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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

E-cig brand Blu appoints James Dodkin as marketing director
18 August 2014
E-cigarettes brand Blu has bolstered its marketing efforts with the appointment for former L'Oreal marketer James Dodkin as the brand's first UK marketing director.
Coke eyes energy drink sector growth with Monster stake
15 August 2014
Coca-Cola has revealed it is to acquire a stake in energy drink brand Monster, as the company seeks to increase its stake in the energy drinks market.
Amazon enters unlikely dispute with George Orwell
15 August 2014
Mighty ecommerce giant Amazon has found itself embroiled in an unlikely battle with George Orwell, some 64 years after the author's death.
Twitter extends ad offering with Promoted Video trial
13 August 2014
Twitter has launched a beta trial of its Promoted Video ad service, which it claims offers brands an "easy" method to distribute video content and measure its effectiveness.
Vodafone ad banned over misleading emergency services claims
13 August 2014
Vodafone has been censured by the ad watchdog after complaints from rival Telefonica that it misleadingly claimed in a campaign that it is used by 77% of the UK's emergency services.
Google and The Sun launch 'Code Camp' partnership
12 August 2014
Google has teamed up with The Sun for a campaign aimed at helping parents understand computer coding.
Bacardi creates graphic novel to showcase brand 'attitude'
12 August 2014
The struggle for Cuba's independence from Spain in the late 1800s provides the unlikely setting for a new graphic novel by writer Warren Ellis and artist Michael Allred.
Electoral Commission launches Scottish independence referendum campaign
12 August 2014
The Electoral Commission has launched a campaign to promote its impartial guide for voting in the forthcoming Scottish independence referendum.
Controversial e-cigarette ads have 'hurt' the industry, admits Blu boss
11 August 2014
Controversial advertising by e-cigarette brands has "hurt the industry", according the boss of leading UK brand Blu.
MPs call for cigarette-style health warnings on alcohol brands
11 August 2014
A parliamentary group has claimed that beer, wine and spirits brands should be forced to carry cigarette-style health warnings on packaging, as part of efforts to combat liver disease.
Pret A Manger plots China expansion with Shanghai outlet
11 August 2014
Pret A Manger is set to expand into mainland China, with the opening of an outlet in Shanghai later this year.
American Apparel accused of 'rampant sexism' with 'back to school' range
08 August 2014
American Apparel has been accused of "fuelling Lolita fantasies" with its latest campaign showing semi-clad young women.
Stunning pillar of light over London marks WW1 centenary in 'Lights Out' campaign
05 August 2014
A stunning pillar of light shot upwards from Victoria Tower Gardens in London at dusk last night (4 August) to mark the moment that, exactly 100 years ago, the First World War began.
McDonald's pledges 250,000 kits in grassroots football deal
05 August 2014
McDonald's has renewed its sponsorship of the UK's football associations for a further four years, pledging to supply 250,000 kits to local football clubs.
Nike social media boss Musa Tariq joins Apple
05 August 2014
Nike's social media guru Musa Tariq has joined Apple as digital marketing director, reuniting with his former Burberry boss, Apple's retail head Angela Ahrendts, at the brand.
Brands 'vital' to Commonwealth Games success, says Glasgow 2014 boss
05 August 2014
Glasgow 2014 has paid tribute to the "vital contribution" of sponsors such as SSE, Virgin Media, BP and Ford in making the Commonwealth Games a "success".
DMA addresses consumer privacy concerns with five-step data code of practice
04 August 2014
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) has revealed a new code of practice in an effort to address customer concerns about data privacy.
Gary Lineker condemns 'dangerous' alcohol and betting brand sport sponsorship deals
04 August 2014
Gary Lineker has called for restrictions to be placed on sponsorship and advertising by alcohol and betting brands around sport.
Heineken Star Cabs competition offers drinkers free London taxi rides
04 August 2014
Heineken is offering consumers the chance to "discover" London with a free taxi ride if they buy a beer using a special app.
Irn Bru delivers emotional tribute to Scottish Commonwealth Games fans
04 August 2014
The Commonwealth Games may be over, but that most quintessentially Scottish of brands, Irn Bru, has delivered an emotional tribute to the resolve and passion of Glasgow sports fans over the past two weeks.

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