Behind The Bubble – Kelli Neve-Read

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.

Kelli Neve-Read – Business Development Manager

What was your first job?
If I can count this as my first job. When I was 13 years old, I had a newspaper round with my local newsagent. The usual big bag, pilled in with newspapers with their glossy mags. Only a small route close to home so how bad could it be – BAD 1) if you don’t have a bike and 2) if you CAN’T even a ride a bike! Let’s just say it was the shortest job ever – I made it to day two and the shop manager and I mutually agreed, it wasn’t meant to be!

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
When I was a growing up, I loved reading (still do) and relished every chance I had visiting our local library. For years I wanted to be a librarian…I even played libraries at home! I think I was a much quieter child than I am as a grown up!

Soundtrack of your life?
Can I have two? Al Green – Let’s Stay Together and Shola Alma – Imagine

Biggest pet peeve?
Oh I have a list…at the top has to be people just being unkind and rude to others (why do people not say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’)

What is one thing you’re learning and why is it important?
I guess it’s to not to ‘sweat the small stuff’. Don’t worry about things that are not important, it’s just not worth it.

Favourite phrase?
I love the phrase “A day without laughter is a day wasted” – how can you let a day go by without having a great, good belly laugh or hearing laughter around you? And “ya mas” which is the Greek version of ‘cheers” and means “to our health”.

What is your guilty pleasure?
A fried egg, bacon and black pudding sandwich in brown bread and a dollop of brown sauce. Delicious!

What is your most used emoji?
A what?!?

Do you have a hidden talent?
I can get through a box of 24 pieces Ferrero Rocher in one sitting!

What is your favourite thing about being a Bubble?
There’s a great family feel to the team and we’re always looking out for each other. Our clients are at the heart of Bubble and we are a passionate, creative bunch with a one-team focus to deliver the best results we can for our clients – always with some fun along the way!

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A Few Kind Words...

Gavin Bunker, AE Live

Bubble were fantastic throughout the whole process and helped us deliver a successful event to celebrate our 30th corporate anniversary with industry peers.

Robert Cloudt, Synchronized

Bubble has been tremendously helpful to bring our marketing communication to the next level, very responsive and thinking with us together on the rightful messaging and timing across different media’s. Definitely a recommendation in case you need a well balanced media agency to help you out.

Carla Molina Whyte, Farmerswife

Working with Bubble Agency for a tradeshow has been truly amazing. The bubble team is incredibly helpful and talented. We are very happy with the results and with all the coverage we got prior and during the tradeshow!

Silvia Candido, Ateme

As usual, we were super busy before and during a tradeshow this year. What a luxury to have Bubble take care of our media relations and our social media accounts! We saw a surge of followers on LinkedIn and got good coverage in a number of publications.

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!