Behind The Bubble – Peter Carter

We are a fun team made up of an array of exciting personalities. Find out more about the faces behind the team in our Behind The Bubble Q&A.

Peter Carter – Finance Director

What was your first job?
When I was 16, I got a holiday job as a door-to-door salesman of carpet-cleaning products. On day one, I finished the training at 9:30am, wandered around an estate in Bromley knocking on every door. After being shouted at and having doors slammed in my face, by 12:30 I had resigned and went to get a McDonalds instead.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Not an accountant! Probably would have chosen to be a musician. I play drums and guitar in a local band now.

Soundtrack of your life
Something by Prince, but it’s hard to choose. Actually I’m going to cheat and say the “Lovesexy” album because it’s 9 songs on a CD without track breaks.

Biggest pet peeve
I have two… bad grammar/writing, and anything technological that wastes my time (printer not working, wifi glitching, computer installing half-hour updates etc).

What is one thing you’re learning and why is it important? Polish. I love languages and it makes you use your brain in a different way.

Favourite phrase
In English: “you see problems, I see solutions”, said as often as possible to be annoying. In French: “quel dommage… tant pis” (“what a shame.. never mind”)

What is your guilty pleasure?
Coffee, and too many bacon rolls from the bakers next door to my house. I always end up with one when I’ve only gone there for a coffee. So more accurately, the inability to say “no” to a bacon roll when offered.

What is your most used emoji?
Almost entirely a smiley!  Or a “boom” explosion

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can do ‘the cup song” out of Pitch Perfect, thanks to my teenage daughter.

Do you have an industry idol, if so who? And why?
I don’t think I do. I’ve always found small / boutique agencies much more interesting than the biggest players. And also as Finance Director, there aren’t many exciting accounting idols!

What is your favourite thing about being a Bubble?
Everyone works together to help achieve the same thing. That’s a surprisingly rare thing.

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A Few Kind Words...

Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, Director, Global Head of Marketing & Communications, Entertainment Services

The Bubble team made everything easy at MPTS! From advising before the show, to facilitating client and press conversations during the show, to making recommendations on how to make the most of the connections we made there - we rely on Bubble as a key strategic partner for our sales and marketing teams.

Dan Pike- Covatic

Bubble brought their significant experience of NAB to support Covatic in kicking off a big US push at the Show. Their support was holistic, assisting us before, during and after the show and well appreciated. We had a successful show, gaining high profile new sales leads and even winning a Product of the Year Award - thanks in no small part to Bubble’s assistance with the application An experienced, credible team and a joy to work with.

Éva Szász – Lightware Visual Engineering

We’ve been working with Bubble for a couple of months now and luckily we found a common voice right away. They always have an easy, quick understanding of what we need and are delivering not only the materials we want, but more and more PR opportunities, in a proactive way. Bubble have been instrumental in raising awareness of Lightware in the run up to ISE and did a great job faciliting us onsite at ISE too including securing and conducting press appointments and manning our social accounts.

Paul Weiser – ASG

I have been working with Bubble for the past eight months. I run marketing for Advanced Systems Group based in Northern California. ASG is a technology company focused on providing technology solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Our business is broken down into four diverse areas. One of the challenges that Bubble helps me solve is how to market a company with multiple business units, yet still deliver a unified message for our brand. The key benefits that Bubble provides in helping guide our marketing efforts include: Industry knowledge, Expertise in all functional areas of marketing, Client service & Worldwide brand. The first year of working with Bubble has been a great experience. I’m excited to work with the team to see how we build the ASG brand in the future.

Catherine Watling – Visual Data

The Bubble team have been fantastic and the quality of the work is always exceptional – even at short notice. Our work with Bubble has produced some of the best coverage we have ever had!

Mark Forth – CVP

Working with Bubble has been integral to a rapid improvement in the delivery of our PR and communication strategy. The entire Bubble team are always friendly and professional as well as knowledgeable and well-connected. A real joy to work with!

Nik Forman – Masstech

Bubble are a great bunch to have on your team. The whole staff combine high degrees of professionalism and diligence with an impressive depth of industry knowledge and reach, all delivered with huge fun and energy.

Tom Rockhill – Disguise

Since working with Bubble, we have been able to target key industries and sectors in a much more strategic way, which has been instrumental the growth of our business. Bubble is an invaluable part of our team and is really helping us to drive our business presence forward both through PR and at trade shows.

Charlotte Wheeler – The Media Production and Technology Show

Bubble Agency has worked with The Media Production Show for the last few years to provide exhibitor PR to clients and show PR to the wider industry press. We have always been impressed with their professionalism, the ability to tun around requests quickly and run our PR Lounge to a high standard during the show.

Robert Lisman – Primestream

Bubble Agency is made up of hardworking, passionate and caring professionals. They have great knowledge of the PR world, true specialists in the broadcast and video industry and they always have great ideas to increase our exposure.