Sam Clark

Brace yourself… she’s after your business!

Like so many before, Sam’s journey into the world of marketing is rich in variety. Starting at Hjellegjerde (a Norwegian furniture company), Sam spent four valuable years getting under the skin of retail, experiencing everything from in-store marketing to customer services. Ever eager to broaden her horizons, Sam managed some serious juggling with her work-life balance to take a Business Studies with Marketing degree at UWE, and duly graduated with a 2:1. If that wasn’t enough, Sam won the ‘Futures Award’ and held the post of PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leader and Student Ambassador, responsible for developing and promoting the University’s new learning centre. And as a breather in the Summer break, it was off to Florida to gain yet more experience, working for a little Mickey Mouse company – helping to bring the magic to expectant diners at Walt Disney World.

But exploring new opportunities didn’t stop in the Magic Kingdom. During her final-year research studies at university, Sam identified an opportunity for an online lifestyle magazine, and in typical Sam fashion, ‘Anything Goes’ lifestyle magazine was born – it still thrives today under her stewardship! Of course, any new venture takes time to grow, and the ever-resourceful Sam was funding her vision (and keeping food on the table) with a second job being the top advertising sales person for Mum’s Diary Magazine. No surprise then that when Sam came to the attention of t&s, this was exactly the drive and ‘I’ll find a way’ attitude we required in our Business Development team. Sam now leads our new business prospecting with the same gusto that she has applied throughout her working life. Great news for us, but watch out those prospects who aren’t interested in what she has to say.

What do you do all day?

I’m the face of t&s at networking events, such as Building Brands and The Care Show, which I’m involved in organising, you’ll also see me at Digital Gaggle. My approach is certainly not hard-sell, but tailored to identify prospective clients’ specific needs, and match them with how we will be able to meet those needs.

What are you best at?

I’m all about communication. I like to build a good rapport with people I speak to, and enjoy identifying new and mutually beneficial opportunities. But it’s all nothing without great organisation!

And the real Sam?

I love all things Americana, aside from working in the US for Disney (I’m Disney mad btw, having been to three of the six parks) I’ve travelled to the states often. I like going to gigs and festivals, over fifty so far (don’t worry, I’m not going to list them!) I love to read, confess to being a bit of a shopaholic, and relaxing at home is also important, usually watching US comedy shows, you won’t be surprised to hear, while cuddling my cats, Nala, and Simba, which also won’t come as a surprise!