Alex Hunter is a branding expert, angel investor and company incubator. He served as the global Head of Online Marketing for the Virgin Group, overseeing the Virgin brand’s global digital strategy in its entirety, 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, amongst others. 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 recently served as the Chief Executive of a 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.
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.
Alex Hunter is a highly regarded public speaker, appearing 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.
- From High Street to Highway: taking great customer experience global
- Building enduring loyalty in a digital world
- Online, offline, and everything in between: building a truly scalable customer
- The Future of Customer
- Scaling brands globally: what works, what doesn't work
- Why Should I Love You? Building brands that stick
Alex Hunter is one of the most sophisticated professionals in today's Online and Social Media Landscape. His efforts produce not only online buzz but offline word-of-mouth and therefore sales. Compared to other professionals in the business he is a leading thinker ahead of time and a passionate speaker. I'm more than excited to have him coming over to our next conference – thanks to Alex Hunter our conference was always very well evaluated!
Alex's holistic approach and eye for even the smallest details mean that complete brand consistency is ensured across the board, and any project that has his vision behind it is destined to succeed.
Alex is a passionate online marketer — He has a solid track record of building programs which engage customers and drive loyalty for brands large and small. He's a true visionary who gets things done and delivers results.
I worked with Alex during the massively intense startup phase of Virgin America, now the most decorated startup in aviation history.Alex is highly skilled technically, very collaborative and patient, and pretty damned nice too. Oh, and he works like a dog – not a mere sled dog, but more of a hunting dog. He covered a lot of ground and initiated much during our collaboration.If I were to start another airline, I would certainly ask Alex to join me for the ride
A really engaging speaker with a very slick and professional presentation. He got big laughs and landed some great messages.
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