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April Newsletter

The Digital Roundup
The first shout-out this month goes to Crush Creative; they unveiled their first project for the NHS, a calm and positive brand for their specialist service Hampshire CAMHS.
A new website, client wins and helping businesses prepare for GDPR; Bright Dials have been busy recently.
Helping orangutans can be a piece of cake! Lolly Studio produced an animation for International Animal Rescue to raise awareness for their upcoming fundraising event, Cakes for Apes.
Awesome work by Curate Labs for travel editorial Indagare, which included a website re-design. They also published issue 6 of their Curate Magazine, on the theme ‘Material’.
VR Craftworks’ Jack Maddalena was recently interviewed about immersive experiences and marketing on SiteVisibility’s podcast.
We saw some great member collaborations; Buff Motion teamed up with TrustedHousesitters to create an animation that explains how their service works, and Brightec worked on a film to showcase their life and culture with the help of Peanut & Crumb.
Good times for Oliver & Graimes; they’ve become the creative marketing partners for Sussex Cricket for the next 5 years.
Along with a rebrand and their computer science intern Ryan winning an award for his work on the platform, MyPocketSkill also reached their pilot target of 1,000 signups from young people and businesses.
Happy 7th birthday to Search Seven! They’re celebrating with the launch of #Share7, an initiative to raise £17k for local charities.
Inspiring the next generation of talent, West Pier Studio invited Roedean School Business students to their studio to talk about the importance of innovation.
From snowdogs to snails; Brandwatch have become headline sponsors of Martlets Hospice’s public art exhibition, Snailspace.
Congrats to Propellernet who have been named as one of the top 5 places to work by Campaign!
Culture24 published three new research reports focusing on the role and impact of after-hour events in museums and galleries on the night-time economy.
Good luck to Jellyfish, Fresh Egg, Propellernet, RocketMill and iCrossing; they’ve been shortlisted for The Drum Search 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...

Not long to go until our Members’ Spring Meetup!
Tuesday 17th April, 5:30-11pm at Patterns, Brighton
There are only a few weeks left until our Members’ Spring Meetup! It's the perfect opportunity to network with others in the local digital sector, meet potential collaborators, hear about projects which could benefit your business and chat to us about how we can better support you - all while enjoying a beach view and a beer.

If you’re a Wired Sussex member or an employee of a member company, we hope you can join us for some good conversation and springtime fun. With over 200 people already signed up to attend, you won’t want to miss it. Grab your free ticket here!

Talent2018: The Skills Festival for the Digital Sector
5-7th June, various locations
Over three days in June, we’re holding Talent2018: the skills festival for the digital sector, to provide businesses with the opportunities and support they need to attract, train and retain talent. The first day of Talent2018, a Jobs Fair on the 5th June gives businesses the chance to showcase their company to around 1500 jobseekers. Becoming an exhibitor at the Jobs Fair is a great opportunity to raise your company profile and connect with great talent from Brighton and beyond.

If you’re interested in being an exhibitor, find out more about booking a Jobs Fair stand and the added benefits in this blog post.

We are also holding a Portfolio Clinic on the 7th June. This is a rare opportunity to give creative jobseekers one-to-one advice on how to create an outstanding portfolio that helps catapult them into the digital, media and tech sector. If you want to share your advice and help support future talent, get in touch about taking part in the Portfolio Clinic.

Looking to take your first (or next) step on the digital career ladder? Be sure to grab your free ticket to the Jobs Fair and Portfolio Clinic!

A massive thank you to our supporters: iCrossing, Lumesse, Brightwave, DabApps, MAG Interactive, Cooden Tax Consulting and Plus Accounting. If you’re interested in sponsoring Talent2018 or would like to hear about the benefits of doing so, give us a shout.

Upcoming VR Brighton Meetups
VR Brighton Meetup #13: Galleries, Libraries, Archives & Museums
Thursday 10th May, 5:30-7:30pm at The FuseBox

This VR Brighton Meetup will explore how galleries, libraries, archives and museums are embracing immersive technologies to deliver new and novel ways of experiencing cultural heritage.

We have great speakers, demos and networking opportunities with VR and AR innovators, so if you’re interested or involved in the GLAM sector, come along.

VR Brighton Meetup #14: Edge Tech
Thursday 14th June, 5:30-7:30pm at The FuseBox

Our June meetup will feature talks and demonstrations from some of the most exciting companies on the forefront of cutting-edge immersive technologies and hardware. Specific details and tickets will be announced soon but if you're interested in coming along, get in touch to reserve a free ticket.

We’re six months into The FuseBox residency programme
Six months into our current residency programme and The FuseBox, our home and co-working space, is alive with ideas and innovation. The opportunity for collaborative workspace with access to mixed reality facilities has been overwhelmingly popular, and we have a growing list of companies and individuals now based at the FuseBox ranging from virtual reality experts to interactive artists to cognitive scientists.

We still have space available, so if you’re looking for workspace, business support and/or access to collaborators, becoming a FuseBox resident can help you! Find out more and how to apply here.

How to find an intern in Sussex
Are you thinking about hiring an intern but not sure the best way to go about it? James, our Skills and Talent Manager, recently posted a blog on the different internships available and what businesses need to consider before taking part. Check it out!

Making the most of your Wired Sussex membership
It’s not all about meetups and events, here are a few other ways you can benefit from being a Wired Sussex member:

  • Showcase your business. As a Wired Sussex member, you can have a listing on our business directory, which receives thousands of views per month. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your latest work, display client testimonials, and increase your visibility on Google by embedding meta-tags to help people find and connect with you.
  • Promote your news. Let us help you shout about your achievements and news. Adding news to our site is simple to do and free to all members. It’s the ideal place to gain visibility for your latest press release, news story, awards or product launch.
  • Win more work. Anyone – from local boutiques to multinational agencies – can post details about their latest short-term project opportunities on our site. With everything from product photography to e-Commerce platform builds, we see around 30 new projects listed a month. That’s fresh opportunities for you to access new clients and pitch for work, every day. Why not take a look at what’s currently available?
  • Get the right staff. Averaging over 150,000 unique visitors a month, and with each job being emailed to over 11,000 job seekers, our Jobs Board is simply the best place to get your job seen locally and find the talent you need to grow your business! Don’t forget that our recruitment offer doesn’t end with the Jobs Board; as a member of Wired Sussex, you can ask us for advice anytime about your recruitment needs.

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