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, content marketing, direct 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 13 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.
Kay Breeze, Kay has over 15 years’ experience of running consumer PR campaigns, having spent a significant amount of her communications career in various roles across the BBC and before that, as head of Factual and Features Publicity at Channel Five. She has also worked brand-side at House of Fraser and represented clients including LYNX at the Warman Group. Prior to embarking on a career in Public Relations, Kay was a journalist reaching Deputy Editor at The Metro. Friendly, charming and down-to-earth, with a cool head in a crisis and an eye for detail, Consultant Kay creates and drives strategy at Pumpkin across our clients. She’s also rather partial to a bellini with a view.
Lizi Jeffery, Lizi’s Pumpkin career began in 2009 as part of her BA (Hons) in Advertising and Marketing Communications. A true self-starter, Senior Account Manager Lizi quickly impressed and we snapped her up for a permanent role (with a First class degree to her name). Proactive, dedicated and personable, Lizi’s career has also included a year’s stint at tech specialists, Marlin PR, where she managed brands including Sony, Pearson and the UK launch of Task Rabbit. To ensure she stays at the forefront of digital marketing, Lizi has recently completed a Digital Marketing course developed by Google and the IPA called We Are Squared. Lizi puts the ‘social’ into social media inside and outside of the office.
Edwina Boyd-Gibbins, Edwina is a dedicated and meticulous Senior 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.
Sophie Harris, Sophie is a passionate Account Manager with over three years’ agency experience servicing clients across a range of lifestyle and big name brands. A resourceful and creative thinker, Sophie came to Pumpkin after a year at a non-profit PR agency where she worked on accounts including Help the Heroes and the British Legion. Sophie brings a wealth of experience from the world of brand partnerships and has worked with brands such as O2, VISA, Arcadia and Ford Motors. She is also a self-confessed wine snob, a Bikram Yoga fanatic and has a serious shoe addiction which she refuses to seek help for.
Holly Allen, Holly wears two hats at Pumpkin: she is Office Manager as well as an Account Executive. Having joined Pumpkin in May 2014, Holly supported the team during the industry’s biggest event, Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. With a BA (Hons) in Event Management and with over four years’ experience, she is used to the fast-paced, ever-changing world of media. Her previous role as Assistant Events Manager for Cupid Plc saw Holly organise almost 100 events a month for clients such as Metro, Cosmopolitan, Channel 4 and the BBC. When she isn’t looking after the team, you can find her cooking away at home or having a cider or two in one of her many favourite beer gardens.
Patrick Williams, Account Executive Patrick joined Pumpkin in 2015, and was thrown straight into the deep end supporting the team across a raft of accounts. Having graduated from Cardiff University last summer with a BSc with Honours in Psychology, Paddy has carried out a number of PR internships within food and drink, fashion, telecoms and more. He’s an enthusiastic Account Executive and loves a challenge almost as much as he loves being on a rugby pitch.
Linn Bjoernsen, Account Executive Linn joined Pumpkin in 2015 after nearly five years in San Francisco (and Honolulu), where she worked at two different PR agencies managing high profile clients within the travel, food and consumer sectors. With a journalism degree to her name, Linn has a natural flair for writing, and is passionate about helping clients achieve the media attention they deserve. Having lived and worked in three different countries, Linn loves to travel and experience new cultures.
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