Bubble Agency Promotes Louise Wells to Managing Director as Company Continues on High-Growth Path

Owner and Founder Sadie Groom becomes CEO and the specialist media and entertainment agency makes a series of additional promotions following its most successful year to date

24 January 2023 – London, UK – Bubble Agency, the global PR, marketing and events specialist for the media and entertainment technology and services sectors, today announced that Louise Wells has been promoted to Managing Director, effective immediately. Following the move, owner and founder Sadie Groom undertakes the role of CEO and will continue to focus on business development and fostering relationships in the industry, as well as Bubble’s international expansion, growth into new sectors and the development of additional services. The leadership change comes as Bubble Agency recorded its largest-ever year of growth and a series of new client wins including Ross Video and Testronic.

As Managing Director, Wells takes over the day-to-day running of Bubble Agency, including all operational aspects of the business in the UK and US. She is responsible for heading up client services and overseeing Bubble’s team of Account Directors and its Senior Marketing Director who runs the agency’s marketing services team. Additionally, Wells will work alongside Bubble’s Talent Manager on the development of employees and the recruitment of future Bubbles. Working with the company’s Head of Americas, she will also assist with the expansion of Bubble’s presence in the Americas. Passionate about the media and entertainment industry, Wells will continue to attend international trade shows including NAB, IBC and Sportel and regional industry events and awards ceremonies.

On her promotion, Wells said, “It is an incredible honour and privilege to be appointed Managing Director. Over the past six years, Bubble has grown so much and that is down to the amazing team we have built and the incredible support of our fantastic clients and industry connections. I am thankful for the trust and autonomy Sadie has given me over the past six years and look forward to expanding Bubble even further with her in the years to come.” 

Groom added, “I would like to congratulate Louise on her well-deserved promotion and for supporting me over the years to grow and develop Bubble into the success it is today. It has been an incredible journey so far, resulting in 2022 being our best-ever year for growth, and Louise’s dedication to Bubble and our fantastic industry has proved immeasurable since she joined the company. I am looking forward to working with her as we move to the next phase of the business.”

Wells’ career in B2B media and entertainment technology PR began 17 years ago, 15 of which she has spent agency-side. Joining Bubble Agency in January 2017 as an Account Director, she was promoted to Associate Director at the end of 2019 and has been instrumental in building Bubble’s talented team, implementing procedures and processes and overseeing client services. During her time agency-side, Wells has worked with many leading companies in the media and entertainment sector including Ateme, Avid, Cinesite, CVP, Deluxe, dock10, EMG, Ross Video, Signiant and Telstra.

In addition to Wells’ promotion, Nikita Panchal has been promoted to Senior Marketing Director. Panchal has played a major role in growing the company’s digital marketing team and heading up its roster of clients who use the agency for its ‘No Headcount Required’ marketing services. Additionally, Kelli Neve-Read is promoted to Account Director and Harveen Dhanoa to Senior Marketing Executive.

Bubble Agency also recently hired Emma Pritchard as Talent Manager. Pritchard had been working with Bubble for the past three years in a freelance capacity and now joins the team to take responsibility for attracting, developing, engaging and retaining top talent at Bubble.

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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!