The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton and Redevco launch a call for innovative digital companies to apply to its Retail Innovation project.

      The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton (DCCB) is delighted to announce it is accepting applications from digital companies to become part of its Retail Innovation project. The project will look at developing ideas, products and services that deliver inspiring customer experiences to shoppers, specifically utilising virtual and augmented reality (immersive) technology. Shortlisted companies will gain the access to innovation prizes, insight and feedback from retail experts and to cutting edge immersive hardware – in order to refine their ideas. Additionally, they will have a chance to be showcased in a live retail environment in Brighton, as DCCB has …

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12 Job Hunting Tips

Recently graduated and looking for a job in the digital sector? Here’s 12 tips to steer you towards greater success in your job search. Good luck and happy hunting. Be proactive It’s alright to take a little break after graduating (after all you’ve earned it!), but don’t let those lazy days on your sofa roll into weeks. If you want to get ahead you’ll need to be proactive and not wait for opportunities to come to you. Don’t wait for permission Want a job in web development? Practise making dummy websites in different styles. Want to write blog posts for a living? …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog – Neptik

Here’s the latest in our ‘Love Your Job’ blog series; where we ask employees at recruiting member companies about the jobs they love and how they got started in their career – sharing insights to help inspire you. Next up we have Adriana Scala from Neptik – a Brighton based web design and digital marketing agency. Adriana Scala – Digital Marketing Analyst Tell us a bit about your job and responsibilities? I manage the digital marketing team at Neptik. We work on developing our own online presence and managing campaigns for our clients. It’s varied, exciting and really rewarding in terms of …

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Love Your Job Guest Blog – Search Seven Ltd

Here is the latest in our ‘Love Your Job’ blog series; where we ask employees at recruiting member companies about the jobs they love and how they got started in their career – sharing insights to help inspire you. Next up we have Gavin Willis from Search Seven Ltd – a digital marketing agency specialising in search marketing. Gavin Willis – Managing Director Tell us a bit about your job and responsibilities? My role at Search Seven as owner and managing director is to ensure the team are happy and have the support they need to effectively manage their campaigns and client relationships, …

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All about the Talent2017 Experience Day

The digital and creative economy is worth nearly as much to Brighton as the tourist economy – a fact that is a bit of a surprise to many of the people who live here. A thriving sector, that provides stimulating, well paid jobs with a lower risk of automation or obsolescence in the future is right here on the doorsteps of the 60,000* children and young people living in our city. So it makes sense that we build connections between the sector and educators and help make young people aware of the opportunities that lie before them. The third day …

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Becoming part of the creative, digital and tech world

As part of Open Studios Week we invited Gem Barton author of ‘Don’t Get a Job…Make a Job’, to talk about modern strategies and approaches to finding work and ‘making it’ in the digital sector.. Focusing on the innovative ways to create your own opportunities, Gem discussed using social media, networking, and explored some of the unique routes people have taken into the sector through the sharing of case studies and advice. Don’t worry if you missed it though as you can watch her entire talk right here! And if you want to see  more about the case studies be …

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What a week! – Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios was another success!

  We were thrilled to run the Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios Week this year as part of Brighton Digital Festival and it didn’t disappoint! We saw 28 Wired Sussex member companies getting involved, together putting on a fantastic range of 37 events across the week.   It has been a real testimony to the variety and strength that is the creative, digital and tech cluster in and around Brighton. We had companies ranging from Web and Games Developers, Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, SEO, Accounting, Strategy, Research & Development, Networking and more! We had a few newbie’s this year allowing the week to expand further …

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Virtual Reality: Story telling and Brighton’s local expertise

This month the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton partnered with The Old Market across a series of events showcasing the use of virtual reality and storytelling. Richard Scott, Innovation Manager at the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton discusses why storytelling is crucial for driving the mass adoption virtual reality and how Brighton’s digital sector is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this growing field of technology. The words ‘virtual reality’ conjures feelings of immense but apprehensive excitement for me. I was brought up on Hollywood’s notions of virtual reality being just around the corner and that it would transform the way we consume …

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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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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Staff Contracts, Pensions & Employment Law Issues

Yesterday I chaired our Breakfast Session ‘Staff contracts & employment law issues’  with a panel of great experts who shared their knowledge & experience and answered a lot of really interesting questions from members: Kate Roper is the Senior HR and Recruitment Manager at Crunch and has been working in HR for 10 years. Fiona Martin is a joint co-founder of Martin Searle Solicitors and heads their Employment Law team which specialise in workplace discrimination cases. Fiona runs the HR Digital Media & Tech Group in Brighton & Gatwick area in partnership with Wired Sussex, providing employment law advice and training to HR managers and owners. In case you couldn’t make it, …

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