Alex Perry

Trying to unravel the world of brands. On the hunt for new products, the latest ideas and The Next Big Thing.

Alex Perry is an Account Director at John Doe, a PR company that marries brands with culture.
The Next Big Thing? Family Fortunes (Feat.

The Next Big Thing? Family Fortunes (Feat. Morrow's)

The recession, it seems, has increased the desirability of joining, continuing (or even restarting) a family-run business, which can often escape problems around financing, leadership and decision-making (even if arguments may get a little bit more heated). So can tradition, family ties and heritage still resonate with the UK's young entrepreneurs?
25/07/2013 16:06 BST
The Next Big Thing? Bringing Stars & Stripes to the UK - Feat London Loves

The Next Big Thing? Bringing Stars & Stripes to the UK - Feat London Loves LA

Two young entrepreneurs who are proving that we all still love a slice of the USA are Sophie and Ella Berman, founders of London Love LA. The sisters run an online vintage clothing boutique, where they source vintage and thrift pieces from LA locations (they travel there all year round), selling them from their London base.
05/04/2013 15:14 BST
The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell

The Next Big Thing? Interview: Dan Howell (danisnotonfire)

Dan Howell is a London-based, 21-year-old YouTube vlogger. When watching his videos, you can't help but like him. And it seems like lots of people feel this way; Dan has <a href="http://www.facebook.com/danisnotonfire" target="_hplink">115,000 Facebook likes</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/danisnotonfire" target="_hplink">211,000 Twitter followers</a>
26/11/2012 11:03 GMT
The Next Big Thing? - The Power of 'Brand Me' Feat.

The Next Big Thing? - The Power of 'Brand Me' Feat. Danisnotonfire

"This ain't the last you've seen of me!" shrieked <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zUnjn7UB1c" target="_hplink">Kemal Shahin</a> at the cameras, the ninth person to leave the <em>Big Brother House</em> in 2005. Apart from a couple of random cameos, that really was the last we saw of him.
22/11/2012 09:36 GMT
The Next Big Thing? - Rewriting the Rules of Print

The Next Big Thing? - Rewriting the Rules of Print Journalism

The debate around the fall of the print media industry has been raging for some time now. TV and radio threw the first punches and the internet went for the knockout blow. Closings and layoffs are now a regular occurrence and it is generally accepted that the news business has struggled to capitalise on the rise of digital.
15/09/2012 22:54 BST
The Next Big Thing? The Rise of the Dapper

The Next Big Thing? The Rise of the Dapper Man

Male grooming no longer has the stigma about it that it once had. The services and products that relate to the male grooming industry continue to grow and the trend looks far from abating. But what's around the corner that can satisfy men's yearning to look good?
26/07/2012 07:32 BST
The Next Big Thing? Made in Britain Becomes a

The Next Big Thing? Made in Britain Becomes a Reality

'The Next Big Thing?' is a series of blogs that will focus on small businesses and startup brands in the UK. Whether they are quirky, practical, pioneering or downright bizarre, this blog will shine the spotlight on what could be the next big thing...
17/05/2012 14:36 BST
The Next Big Thing? - Online Shopping Gets An

The Next Big Thing? - Online Shopping Gets An Upgrade

'The Next Big Thing?' is a series of blogs that will focus on small businesses and start-up brands in the UK. Whether they are quirky, practical, pioneering or downright bizarre, this blog will shine the spotlight on what could be the next big thing...
14/02/2012 12:43 GMT