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

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  • October 2017

    Piranha Welcomes New Digital Marketing Apprentice

    Since Piranha first began over 16 years ago, the company has grown considerably. From just 3 directors starting the business, there are now more than 20 marketing professionals working at our head office in Preston. If you’ve been keeping up with our news, you will see we have taken on a number of new team members recently but it’s not just our development and design teams that are growing! To keep up with the high demand for our services, we have a new apprentice joining our Digital team.sam Samantha, who comes from Wigan, recently...

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  • September 2017

    Piranha Builds 6 New Websites For The MCL Group

    Piranha has recently completed the design and build of 5 new websites for The MCL Group (Int) Ltd, with a 6th one in the final stages of development. The MCL Group is a diverse group of companies dedicated to delivering wide-ranging business solutions across the UK. Established in 1999, The MCL Group enlisted our services to refresh and modernise their online presence across 6 separate domains. mcl_blog From medical and occupational health through to logistics, removals and facilities management, The MCL Group offer a comprehensive business services package. After discussing the client’s requirements and considering the capabilities...

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  • September 2017

    Meet the Newest Addition to the Piranha Family!

    We always look forward to telling you about any great news that we have within the company and this month, we have some wonderful news indeed! amelia-rose We are welcoming the newest (and smallest!) member to the Piranha family. Our Senior Designer Sarah Clarke has recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl, Amelia Rose. Amelia must have got a bit too comfy in her mum’s tummy as by the time she arrived, she was 9 days overdue. She now weighs a healthy 9lb 2oz and the family are settling in well with the new...

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  • August 2017

    New Trolley Master Website Launched

    trolleymaster_mockup-2 Piranha’s web developers launch many new websites each month, from simple start up brochure sites, to large national e-commerce sites. This month we’d like to give you a closer look at one of our recent projects, trolleymaster.co.uk Trolley Master is a manufacturer and distributor of trollies, platform trucks and racking. These quality products are designed for use in industrial facilities and warehouses. The Brief Trolley Master’s products used to be sold through one of the client’s other websites, also designed and built by Piranha, benchmaster.uk. Their desire to sell them as a separate entity...

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  • August 2017

    Piranha’s Digital Marketing Specialist Helps Raise Money for Manchester Children’s Hospital

    fb_img_1503158212141_720-2 With more than 20 marketing professionals working in our head office, there is always something interesting going on! This month, our Digital Marketing Specialist Scott took part in a charity triathlon to help raise money for Manchester Children’s Hospital. Scott’s sister Megan has spent a lot of time in hospital throughout her life and has received great care from Ward 78 at Manchester Children’s Hospital. This hospital provides specialist healthcare to children in the Northwest, with specialities including oncology, haematology and orthopaedics. As a family, they have raised money for this great cause...

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  • July 2017

    Piranha Celebrates 16th Birthday and Welcomes New Designer

    party3 It's been a busy few weeks in the Piranha office! Firstly, we are pleased to tell you that Piranha is celebrating its 16th birthday this month. We have come a long way from when the company first began; in the early days Piranha was made up of just the 3 directors but now we have more than 20 marketing professionals. party2 To mark the occasion, we closed the office early and headed over to Baluga bar which is close to our head office in Preston. The...

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  • June 2017

    Piranha’s Designer Takes Part in Race for Life

    img_0339-2 Outside of work, the Piranha team has a wide range of interests, from eating out and going to gigs, to physical hobbies like running and climbing; we’re always busy! This month, our designer Sarah Moss (not to be confused with Sarah Clarke!) took part in the charity run Race for Life. The 5k event took place on Sunday 18th June at Moor Park in Preston. Women and children from all over Lancashire joined together to raise money for Cancer Research UK; a charity which is researching new ways to prevent, diagnose...

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  • May 2017

    New Site Roundup

    Piranha Solutions is a full digital marketing agency serving a diverse range of clients. One advantage of working with different industries is that the work is so varied: two projects are never the same! May has been a very busy month for everyone at Piranha. With so many people and companies using our marketing services, it gives us a great opportunity to showcase our design and development of brand new client websites. Our developers build several new websites every month, and we’ve recently been working across different platforms including WordPress and Magento. Some projects are more challenging than others and we always...

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  • May 2017

    Piranha’s Digital Marketing Manager Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

    Carl PR shot Over the past couple of years, we have seen lots of new faces join the Piranha team. This month, our Digital Marketing Manager Carl Spinks is celebrating his one year anniversary (or Piranhaversary as we like to call it!) with the company. Carl is responsible for all areas of digital marketing within the agency, which includes Search Engine Optimisation, PPC, content and social media. He manages five marketing professionals and ensures that the day-to-day running of the department runs smoothly. Before joining Piranha, Carl worked in several SEO and ecommerce positions and...

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  • April 2017

    Piranha revels in another successful LBE!

    Friday 24th March 2017 saw thousands of delegates descend upon the Guild Hall in Preston for the third annual Lancashire Business Expo and Piranha was thrilled to once again be part of this huge success story. The Lancashire Business Expo is evolving to be one of the most prestigious exhibitions not just in Lancashire but throughout all of the North. This years’ expo boasted over 3,500 delegate registrations and 160 exhibitors showcasing their services and products – ranging from marketing, to chartered accounting, to sailing trips around the Greek Islands and we were proud to be exhibiting amongst them! Luckily, there was...

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  • March 2017

    CIAT Website Launched for Carrier

    ciat-website-launch This week has been another busy week for the Digital team at Piranha! We have just launched the new CIAT website for our client Carrier, who we have worked with for many years. CIAT are one of Europe’s leading providers of "heating, cooling and indoor air quality." They design and manufacture marketing solutions for healthcare, residential and industrial sectors not just locally in the UK, but worldwide. Each design element, like the colour scheme, images and font, have been picked with CIAT in mind. We knew that they wanted to represent the brand clearly...

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  • March 2017

    Piranha Celebrates Another Website Launch

    soulbinderinsta-2 Piranha is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new website for our client, Soulbinders. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, soul binding gives you the opportunity to register the binding of your soul with a loved one for eternity. Soulbinders say “should you believe you are among the few who have been lucky enough to find your soul mate, make it official and register your souls on the only official soul binding register.” Piranha has worked extremely hard to create a design that reflects the Soulbinders business and brand, from the...

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  • March 2017

    Piranha Gets Ready for the Lancashire Business Expo

    footer-one For the past three years, Piranha has attended the Lancashire Business Expo; one of the most prestigious networking events in the North. This year will be no different and the Piranha team’s preparations for the day are well under way. The event will take place on the 24th March at the Preston Guild Hall and is expected to attract thousands of visitors from all over the UK. LBE 2017 has now sold out of exhibition space, and has a waiting list as long as the exhibitors list. At the last count, those attending...

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  • December 2016

    New Starters at Piranha

    new-starters-3 Innovation never stands still and as 2016 draws towards its close, Piranha has seen four new additions join its digital marketing team. Digital Marketing Specialists Scott Bradley and Alex Daniels bring their previous SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) experience to the firm whilst Digital Marketing and SEO Apprentices Luke Bradley and Hanzlah Patel have come into the fold without previous experience but eager to learn. Scott Bradley – Scott has previous experience having worked with the more technical aspects of SEO, troubleshooting errors and fixing background issues to make sure each page is properly optimised...

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  • October 2016

    Piranha Launches New Website for Wilkinson Cameras

    wilkinson-launch-cropped There is never a quiet moment in the Piranha office. We are constantly working on projects for our clients, whether it’s designing and building websites, producing content or managing social media. We have recently been very busy creating a new website for our clients Wilkinson Cameras and we are pleased to tell you that the website has now gone live. Wilkinson Cameras, as the name suggests, are a leading retailer of cameras and accessories. Anyone that is interested in photography will definitely be able to find something to suit them on the website, whether...

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  • October 2016

    Firesafe Gets Brand New Website

    firsafeductwork-launch Piranha is pleased to announce the launch of yet another website this week. The designers and developers have been working very hard to create a website for the Firesafe brand, which is owned by our long-standing client, Caswell. Firesafe are fire resisting ductwork specialists dealing with clients all over the world from Hong Kong to Abu Dhabi. With this in mind, we knew it was crucial that the Firesafe website not only looked professional and appealing but was simple and easy to use. During the design process, we made sure that the website reflected...

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  • September 2016

    Piranha Creates New Website for JAS Engineering

    jas A lot of time at Piranha is spent working on websites for clients, whether it’s looking after their existing site, or developing a new one and this week is no different. Today we are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website for JAS Engineering. JAS Engineering is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of workbenches and tool trolleys, attracting customers from a wide range of industries. Their workbenches include medium, heavy and super-heavy duty as well as those used for mobile and packing, meaning that there is something available to...

