Behind The Bubble – Wendy Mattock

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.

Wendy Mattock – Senior Account Director

What was your first job? My first ‘grown up’ job was as Marketing Assistant at a software development company, where I learned many of the basics of real-world marketing. My very first job was behind the till at my local newsagent.

What did you want to be when you were growing up? I wanted to be a courier – someone who looked after people when they travelled, solved their problems abroad, got to travel to far-flung destinations and wore a natty uniform. Unfortunately my vision of being a courier was from the 1950s-60s golden age of glamorous travel, while my reality would have been being a holiday rep at 1990s Club 18-30…

Soundtrack of your life? It’s too hard to choose one for my whole life so far… for this current chapter, Adventure of a Lifetime by Coldplay was out just when we were preparing to move to Dubai, which seemed quite apt.

Biggest pet peeve? People who don’t put their trolleys back in the trolley bay in the supermarket carpark. It’s not hard, people!!

What is one thing you’re learning and why is it important? Something I’ve been learning for many years, and still need to remind myself, is that sometimes ‘it just is’. At school it was frustrating maths theory and language rules that I couldn’t get my head around, now it’s directives or rules that makes no sense. I have to stop saying ‘but why?’ and acknowledge that, in most (though not all!) instances, life is easier when you can accept that ‘it just is’ and move on.

Favourite phrase; English and another language? My son and I nearly always do the Monica/Rachel ‘Got the keeeys?’ bit when leaving the house… (“You said you HAD the keeeys!”). Arabic: Yalla habibi! (Let’s go, guys!)

What is your guilty pleasure? A good Netflix/Amazon box set that none of my family wants to watch; sneaking episodes while they are out or busy, trying and failing to measure out episodes to make them last longer. Current favourite: Friday Night Lights.

What is your most used emoji? The ‘OMG/are you serious??’ eyes-wide-open face (which, now that I’ve looked it up, doesn’t mean that at all!) 😳

Do you have a hidden talent? I have a ridiculously good memory for actors’ past roles and can generally answer “What was he in before?” and “Why does she look familiar?” when watching films or TV. I can also fold a crisp packet up into a tiny triangle. Both life-changing talents, you will agree.

What is your favourite thing about being a Bubble? The other Bubbles! They are such a great team of hardworking, FUN people who are a pleasure to work and play with.

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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.