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Alex Brownsell

Senior Reporter

Alex has been with Brand Media since April 2008 and is a specialist in the automotive, financial services, travel and tourism, and energy sectors. In addition to his duties writing news, profiles and analysis pieces, he also assumes news editing and managing duties when required.

Relevant experience: 18 months as reporter on an IT trade publication, IT Europa. Post-graduate diploma in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University

Favourite ad: John Smiths "'Ave It'", ft Peter Kay

Favourite track: Maximo Park ‘Apply Some Pressure'

One thing not a lot of people know about me: I'm half German

If I wasn't slaving away at Haymarket I'd be..?  Serving ice cream in Torquay

Latest articles from Alex Brownsell

VW global marketing boss Simon Thomas quits
28 July 2014
Volkswagen's global marketing boss Simon Thomas is to leave the company after little more than a year in the post.
Boris Johnson seeks New Year's Eve sponsor
28 July 2014
The Mayor of London's office is seeking a brand partner for the capital's New Year's Eve celebrations, following the decision of Vodafone not to sponsor the event for a second year.
Amazon defends innovations after Q2 loss
25 July 2014
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has defended the company's second quarter financial results, with the firm posting a $126m (£74m) year-on-year loss, citing the brand's investment in customer innovations.
Commonwealth Games England marketing chief: 'The Games are as relevant as ever'
23 July 2014
The Commonwealth Games remain as relevant as ever, insists Angus Kinnear, managing director at West Ham United and a member of the Commonwealth Games England board.
Sainsbury's offers parents help with 'Summer Sorted' campaign
22 July 2014
Sainsbury's is launching a summer marketing campaign offering parents ideas on how to keep their children fed and entertained during the holidays.
Premier Foods plans marketing surge after profits boost
22 July 2014
Premier Foods is planning a surge in marketing spend for brands including Mr Kipling, Bisto and Homepride over the next six months, after reporting a 2.1% rise in first half trading profit.
Yahoo eyes mobile ad revenue boost with Flurry acquisition
22 July 2014
Yahoo has acquired app analytics company Flurry for an estimated $300m (£175m) as it steps ups plans to boost mobile advertising revenues.
KFC showcases real-life cowboys in stylish film
21 July 2014
KFC has invoked a classic vision of America with a 90-second film telling the the story of a real-life modern cowboy and his son.
Post Office celebrates Sunday branch opening with #LoveSundays campaign
21 July 2014
The Post Office has launched a campaign to promote its branches' extending opening hours to Sundays, promising that "this is the just the start" of future reforms.
Tesco boss Philip Clarke to be replaced by former Unilever marketer Dave Lewis
21 July 2014
Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to step down to be replaced by Unilever president personal care Dave Lewis, a former marketer, as the embattled retailer plots a recovery from its recent poor performance.
Birds Eye marketer Margaret Jobling joins British Gas
18 July 2014
Birds Eye marketer Margaret Jobling is to join British Gas as brand and marketing director, following the promotion of its previous top marketer Will Orr.
Nike tells Brazil to embrace Olympic 'tomorrow' and forget World Cup disaster
18 July 2014
With the country still smarting after its ignominious exit from this summer's World Cup, Nike is encouraging Brazilians to forget about that 7-1 thrashing by Germany and look forward to future glory at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Facebook eyes greater slice of ecommerce market with 'Buy' button trial
18 July 2014
Facebook is trialling the introduction of a "Buy" button on its News Feed and Business Pages, allowing users to purchase products and services without leaving the social network.
Google Q2 revenues beat expectations as CBO departs
18 July 2014
Google has exceeded analysts' expectations by posting a 22% leap in second quarter revenues, driven by a 25% increase in paid clicks, but cost-per-click continues to decline.
Adidas agrees £750m kit deal with Manchester United
14 July 2014
Adidas had agreed a record £750m, 10-year deal to become the official kit supplier for Manchester United, following the club's split with long-term partner Nike.
Premier League rolls back into town with moody BT Sport ad
14 July 2014
With the World Cup over for another four years, all eyes move back to the soap opera that is the Premier League and the on-going battle between broadcasters Sky and BT.
Amazon asks permission to trial Prime Air drone delivery service
14 July 2014
Amazon has requested permission from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin testing its Prime Air service using drones to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
Brands celebrate Germany's World Cup triumph
14 July 2014
Brands including Adidas, Budweiser, Beats By Dre, Visa and Lufthansa have taken to social media to celebrate Germany's 1-0 victory over Argentina in last night's enthralling World Cup final.
Unilever continues portfolio 'reshaping' with Slim-Fast sale
11 July 2014
Unilever has continued its brand divestment programme with the sale of Slim-Fast to Texas-based private-equity firm Kainos Capital.
Amazon to fight US authorities over in-app purchase claims
11 July 2014
Amazon is preparing to fight the US government in court over allegations that it allowed children to make in-app purchases worth millions of dollars.

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