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  • September 2016

    BrewCover Website Launched for Walmsleys!

    brewpic2 Piranha has been working with Walmsleys for a couple of years now and have completed many projects for them, from designing corporate leaflets and emailers to managing social media activities and campaigns. Because they have become such a valuable client to us, we wanted to make sure that every aspect of their new BrewCover website was perfect. The design and functionality has been carefully planned out by our team so that the end result is not only visually appealing, but simple and easy to use. The new BrewCover website is now up and...

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  • September 2016

    New Website Launched for Rotherham Taylor

    rt-livePiranha is once again pleased to announce the launch of a brand new website for another of our clients, Rotherham Taylor Ltd, a registered chartered accountants and auditors based in Ashton-on-Ribble, not too far from our own head office in Preston. With clients from a wide range of backgrounds, we knew that it was important to create a design that appealed to their audience as well as fitting the professional nature of the company. With this in mind, we carefully chose the colour scheme and imagery to represent the accountancy firm and their values. The website...

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  • September 2016

    Musclepharm Gets Brand New Website

    musclepharm-live At Piranha, our website design and development services are always in high demand. Last week, we launched a brand new website for Musclepharm, who are part of the Pan World Brands company. Piranha has been working with Pan World Brands for several years, which means that we were extremely happy to be chosen to work on this exciting project. Musclepharm is a leading manufacturer of sports clothing and accessories, including hats, shorts, t-shirts, joggers and jackets. We tried to keep the design in line with the sports and fitness theme by using images,...

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  • September 2016

    Senior Designer Sarah Celebrates 10 Year Piranhaversary

    Sarah 10 yearsIf you have worked with us before, you will probably know or have heard of our senior designer Sarah Clarke. Today she is celebrating her 10-year anniversary of being with the Piranha company which is a great achievement by any standard. Over the years, Sarah has become a fundamental part of the design team and agency on the whole. As well as creating exciting artwork and web design for clients, she has also developed the skills needed to guide and advise other members of the team. To mark the day, the team...

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  • July 2016

    Piranha Builds New Website for South Lakes Housing

    SouthLakes Piranha is pleased to tell you that we have designed and built a brand new website for our long standing client, South Lakes Housing. They are an independent housing association that manage thousands of properties in the district. The colours used throughout the site have been kept neutral, like blues and greens, so that the user can focus on the content and information, rather than being overpowered by the visual element. We have also used a hand-drawn style image of the local scenery to represent the relationship that the company has with surrounding...

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  • July 2016

    New Website Launched for Brockholes

    brockholes-featured-image If you have followed our news section recently, you may have noticed that we have been spending a lot of time designing and building websites for clients. And this week is no different! On Tuesday, the Piranha team launched a brand new website for Brockholes, which is a nature reserve close to our head office in Preston. Not only is it a great place to go for beautiful views but also offers a great venue for weddings and conferences. As such a popular choice with the general public, in particular families, we wanted to...

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  • July 2016

    Piranha Produces New Brochures

    cataloguesPiranha’s design services have been in extremely high demand recently, with more and more clients asking us to produce corporate literature on their behalf. Last week, we took delivery of the new catalogue for Firesafe; a company which specialises in fire safety equipment. Their products include smoke and heat detectors, emergency call points and door holders, just to name a few and we have been working on the new edition for the past few months. We have given the design of the brochure a sleek and professional look, keeping in line with the company’s...

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  • July 2016

    Piranha Takes On New Head of SEO

    Search Engine Optimisation has become an essential marketing tool for every business, resulting in a large increase in the number of clients requiring this service. To help keep up with these demands, Piranha has taken on a new Head of SEO, Mark Preston. Mark has a huge wealth of knowledge in the industry, not just when it comes to SEO but in all aspects of digital marketing, including content, social media and project management, just to name a few. For many years, Mark ran his own marketing agency where he dealt with clients from a wide range of industries and backgrounds. He...

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  • July 2016

    Piranha Celebrates 15th Birthday in Style

    Piranha Party2016 After 15 years of hard work, we thought it was only right that we celebrate our 15th birthday in style. That’s why on Friday we closed the office early and headed to Baluga Bar in Preston for celebratory food and drinks. The Piranha team come from all over Lancashire, some as far as Blackpool, and it’s not often that we manage to get the whole team together outside of work. This made our birthday party even more special and it was lovely afternoon filled with fun, laughter and great conversation. One...

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  • June 2016

    Piranha Produces Corporate Literature for Network Motion

    Leaflets smaller At Piranha, we don’t just create websites! We also design and produce business literature that reflects the company’s brand and speaks to their customers. Our most recent literature project is for Network Motion, a UK based IT company that offers managed services, support and advanced technologies. Within the brochure, we have made sure that the design is kept in line with their website, using the corporate yellow colour throughout the brochure. The logo has also been incorporated within the literature, along with technology-related images to accompany the text. When it comes to...

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  • May 2016

    Piranha Launches 3 New Websites

    IMG_5863 Piranha is pleased to announce the launch of 3 new websites for our clients; OHL, Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre and SJ Associates. Our designers and developers have worked hard to create websites that not only represent the brand and company values, but are also fully functional for users. Organisational Healthcare Ltd is a specialist clinic based in Preston that specialise in health and wellbeing in your organisation. Their new website has a professional yet visually appealing design and provides detailed information about all of their services. You can see what we’ve...

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  • April 2016

    Piranha Expands Team by 100% in 6 Years

    Carl PR shotPiranha is pleased to announce that it has expanded its team by 100% in the past 6 years, which is something that we consider a great achievement for the company. Back in early 2010, there were just 10 members of staff in our Preston offices but since then this has doubled. The increasing demand for our marketing services has resulted in the expansion of all areas of the business, including the web development, design and SEO departments. Don Fryer, one of Piranha’s Directors, said; “We are really pleased with...

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  • January 2016

    Piranha Launches New Piranha-Internet Site

    website-design-banner Piranha Launches New Piranha-Internet Site Piranha is pleased to announce the launch of the new Piranha-Internet website! Over the past few months, we have been working hard on redesigning the site, with the main aim of making it more visually appealing and functional for users. Piranha Internet focuses on all online digital services, such as SEO, social media marketing, copywriting and web development. The new website has lots of useful information regarding these services, which can be used to give a better idea of what a business needs and how Piranha can help, from start...

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  • January 2016

    Piranha Welcomes a New Designer to the Team

    Claire 2015 was a great year for Piranha! Our services were in high demand and we began working with a number of new clients, such as Walmsleys, Vet Plus and Greens Environmental to name but a few. To keep up with the increasing workload, we have extended our design team with a new recruit, Claire. After graduating from UCLan in 2012, Claire worked as an intern for two well-established digital agencies in Manchester which helped her to develop relevant experience required for a graphic design role. She also spent over a year working at a...

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  • October 2015

    Piranha Client Green Cooling Take Home Excellence Award

    Piranha would like to take the opportunity to say congratulations to our client, Green Cooling, who has recently won the Excellence in Food Service Award. This is one of the most prestigious awards in the area and is a great achievement to take home. The RAC Cooling Awards took place on the 23rd September at the London Hilton, Park Lane. These awards have been running for 11 years and aim to reward the most innovative and successful companies in the refrigeration and air conditioning industry. The ceremony attracted a more than 500 people, which included industry experts, designers, customers and product manufacturers. The...

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  • September 2015

    Piranha Expands Team with 4 New Recruits

    New TeamPiranha is pleased to announce that 4 extremely talented marketing professionals have recently joined our team! Over the past few months, our services have been in extremely high demand. We have managed to secure new clients such as Walmsleys and Greens Environmental, just to name a few. With our company constantly growing, we thought it was time to expand the team to ensure that we can continue to provide the highest standard of service to all of our clients. Paresh was the first to join our team and has proved himself more than...

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  • August 2015

    Piranha Begins Work with New Client – Walmsleys

    Piranha are very pleased to tell you that we have a brand new client coming on board for our digital marketing package. Walmsleys are a reputable insurance company based in Wigan that specialise in Motor Fleet Cover, Corporate Insurance and Craft Cover. In the coming months, we will be focusing on two key areas of marketing for the client. We will firstly be managing the company's social media accounts, to help grow an audience of potential and existing customers. Interacting with users will be an essential part of the project as we want people to use the insurance services but first...

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  • June 2015

    Piranha Sponsors Bolton Lads & Girls Club In Latest Charity Adventure

    When Piranha was asked to sponsor Bolton's Lads and Girls Club on their latest charity fundraiser, we were more than happy to help! The riders set off on the French Alps Cycling Challenge yesterday, where they will be riding all the way from Geneva to Nice. Sponsor Brandon Pilling, who is the Director in charge of fundraising at the club, will be cycling a total of 580.6 miles over the week long challenge. He will be joined by 26 other riders, who are all taking part to help raise money for Bolton's Lads &...

