Sarah Owen With 20 years’ experience in advertising, direct marketing and public relations, working with the likes of Volkswagen, Prudential, Orange and The Financial Times, MD Sarah knows the advertising industry inside out. Formerly communications director at BHWG (now Proximity London), Sarah has developed and nurtured the best contacts in the business over two decades. Sarah is a graduate of Harvard Business School and set up Pumpkin in 1998, quickly securing some of the biggest names in advertising and media. She is a smart operator who understands clients like nobody else. She also sometimes brings two sausage dogs into work.
Jessica Morgan Director Jess joined Pumpkin in 2008 from Craik Jones/Proximity, where she was a busy client director, with brands such as The COI, Unilever and Orange. At Pumpkin Jess juggles a number of high profile clients across media, advertising, customer publishing and mobile. She is a strategic, calm and experienced practitioner, unless she is watching her beloved Man City when she occasionally loses her cool. Jess’ career began at Tequila 11 years ago, on accounts ranging from HP and Häagen Dazs to the British Army.
Charlotte Read Charlotte has over ten years’ experience in PR, Marketing and Event Management, working with major brands and independent companies in the food and drink, lifestyle and corporate sectors. As Director, Charlotte sets and drives strategy across a range of corporate and consumer clients. Fantastically organised, Charlotte is a problem solver with a superb eye for detail. She brings passion and enthusiasm to every project as well as a no-nonsense, can-do attitude. Her encyclopaedic knowledge of every restaurant and bar in London is also a big bonus.
Mary-Louise Clews Account Manager Mary-Louise is a skilled PR and an award-winning journalist. Her extensive experience on a range of industry, national and vertical titles over 15 years, including Marketing Week, Sunday Times, New Media Age and Health Service Journal, adds an extra dimension to our service – regular magazine-ready copy and another excellent nose for a story. In addition to her excellent journalist credentials, Mary-Louise has led the strategic media communications for a number of organisations across Health, Tech and Marketing. A calm and thoughtful operator, she attributes her level head to spending as much time as she can standing on it, on her well-worn yoga mat.
Edwina Boyd-Gibbins Edwina is a dedicated and meticulous Account Manager, managing a huge range of duties including features opportunities for all clients. A fantastically calm exterior belies a dogged pursuit of coverage. Edwina came to Pumpkin after an 18 month stint in a bespoke design and technology company where she honed her peerless copywriting skills. Graduating in 2010 with a 1st class honours degree in English Literature, Edwina has since completed courses in journalism and marketing at City University and London School of Marketing. Edwina is a fancy dress enthusiast, owning enough costumes to start her own shop.
Becki Mullins Account Executive Becki interned with Pumpkin last year while studying English and American Literature with Hispanic Studies. We snapped her up for a permanent role before the ink was dry on her degree certificate. A natural communicator, Becki supports a wide range of accounts, adapting to every challenge with charm and persistence. Not only is she organised and thorough, Becki is a talented writer, an enthusiastic team player and a pleasure to work with. She also manages to stay extremely focussed, despite being obsessed with Dudley – her new King Charles Spaniel puppy.