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

Paul is one of Piranha’s Account Directors and was one of the company’s founders. Since earning his degree in Marketing in 1990, Paul went on to obtain the CIM Diploma in Marketing and has amassed a wealth of experience in project management, marketing strategy, brand development and much more.

With experience stretching back over 25 years, Paul is fundamental to Piranha’s daily operations and takes the lead on marketing strategy for many of the company’s largest clients.

Back in 2001, Paul co-founded Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions with business partners Don, Tessa and Peter, assuming his role of Account Director at the same time.

His key areas of expertise include:

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

Paul’s knowledge base and business drive has resulted in Piranha earning many accolades over the years, including the notable title of Lancashire Chamber New Business of the Year back in 2003 and – more recently – 2018’s Best Strategic Digital Marketing Agency for Lancashire.

Of the company’s latest award, he had this to say:

“We know that successful marketing of all types needs strategy and planning. Piranha approaches all its work in an intelligent way to maximise our customers’ results. It’s fantastic to have that work recognised with another prestigious award. Here’s to the next one!”

With the help of Paul’s expertise, Piranha has been running effective digital and traditional marketing campaigns from the heart of Preston for over 17 years. When he’s not working, Paul enjoys cycling and planning his next Apline snowboarding trip.

Piranha offers free, no-obligation proposal meetings with its Account Directors. To find out how Paul can help your business succeed, don’t forget to book yours by calling 01772 888331!

The Big Fish

Don Fryer

Don Fryer is one of Piranha’s Account Directors and was a co-founder of the company way back in 2001.

After a successful career in the Royal Marines, Don earned his qualifications in graphic design and creative marketing techniques and began working with some of the region’s top advertising agencies.

In founding Piranha alongside Paul, Tessa and Peter, Don has added to the North West’s repertoire of outstanding digital agencies. With many years’ experience in project management, creative consultancy and marketing strategy, he is a real asset to the company and is responsible for many of its successes.

Don enjoys lasting relationships with many clients and has cultured for himself a strong knowledge base. This allows him achieve the best possible results for each client project he embarks on, covering everything from traditional marketing channels to social media and product launch campaigns.

He is also a respected member of the marketing community and has previously represented Piranha as a judge at Lancashire’s prestigious annual BIBA Awards.

His key areas of expertise include:

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

Working in tandem with the company’s other directors, Don provides guidance and direction to the studio and maintains relations with many of Piranha’s key clients.

Piranha offers free, no-obligation proposal meetings with its Account Directors. To find out how Don can help your business succeed, don’t forget to book yours by calling 01772 888331!

The Big Fish

Peter Bamber

Peter Bamber is currently Piranha’s Creative Director and has been one of the company’s shareholders ever since the business was launched back in 2001. As well as managing the company’s in-house studio of experts, he excels in the use of creative software as well as camerawork.

After graduating from Blackpool & the Fylde College with a degree in 1996, he went on to work with some of the region’s leading creative agencies before establishing Piranha alongside Paul, Don and Tessa five years later.

Peter’s creative background makes him Piranha’s authority on leaflet, brochure and corporate literature production as well as catalogues, direct mail, adverts and product packaging.

As the business’s Creative Director, he also heads its in-house graphic design department including managing the print, branding and other creative marketing direction for both regional and national clients.

Peter is also responsible for the output of Piranha’s creative and digital teams, ensuring client targets and deadlines are consistently met. His characteristic laugh also lights up the office on a daily basis!

Some of Peter’s key strengths are:

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

Using these skills, he ensures the company’s clients receive the high level of service they’ve come to expect.

Peter is instrumental in Piranha’s creative output. To see some of the studio’s previous work, why not check out some examples online today?

Piranha offers free, no-obligation proposal meetings with its Account Directors. To find out how Peter can help your business succeed, don’t forget to book yours by calling 01772 888331!

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.

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.

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.

 

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