Behind The Bubble – Amisa Saari-Stout

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.

Amisa Saari-Stout – Account Manager

What was your first job?
My first job was at 14 and I’ve been working ever since, I started working at the local ballroom during weddings and events serving dinner, washing dishes and cleaning up afterwards… not the most glamourous, but it taught me work ethic!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I really wanted to be a veterinarian when I was growing up, I loved animals, we always had a zoo at home including hamsters, guinea pigs, cats and dogs but that became less of a dream as I got older. When I was in University I was actually working toward my nursing degree but everyone had to take an introductory communication studies course and I did this persuasive speech about chocolate, and my professor said if I wasn’t so committed to nursing, I should get a degree in Communications and I switched. I fell into PR and comms which I love, but I owe a lot to that old professor.

Soundtrack of your life?
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Biggest pet peeve?
People who have the sniffles and won’t blow their nose, it absolutely drives me up a wall. When I was in school and taking tests, I used to keep extra tissues on me and hand them out to people sniffling because I found it so distracting.

What is one thing you’re learning and why is it important?
Don’t be afraid of failure, don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure, as failures can teach us much about how to succeed. And also, don’t let the fear of failing, stop you from trying.

Favourite phrase?
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door
Sisu – it’s a Finnish word and concept described as determination, tenacity of purpose, grit, bravery, resilience and hardiness

What is your guilty pleasure?
DESSERT – I have a big sweet tooth and a weakness for macaroons, and cheesecake. I also love chips and crisps so…. My guilty pleasures are a plenty. I also am guilty of a good Netflix binge, I highly recommend RuPaul’s Drag Race (all 12 seasons).

What is your most used emoji?

Do you have a hidden talent?
When I moved to England everyone seems to have a party trick and one time, I was out singing karaoke and found out I can sing John Travolta’s high notes in the ‘Summer Nights’ song from Grease. Oh! I am also a good baker, but I don’t think that is hidden as I post it all over my social media these days.

Do you have an industry idol, if so who? And why?
Ellen Kuras. She is a cinematographer for a few of my favourite movies ever, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Only recently have women represented more than 1% of cinematographers and a lot of other industries are similar. Further to just being incredible, she also speaks up against sexism in the industry and encourages women support one another which inspires me to do the same. We have enough hurdles to climb as women, we need to lift each other up versus tear each other down! We need more incredibly strong, talented and vocal women like Ellen.

What is your favourite thing about being a Bubble?
My favourite thing about being a Bubble is the commitment and tenacity that every single Bubble possesses. Sure, we all know how to have a laugh and have fun, we all have a bit of banter and who doesn’t love a bit of banter. However, we also all go the extra mile for our clients and are committed to build each other up to achieve goals and objectives. The cohesivity and diversity that make up our amazing team is really something I am proud to be a part of.


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.