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  • May 2015

    Cinders has a new improved home

    Cinders Barbecues Limited the internationally acclaimed manufacturer of quality barbecue grills has a new home at www.cindersbarbecues.co.uk. The website has been specifically re-developed to make life easy for Cinders valued customers, providing all the information they might require on the Cinders barbecue and new portable heater range. The website also has a comprehensive distributors list and now also makes accessories available to purchase direct online. The first thing you notice about a Cinders, is there aren’t any messy ‘cinders’ in a CINDERS barbecue. The brain child of Bill Cooke, Cinders came from humble beginnings…. ….Once upon a time a British Gas office...

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  • April 2015

    Paving the way for All Seasons

    Piranha Internet Ltd develop new website for ‘All Seasons Paving’. The site follows the same colour palette and similar basic layout as the old website which was extremely popular with All Seasons Paving’s target audience but that’s where the similarities end. Developed with a comprehensive content management system the new website allows All Seasons Paving to add to their extensive case study portfolio and other content with ease. Launched just before Googles April 21st algorithm update, which favours mobile friendly websites, the All Seasons Paving site is fully responsive and mobile friendly. The Google update will most likely mean that responsive...

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  • December 2014

    Piranha provides leading edge e-commerce solution for pioneering Lee Cooper brand

    Piranha Internet delivers Lee Cooper Workwear Direct website, with all the whistles and bells required for the ground breaking Lee Cooper brand. Lee Cooper is the oldest European denim brand having sold jeans since 1908, a designer and marketer of branded jeans, clothing, accessories and footwear. The British brand has established a worldwide presence through its extensive network of over 4000 outlets and 600 branded stores in over 100 countries across the world. Renowned for providing quality products, Lee Cooper have created a durable range of workwear products for demanding workplaces. The Workwear Direct website designed and developed by Piranha enables customers...

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  • November 2014

    Piranha out on the tiles with JRC

    Piranha Internet has delivered full marketing support and re-brand for leading Specialist Slate Suppliers, JRC the renowned slate suppliers who specialise in sourcing and delivering natural slate roof tiles. JRC imports a wide selection of Spanish slate into the UK via their warehousing facilities at Portbury and Greenock Docks, in addition to their main depot in Burnley, Lancashire. A well-established name within the roofing industry, JRC only import the finest natural slate for distribution via their large network of merchants across the UK. JRC were looking for a digital agency that could provide innovative and effective marketing solutions and help them rejuvenate...

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  • October 2014

    Savour the experience

    Piranha Internet Ltd has produced a website experience to savour for the unique and quirky catering business, The Bite Club. The Bite Club provides revolutionary dining experiences; be it a Pop-up eatery, supper club, street food stall or a special event, they always serve up delicious and inventive food in a stylish (and often quirky) setting. The new website is a low cost solution but still has all the trade mark Piranha qualities; stunning and functional design, a simple but effective content management system and responsiveness for use on mobile devices. The website allows potential customers interested in these unique dining experiences to...

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  • September 2014

    Shiny new website all set to boost GSG’s online presence

    Piranha Internet Ltd boosts GSG Building’s online presence with the design and development of a new responsive website with flexible CMS and digital support package. GSG Buildings Ltd stock an extensive range of garden buildings with something to suite to every person, property and budget. Established in 1981, expertise in the garden building field allows GSG to offer an extensive amount of skill and information to their customers, many of whom employ their help when choosing the perfect outdoor structure or outdoor storage unit for their needs. The new website has been designed to communicate this breadth of knowledge and comprehensive product...

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  • August 2014

    Piranha chosen to build Hospital Mart

    Piranha has been chosen to build the Hospital Mart brand and build a new e-commerce website. The website will target all healthcare business in the UK with plans to roll out the business globally. Piranha was chosen following a competitive tendering process involving a number of the North West's leading digital agencies. Piranha was chosen primarily because of the understanding of the healthcare market but also the experience of building unique integrated e-commerce websites for clients with specialised services. Piranha also demonstrated an understanding of the “sales and buying process” of the healthcare industry and demonstrated a clear path...

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  • July 2014

    A big congratulations to David Hamer – winner of Finance Monthly CEO Awards 2014

    Congratulations to David Hamer, Chief Executive Officer of Pakawaste Ltd, who has been announced as the winner of this year’s Finance Monthly CEO Awards. The award is open to CEOs from around the globe with eligibility determined by Finance Monthly, based on the CEO’s achievements. Achievements can include growth in revenues and/or profits, successful turnaround, doing well in difficult economic or industry times, expansion into new markets, leading market share, successful merger and acquisition, new products/services, new business model, and business strategy. David had stiff competition for the hotly contested award, which sees all nominations undergo a thorough validation process. The process...

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  • June 2014

    Piranha auctioned website raises £950

    Piranha provided a bespoke professional website as an auction prize at the recent Race Night charity event organised by Peter Jackson Jewellers. The event raised a total of £4,765 for The Space Centre with the website prize attracting a fantastic final bid of £950. With the other donations including a further £4,500 donated by Peter Jackson, a total of £10,655 was raised. SPACE can cater for people with a wide range of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy, Profound Multiple Disabilities, and Autism and brain injuries. Groups come from all over the north west and sometimes even further afield. The...

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  • May 2014

    Piranha welcomes another outstanding member to the SEO team

    ADAM SEO Specialist Adam Moss has joined Piranha Internet’s expanding digital marketing team. Piranha’s digital marketing department has seen significant growth in its client base with SEO and social media expansion showing no signs of abating as we enter 2014’s second quarter. Adam was a stand-out candidate, with an innate understanding of Digital Marketing, SEO principles/techniques and has gained invaluable experience developing content for websites and within social media platforms. Customer focused with excellent interpersonal skills Adam’s calm attitude allows him to methodically work through projects and maintain focus on the customers’ business objectives. Adam...

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  • April 2014

    Piranha access innovate new project with PMP

    Piranha Internet has been selected to design, develop and programme a new website for PMP, a leading provider of specialist engineering, rope access and confined space services based in Haslingden, Lancashire. PMP have been providing safe entry in confined spaces and hazardous areas to utilities, civil engineering, power generation, process industries as well as the public sector for over 30 years. Well versed in finding new and innovative solutions for their clients, PMP were looking a digital agency that could provide equally innovative and effective solutions to represent their highly respected brand online. With competitive interest from leading regional agencies, Piranha had...

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  • March 2014

    Celebrating Success at the Red Rose Awards 2014

    Layout 1Celebrating the last year’s success is a great way to keep your business moving in the right direction and the fourth annual Red Rose Awards does that for a range of businesses, including one of our clients right here at Piranha! Connect 2 Cleanrooms won Engineering Business of the Year and Medium Business of the Year at the annual award ceremony which helps celebrate the last twelve months of trading across Lancashire. This years’ award ceremony was the biggest to date with over 1,100 representatives from a wide range of Lancashire businesses in...

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  • February 2014

    We have a winner!

    Winner With the New Year and our new website, we thought it would be a good idea to pass some of the good feeling on. Early in the new year we gave everyone the opportunity to win either a new brochure website, designed and built by us here at Piranha, including 6 months free hosting and technical support or a 6 month Piranha SEO package. We had a great response to the competition across Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. As mentioned previously in our blog, the winner was Alisa Bowen of Inside Studio...

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  • November 2013

    Piranha Make New Addition to SEO Team

    barneySEO Specialist Barney Randall has joined the Piranha Internet team, as a busy period of hiring continues. Piranha’s Preston-based SEO department is beginning to prepare itself for expected significant growth in 2014. Barney was a stand-out candidate, due to his high-level interpersonal skills, and is looking to add further to the Digital Marketing experience he gained whilst working for a large agency in nearby Lancaster. Barney brings a unique brand of creativity to the table, and is recognisable as a lover of sugary coffees! Barney’s thirst for knowledge should stand him in good stead,...

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  • November 2013

    Piranha sets the scene for Connect2Cleanrooms

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing were selected from several agencies to produce Connect2Cleanrooms latest promotional literature. The brief was to produce a high quality brochure pack that conveyed the companies’ ethos, products and services in an innovative and creative manner, whilst also demonstrating how Connect2Cleanrooms differentiate themselves from other suppliers in the market. Piranha achieved this by working closely with the Connect2Cleanrooms marketing team and gaining a fundamental understanding of their requirements. Initial concepts and designs were produced and agreed before the project progressed on schedule to the photo-shoot. Liaising with the pha - a Manchester based model agency - Piranha were able...

