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July Newsletter


The Digital Roundup
The first shout out this month goes to Propellernet who have been named the best small business workplace in the UK 2013!
Fantastic to see three of our members have recently secured work thanks to the Interface event we ran earlier this year, which connected 32 of our member companies with 10 of the UK’s biggest cultural brands.
First up, both Persistent Peril and Surface Impression have been working with the Shakespeare’s Globe on a new online area for the site. Whilst 8bits Media have just finished work with Rambert Dance on a mobile video wall!
Exciting news from Endless, who have relocated to Brighton to open a new design studio.
Congratulations to Cubeworks who recently announced a merger with MBA to form MBA Brighton!  
Well done to SiteVisibiliy, as they've been awarded a ‘Big Tick’ by Business in the Community and shortlisted for the national Santander Responsible Small Business award!
Hi-five to RamJam who’ve just released an 80’s style playable mixtape for the Rapper Spoek Mathambos, which features encounters with iconic favorites such as Mr T, Grace Jones,  Madonna and even Rambo!
Congratulations to FatSand who recently announced that Arjo Ghosh will be joining them as a non-ex director.
More good news from Larchmont films, who have just finished a series of short films for the new Volkswagen campaign.
Also, we have big developments in the Wired Sussex camp, as we're pleased to welcome Rosalie Hoskins and Jesse Mooney Black to the team. Rosalie has joined as our new Studio Coordinator for The FuseBox, whilst Jesse is going to be helping coordinate the Brighton Digital Festival. 
 
Finally, the 4th July will not only mark Independence day but also our 6th birthday! It’s now six years since Wired Sussex became a fully independent entity, a milestone we couldn't have reached without the continued support of our lovely members!
 
….. Remember if you’ve got any news you’d like us to shout about then just drop us an email for inclusion in our next newsletter.


Want to meet one of the UK's top Venture Capital Businesses?
Ingenious Ventures are going to be camped out at the FuseBox in Brighton on Friday 5th July. They are interested in meeting local companies who feel they may benefit from Venture Capital investment and support.
 
Fancy a meeting? Well just take a look at our blog post for details on how to bag an appointment.


Breakfast Workshop: Being a successful freelancer
Thursday 25th July, 9am - 11pm at The FuseBox, Brighton.
Our next ‘Breakfast Workshop’ is focused on how to be successful at freelancing. We often hear from members who’re looking for guidance and advice on how to develop their business, so whether you need help promoting yourself, guidance on finding new clients, or wonder how much to charge, this event's for you!

Be sure to register as we’ve lined up a great panel of experts with a wealth of experience and knowledge in areas such as the legalities of freelancing, accounting, business development and taking on/working with other freelancers.
 
Our panel comprises of Ellen de Vries, Brand Language Consultant (The Copy House), Jon Norris a freelance advisor and Web Editor for Crunch, and Premasager Rose Director of Dharmafly.
 
They will be on hand to help facilitate a group discussion, answer any questions you might have, and offer some tips for best practice.
 
This event is exclusive to members of Wired Sussex and employees of Wired Sussex member companies; places are extremely limited so register now to avoid disappointment.
You can also get in on the discussion early by tweeting #WiredBrekkie


Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios 2013
For five days this September as part of the Brighton Digital Festival, our members are invited to open their doors as part of CDIT Open Studios week. Whether you’re a small or large company we’d love you to be involved!
The week is a fantastic opportunity to showcase what you do, share ideas with peers, attract graduate talent and much more… 
 
If you would like to take part you can find more information here or just come along to our next drop-in session for advice and a chat about getting involved.


Update on The FuseBox
At The FuseBox, we've just completed 6 weeks of generating and testing a bunch of ideas. We're now working on a plan to pilot a slightly larger project at The FuseBox. We'll explain all on the Wired Sussex blog in the next week or two.

We're building a Library
When people visit The FuseBox we invite them to bring a book and leave it here for others to read. Our space is about sharing ideas and we hope this is one way to achieve that goal. Here are some of the books that people have left, who has left them and why.

We're recruiting
We are looking to recruit a Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the FuseBox.
This is a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified researcher to become a Researcher-in-Residence to help shape new approaches to co-creation, innovation and growth for the creative, digital and IT (CDIT) sector and to develop new methodologies of knowledge exchange between arts and humanities research and business. Take a look here for more information and details of how to apply.


Update on Brighton Digital Festival 2013
We are now just two months away from the Brighton Digital Festival 2013, which is a month-long celebration of everything connected with digital culture!

BDF Website and Festival Guide Submission:
We are on the verge of opening up the festival site for organisers to upload their event information and will be in touch later this week with links and a step-by-step guide.  However, if you’ve not already done so – please register your contact details here so we can be sure to reach you.
 
The idea is that information entered via the site will also be used to create a printed Festival Guide. This will then be distributed around the city helping to increase the festivals presence.
To make sure your event is listed, we’ll need event info by 19th July – for more information about what’s required please see the most recent Organisers Update.

Programme Update Meeting:
Monday 15th July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm at The Old Market
We’d also like to invite you along to the next BDF town hall meeting
This will be an opportunity to look at the festival programme together and hear about updates on various aspects of the planning and promotion for the festival.

The event is open to anyone interested but it would be great if you could let Jess our new coordinator know that you’re coming.


Let's get together
Members' Meetup, 20th August, from 5.30pm at Above Audio.?
We’re already looking forward to our next member’s meet-up. If you've not been before they offer a great opportunity to network with others working in the creative, digital, media and technology (CDIT) sector. ??So why not come along and share your latest news, learn about potential joint working opportunities or just have a chat with other like-minded folk. It's all very informal!??
 
The event is free to our members, including all employees of member companies, but you will need to register here to guarantee your place.?


Latest fixed-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.- N.B. if you haven’t already you can sign up to receive project alert emails via your WS account page!


Here’s a couple of the latest:
Also, don’t forget you can add your own Project to our board free of charge!  
So 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!

Featured Vacancy 

Product Marketing Manager

As Product Marketing Manager you will be responsible for all marketing activities for Brightwave's latest product, tessello, as well as other new products.

This is a new role at Brightwave and your passion and enthusiasm will be key in making the role your own. You'll conceive and develop innovative marketing programs that drive demand. Attention to detail and an eye for quality, along with the ability to grasp and translate technical capabilities into benefits are crucial.
 
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