People

What makes us different?
Our dedication, our passion, our people.

Marketing Pace represents the entrepreneurial spirit, creative imagination and inherent ambition of its two co-founders Clare Coates and Samantha Rumens. With a wealth of experience across small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates both have worked together on a number of projects spanning over 15 years.

Clare and Sam imagined a different kind of marketing consultancy, and through their combined experience - Clare working predominantly service side and Sam client side - they identified a need for marketing consultants that take ownership of projects and move with clients at their pace.

Clare Coates - Marketing Pace Founder
Clare Coates

A graduate of fine art, graphic design and photography, Clare took her distinctions and first class honors and applied them the digital world known then as ‘new media’. Starting her career path with one of the UK’s leading digital healthcare consultants, Clare realised that she could combined her creative skills with her natural business acumen and pursued a career in marketing.

During her career Clare has worked on projects for blue-chip companies including: Pfizer, Novartis, Bayer, Sky, Vodafone and Audi Sport. In 2007, she joined Blakark Creative and still holds a directorship today.

Commercially astute and a strategist, Clare has joined forces with Sam to create Marketing Pace - dedicated to client service, with a very clear remit on getting results.

Samantha Rumens - Marketing Pace Founder
Samantha Rumens

Sam is a marketing consultant with a background that has predominantly been in the commercial property and built asset sector. Her focus is on strategy and implementation and she has worked with both SMEs and large corporates to plan and execute their marketing campaigns.

Sam’s fiercely organised nature means she thrives at juggling multiple projects or running key corporate events. During her four-and-a-half years at EC Harris she was Marketing Manager for the Environment and Safety and Risk team, where she created thought leadership campaigns and implemented a programme of events and speaking opportunities. Her friendly and approachable style means she builds stakeholder relationships quickly, making it easy for her to get to know you and your business at a pace.

Sam has worked at UPP as Head of Communications where she managed the roll out of their new corporate brand and PR strategy. She was also employed for six years at the Watts Group managing the marketing production team in the execution of their RICS industry standard publications.