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  • October 2013

    Piranha delivers branding excellence

    Osboo newsTasked with delivering brand excellence by new dynamic electronic cigarette company Osboo, Piranha has worked their magic with a creative and unique style for the innovative new company. Osboo was formed in the peak of the e-cigarette boom and are pioneers of innovative electronic smoking products that are more commonly known as electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes & e-shisha. Osboo delivers only high quality products, unlike many cheaper, low quality electronic smoking products entering the UK recently and their branding needed to represent this across packaging, sales literature, stationary and their online presence. The company invested...

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  • September 2013

    Piranha conjure up new web wizard

    Danny-Evans Preston-based digital marketing agency Piranha Internet, part of the Piranha Group, has recently appointed Danny Evans as a Senior Web Developer to its growing creative team. Danny is a graduate of the University of Central Lancashire with over 13 years of industry experience designing and programming websites and multi-media applications for a wide range of markets. Danny will be focusing on key national and international accounts, working with local government agencies and large commercial B2B and B2C businesses. Working alongside other senior and middle level developers, Danny’s appointment will strengthen the expanding internet development...

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  • August 2013

    Piranha At The Winckley Square Business Hangout

    winckleysquare We are pleased to announce the success of 2013′s Winckley Square Business Hangout. The prestigious annual business networking event was arranged through an exciting collaboration between the WSCIC (Winckley Square Community Interest Company), Preston BID (Business Improvement District) and Piranha. This year, Piranha, one of Lancashire’s leading digital marketing agencies, exclusively sponsored 2013′s Winckley Square Business Hangout. The three successful organisations partnered up to provide a forum for local businesses to meet and market their companies. Over two hundred people registered for the opportunity to mingle with other professionals, and promote their business on...

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  • June 2013

    Piranha discover more new talent

    Preston-based digital marketing agency Piranha Internet, part of the Piranha Group, has recently appointed Jamie Thornton as a Web Developer. Jamie joins a growing creative team that has been supplying digital solutions to the region’s business community, local authorities and the NHS for over eleven years. Jamie, an experienced developer re-located from the Bury area to take the position and has quickly established himself as a creative and dynamic designer/developer. Peter Bamber, Creative Director at Piranha commented, “Jamie has displayed a very strong work ethic coupled with extensive knowledge of web development. He has a can do attitude and will be...

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  • March 2013

    Superfast Lancashire

    superfastlancashire Piranha Internet, one of Lancashire’s leading digital marketing agencies has been selected to provide a series of digital presentations to BT’s Superfast Lancashire project. The project intends to bring fibre broadband to 97% of homes and businesses – that’s approximately 655,000 premises – in the county by the end of 2015. That’s roughly 655,000 premises. Superfast Lancashire is a collaboration between Lancashire County Council and BT which aims to boost the local economy by creating around 2,500 jobs and protect more than 1,200 jobs over the next few years. The county’s enterprise zones are...

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  • February 2013

    Piranha Internet to provide strategic email marketing and development to Amari Super Cars Ltd

    Piranha Internet, one of Lancashire’s leading digital marketing agencies has been selected to provide strategic email marketing and development to Amari Super Cars Ltd. Amari Super Cars provide a wide selection of high performance supercars to the UK market and for export worldwide. Based in Preston, Lancashire, Amari Super Cars stock an extensive range of supercars from such prestigious names as Bugatti, Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche and Lamborghini. The internationally renowned company is well known for making available some of the world’s finest automobiles from their purpose built 10,000 sq ft showrooms, with a selection of more than £4 million worth...

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  • January 2013

    Piranha appoint new SEO specialist

    Helen Gallagher joins Piranha Digital Media in Preston, (part of the Piranha Group) as part of the growing SEO and digital marketing team. A Google Qualified SEO specialist, Helen has over 4 years experience in SEO, PPC and Content Creation. A graduate of St. Martin’s College, Lancaster and former SEO & PPC manager at Urban Attic, Helen brings with her a wealth of experience and excellent commercial copywriting skills. Helen will be responsible for the development and implementation of SEO and social media campaigns for national and international accounts, with clients across a wide range of markets. Don Fryer, Account Director at...

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  • December 2012

    Digital Marketing Support for Market Leader

    Lancashire’s Piranha Internet has been chosen to provide full digital marketing support to Centriforce, the UK’s largest independent producer of recycled plastic sheet, board and profiles. Based at a six-acre site in Liverpool, Centriforce was established over 30 years ago and has pioneered UK based plastic recycling. Centriforce’s innovative approach to product development has seen them work with customers and other parties to devise new applications for their products, addressing market challenges and reducing the reliance on non-renewable materials. Versatile, durable and sustainable, Centriforce products have multiple uses across a diverse range of markets, including agricultural, civil engineering, equestrian, land management,...

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  • October 2012

    There’€™s nothing woolly about Piranha’€™s social media strategy

    Piranha Digital Media the award winning digital marketing agency has taken the Campaign for Wool’s social media campaign from strength to strength with a mix of strategic planning, audience analysis, careful platform selection and relevant regular engagement. The Campaign for Wool was initiated in October 2008 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who had observed that the wool industry was facing enormous and unprecedented challenges; the price of wool had plummeted to the point where farmers were being paid less for their sheep’s fleeces than the cost of having them shorn. At the same time, sheep numbers were declining...

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  • June 2012

    Piranha appoint new SEO Account Manager

    Piranha Digital Media, part of the Piranha Group, has recently appointed Natalie Mott as SEO & Social Media Account Manager to its growing digital services team. Natalie, formerly an SEO Account Manager at Lakestar Media and a graduate of the University of Liverpool will be responsible for the development of strategic SEO and social media campaigns for clients across a wide range of markets. Natalie will be focusing on key, national and international accounts, working with local government agencies and large commercial enterprises improving PageRank, domain authority and search position. Don Fryer, Account Director at Piranha Digital Media commented, “Natalie’s appointment will strengthen...

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  • May 2012

    Don Fryer chosen as judge for BIBA Awards Panel

    bestbusinessawards_logo Piranha Advertising and Marketing Director, Don Fryer, has been chosen to be a member of the judging panel for this years BIBA Business awards. Don will be one of the judges tasked with finding this year'€™s creative business of the year. The BIBA'€™s (Be Inspired in Business Awards) is Lancashire'€™s most high profile business award ceremony celebrating the best businesses across Lancashire in a total of sixteen business categories. Don has been a director at Preston's Piranha advertising and Marketing since the company was launched in 2001 and before changing job roles to...

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  • April 2012

    Full Service Marketing support for Kirkham, Lancashire Based Progress Debt Recovery

    progress-logo Piranha Advertising & Marketing, the full service agency which is based in Preston, Lancashire, has been chosen to provide full service design, adverting, marketing and new media solutions to Progress Debt Recovery which is based in Kirkham, Lancashire Piranha Advertising & Marketing will be responsible for managing the marketing function which will include developing and implementing the marketing strategy for the Lancashire based company. First on the agenda will be the revamp of the current Fax Marking campaign to attempt to reverse the fall in sales enquiries from this low cost form of marketing....

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  • March 2012

    A Successful Year on the Campaign Trail

    cfw Piranha Internet Ltd has just completed a very successful year boosting the Campaign for Wool’s online presence and supplying all of its digital marketing support requirements. Our strategy included developing a new Campaign for Wool website, creating six international websites and the planning and implementation of an SEO and social media campaign. The Campaign for Wool was initiated in October 2008 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, who had observed that the wool industry was facing enormous and unprecedented challenges; the price of wool had plummeted to the point where farmers...

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  • February 2012

    Full Service Marketing support for Lancashire Based SER Group

    ser-logo Lancashire'€™s Piranha Advertising & Marketing has been chosen to provide full service design, adverting, marketing and new media solutions to The SER Group which is based near Burnley in Lancashire. Piranha Advertising & Marketing will be responsible for marketing two parts of the business, SER which is a tradition recruitment agency focusing on the technical market and Netcan which is a broader recruitment agency offering low cost fixed fee recruitment solution. Piranha will be planning and implementing a number of marketing campaigns for the group including business to business advertising which will be focussing...

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  • January 2012

    Website Design for Cumbria’s South Lakes Housing Association

    slha-logo Piranha Advertising & Marketing has been selected to design, develop and programme a new website for Kendal based South Lakes Housing Association South Lakes Housing Association, which is based in Kendal, Cumbria, chose Piranha Advertising & Marketing to design the new website following a competitive tendering and pitching process which included Piranha Advertising & Marketing presenting both company credentials but also creative solutions to the website requirements of SLHA. The website is due to go live during May/June 2012 and as well as being a complete new design will also contain a simple to...

