We’re an experienced and strategic team brought together by a shared hatred of spending client’s money on things that don’t genuinely help them grow.
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 D&AD and Chairman at The Gate Worldwide.
Leads agency’s drive for excellence. In one year grew client’s market share 1000%, partnered with another and acquired 12m customers, took client membership +20k, changed whisky ad category, awarded UK’s No.1 for client satisfaction, Marketing Society Star Award Golds, Product Launch of Year… while championing boardroom diversity.
Responsible for growth and development across several key accounts. Career highlights include record breaking results for Glasgow Commonwealth Games’ digital activity, growing revenue 60% in six months, managing teams from here to Texas, and international strategic account direction across Hospitality, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Health and Beauty sectors. Plus, bagging 32 munros (and counting).
Uniting strategy and creative to build brands and sales: Track record includes web traffic +2000%, awareness +35%, viral charts top 10 for 6-weeks, trebling client targets, public calling for copies of posters, referenced in global publications and awarded D&AD, Epica, The Drum, Campaign Magazine, Roses and others.
Responsible for broad suite of projects with a digital core, he pushes continual advancement of approaches, tech, and ideas. Achievements include creating Marketing Society Star award-winning integrated campaigns, intervening chatbots, creating songs with influencers, apps, and large national public sites. He also ran his own business; so understands real world imperatives.
Over 7-years experience across clients including Channel 4, BBC, Rangers Football Club, Scottish Government and Brodies LLP. His Graphic background means an understanding of design principles underpins his work and allows form and function to work hand-in-hand. Always striving to create meaningful user experiences, he designs, codes, animates and illustrates across web, apps, games, and video.
Avid traveller (and occasional flight-misser) Kerry’s called digital media “home” for the past 17 years, working across numerous high-profile travel, finance, auto, FMCG, QST and retail brands. In the last five, Kerry’s been broadening her skills – taking a more rounded view to include cross-channel comms.
Responsible for technical excellence across artwork and production, Stuart also designs, artworks and animates. Career highlights include creative work that increased client’s web traffic by 198% and YoY revenue by £55m, an award for the Best Cause Related Marketing Campaign, and a roster of clients including New Balance, Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014, Pernod Ricard and Maggie’s Centres.
Responsible for client services, best practice, and implementation: Since her degree in Philosophy, achievements include helping Rock Trust raise +£250,000, creating Scotland’s biggest national brand since NHS, generating 21.27m Twitter imp, reaching +2.4m to bring parents into their child’s learning, and being awarded Best Public Sector and Best Integrated campaign.
Leading research and strategy with achievements including; positioning first UK sun cream as protection agent – creating No.1 seller, winning multi-million-pound wind turbine-aftermarket, major construction firm share price +20% for two years, TalkTalk business messaging, UN field offices rebrand, and strategy described as “best planning brief seen in years”.
An eye for numbers… and a passion for teamwork. Contributions include; improving business performance, best practice, being behind the team responsible for being voted best Client Services in UK, one of first in country on Scottish Business Pledge, championing Living Wage, creating staff Smoothie Tuesdays, Recharge Time and more.
Responsible for bringing digital designs and concepts to life, Scott Sibson leads on front end development. Career highlights include websites to recruit the next generation of childcare workers, an educational blog for Scotland’s #1 Law Firm, and a site to encourage motorcyclists to live fast and die old. Awards include best fundraising campaign as part of an international competition.
A cross-channel expert (without stepping foot on a single ferry) Kelly works with Kerry to deliver media-neutral, cross channel thinking for The Gate’s clients – along with expertly choosing and buying media for our media-only clients.
Supporting digital projects across leading commercial and third sector clients, she’s commanded blog posts, social media, email marketing, and nearly two-dozen major sites in six years. These include work like the Deadinburgh project that she helped become a sell out success that went on pick up a Chairman’s Award, and Best Website Award.
A key conceptual creative, she’s written and created in Amsterdam and Edinburgh. Highlights include reaching almost 4m people with digital activity for NatWest, winning Cristal Gold Award for Honda, generating 16% more engagement than benchmark for Graze, and being shortlisted for European Search Award for Europcar.
A key conceptual creative, and hands-on design craftsperson, she’s worked across clients from Jaguar/Land Rover, to NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland; highlights include explaining GDPR to over 18m people, increasing a social campaign’s engagement by 300%, and talking to all of Edinburgh Airports 13.4 million annual visitors.
Experienced integrated-marketer building acquisition, retention and growth. Known for creating lasting-relationships and delivering results-focused campaigns. Career has covered multi-channel campaigns, management of e-commerce sites, managing events across Europe, and being the on-going Secretary for a Children’s Charity. Recent highlights include hitting over 1 million views mid-way through the campaign.
Hailing from Australia, Matt works on planning and delivering digital media while also maintaining that “chips” can describe both crisps and French-fries. He has spent the last 6 years working across the full landscape of digital channels, driving results for clients in numerous industries including entertainment, finance, travel and property.
Having studied Business Psychology and achieved a Masters in Marketing, she’s worked for companies from Coca-Cola to npower. Highlights include various six-figure promotional campaigns and a joint instore promotion with Pringles.
Worked agency and client-side, and beyond valuing the nitty-gritty, at a strategic, international level she’s led the development of websites and Salesforce CRM’s, integrated marketing strategies, and recently managed a record-breaking event at Scottish Parliament.
Lesley makes it happen. With 20-plus years’ experience under her belt, she’s worked with clients from FMCG to newspaper, retail, B2B and the charitable sector. Helping each and every one by keeping our office ship-shape and our financials under control.
As Group Head of Content at MSQ Partners, Matt works across all group companies, including The Gate, advising on and supporting delivery of content strategies for our clients. Prior to joining, Matt had the position of head of editorial content at Engine and before that was Close-Up editor of Campaign.