THE GATE LURES VICKY JANAWAY FROM WCRS AS FIRST CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR
London: The Gate London has appointed WCRS Group Account Director, Vicky Janaway, to the newly created position of Client Services Director. Janaway’s responsibilities will include leading client business as well growing the client services team and developing agency talent. She will report to Jamie Elliott, CEO.
Shortlisted for this year’s IPA Women of Tomorrow awards, she brings experience leading Santander, one of Engine’s largest integrated accounts and also from working across Engine’s Government business. Janaway joined WCRS in 2011, before this she worked at Brooklyn Brothers, Lean Mean Fighting Machine and Elvis.
Jamie Elliott, CEO of The Gate said, “Our ambition is to be the no.1 agency blending creative and media thinking in the UK. To achieve this, we need hyper-modern business leaders with experience of delivering campaigns equally powerful across all aspects of the customer journey. Vicky fits the bill perfectly and we couldn’t be more delighted that she’s joining the team.”
Vicky Janaway said: “Jamie and the team really wowed me with their passion and vision, I’m delighted to be joining The Gate at such an exciting time.”
Today’s announcement comes on the back of a robust 2018 for The Gate having won the lead creative assignment for Organix Foods, a raft of Church & Dwight brands (Anusol, Femfresh, Sterimar, Orajel, Arm & Hammer), The Canal & River Trust and UKEF creative & media assignments (in partnership with other MSQ agencies) and the media assignment for Chiltern Railways and blu. The Gate also appointed a new Head of Media, Kerry Fyans, in April.