Alison Perry has over 20 years of experience as a writer and editor and she is available for writing features, long-term projects and generating amazing ideas. Alison has over ten years experience as a social media editor, creator and podcaster with the ability to create engaging, shareable content for your social platforms.
Magazine and online writer
Starting out as an online writer for iconic BBC music show Top Of The Pops, Alison moved onto teenage magazines where she interviewed the likes of Girls Aloud, the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams and McFly … and devised quizzes like How To Know If He Really Fancies You.
At More, where Alison was Executive Editor, she was in charge of the celebrity news and features teams. While there, she oversaw the redesign of the magazine’s website and launched their social media presence, leading to the brand having the largest Facebook following of any UK women’s magazine.
From there, Alison went to look after features at Look magazine as their Senior Editor, before overseeing the brand’s digital platforms as Multi Channel Editor and launching their interactive shoppable iPad edition. Alison was then Editor of Very.co.uk’s monthly magazine, creating a customer magazine to the client’s brief.
As a freelancer, Alison has written for magazines like Grazia, OK, Mother and Baby and Stylist.
Social Media Editor and creator
More recently, Alison was Social Media Editor at Netmums, where she created a new social media strategy which led to a 30k increase in Instagram followers. As a freelancer, she has created social media strategy for health brand Vitabiotics and skincare brand Love Boo.
Podcaster and podcast production
In 2017, Alison launched one of the first parenting podcasts – Not Another Mummy Podcast – with guests like Philippa Perry, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Emma Bunton, Candice Brathwaite and Rosie Ramsey.
In 2023, she became the co-host of The Netmums Podcast with guests from Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Tim Peake to Joe Swash and JB Gill.
Alison has hosted podcasts for Asda Little Angels, and created sponsored podcasts for Volvo, Mattel and F&F.
Author and speaker
In 2021, Alison’s debut non-fiction book – OMG It’s Twins – was published by Penguin Random House.
Alison has appeared on national TV and radio, from talking about teens and the pressure they feel to have sex on BBC Radio 1’s Sunday Surgery to talking about school gate rivalry in mums on ITV1’s Lorraine. She has appeared on event panels and chaired panel events for Mumsnet and Mothers Meeting.
If you’re interested in commissioning some work or would like to discuss working with Alison, get in touch by email.