Natalie Bell

Natalie Bell

Managing director

Manning Gottlieb OMD

Contact me
  • (020) 7470 5400
  • nbelluk
  • Bankside 3, 90-100 Southwark Street, London, SE1 0SW, United Kingdom
My Character:
  • Intellectual
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Bye-bye the decade with no name. What are you relieved to draw a line under?

Grown adults flossing. It's not a good look, please don't do it (or worse, make me do it).

What’s your biggest hope for the decade ahead?

That we all wake up to the reality of climate change and spend a lot more time thinking about the next generation. Our industry can play a bigger role in getting us there.

And what’s top of your professional to-do list for the 2020s?

Continually evolving what we do to make us invaluable to our clients. And helping to achieve an industry-wide zero gender pay gap.

You have to job swap with someone in our industry for one month. Who would it be with and why?

Anyone at Twitter. They get to work with Bruce, Dara and David. That's got to be fun.

Who is your best friend in the industry and why?

My husband, who isn't afraid to tell me to lighten the hell up when I need to (pretty much daily).

What do you think the Friday feeling is?

The pure joy of knowing the next morning is for family time and cuddles with my son, and no frantic morning routine.

Who or what would you put into room 101 and why?

Katie Hopkins. Not sure I need to explain why.

If you could uninvent one piece of technology, what would you choose and why?

Google Glass because, in a similar list to this one, I wrote that it was my one bet on the future.

In the spirit of embracing failure… What has been your biggest screw-up?

More an error of judgment. I presented at a conference on Starbucks' social strategy the day after having a full train-track brace fitted. I was slurring so much, the audience must have thought I was drunk.

What do you do to stay match fit?

I run as far and often as I can in Richmond Park. Deer are awesome.

What would be your darts walk-on music and why?

Caravan of Love. One for the agency because it's an anthem from some wonderful ski trips. Or For Whom the Bell Tolls by Metallica – relevant but not really my thing.

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