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About Icarus Communications Ltd

At Icarus we are a small team with a large scope of clients and a team that works really hard to maintain status for our growing clientele and portfolio of projects.

We believe in accurate market research and non compete amongst our choice of clients in who we work with. We know in order for our clients to be represented correctly and proactively we cannot cross share data which is why our marketing campaigns web design and designs are fresh, innovative and original.

We are constantly looking for new clients and projects to work with. If you feel confident in our abilities to surpass your expectations and work closely with you to achieve results then please do contact us, you will find us very professional and approachable.

Below is a little information about who we are, if you would like to talk with us directly please email projects@icaruscommunications.co.uk

Owen Waters

Senior Consultant & Managing Director

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Owen is the founder and owner of Icarus Communications starting the company in 2016.

He has been involved in marketing and advertising for over 20 + years founding Icarus after pressure from existing clients to work with them on a more detailed boutique service level. Starting with three loyal clients the firm has grown fast with a reputation for professional service into a 40 strong portfolio only a few years later with some of the worlds most iconic brands.

Owen worked originally as a magazine editor and journalist before spear heading successful advertising and innovative marketing agencies in the Caribbean and the UK before opening Icarus and works across projects in web design, content marketing, seo, ppc, strategy, design and marketing initiatives for clients with the rest of the team. His travels have taken him all around the world working and immersed in different elements of media from the Middle East, Africa to the Caribbean, United States, Europe and Ireland.

He studied English Literature and Politics at the University of Natal in South Africa and also has a Degree in English Contemporary Literature and Media Studies from the University of Sunderland in England.

Focussed on detail and service, Icarus has developed pro active strategy across all client campaigns. A solid team. Icarus improve their skill sets at every opportunity, staying ahead of the curve for clients and projects benefit. We constantly revive client assets to new standards and marketing trends and algorithms.

When not wearing the Icarus hat, Owen enjoys time on the water in the form of surfing and windsurfing, sports at which he has competed at international level, coached and is a strong advocate of ocean awareness and a local ambassador for the charity surfers against sewage.

Icarus Communications as a company thrives in the diversity of marketing and the necessity for attention to detail. Our team maintain the energy around Icarus that keeps it a vibrant dynamic agency that it is today.

Adrian Lamb

Creative Designer

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Adrian joined Icarus in late 2017 and has become a cornerstone in our creativity since.

Adrian studied Industrial Design in Wellington, New Zealand and completes the world accents that are heard around the Icarus office.

As a dedicated advocate of clean, accessible design, Adrian has sharp attention to detail meeting the high standards Icarus Communications delivers in it’s project outlook for every client.

Adrian’s many years of experience living and working abroad gave an opportunity to work with global brands rom China, Europe, Ireland and the United Kingdom and to work in several different mediums. Adrian is a fan of the arts and enjoys cycling, hiking and exploring on foot mostly, up a hill or two. He is also actively involved in Icarus charity projects such as the beach cleans with Surfers Against Sewage and volunteers at Bangor Open Arts Festival.

As Creative Lead for Icarus Communications, Adrian works across a variety of projects within Icarus Communications clients scopes of works. He shares Icarus’ passion and enthusiasm for design and creative flair. Accuracy and attention to detail is extremely important to us at Icarus as our work is seen worldwide in several market sectors.

Owen and I worked together in another agency for years sharing ideas and forming a creative bond. When he let me know he had set up Icarus it was an opportunity to work with a forward thinking company driving hard creatively and upholding professional standards.

Maureen Twist

Creative Designer

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Maureen Twist joined Icarus in 2019 as a Creative Designer.

With a solid background and training in marketing, graphic design and web development she also works alongside the team in creative and technical SEO. A graduate from Ulster University, Belfast in 2009 where she received a BA Honours Degree in Visual Communications.

With work experience in Norway and originally from the United States Maureen joins the Icarus team as another valuable member living and working in the UK market with the priceless experience of working with agencies and brands overseas. She continued her studies at Ulster University and now holds certification in marketing management.

Bangor and Belfast based, Maureen’s passion outside of work include the study of languages, history, swimming and practices karate. We welcome Maureen as part of the Icarus Team and another asset we bring to our clients and the company.

Servers And Analytics Team

Hosting, Software and Security

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How do we describe our server team and analytics?

One that we or our clients simply cannot live without. In addition to a daily run of protection from millions of bots attacking sites and constant malware and anti virus protection our server team are also tasked with site deployment, plug in updates, SSL protection and hosting of site and emails. They would be literally our team behind the screen and a thank less task they have of keeping all our sites and communications running smoothly at all times. In addition to all hosting run on dedicated servers and optional VPS our data centre is in an ex MOD bunker and relies on renewable energy such as wind, sun and sea for it’s power as part of our environmental commitments at Icarus that we are happy to pass on to our clients.

Icarus as company is dedicated to clean servers and GDPR protection and we invest in the latests software. That’s why all of our sites are on mandatory security protection and malware removal, restoration and anti hack packages to ensure our servers and clients are free from any risk of cross contamination, site risk or vulnerability. We offer a stand alone unique approach to our clients security which is a zero tolerance for any opportunity for attack. We offer firewall and hardened sites as standard in our ongoing ethos for non compete and highest standards in digital asset creation.

Our marketing websites and projects are measured against the highest in software standards for the ever changing Google algorithm, technical SEO and latest in content and brand monitoring tools.

Feel free to contact us to discuss a project .  You will find us good listeners. . projects@icaruscommunications.co.uk
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