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Nothing gives us greater pleasure than seeing people flourish. So we set out to cultivate a boundless culture, free from egos and hierarchy that limit the way people think, act and grow. Our walls are painted chalkboard black, so people can write, draw, paint, scribble, dream and doodle to their heart’s content. Our belief is that creativity thrives in an ideas democracy where great ideas can come from anywhere or anyone. Except Doug. His best idea is rummaging through bins every day after lunch. But then again, he is a Pug.

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DOUG

OFFICE DOG

Prolific bin-dipper and furry stress ball, Doug’s been ‘working’ in advertising for over 5 years. Recognise his face? You’ve probably seen him on the cover of Luerzer’s Archive, as part of their award-winning ‘Untouchable Covers’ campaign. 

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RICHARD WICKENDEN

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

No, it’s not Jonathan Ross... it’s Business Director and film buff, Richard. After a career in advertising spanning 20 years, Richard brings heaps of experience, an eye for detail, and a cheeky sense of humour to everything he does. 

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KELLY CHURCH

ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

A cross-channel expert (without stepping foot on a single ferry) Kelly works with Pete to deliver media-neutral, cross channel thinking for all of The Gate’s clients – along with expertly choosing and buying media for our media-only clients.  

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MATTHEW GEDDES

DIGITAL EXEC

Often mistaken for a hipster, Matt assures us his glasses are purely for seeing purposes. In his role as Digital Exec, Matt’s specialist subjects include: PPC, programmatic display, and ingenious uses for social media.

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PETER BENNETT

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MEDIA

No relation to the infamous Gordon, Peter was Managing Partner at advertising and PR agency, Havas before joining the Gate in 2015. Today, he leads our communications, planning and media buying team – helping drive The Gate’s full-service proposition. 

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CLAIRE PHILLIPS

COPYWRITER

If owners do indeed look like their dogs, Claire is in deep trouble. Always followed by her trusty sidekick, Doug, you’ll find her creating concepts, and crafting both long and short copy, for an array of The Gate’s clients. 

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PIERS POLLOCK

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & PLANNING

Part planner, part MAMIL Piers brings with him over 20 years’ experience developing brand and communication strategies for multinational clients. Insightful, passionate, results-focused – and pretty darn fast on two wheels. 

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YULIYA PANKRATOVA

SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

A blonde arty Russian may sound like a cocktail – but is, in fact, our talented Senior Account Manager, Yuliya. Passionate and enthusiastic with a can-do attitude, Yuliya also whips up endless works of art in her spare time. 

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MARK GEISER

IT MANAGER

Peruvian, British, Swiss... Not content with one passport, Mark’s collected three. Along with being thoroughly international, Mark looks after IT at The Gate. With 28 years’ experience, there ain’t a problem he can’t fix.  

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BERI CHEETHAM

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

I Saw Your Willy is a classic example of Beri’s disruptive, irreverent and beautifully executed work. Which, you’ll be relieved to hear, is a highly awarded online safety campaign for the NSPCC.

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ALAM HOSSEINBOR

DIGITAL DIRECTOR

Self-confessed thespian, and award-winning digital tech creator, Alam, is our go-to guy for all things tech. Outside of work he’s been in two theatre productions. Inside of work, he creates social networks – like this one... www.Social442.com

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ASH SHAH

FINANCE DIRECTOR

From Necker Island to sunny Tottenham Court Road, Ash’s glittering career has seen him work for Virgin, Nobu – and, for the last 10 years, MSQ Partners. Since 2011 he’s been taking care of finance here at The Gate.  

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JAMIE ELLIOTT

CEO

EURO RSCG WNEK GOSPER... not only a triple word score in Scrabble, but the first stop in Jamie’s 18-year advertising career. He then went on to become Managing Director at DLKW Lowe. And latterly, CEO at MullenLowe London.  

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SAM DEMPSEY

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Don’t offer Sam a meat pie when you see him at the next Man United game (and you will). Vegetarian, avid football fan and Account Manager, Sam looks after existing and prospective clients at The Gate with limitless enthusiasm.  

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SRDJAN JERINIC

ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Youngest member of staff at The Gate, Srdjan (often pronounced Serjen, Surgeon or Sargent) provides all manner of administrative support to Ash and Sam – helping them keep the finance department running like clockwork. 

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PAUL CARTER

PRE-PRESS MANAGER

Preparing mock-ups and preventing muck-ups is our Pre-press Manager of 23 years, Paul. He started his career in a pre-Mac era, allowing him to develop drawing board skills he still uses to this day – from presentations to intricate mock-ups.

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CAMILLE MORIARTY

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Unperturbed by unpredictable weather, Camille moved from the US to the UK back in 2000. 17 years, and not a whisper of a British accent later, and Camille’s a Business Director – looking after The Gate’s clients across the globe.

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GEORGINA BEST

CREATIVE SERVICES MANAGER

Foodie, cyclist, art-lover and yogi (not as in bear) we’d like you to meet George, our ever-so-flexible Creative Services Manager. Along with organising creative resource day-to-day, George also takes care of production, on projects large and small.

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KAROLINA RUDNICKA

FRONT OF HOUSE

Breaker of hearts, keeper of biscuits. Karolina, Poland’s finest export, is one of the first faces you’ll see when you visit us at The Gate – making sure everything runs smoothly, day in, day out. 

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ROBIN MURRAY

CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR

When he isn't shredding Slayer on his guitar, Robin puts his 20+ years of experience in creative services to good use within the agency – making sure work gets delivered on brief, on time and on budget.

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TIM LINDSAY

CEO AT D&AD & CHAIRMAN AT THE GATE WORLDWIDE

Sharp as a pencil, Tim has spent 36 years in advertising, holding prestigious positions at BBH, Y&R London, Lowe Worldwide, Publicis UK and TBWA. Today he’s the CEO of design awards show and education charity, D&AD and The Gate Worldwide.  

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CARLO DE MARTINI

SENIOR DESIGNER

Affectionately know as ‘Carlo De Logo’, Carlo has designed almost everything over the years, from PowerPoint presentations to Kazakhstani aeroplanes. Ever been on holiday? Then you’ve definitely seen one of his most famous designs – the ATOL logo.

ED BIRTH

HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

Much like Clark Kent, Ed is only recognisable with his glasses on. In this, Head of Account Management mode, Ed is responsible for maintaining a high standard of client service at The Gate. Without them, he’s a squash-playing, pub-quiz-smashing Superman.

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SAMANTHA WIGGINS-FLINT

MANAGMENT ACCOUNTANT

When not refereeing two little budding footballers at home, Sam’s busy running the numbers at The Gate – keeping a close eye on revenue and work in progress. (No red flags here!) 

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