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July Newsletter

The Digital Roundup
Congratulations to Man Bites Dog who have been named the UK’s most outstanding mid-sized public relations consultancy in the national CIPR Excellence Awards 2015!
Lovely work from Roughtype Design who have been busy providing a new brand direction for the mega selling (10 million downloads!) Jamie Oliver Recipes app.
Fantastic to hear that Brandwatch were named ‘Best Marketing Startup’ at the recent Europas Awards!
Exciting times for DabApps, having doubled in size over the past two years, they have just moved offices and taken over a new space on Frederick Place, in Brighton.
A happy 10th Birthday to our members Posture People! Who celebrated in style with an evening of furniture, architecture and pizza!
Good news from Leapfrogg; they’ve been appointed by G.H. Bass, to develop their integrated search strategy.
And finally, it was nice to see our FuseBox24 alumni Goodmoney profiled in the Argus, discussing their gift voucher scheme for businesses that’s launching in September.  

….. 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.

Developing new digital products or services?
Then the Digital Catapult Centre Brighton is for you.

In short, the Centre will be an R+D lab where SMEs, start-ups, large corporates, universities and others can collaborate on innovative digital projects around the themes ‘Internet of Place’ and location based data. Over the past month we’ve been running a series of taster events to help you better understand what the Centre is and how it might benefit your business.

Missed the launch event last month? Don’t worry, you can catch-up on all talks with the lead project partners, where they introduced key concepts around the project, plus the Q&A’s afterwards, here.
The next in the series of taster events include:                                        

5G Connectivity: What is it and how can your business benefit?
8th July, 6:00 – 8:30pm. The FuseBox
5G is the next step in wireless connectivity and it could be a game changer – super fast, and super stable. It’s rolling out to UK customers from 2020, but as part of the Catapult project we’re working with the national 5G Innovation Centre to bring a test bed to Brighton, for businesses early next year.
So, if you create apps or other content for mobile, or are interested in new wireless technologies, then you should come along to this event and hear about what you can expect from 5G connectivity and its potential for innovation. Places for this event are free but limited – Please sign up for a ticket here.
Digital Business Breakfasts
10th July, 9:00 – 11:00am. The FuseBox
Starting 10th July we’ll be running fortnightly morning drop-in sessions. At these informal breakfast events you can find out more about the programme and learn about the opportunities for engagement as the programme develops. There is also an opportunity to talk to the team about any questions or ideas you may have.
Sign up for your free place here.

Are you responsible for HR at your business?
7th July, 9:00 - 11:00am at The FuseBox 
Then come along to our free “ask-an-expert” HR breakfast drop-in session at the FuseBox. 

Whether you need advice on employment law, help with writing a job description, or you’re looking to grow your company and need ideas on how to make your workplace exceptional, our advisors can give you the help you need.
All whilst enjoying a coffee and a croissant to help you kick-start the day! 

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

Making the most of Membership
We’ve been running a lot more events this year (up from 20 to about 60!) and as a consequence, we’ve seen a few new members join specifically to attend certain events.

This is great, but there’s much more to membership than just the events. So here’s a quick overview on some of the other ways that we can help you grow your business.

Join us for fun, sun & networking!
Members' Meetup, 14th July, from 5.30pm. Brighton Music Hall
Whether you're a freelancer, director or an employee of a larger agency, we’d love you to join us for our summer Members’ Meetup.

If you've not been before the event offers a great opportunity to network with others working in the sector locally. So why not come along and share your latest news, learn about potential joint working opportunities or just to have a chat with other like-minded folk. It's all pretty informal!

Also, we'll be trying out a new venue and will (hopefully!) be enjoying the seaside sun at the Brighton Music Hall, right on the seafront.

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

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

Fancy putting on an event as part of Brighton Digital Festival?
Plans are well underway for Brighton Digital Festival 2015; set to return this September for another month-long celebration of everything connected with digital culture. 

As Europe's largest digital culture festival, it’s an ideal platform for businesses to launch new products, showcase the amazing work that takes place across the region and gain exposure with new audiences.

If you would like to know more about putting on an event this year or becoming a sponsor, then you can find details here on getting involved and how your business can benefit.  

Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios 2015
CDIT Open Studios week offers Wired Sussex member companies a chance to run events at their offices as part of Brighton Digital Festival. The week is a fantastic opportunity to raise your company profile within the community, showcase what you do, share ideas with peers, attract talent and much more… 

Whether you’re a small agency, just starting out or a large well established organisation, we’d love you to be involved. If you are interested in finding out more about this year’s CDIT Open Studios week, or if you would like to take part, you should check out this blog post

If you’re interested in running your own event then be sure to get your event submitted by Wednesday 8th July to have your company featured on all the printed Brighton Digital Festival marketing materials!

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.

Anyone - from local boutiques to multinational agencies - can post project details on the board so the projects range greatly, with everything from product photography to e-Commerce platforms builds. However, what they all have in common is a need for digital and media experts. To access the details of each project you must be a Wired Sussex member.

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

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!

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