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May Newsletter


The Digital Roundup
The first shout-out this month goes to Wolfcub Digital; not only did they unveil their website redesign, but they also launched a design consultancy service called WolfCamp.
Lots of congratulations to go around; Fresh Egg recently won two awards for ‘Best Public Sector Campaign’ and ‘Technical Innovation of the Year’ at the Drum Search Awards, tlmNEXUS received the Queen’s Award for Innovation for their Resolve software programme which they developed for the military, Vinco Marketing won ‘Small Business of the Year’ at the Observer & Gazette Business Awards 2018, plus Pixeldot and Crush Creative were added to the Creative Agency Showcase which recognises the best design and marketing agencies in the UK.
We’re loving Tilt’s new website for British Airways i360, an engaging new platform to celebrate the tourist destination.
Exciting times for LEO Learning; they welcomed talent management platform PeopleFluent to the family, an acquisition in response to the current global requirement for workplace change.
We saw some cool motion graphics for the BAFTA Television Craft Awards by Buff Motion.
Good luck to Qube Media whose 'WAVE: The Influence 2.0 Marketing Summit' has been shortlisted for ‘Best New Conference Launch’ in the 2018 Conference Awards.
Sussex Innovation Centre crowned the winners of their StartUp Sussex awards, with University of Sussex student Molly Masters taking the top prize for her business, Books That Matter. Congrats to everyone!
How do you bring objects to life? Studio Syrup created a short animation for the Science Museum to encourage people’s observational skills.
Great to hear Shake It Up Creative will be working with tech startup wOndery to strengthen their brand and grow their user base.

….. 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...

 

Talent2018: The Skills Festival for the Digital Sector
5th – 7th June, various venues across Brighton
Talent2018 is our three-day festival designed to help digital businesses attract, train and retain the talent they need to thrive.
 
The festival - consisting of a Jobs Fair, Skills Summit and Portfolio Clinic - offers plenty of opportunity for both companies and individuals:

 

Talent2018: Jobs Fair
Tuesday 5th June, 11am – 4pm at Brighton Dome
Showcasing the best job opportunities and companies in Sussex’s digital, media and tech sector. With 1,000 jobseekers anticipated to attend, all interested in digital, media and tech, the Jobs Fair is your chance to meet eager talent and promote your business as a great local company to work for.
 
If you’re interested in exhibiting at the Jobs Fair, we still have a few stands left. Find out more here.

Looking for a career (or your next step) in the sector?
If you’re looking to start or grow your career in the digital, technology and creative sector (or are simply curious), then register for your free Jobs Fair ticket and check out our latest guest blogs for advice.

 

Talent2018: Skills Summit
Wednesday 6th June, 9:15am – 3pm at Sallis Benney Theatre
Attracting and growing the best talent is the lifeblood of any successful and ambitious business, but it also comes with challenges.

The Skills Summit will bring Wired Sussex members together to explore how we can develop a sustainable talent pool that will benefit both individual organisations and the wider digital sector in Sussex.

If you're a business owner or manager, or if you work in HR, careers or training, and would like to gain practical insights for your management strategy, this event is for you

 

Talent2018: Portfolio Clinic
Thursday 7th June, 6-8:30pm at Sallis Benney Theatre
If you want a creative or design-led career then our Portfolio Clinic is a great way to meet some of Brighton’s top design expertise and get one-to-one advice on how to create an outstanding portfolio.
 
Check out the 15 great agencies taking part and grab your ticket here.

 

Talent2018: Special thanks
A massive thank you to our headline sponsor Legal & General and sponsor University of Brighton, as well as our supporters; DabApps, MAG Interactive, Brightwave Group, iCrossing, Lumesse Learning, Cooden Tax Consulting and Plus Accounting!

 

Thanks for coming to our Spring Meetup!
A huge thanks to everyone who came along to our Members’ Spring Meetup; as always, it’s fantastic to see our members and get to know you more!
 
Check out the photos from the night (feel free to share and tag yourselves in them), this wonderful video by our members Hyve Managed Hosting, and our MD Phil’s blog recap of his speech.

 

A quantum leap in the digital world
Quantum Computing fieldtrip, Tuesday 22nd May, 12-4pm
Whether you work in game dev, animation, marketing, photography or web design, computers are an essential aspect of any digital, media and tech businesses. But what if you had access to computational power a million times faster and more energy efficient than any existing computer?
 
We’re organising a fieldtrip for Wired Sussex members to visit the University of Sussex, where scientists are building a quantum computer (one of only a handful in the world!). This is a unique opportunity to look at the future of computing and what it could mean for your business, so register a free ticket and come along.

 

#WiredBrekkie: Being a Successful Freelancer
Thursday 28th June, 9-11am at The FuseBox
Freelancer and want to know how to improve your marketing, discuss how much to charge, find new clients (or chase slow-paying ones)? Bring your issues and questions to this session on National Freelancers Day and learn from peers and experts. Grab your free ticket here.

 

Are you responsible for your company finances?
Digital Finance Forum, Tuesday 3rd July at The FuseBox
Did you know that we run quarterly events in partnership with Plus Accounting, aimed at helping employees at member companies responsible for managing the finances?

The Digital Finance Forum provides a friendly environment where you can discuss any financial challenges you face, share advice with peers and seek answers to questions you may have relating to your company finances.

So, if you’re looking to better understand the financial performance of your company or develop strategies to effectively manage cash flows and capital equity, get in touch for a free ticket.

 

Could University research help your business grow?
Are you working on a project, product or service that requires outside knowledge? You could be looking for knowledge of Greek myths to help inform a new online game, an understanding of haptic technology for a new learning product or advice on Brazilian business culture for a marketing push.
 
As part of a new programme with the University of Sussex, we’re connecting Wired Sussex members with University research and people who can provide you with additional expertise. Interested in taking part in the new programme? Find out more here.

 

VR Brighton Meetup #14: EDGE Technologies
Thursday 14th June, 6-9pm at The FuseBox
If you or your business are interested in exploring the future of immersive tech, want to see what some of the smartest researchers are working on or just want to try something you have never tried before, then come along to this meetup where we will explore cutting-edge technologies. Grab your free ticket here.
 

Digital Art Director - Good Rebels

Good Rebels is a digital strategy and creative company working with ambitious clients to create experiences at the intersection of people, brands and technology.

They are looking for a Digital Art Director to coordinate the visual creativity of the company across their offices in Barcelona, Brighton, Madrid, Mexico City and Bogotá.

Working from their Brighton office, you will have 6 years plus experience in a digital or creative agency, a rich background in graphic design, good knowledge and experience of UX/UI, and strong leadership skills.

Find out more

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