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Very Happy New Year to all from Wired Towers! Special congrats to those of you who came up trumps in the awards season towards the end of last year – especially to Relentless for winning the Creative Industries award at the BAHBAs, and to Qualifa, Pegasus PR and Content Consultants for winning the Most Promising New Business, Best Employer in Sussex, and Innovation in Business Awards respectively at the Sussex Business Awards. Elsewhere Clearleft scooped .net magazine’s agency of the year award, and Man Bites Dog won both campaign and PR agency of the year at the btb marketing awards. Nice work all!

We're excited to see some ambitious startups coming through recently, such as Brilliant Noise, part-founded by Anthony Mayfield, and also Gobo Games, Roudcube Entertainment, ShortRound Games and Westpier Studio, all formed out of the closing down of Disney's Black Rock. Finally, we'd like to extend a warm Brighton welcome to Fortune Cookie, the leading international full-service agency who have chosen to open another base in Brighton.

Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2012 for all!

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Brighton TV
TedX Brighton 2012
Skiff Expansion
Member News
Digital Education Brighton

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Brighton wins tv license bid

Great news for Brighton as the secretary of state last month announced that the city is one of 20 areas in the country to receive a license for a local tv station.

We supported Latest TV with the bid because we strongly felt that the project would directly benefit both those hoping to make a career in the media industry, and the city itself to develop its expertise in convergent media; you can read more about that here .

We’ll keep you posted as this exciting project develops further..

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TedX Brighton 2012 - next steps

Headquartered in London we have offices in Melbourne, New York and Poland and revenues in excess of £10m. We are the first-choice digital partner for the world's greatest brands and we want to be the best employer in the digital industry.

UX at Fortune Cookie is a broad discipline, incorporating research, design and ongoing consultancy. You’ll work closely with both other members of the UX team, but also with designers, analysts, copywriters and technologists to create the complete user experience. UX Consultants are mid-weight roles at Fortune Cookie, supported by a Lead, and help develop our Graduates and Associates.

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Wired Sussex Jobs (83)
Programming (20)
Design/Creative (19)
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Social Media (8)
BDM/Strategy/Sales (6)
Marketing/PR (19)
Account Handling (12)
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Project Management (8)
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e-Learning (9)
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Production Management (2)
Animation (1)
Testing and QA (4)
Usability (4)

Featured Event

The SCDF Brighton will showcase the creative work of many design sectors in an event to be held from 6:30pm 1st February 2012 at the University of Brighton, Grand Parade, BN2 0JY.

Hosted by designer and television personality Oliver Heath the evening will feature projected images of the creative work from the area as well as the launch of a newly-branded website for the expanded South East Design Forum. Members will also discuss their work and design sector during a 60 second talk. No hard selling, but please come along for a drink and opportunity to learn more about Brighton-based creatives and how they can enhance your business in 2012.

To attend, email by 20th Jan.

Upcoming Events

Jan 12 - She Says Brighton
Jan 13 - Digital Workshop

Jan 14 - Skiff Hack Day
Jan 18 - The Power of Linkedin

Jan 26 - Worthing Thing

Jan 31 - Digital Recruitment breakfast

Regular events

The Freelancers Farm
- Every Wednesday
Build Brighton
- Every Thursday
- the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month

Check out our
events calendar to find out about all local events this month and, if you have an event you would like to promote, you can add it here.

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Member News

Big thanks to those who attended our recent member meetups in Hastings and Brighton. As always, it was fantastic to get out on the ground and talk to so many of you about how it’s all going, what you need to move your business forward , how we can help and who we can introduce you to! We’ll be holding these events regularly in 2012, kicking off with Brighton in February and Eastbourne shortly after. You can pre-register for Brighton here ; if you’re interested in finding out more about the Eastbourne event then get in touch directly.

We're also running a free recruitment advice breakfast on Tuesday 31st January. We meet and talk to a lot of member companies who are growing and want to recruit, but need some sector specific advice on how to do it well. This event will include group discussion, suggestions on best pratice snd an opportunity to bring your recruitment challenges to the table. Registration is free but spaces are limited, so sign up here today.

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Featured Project

Freelance animator required
We need a talented and accurate animator to re-create a 20sec corporate film indent, similar in quality to Dreamworks / Skyglass.

This is a massive chance to showcase your work that will go to film festivals & TV.

Latest Projects

Html 5 Project
Website Design

Freelance web designer

Freelance business analyst

Web hosting server move

Modules for e-learning suite

IA/UK specialist

Simple brochure website

Ecommerce opportunity

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Digital in education: Smartphones and a smart exchange
Donate your phone Click to find out more

You might remember a recent story we posted about donating your old unused smartphones for reuse by disadvantaged pupils in local schools. The project has generated a mixed bag of coverage locally – you can check that out here . We and the community group who instigated the project DEB really believe that your old phones can make a difference to local schools – so help us help them by dropping your phone into us here at WS towers in New England House. Check out the original blog post for more on why.

We’re also very proud to have been involved in the establishment of a digital cultural exchange between school students in Brighton from Cardinal Newman and Blatchington Mill schools and Sequoyah and Maryetta Native Amercian schools in Oklahoma, in the US. The project aims to use digital media to enhance the way typical school exchange schemes are run; we’ll be overseeing the project from the UK ably assisted by local e-learning company Epic. More on why here .

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Recent Members

Wired Sussex welcomes the following new Full Members:

Yellowfish Bundletech
White Label SEO Hyperlounge
Goodwood Sherlock studios
samesky Cavort
Design 51 Barbara Hopkins
Molokini Lauren Hellicar
Now Marketing Site-Eye time-Lapse Films
Ideal Networks Roundcube

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