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  • December 2011

    Branding for Preston North End – Sir Tom Finney day

    pne-fc Preston'€™s Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions Ltd has just completed a prestigious branding exercise for Preston North End to celebrate the 90th Birthday of Preston football legend Sir Tom Finney. Piranha Advertising & Marketing developed a brand based on the famous and iconic splash€ photograph of Sir Tom which was also used to create the fountain outside the ground. The branding will be used to promote the birthday celebrations which will take part on Easter Saturday and coincide with the game against the Milton Keynes Dons. Preston North End will be reducing ticket...

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  • November 2011

    Piranha Launches New Website for St Catherine’s Hospice

    stcaths Piranha Internet Ltd, the Preston-based award winning internet service agency is delighted to announce the launch of a new website developed for St Catherine’s Hospice, a highly regarded local charity that provides specialised palliative care from its centre of excellence based in Lostock Hall. The website has been designed and developed to reflect St Catherine’s modern approach to palliative care. Care is provided at home through outpatient and day therapy clinics and overnight in the Hospice. St Catherine’s also provides education in palliative care for care homes and operates a 24-hour professional advice...

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  • October 2011

    Piranha discover more new talent

    tom-smethurst Preston-based internet services provider Piranha Internet, part of the Piranha Group, have recently appointed Thomas Smethurst as a Web Developer. Tom joins a growing creative team that has been supplying digital solutions to the region’s business community, local authorities and the NHS for over ten years. Tom, a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University is the third graduate to benefit from Piranha’s ‘Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme’. The scheme allows the brightest and most talented graduates to establish themselves in a thriving and dynamic creative environment. Peter Bamber, Creative Director at Piranha commented, ‘The two main...

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  • September 2011

    Blackpool Mobile Website Design

    greenlite-mobile Piranha Advertising & Marketing has just completed the design and development of the website for Blackpool based Greenlite UK specifically for viewing on mobile devices. Industry stats reveal that 52% of the UK Population now own a smart phone and that, on average, nearly 10% of website traffic is via a smart phone (although these statistics will vary from industry to industry). Whilst traditional websites can often be viewed on smart phones, the navigation, amount of images, amount of text and the general structure of the website makes then difficult to engage...

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  • August 2011

    Piranha 10 years of Design, Advertising and Marketing in Lancashire

    It's hard to believe, but Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solution is now ten years old. Piranha Advertising & Marketing was formed on the 4th of July 2001 by Directors Paul Airey, Don Fryer and Peter Bamber with the aim of creating the leading Lancashire full service adverting and marketing agency, an aim that we believe that after consulting our clients is now true. The directors had gained over 40 years combined adverting, design and marketing expertise working for other agencies across the UK, including agencies in London and Manchester before taking the bold step of launching their own marketing and communications...

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  • July 2011

    Creative Recruitment Drive

    Following over ten years of almost continued growth, Piranha Advertising & Marketing is once again embarking on a recruitment drive to strengthen the creative, marketing, design, website and SEO team at the company's offices in Preston Lancashire. In recent years Piranha Advertising & Marketing has been at the forefront of changes to the Marketing landscape which has seen the explosion in social media websites and associated marketing channels and the increased competition on-line resulting in a continually more challenging search marketing marketplace. Piranha Advertising & Marketing has already expanded its business development department by the recruitment of an internal business development manger...

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  • May 2011

    Waste Industry Marketing Outstanding Success

    The marketing, advertising and digital services implemented by Piranha Advertising & Marketing for Lancashire based Pakawaste is proving a great success with enquiry levels beating all expectations for the specialist waste services provider. Piranha Advertising & Marketing, of Preston, created a new website for the company which has been well received throughout the waste industry, but more importantly, since its launch Piranha Advertising & Marketing has embarked on an in-depth search engine optimisation and search marketing campaign which has seen the website rise to the top of the search engines for the vast majority of key words and phrases identified as...

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  • April 2011

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing Search Engine Optimisation Clients all Page 1 of Google

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions Limited of Preston Lancashire has achieved outstanding results for their clients by achieving Page 1 of Google listings for all its clients in at least 1 of their primary key words or phrases. These phrases include competitive key words such as Air Conditioner Hire and Heat Pumps and in many cases; clients of Piranha Advertising & Marketing are first page of goggle for over 50 major searches. These results have been instrumental in most clients of Piranha seeing an increase in business opportunities and sales as a result of increase website based enquires which mirrors...

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  • March 2011

    Partner Marketing Programme Wins Award

    As part of the full service marketing support provided by Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions Ltd to Blackpool based ICS Heat Pump Technology, Piranha Advertising & Marketing developed a series of marketing initiatives that have been instrumental in ICS Heat Pumps winning a top industry award. ICS Heat Pump Technology picked up the prize for Training Initiative of the Year at the annual Cooling Industry Awards held at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London on the 29th September. The ICS DeLonghi Partner Installer Programme was viewed by the judging panel as being an innovative example of the approach needed by heat...

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  • February 2011

    Piranha Launches Dedicated Web Design and Search Engine Optimisation Website

    Piranha has just launched a dedicated website covering website design, search engine optimisation, search marketing and social media marketing for Piranha Internet Ltd. The Piranha website complements the website of Piranha Advertising & Marketing which focuses on more traditional forms of marketing such as Direct Mail, Advertising, Public Relations, Branding, Exhibition Design, Creative Literature Design and Photography. Both Piranha Advertising & Marketing Ltd and Piranha Internet Ltd are companies in the Piranha Group and were formed in 2001 to offer full marketing, creative and digital marketing support to companies in Lancashire and the North West of England. The...

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  • January 2011

    Piranha Advertising and Marketing Launches New Brand for “The Halooka Experience”

    halooka Piranha Advertising and Marketing has just created and launched a new brand for Blackpool based company The Halooka Experience. The Halooka is set to revolutionise the “smoking” experience for the next generation of club and bar owners providing a sophisticated (and legal) alternative to smoking whist creating a new revenue stream for bar owners. Piranha created the brand to communicate the history and function of The Halooka Experience whilst presenting the experience in a positive new manner for more sophisticated consumer groups. The brand will roll out across multiple media channels in the...

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  • December 2010

    Piranha Internet Designs and Builds Ink Squid E-Commerce Website

    inksquid Piranha Internet Ltd has just completed the design and build of the e-commerce website for The Ink Squid. The website is built with many powerful features to increase site visibility, increase page rank and increase “up sell” to larger quantity products. Some of the key features of this new website include:- Powerful and Intuitive Admin Panel Web-based administration panel gives the client full control over every aspect of the Ink Squid ecommerce website. The client can also manage the full product catalogue, orders, customers, shipping methods, payments, design and any settings with a few...

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  • November 2010

    Piranha Advertising and Marketing Launches New Brand for Guitar Range

    jaxx Piranha Advertising and Marketing has just created and launched a new brand for a Manchester based company looking to market a range of electric guitars into the UK market. Jaxx Guitars will compete with many of the existing brands on the market such as Fender, Gibson and Rickenbacker but at a lower price point. The brand has been designed to appeal to musicians who want a high quality instrument but without the more significant price tag that current global brands command. The simple yet effective logo design has been created to sit alongside...

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  • October 2010

    Piranha Advertising and Marketing Launches 2 New Brands for Leading UK Audio Furniture Company

    purePiranha Advertising and Marketing has just created and launched 2 new brands for a leading UK provider of high quality, high value innovative audio furniture. The 2 brands, Essence and Pure Vision have been created to enable the company to launch products at a higher end of the current audio visual furniture market. The company currently supplies mid and low range TV stands to the independent retail market and high street market usually at the £50-£100 price point. The new range of higher quality furniture is likely to retail significantly higher than...

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  • August 2010

    Piranha Launches Full Range of “Flip Brochures” Services

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing has officially launched its full range of flip brochures services following a number of successful client trials. The flip brochures allow customers to view brochures either on-line or on-disc by physically turning the pages of the brochures giving a realistic online representation of a real paper based brochure. Piranha has perfected two versions, one ideally suited for website applications, and the other, at higher resolution for viewing on disc. Both versions come with a zoom in function that enables users to clearly read even fine online text, a feature not available with many other systems. Read More

  • June 2010

    Piranha Launch New Marflow Identity, Website and Promotional Literature

    marflow_screenPiranha Advertising and Marketing has just announced thea launch of the new corporate identity and website for Marflow Hydronic Systems accompanied by a series of product brochures and corporate communications. Marflow is based in Birmingham and is a leader in the design and manufacture of industrial valves including ball and filter ball valves. Piranha developed the new branding to focus on the company’s water services expertise and to present the high quality of the company’s services. The website promotes the full range of company services and industrial products in a clean and professional...

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  • May 2010

    Sharon Challinor Joins Piranha Advertising & Marketing

    sharon_pic Piranha advertising and Marketing has just announced the appointment of Sharon Challinor as Business Development Executive. Sharon has moved from London to the Lancashire area to take up the role of business development executive and developing the business growth strategies for both Piranha Internet Limited and Piranha advertising and Marketing. Both companies work together on providing a full service digital marketing and “through the line” marketing service for clients from offices on Guildhall Street in the centre of Preston. Sharon moves from the recruitment agency Reed where she worked at the company’s head office...

