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 Senior Account Manager Lizi’s Pumpkin career began in 2009 as part of her BA (Hons) in Advertising and Marketing Comms. A self-starter, Lizi impressed and we snapped her up for a permanent role after graduation (with a First class degree). Proactive, dedicated and personable, Lizi excels in a wide range of disciplines. Lizi’s career has also included a year at tech specialists, Marlin PR, where she shone on new business and across Sony, Pearson and Mojiva, and developed her tech and data knowledge alongside her burgeoning list of contacts. With a published dissertation on Generation Y to her name, 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.
Becki Mullins, Account Manager Becki interned with Pumpkin in 2012 while studying English and American Literature with Hispanic Studies. We swooped on her 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 King Charles Spaniel.
Erris de Stacpoole Erris joined the Pumpkin team in early 2013, having previously worked at Bompas and Parr after university, organising experiential events and PR stunts for a range of well-known brands such as Selfridges, The Big Chill and Whiteleys. An enthusiastic Account Executive, she loves a challenge and has a fantastic ‘can do’ attitude, securing high profile coverage, speaking and judging opportunities for clients from her very first month at the agency. Approachable and intuitive, Erris is a valued member of the Pumpkin team and there is no mountain she can’t climb; it is literally one of her many hobbies.
Photos by Jonathan Cole Photography