About Us

 

Meet The Team

Piranha Solutions are a digital marketing and media advertising agency in Preston, Manchester, Blackpool and Warrington

Advertising and marketing is a people industry. Only by employing the very best professionals can we ensure our clients receive a top class marketing, creative and technical service.

The Big Fish

Paul Airey

Account Director

Obtained a degree in Marketing in 1990 and the CIM Diploma in Marketing in 1991. Currently registered as a business link consultant. Instrumental in Piranha winning Lancashire Chamber New Business of the year in 2003.

22 years experience of continued work for creative agencies (4 in total) including the last 12 years as account director for Piranha Adverting and Marketing Solutions.

Main responsibilities include the project management of integrated marketing campaigns including brand creation, literature design and production, advertising, direct mail, PR, web development, new media and SEO.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Marketing consultancy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Campaign strategy and tactics
  • Media planning and booking
  • Customer profiling business targeting
  • Account and project management
  • Print buying

The Big Fish

Don Fryer

Account Director

Don is one of the original directors of Piranha and was originally the Creative Director. As the agency has grown, the biggest challenge is the management of work and clients and not necessarily the production of creative work. With this is mind, Piranha has grown by Don migrating over to become digital director and Peter becoming responsible in the studio for work flow and recruitment.

This has provided Don with a unique skill set combining many years of creative knowledge with client management experience, making him a respected authority in the field of marketing.

Our clients have become very comfortable working with Don as they see him as “poacher come gamekeeper” which gives Don’s management technique a unique dimension. Don is able to manage a portfolio of clients at the same time supporting the other account director Paul Airey.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Marketing consultancy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Campaign strategy and tactics
  • Media planning and booking
  • Customer profiling business targeting
  • Account and project management
  • Print buying
  • Creative support

The Big Fish

Peter Bamber

Creative Director

Peter is the creative director of Piranha and was one of the original shareholders who set up the company in 2001.

He has worked at some of the regions leading creative agencies since he graduated from Blackpool and the Fylde College with a degree in 1996. Peter currently works on our major accounts and is responsible for concept and creative work, artwork as well as overseeing the quality of all projects produced by the creative and digital team. As with all members of the creative team, Peter uses the latest specialist design software in the production of creative campaigns, leaflets, brochures, catalogues, direct mail campaigns, adverts and multi-media.

Key areas of expertise:

  • Creative and art direction
  • Website interface design
  • Concept development
  • Design and art working
  • Advertising concepts and production
  • Direct mail concepts

The hand-picked team at Piranha is highly trained and experienced in strategic marketing, creative design, new media, programming and campaign execution. We believe that quality and excellence comes from highly motivated industry professionals and at Piranha you will only ever deal with the best our industry can provide.

Creatives

Our hand-picked creative team specialise in all forms of visual communication from branding through to targeted direct mail campaigns. With an eye for creative style combined with results driven marketing knowledge, the creative team at Piranha has many years’ experience of delivering high-value, creative solutions across all industries.

Planners

Our in-house planners are responsible for planning complete campaigns and integrating external media solutions, whether it’s social media, search engines, digital advertising, national press, regional TV or local outdoor advertising. The planners work closely with the creative team to ensure all visuals are appropriate to the media application.

Buyers

Buyers and planners work closely together to ensure each campaign is correctly targeted and also cost effective. At Piranha we have long standing buying accounts set up with all the leading media owners with agreed commission levels ensuring our clients get the best deals on all media, print and production. This includes access to networks of digital display platforms, accounts with major brands such as e-bay and discounted rates for direct marketing distribution.

Web Developers

Piranha’s web developers have in-depth knowledge and commercial experience in programming using the majority of online languages and applications including HTML, XHTML, Flash, CSS, AJAX, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, MySQL, Java, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Linux and C++ to name but a few. If your site has any specific functional requirements then we have the knowledge to programme using the optimum language.

Our developers also utilise the leading open source platforms such as WordPress and Magento to ensure we deliver world class websites built utilising tried and tested solutions.

Search Engine Marketing /Optimisation (SEO) Specialists

Our SEO division was developed in 2003 and since this date the SEO team has integrated itself with our web designers and developers in order to deliver creative websites that are extremely well marketed. Front page on Google is the obvious goal for all our Search Engine Optimisation Specialists. Whilst the SEO landscape has changed beyond all recognition in recent years, our SEO offering has adapted to these changes with a greater emphasis on “White Hat” techniques, content development and content marketing. This has created a closer working relationship between the SEO team and the creative departments as website content becomes one of the key drivers to SEO success

Account Managers

All clients get assigned an experienced and professional account manager who is responsible for overseeing all campaigns and ensuring all deadlines, objectives and budget limitations are met. We have advanced internal systems and software to assist in the management of individual projects and to ensure they are delivered on-time as well as to the highest quality possible.

Want to join our team at Piranha Solutions? Check out our careers page today!