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  • April 2010

    Matrix Appoint Piranha for Major Marketing Push

    piranha-board Matrix Cleaning Systems has chosen Piranha to market the company’s latest range of steam cleaning machines, branded Quattro. Matrix officially appointed Piranha earlier in the year to bring to market the range of 4 new cleaning machines which have been added to the Matrix Steam Cleaning range. Piranha has been tasked with creating a strong brand for the range, developing a new website for the company as well as a series of brand sites targeting specific markets including cleaning contractors, the NHS, Local Councils, Shopping Centres, Facilities Managers and large property owners. Piranha is...

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  • March 2010

    Piranha social marketing campaign, “Best 2 Know” the “most memorable” campaign in Lancashire

    facebook-best2know A recent focus group carried out on the behalf of the NHS in Lancashire has identified the Best 2 Know marketing campaign, designed, developed and executed by Preston’s Piranha advertising and Marketing as the most memorable social marketing campaign in the region. The focus group was carried out at Preston’s Rock FM studios and took place to get an understanding of awareness of social marketing issues in the target audience of 16-24 year olds living in Preston and surrounding areas in Lancashire. Focus group members were asked to identify brands they liked remembered...

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  • February 2010

    Pressure to Phase Out Internet Explorer 6 as IE8 Takes Market Share

    ie6_logoA Downing Street petition is calling for the UK government to drop Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) and move to a more modern browser. The petition says that IE6 has security flaws and uses outdated technology, creating a burden for developers. The petition comes as the Department of Health advised the NHS to move away from the old browser. Other government departments – and many firms – still use the software, which was first released in 2001. “Most creative and software development companies are forced by government department clients to build websites for IE6 when most...

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  • January 2010

    Piranha at Convenience Retail Show 2010

    convenience_retail_show_logo Piranha advertising and Marketing has just been commissioned to provide a full service Exhibition Support and Management service for an international packaging company who is exhibiting at the Convenience Retail Show 2010. The service to be provided by Piranha will include the design of the exhibition stand including all graphics and product displays, the hire or building of display equipment, furniture specification and the management of all on stand accessories. In addition, Piranha will be responsible for managing all aspects of the exhibition from organising car parking spaces to complying with health and safety...

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  • December 2009

    2009 Draws to a Close with Trio of Account Wins

    theboat Piranha advertising and marketing, the regions leading full service communications agency, finished off an impressive 2009 with a further 3 major account gains. Piranha, who were established in 2001, provide a one source solution to clients marketing requirements delivering cutting edged new media, marketing, creative and strategic solutions to businesses across the UK and Europe. Usually December can be a quieter month for new business as clients focus on looming end of year deadlines and usually Piranha are working to capacity delivering 4 weeks of marketing work in a 3 week month, however 2009...

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  • November 2009

    Piranha Launches International Search Engine Optimisation Service

    cic_screen google_de_logo Following a successful trial period over the last 6 months, Piranha has officially launched its international Search Engine Optimisation Service. Piranha has been working with the leading international search engines on developing working systems that enables Piranha to mirror the search engine ranking results obtained by clients in the UK to search engines all over the world and the initial results have been outstanding. Piranha has developed a system for successfully converting client’s websites to any international language, optimising the site for translated search terms, marketing...

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  • October 2009

    Piranha Announces 12 month E-mail Marketing Campaign for Sales Training Client

    Piranha has just announced that the company has won the account to design, target and distribute a 12 month e-mail marketing campaign for one of the countries leading sales training, customers service training and leadership skills training companies who have their headquarters in Lancashire. The campaign will take the form of 26 individual broadcasts delivered over a 12 month period targeting sales managers, sales directors and business owners who have an active field sales force. The data will be obtained from an opt in sales training decision makers database supplemented by data from a number of the countries leading business to...

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  • September 2009

    Green Shoots Lead to Recruitment Drive at Piranha

    recruitment_image Piranha, one of Lancashire’s leading full service creative, internet and marketing agencies based in Preston has just announced it is to embark on a recruitment drive for the first time in almost 12 months as the company sees confidence returning to many sectors of the market. Piranha is looking to fill a number of positions before the end of the year including the recruitment of a Search Engine Optimisation Manager, SEO Executives, Website Designers and New Business Development Executives. All the jobs will be advertised in the local press, national trade publications and...

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  • August 2009

    Bing Ads “Visual Search”

    bing_screen Software giant Microsoft has introduced "visual search" to its Bing search engine to try to further set itself apart from market leader Google. The new feature will allow users to browse results using pictures instead of text. Visual search will initially concentrate on four main areas: travel, health, leisure and shopping. "The whole concept is that the world of search is going to change," said Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi. "There will be a more graphic way people will search, and it will pivot how people search," said Mr Mehdi, the firm’s senior vice-president of online services.

    ‘Search battle’

    Microsoft...

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  • July 2009

    Themed Entertainments Chooses Piranha for all Marketing Activity

    themed_entertainments Preston's number 1 design, advertising and marketing agency, Piranha Advertising and Marketing Solutions Limited has been chosen by Themed Entertainments of Chorley, Lancashire to develop and implement a full marketing strategy. Themed Entertainments has been running shows at Camelot Theme Park in Chorley for nearly twenty years and in that time they have played to over Six Million Guests. In those shows they have done 58320 runs down the tilt rail (The Dividing Rail between the Horses) 24300 foot fights with Ball & Chain, Sword & Axes. Thousands of runs at the Quintain and...

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  • June 2009

    Piranha Promote Manchester Hotel

    castlefield_1 Leading Lancashire advertising and marketing agency Piranha is currently working on a campaign to promote the Castlefield Hotel in Manchester. The Castlefield Hotel is a warm, friendly 48 room hotel Situated within the picturesque and historic Castlefield Canal Basin right in the heart of Manchester. The Castlefield Hotel is only 10 minutes walk from the very heart of the city and all the shops, restaurants, bars, clubs, museums and tourist attractions that go hand in hand with modern city life. Piranha has already completed a photo shoot at the hotel, directing and taking photographs of...

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  • May 2009

    Piranha Launches E-commerce Phones4less Website

    phones4less Lancashire’s Piranha Advertising and Marketing has just launched a new e-commerce website for Abbey Telecom of Blackburn. The website has been extremely well received by clients and suppliers across the industry thanks to the innovative design and striking branding. Its not only the appearance that has been a big hit, in only a few months, the website rose to the first page of Google for telephone systems and the phones4less website now outperforms other websites in the group for sales conversions. Piranha designed the branding for phones4less, designed and programmed the website and also produced...

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  • April 2009

    Google Gives Users Control of Results

    google_logo Google has launched another search engine application in America which gives users control over the results. Whether you’re curious or bored, looking yourself up online is one way to discover exactly how much other people can find out about you. The results can be surprising, but also a little depressing if you find yourself clicking through several pages without as much as a mention. But that could be about to change. Google, the world’s most popular search engine, is giving people in the US the power to control some of the results given when someone searches...

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  • March 2009

    Piranha “Bucks” Economic Trend with Impressive Growth Figures

    Don Piranha, one of Lancashire'€™s leading full service creative, internet and marketing agencies based in Preston has just announced a leap in turnover for the year ending in 2008 which goes against the current economic doom and gloom. Piranha comprises of two separate limited companies, Piranha Advertising and Marketing Solutions and Piranha Internet and between them growth has grown 32% from £747,349 in 2007 to £988.238 in year ending 2008. Piranha advertising and marketing was established in 2001 and Piranha internet was launched in 2002. The biggest growth has come in the division dealing with...

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  • March 2009

    Piranha at Ecobuild Exhibition 2009

    ecobuild_logo Piranha advertising and Marketing has just completed the design of a major exhibition for one of its sustainable energy clients at Ecobuild 2009. The client who markets a range of air source, ground source and geothermal heat pumps was exhibiting at the exhibition for the very first time. Having outgrown the original venue, Ecobuild moved along with its sister event, Futurebuild€“ to London'€™s Earls Court in 2006 where it has more than doubled in size and attendance every year since. Over 500 exhibitors and nearly 26,000 visitors took part in 2008, making Ecobuild...

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  • February 2009

    Piranha Launch Easiclaim to UK Market

    easiclaim Piranha Advertising and Marketing has just announced the completion of the first stage of the marketing campaign to launch leading financial services brand Easiclaim to the UK market. Piranha was chosen to manage and implement the full marketing strategy for the company based on Piranhas expertise at multi-channel marketing solutions to the consumer market. Piranha has already successfully developed a new brand and positioned this firmly in the consumer market as a high value brand dealing with financial miss-selling claims. On the back of the brand launch, an integrated PR and online advertising campaign...

