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April Newsletter


The Digital Roundup
Lots of member news this month and the first shout out goes to Clearleft! They were featured in Econsultancy’s ten best digital agency websites list.
Here’s to the future for e-learning business LEO! The acquisition of NetDimensions by their Parent company, Learning Technologies Group, will allow them to expand their services.
Qube Media were on Real Business’s ‘The Future 50 list for 2017’, recognised as one of the UK’s most disruptive companies.
Congrats to Charlotte Delmonte who has rebranded the Kind range of French ecological products for the UK market.
A new series of Drunk History kicked off this month on Comedy Central, with animations and graphics by Nick Murray Willis.
Huge news for Ollie Aplin! After the success of his Kickstarter campaign to bring back therapeutic journaling for men by creating MindJournal, Ebury Press will be publishing his second edition of the popular book. Read Ollie’s story here.
PMW Communications’ Ambition Unlimited initiative was recognised as the marketing campaign of the year at the Education Resource Awards. Nice one!
We’re loving Pragmatic’s rebrand! Read more about their reasoning and process here.
Congratulations to Pixeldot and RunMyProcess! RMP was recognised as one of the ‘20 Most Promising BPM Solution Providers of 2017’, to which Pixeldot played their part by creating the brand strategy and new identity.
Stonewall Diversity Champions Net Natives have been recognised for their commitment to equality in the workplace.
Creative communications agency Library have expanded to accommodate their clients’ growing demand for social media expertise.
Some birthday news: Search Seven have just celebrated their fifth birthday and both Purple Smudge and Yappa have recently celebrated one year in business!
There’s a new partnership for TrustedHousesitters! They’ve teamed up with national pet retailer Pet Corner.
Spink were appointed by non-profit organisation ESPGHAN for the onsite and online social media campaign for the organisation’s 50th annual congress.
Well done to Mecmesin and Posturite; finalists of 2017 Sussex Super Growth Awards!


….. Remember if you’ve got any news you’d like us to shout about (including new products, service and clients) you can post it on our member news board or just drop us an email for inclusion in our next newsletter...


Upcoming Breakfast Session: Being a Successful Freelancer 
20th April, The FuseBox.
If you are a freelancer, our next Breakfast Session could be for you. Our Breakfast Sessions provide hints, tips and best practice advice to our members on a variety of subjects.

For this freelancer session, we’ll be joined by Natalie Rockall, founder of Eleven11 Digital. She’ll be sharing her experience of jumping into the big pool of full-time freelancing and how she successfully managed her career transition.

Fran Swaine will also be joining us. Fran specialises in working with charities and not for profits. Her career path includes freelancing and helping grow a digital marketing agency from the ground up.

Find out more and register for a free ticket here.


VR Brighton Meetup #5
27th April, The FuseBox
The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton welcomes you to an evening of networking and exploration into the expanding VR sector. We’ll be looking at the various ideas that can be harnessed from the immersive experience of mixed reality with talks and hands on demos.

Experts and novices welcome! Themes and speakers yet to be announced. Please drop us a line if you would like to talk or have some space to demo a current project you are currently working on. Sign up for a free ticket here.
 

Join us for some sun, fun and networking
Members’ Summer Meetup, 4th July
The sun’s been shining recently and we’ve got to admit that we’re already looking forward to our Summer Members’ meetup.

Whether you’re in Brighton or beyond, a freelancer, director or an employee; come along to meet other curious and passionate Wired Sussex members for a drink and a chat.

The event is free to our members, including all employees of member companies, but you will need to register early to secure your place.

*Not sure if your company is a member? Just search our online directory or get in touch.


The FuseBox, bigger and better!
The FuseBox, our hub for innovators, is expanding. The new space will be home to Brighton’s new 5G testbed, giving digital businesses the opportunity to understand how their existing and developing products might operate under 5G conditions. 


'Love Your Job' Blogs
In our Love Your Job blog series, we give you insight into what it’s like to work for various digital, media and tech companies, including a typical day, proudest projects, plus lots of advice.

This month we heard from Gavin Willis, Managing Director of Search Seven Ltd, and Adriana Scala, Digital Marketing Analyst at Neptik.

Why not take a read and get inspired!
 

From Brighton to Bognor  
Over the past few months we’ve been working with local partners exploring how a creative digital hub in Bognor Regis might support the growth of the sector there.

With the hub due to open by the end of the year, we will be holding a series of events designed to support different community needs and to get as broad a range of people as possible involved in the launch of the hub. 

Follow the story at bognorregishub.com


Talent2017: More to come
We want to say a massive thank you to our sponsors, supporters, and everyone involved who helped us make Talent2017 happen. The three-day event dedicated to helping digital businesses find, train and retain talent, attracted nearly 1,000 participants last month, but we have so much more to come.

Keep an eye out for Talent2017 videos, statistics, success stories, and news about Talent2018 which we’ll be releasing on our twitter, Facebook, website and in future newsletters very soon. In the meantime you can view photos of the Jobs Fair, Skills Summit and Experience Day and find out how each day unfolded on our Storify.
 

Opportunities with Brighton Digital Festival
Leading up to the annual celebration of creative, digital culture, Brighton Digital Festival are holding a number of community meet ups and are offering beneficial sponsorship opportunities for small businesses.


Latest short-term work & project opportunities 
A significant benefit of Wired Sussex membership is getting to hear about the latest fixed-term and project work opportunities within the sector, either by networking with other members or by accessing our exclusive projects board.
 
Here’s a couple of the latest: Whether you need an agency to design and develop a website, a freelancer to work on a short-term project, or even a business partner for a new venture - We can help so get in touch!

Head of Creative

Neptik is a leading full service creative digital agency in Brighton. They skilfully create striking websites, digital marketing campaigns, and impactful brands.
They’re growing agency is searching a Head of Creative that knows how to push the boundaries when creating digital designs and user interfaces. Someone passionate about crafting simple, functional, digital journeys and experiences.
 
A friendly, cheerful personality is key, you need to be comfortable in client facing scenarios and know how to cleverly tailor proposals, deliver breath taking web creations, brand guidelines and creative assets for digital campaigns.
 

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