to nab a bargain on a service or product, there are some things that are always worth the …

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