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  • January 2009

    Piranha lands NO-GO Security Account

    no_go_logo Piranha has landed the account to bring to market a range of window security devices for NO-GO security products. The contract will consist of marketing consultancy work, website development, direct mail, trade advertising, Search Engine Optimisation and e-mail marketing. NO-GO currently have their own brand which will be used throughout the branding exercises. The first product that Piranha will be assisting in bringing to market is the NO-GO Glass lock. The No-Go Glass Lock is a security device easily fitted to the glass panes of a double glazed unit that prevents unauthorised removal from...

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  • December 2008

    Piranha Re-Brands

    piranha_logo Following unprecedented growth and moves into new national and international markets, Lancashire'€™s leading advertising and marketing agency, Piranha Advertising & Marketing, has re-branded to keep pace with the company's reputation as a leading full service communications agency. The move has come as the company has gained a reputation for providing cutting edge marketing solutions to many of the North West'€™s leading companies, leaving the old brand behind. Piranha has developed a new modern brand identity for both the advertising and marketing side of the business as well for Piranha Internet Limited which positions Piranha...

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  • November 2008

    RTC Contract Piranha for All Marketing Activity

    rtc_logo RTC Recently contracted Preston's Piranha advertising and Marketing to plan and implement the company'€™s marketing strategy for the following 12 months. Piranha has already completed elements of the branding and quickly launched a case study led website prior to the implementation of more direct marketing activity. In the initial plans are a search engine optimisation campaign supported for 6 months by a Google adwords pay per click campaign, a direct mail campaign to key decision makers in the Theming industry plus the production of all marketing support literature. RTC is a UK based member...

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  • October 2008

    Piranha Re-Brands Medieval World

    medieval_world Following a competitive tender involving a number of Lancashire'€™s creative agencies, Preston'€™s Piranha Advertising and Marketing won the account to re-brand Medieval World and produce the company's marketing literature. Piranha developed a brand in keeping with the Medieval Worlds theatrical heritage incorporating a rather mischievous looking jester and two jousting knights. The brand had to be transferable and interchangeable between the company's main client base which is event companies and owners of theme parks and end customer, often families interested in seeing themed entertainment. Firmly established as the best in the world for medieval entertainment,...

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  • June 2008

    Piranha Completes Cinema Re-Brand

    cinema_four_logo Piranha, one of Lancashire’s leading full service creative, internet and marketing agencies based in Preston has just completed the re-branding of iconic North West cinema complex, Cinema4. Cinema4 is a four screen cinema, arcade, restaurant and theme park centre located on the front at St Annes in Lancashire offering a complete leisure experience to local families and visitors centred on the latest films shown in the cinema. Cinema 4 contacted Piranha Advertising and Marketing to come up with a brand that would communicate the Hollywood content of many of the films shown, would stand...

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  • March 2008

    Piranha Launches Blog Management Service

    wordpress_logo Lancashire'€™s Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions Ltd has formally launched a Blog Management Service to new and existing clients. The service is designed to build and manage clients Blog Posts with little intervention, other than overall approval, from the client. It is targeted at clients who have a rapidly growing or fast paced business but have little time to maximise the commercial benefits of Blogging. Piranha'€™s service consists of forward scheduling regular blog posts, writing content, launching the information and managing the resulting customer interaction. A Blog is a communications tool which allows you to...

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  • February 2008

    Piranha Launches Web Presenters

    web_presenter Lancashire'€™s Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions Ltd has launched a new service, “on-line video presenters”. On-line video presenters are a way of helping businesses communicate online using specially produced video content. Whether it is internally with your staff or externally with your clients, having a “real person” present your products, services or indeed any internal communications helps get the message across quickly and easily. Piranha works with clients to develop a script before sourcing the correct presenter to match the target audience, producing the video, editing and then loading to defined areas of the...

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  • January 2008

    Business Link Northwest Chooses Piranha to Promote Patterson Boatworks

    Business Link Northwest has chosen Piranha Advertising & Marketing of Preston, Lancashire, to help promote Patterson Boatworks FE23 fast electric boat. Piranha was chosen because the company is a registered business link consultancy firm specialising in Marketing and has a lot of experience in working with small to medium sized businesses and bringing new products to market. Piranha has started by producing sales literature which the company will use at The Boat Show before moving onto proactive marketing material. patterson_boatworks Patterson Boatworks is a family run business based in the heart of the Lake District...

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  • November 2007

    Piranha Win True Energy Account

    true_energy_screen Piranha Advertising & Marketing, one of Lancashire’s leading full service creative and marketing agencies based in Preston has just won the annual account to promote TRUE Energy to key business audiences throughout the world. True Energy provides a range of sustainable energy solutions. This ranges from solar power street lights to ground source heat pumps, biomass, solar hot water systems and many other leading renewable energy technologies. TRUE Energy has World wide experiences of working for The United Nations, The World Health Organisation and other leading world wide users of alternative energy solutions...

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  • October 2007

    Piranha Launch New Vision Correction Company

    2020_screen Piranha Advertising and Marketing has just announced another successful client project with the launch of Manchester’s 20-20 Vision Correction Centre. After a competitive pitch situation, Piranha was chosen to develop the branding for 20-20 Vision Correction Centre, design, write and produce the new website, develop and implement a search engine optimisation strategy, plan and execute a Google based pay per click campaign and to design and produce the company’s corporate literature. Piranha developed the new branding to establish the company as a leading and highly professional eye surgery company covering the North West of...

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  • April 2007

    Growth Instigates Piranha Relocation

    piranha_growth With Staff numbers doubling in the space of 1 year, Piranha has relocated to new 2,500 square foot offices in the centre of Preston. Piranha has taken out the lease on the whole of the 1st Floor of the Chambers which is located at 53 Guildhall Street in Preston Lancashire. The new offices have an open plan studio to accommodate the graphics team, website designers, website developers and search engine optimisation specialists with separate offices for the management team and directors. A large multi-media boardroom enables Piranha to present full interactive presentation to clients. Client...

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  • February 2007

    Piranha Receive National Acclaim

    neil-and-don Piranha Advertising and Marketing, the Preston based award winning full service agency has been receiving critical acclaim from leading national road safety bodies over their development of ‘The Perfect Partner’ a multi media CD-Rom for Lancashire County Council. The multi media guide, for accompanying drivers and learners, is a comprehensive resource to support extra private practice sessions throughout the learning process. Statistics show that there is a correlation between higher levels of pre-test practice and reduced crash rates in the first 12 months of driving. ‘The Perfect Partner’ was officially launched at the Woodlands...

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  • February 2007

    Piranha Launch Specialist Search Engine Optimisation Division

    analytics_screen In response to a huge growth in search engine optimisation activity and significant client wins, Piranha has launched a specialist SEO division to service the growth in on-line marketing activity planned and delivered for clients. Since the launch of Piranha Internet in 2002, the company has seen a huge growth in the number of local and national client’s requiring the specialist search engine optimisation services offered by Piranha and the company has responded by launching a specialist SEO division which will assist in the focused approach and clear management of this niche on-line...

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  • December 2006

    Piranha Chosen to Brand The Lab

    the_lab Piranha Advertising & Marketing solutions Limited of Preston has been chosen to develop a company brand for new retail company the Lab. The Lab is a new concept in retail focusing on test launching new product ranges for key sporting and footwear brands. The Lab is launching 5 stores nationally in the first year and Piranha has been working on corporate branding, merchandising and designing the internals of the store. The brief was to provide a cutting edge brand that would form a place where existing brands, such as Nike and Adidas can test...

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  • November 2006

    Energy Drink Marketing Strategy Underway

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing is to deliver marketing services for an international energy drink with the brief to make the Brand an international household name in the sector like market leaders Red Bull and Monster. The energy drink is Named D1 and will target the very lucrative, non alcoholic global market for energy drinks. The main international focus with be on the UK., Europe and the Middle East before distribution channels are opened up across South America, the Far East and Australia. D1 has been created to satisfy the tastes of a new generation of discerning consumers looking for the perfect energy...

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  • July 2005

    Piranha Promotes New Leaf Housing Association Open Days

    Piranha has just embarked on a promotional campaign to increases attendance at a number of housing development open days for a Sheffield based housing association called New Leaf Housing Association. new_leaf Objectives and mission To maximise the communication opportunities arising from the new developments at Gilford Grange in Sheffield, and Langdale Court in Wellingborough, to identify all target audiences, to define and maintain clear messages, to engage all appropriate elements of the marketing mix effectively to communicate to our audiences and to monitor the effectiveness of our communications process. Audiences Tenants/customers, Potential future tenants/customers, Councils and local...

