Joanna has over 20 years’ agency experience. She set up Purplefish in 2010 and is happiest crafting creative strategies for clients or dealing with a crisis. Passionate about fostering young talent, she's a mentor, diversity trainer and school governor. Jo's living proof of: “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.”
Lisa’s 14 years’ agency and freelance experience has seen her work with national consumer brands, as well as in the corporate and events sectors. Lisa’s favourite part of her job is coming up with creative ideas for client briefs. Utilising the skills acquired throughout her career, Lisa is very passionate about team development and nurturing talent – and brings that focus to the Purplefish team.
Jonathan graduated with a degree in Media & Culture Practice from the University of West England (UWE). Having written a first-class dissertation exploring the advantage of digital marketing in contemporary society, Jonathan developed a desire to learn, acquire and develop his marketing skills, which he is honing at Purplefish. In his spare time Jonathan is a musical creative working with the intention to inspire others.
Tom is a videographer and motion graphics designer. He loves to think outside the box and modernise and innovate the industry he works in. He often combines animation and videography to create unique visuals for clients.
Andy has a proven track record in successfully leading and growing businesses within the marketing and communications sectors in the UK, US, Europe and Asia. Andy joined our board in 2016. He regularly speaks on the topic of Leadership and has authored two books - 'Eat, Move, Listen' and 'Leadership Lessons from a Corporate Adventurer'. Andy lives in London and in his spare time enjoys knocking down houses and rebuilding them.
Dani has more than 12 years’ experience, specialising in consumer and events PR. Having worked on the city’s greatest events, she has an absolute love and passion for the culture scene in Bristol and projects that make a difference. Dani comes alive when faced with a challenge, the opportunity to think strategically or dreaming up creative solutions to fit a brief. Keeping her finger on the pulse with what’s going on in the city and exploring as much of it as she can, usually fuelled by coffee or a good glass of wine.
With a Master’s degree in Media and Public Relations from Newcastle University, James has several years’ agency experience. He moved to Bristol two years ago from his home town, Derby. James is passionate about creating engaging content and event execution, having previously facilitated PR activity at trade shows in Las Vegas and Amsterdam. In his spare time you can find James at the gym or the pub.
Gillian has 20 years experience in hospitality and has run a variety of events from weddings to in house promotions to artist liaison at events such as Glastonbury festival and studied fashion design for 2 years in Sydney at Australia Fashion Design College. Gillian's biggest passion is travelling the world, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people.
Lucas Haynes is a cinematographer and videographer; with a passion for creativity, taking his work away from the industry standard, adding originality and bringing a new wave of social content to professional and passionate companies.
With a love for both travel and the written word, Alice’s previous experience includes a stint as a journalist at Bogotá-based Colombia Reports. From crafting copy to directing video shoots, she relishes the opportunity to get creative with her clients and is never short of an opinion. Alice has a First Class Honours Degree in Politics and Spanish from the University of Bristol and can usually be found exploring the city’s buzzing music scene.
Jack graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester with a First Class Honours Degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. He worked in digital marketing at Triumph Motorcycles Ltd during his placement year. In his spare time, Jack enjoys playing and watching various different sports and eating his body weight in Burritos.
Amy has held variety of positions in the hospitality sector, including director of event management and front of house manager for a range of international hotels. Having perfected her skills in event organisation, customer service and crisis management, Amy joins the Purplefish team looking for a new challenge after maternity leave. You’re most likely to find her working up a sweat in a fitness class or planning her next adventure in the sun.
Miranda has extensive experience across all aspects of PR but as a former national newspaper journalist she is happiest when writing, whether for news, features, blogs or web content. When not crafting copy, she is usually found sailing, running or swinging from the rafters while performing aerial silks.