Alex Hunter is a branding expert, angel investor and company incubator.
He is also the creator and host of Attaché, a new style of online travel show, aimed at showing business travellers all they need to know in a very short film before visiting a city on company business.
Previously, Alex served as the global Head of Online Marketing for the Virgin Group, overseeing the Virgin brand‘s global digital strategy, as well as Sir Richard Branson‘s personal digital strategy.
Before joining the Virgin Group, Alex was based in California at Virgin America, where he used the web to build a grassroots marketing campaign to garner public support for Virgin America‘s certification process on a tight schedule and even tighter budget. The campaign was covered by Time magazine, CNN, and CNBC. He also oversaw the front-end development of Virgin America‘s website which has since won many accolades including ad:tech and Webby Award honors.
Alex most recently served as the Chief Executive of a venture-backed digital music company, with investment from the backers of Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, and Kickstarter. He steered the company through a successful international mergers and acquisitions deal, and significant multi-national growth in under a year.
He has been a mentor at the annual SeedCamp venture capital and angel funding event in London and South Africa, helping young companies refine their marketing and branding before pitching to some of the most influential venture capitalists in the tech community.
Alex is obsessed by travel and has made a series of short films aimed at the time strapped business traveller. He has made the Attaché series of short films that give a guide to a city how to get in, out, culture, currency, food in around 12 minutes.
Highly regarded as a public speaker, Alex has appeared all over the world at major industry events such as ad:tech, Future of Web Apps (London, Las Vegas, Dublin, and Miami) and Thinking Digital. Other clients include Cisco, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, O2, CapitalOne and the BBC.