This entrepreneur interview with Darryn Lyons, founder of Big Pictures, shows how, over 16 years, the business idea grew from a one bedroom flat in Muswell Hill to becoming the biggest celebrity photo agency in the world. Darryn Lyons began his career covering the Bosnian war for the News of the World, then went on to be a celebrity paparazzi. He now has a vast business portfolio which includes nightclubs, property, TV appearances and MrPaparazzi.com - a consumer celebrity news and photo site.
In this video Lyons speaks of how the recession has affected his company, through redundancies and downsizing business models, as well as the advantages and challenges of the international market. He refers to the shift in audience due to the ever evolving nature of the celebrity market and the introduction of new technologies and the significant impact they can have. The founder of Big Pictures also gives his opinion on the lack of litigation in the celebrity photo industry and how that can impact his business.
Darryn Lyons gives his expert advice on staff motivation methods, such as bonuses and profit share and the difficulty of keeping up with the daily demand from consumers.
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