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  • June 2005

    Recruitment website launched for Prospects

    prospects_image_1 prospects_image_2 Piranha, Preston’s first choice advertising and marketing agency, has just designed, developed and launched a brand new website for prospects recruitment. Preston based Prospects Recruitment underwent a lengthily pitch process before choosing Piranha, looking at both website programming capabilities and also support marketing services. With years of experience of providing fully integrated e-commerce and marketing solutions, piranha was chosen to launch the new job selector website. The website is both a notice board of available jobs throughout Lancashire and also a networking opportunity for candidates. By...

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  • May 2005

    Piranha Launch E-Commerce Website for Self Diagnosis

    self_diagnosis_image Lancashire’s leading full service marketing communications agency, Piranha, has just completed and launched a full e-commerce website for start up business Self Diagnosis. Piranha has developed a brand for the company along with stationery and sales literature as well as the companies’ main business tool, the new produce led e-commerce website. Cheshire based Self Diagnosis has chosen Piranha largely as a result of the amount of marketing work Piranha carry out in the Cheshire area following the company becoming an approved and registered provider of marketing Consultancy services to Business Link in Cheshire. As...

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  • April 2005

    Water Engineering Website Launched for Flow Control Solutions

    flow_control_image_1 flow_control_image_2 Preston and Lancashire’s leading marketing agency, Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions, has just designed, developed and launched a brand new website for water engineering and valve distribution company Flow Control Solutions. Manchester based Flow Control Solutions has chosen Piranha based on the knowledge and expertise of the company in the valve industry. Piranha has worked for many years with the UK’s largest valve manufacturers, both Hattersley Newman Hender and Crane Fluid Systems. The website has been designed to be a major information resource for clients wanting...

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  • March 2005

    Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety Interactive Website Launched

    safe2travel_image_1 safe2travel_image_2 safe2travel_image_3 Piranha, Preston’s first choice advertising and marketing agency, has just designed, developed and launched a brand new website for Lancashire County Council and other partner stakeholders within Lancashire. The partnership, titled Lancashire Partnership for Road Safety has chosen Piranha following the successful marketing campaigns undertaken by the agency for the regions speed awareness courses in which motorists are invited to attend a speed awareness course instead of receiving points on their licence and a fine if they...

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  • January 2004

    Piranha Launches Energy 2000 Marketing Campaign

    energy2000_image_1 energy2000_image_2 Lytham St Annes based Energy 2000 has chosen Piranha advertising and Marketing of Preston, to plan, manage and implement the company’s marketing strategy for a 2 year period. Piranha was chosen for the full service communications work following a competitive pitch involving a total of five agencies, two of which are recognised as Manchester brightest agencies. Energy 2000 said that Piranha was chosen based on three key factors. 1, the company was the most creative out of the companies pitching. 2, Piranha had a far superior...

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  • November 2003

    Piranha Wins Business Award

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions Ltd, who specialise in the design and implementation of creative marketing, advertising, public relations and internet services, have been awarded the “Best New Business Award for 2003″ by the Central & West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce & Industry. The awards took place in the prestigious Lancaster suite at The Park Hall Hotel and Leisure Club at Charnock Richard, Chorley. Piranha were nominated along with four other North West Businesses for the same category and came through to win the title of “Best New Business”. The award was presented on Friday 21st November 2003 by John Woosnam...

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  • June 2003

    Piranha wins Turley Associates Account

    turley_image_1 Lancashire'€™s Piranha Advertising & Marketing has just won the account to provide all promotional and marketing material for Turley Associates who have their head office in Manchester. Turley Associates is a leading planning and urban design consultancy involved in key development sectors across Britain. Turley Associates are passionate about creating places of enduring quality that will be enjoyed for generations and has a well established and expert network of offices in the major towns and cities of Britain. They work with a wide range of clients including private companies, financial institutions, developers, brand operators,...

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  • April 2003

    Piranha Win Golden Wonder Account

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing, one of Lancashire’s leading full service creative and marketing agencies based in Preston has just won the prestigious Golden Wonder account to promote Golden Wonder snacks to the independent pub trade. After a competitive nationwide pitch, Piranha won the account based on a mix of creativity and campaign strategy. First stage of the campaign is to identify the owners and mangers of all public houses in the UK prior to embarking on a direct mail campaign promoting the suitability of the Golden Wonder brand to the independent public house market. This will then be supported by a...

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  • January 2003

    Piranha Promotes Platinum Properties for Moving Works

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing is working with Lancashire Estate agency chain, Moving Works on the promotion of the Platinum Properties range of services. Piranha has already produced a seller’s pack focusing on the unique selling points of Moving Works which outlines the property marketing services including individual property brochures, press advertising and professional photography. Piranha is also creating promotional material for use by the franchisees across Lancashire and will be working direct with them on developing the individual businesses further. Piranha is also in the early stages of planning and implementing a county wide public relations campaign designed to increase awareness of...

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  • June 2002

    Piranha completes marketing projects for Tyco

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing has completed the first stage of a 12 month marketing and promotions campaign for Tyco Electronics Energy Division, based on Blackpool Road in Preston. This first phase has consisted of the rationalisation of Tyco’s photographic resources including taking new site and product photography and the design and production of a brand for Matrix, the company’s modular distribution system for panel builders. Piranha has also produced a number of illustrations showing the inner workings of the machines, merging these into photographs to show the relationship between the inside and outside of the system. Hot on the heals of the branding...

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  • May 2002

    New Marketing material for Hattersley

    Lancashire’s Piranha Advertising & Marketing has just completed a whole new set of sales literature for Ormskirk based Hattersley Newman Hender. The project consisted of re-branding the literature, advertising and production of a selection of product brochures, market specific leaflets and the company’s new corporate overview (shown here). Hattersley is one on the oldest manufacturing companies in the UK and the origins of Hattersley date to1897, when 20-year-old Richard Hattersley started a small tool-making business in Halifax. In the early 1900′s he relocated to Ormskirk, and in 1910 he joined with three other engineering companies, including Newman Hender & Co. of...

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  • April 2002

    Piranha Creates New Branding and Advertising for Preston’s Fishergate Shopping Centre

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing has been working on new branding and new advertising for Preston’s Fishergate shopping centre. Piranha has been working closely with Keith Mitchell, the manager at the Fishergate Shopping Centre on a number of major projects including branding, the creation of a series of in centre advertisements promoting a selection of the centres additional services such as gift vouchers, the creation of tenant promotional packs and literature supporting the development of the front of the centre. Piranha has also produced the centres first comprehensive pocket visitors guide which provides detailed maps and profiles on all the retailers and...

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  • February 2002

    Piranha Give Bite to FireAngel

    PR-PIC Piranha Advertising & Marketing, one of the regions leading full service creative agencies, has recently won the National account to promote FireAngel, winner of the “Good Housekeeping Innovation 2001 Award”. Piranha beat off stiff national competition to secure the marketing account following a demanding creative and strategic pitch at FireAngels head office in the Midlands. The account, initially consisting of a national point of sale launch at retailers up and down the country including Pik’a'Pak, Curry’s and Homebase, will also be promoted to Housing associations, councils and hotel owners thanks to the addition...

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  • February 2002

    Piranha Has More Tech Bite

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing, one of the regions leading full service creative agencies, based in the centre of Preston, has just appointed Graham Rushton as Technical Director. Graham, who was educated at De Montford University, is an experienced Technical Manager with over 12 years experience in analysis, design and programming, working with companies such as Vertex and United Utilities. Graham’s appointment comes as a result of a number of recent substantial client gains in the technical and computing sectors for Piranha, the most recent of which is Xcedes, an Oracle database management company based in Manchester. Grahams brief is two fold, firstly, to...

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  • January 2002

    Piranha Launches PR Division

    Piranha Advertising & Marketing, Preston’s leading full service communications agency has just announced the official launch of its Public Relations division. pr_image_2 Piranha has been providing PR services to its current client base since the company was founded in 2001 but this development sees Piranha launch the PR range of services to new clients across Lancashire and the North West of England. Piranha is currently recruiting a PR manager who will work along side current PR executives and the senior management team as the company looks towards providing a quality PR service not readily...

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  • July 2001

    Piranha Launch in Preston

    After 3 years in the planning stage, a new full service creative agency has hit the streets of Lancashire to provide world class marketing support solutions to companies in Lancashire. Piranha Advertising & Marketing Solutions limited was launched on the 4th July 2001 by Directors Paul Airey, Don Fryer and Peter Bamber with the assistance of investor and share holder Garry Broadbent. The new company will specialise in visual communication solutions for both business to business clients as well as those companies dealing with consumer markets. The areas of support are marketing consultancy and market research, strategic planning, creative services including leaflets,...

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