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The Gate London

Core disciplines: Advertising/Creative, Integrated marketing, Media planning & buying

Key people

Kit  Altin
Kit Altin
Chief Strategy Officer

Before joining The Gate, Kit was Global Planning Director and Head of Innovation at Leo Burnett, where as well as leading strategy for P&G fabric care brands worldwide, she founded Change, the Group’s agency dedicated to positive social impact. Change produced many effective and award-winning campaigns, and demonstrated the power of agile, collaborative working. This was recognised by the IPA with a “Woman of Tomorrow” award.

The work Kit is most proud of of tackled the toughest challenges: from transforming how the nation felt about McDonald’s’ Olympic sponsorship (We All Make The Games, which won Gold at the Marketing Society Awards for Excellence) to changing British law in six weeks flat for the NSPCC (Flaw In The Law, which won a coveted Gold Effie).

Kit is a member of D&AD’s professional training faculty, and teaches all over the world. She is also an active member of the Board of the MAA, the UK’s leading body for future-thinking communications agencies.

 

Kerry Fyans
Kerry Fyans
Head of Media

Kerry’s passion for media is surpassed only by her desire that the media is interesting and exciting, that it is boundless and creative, that it stands out from the crowd and delivers a sucker punch of impact. She believes that nothing is more important than our people, nurturing young, imaginative minds for whom a digital world is the norm. Kerry has spent her career building strong, digital savvy media teams, turning around both client accounts and agency teams into market leaders. 

Having spent 10 years at Dentsu Aegis Network, Kerry’s roles range from General Manager of iProspect Australia as part of the leadership team that took iProspect from small contender to the largest performance digital agency, to heading up innovation in media partnerships across the group’s core media functions. Kerry has worked on clients such as Domino’s, Oporto, Thomas Cook Group, Virgin Australia, Adidas, General Motors and L’Oreal. 

Jamie Elliott
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CEO

Jamie is totally committed to effectiveness.  He was CEO of MullenLowe London when it was awarded Effie’s Agency of the Year and has overseen multiple campaigns that have won Effie’s or IPA Effectiveness Gold and Marketing Society Excellence Awards.  He has an MBA and is a mentor with a variety of organisations.

Beri Cheetham
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Executive Creative Director

Beri’s obsession with advertising began aged three and a bit when his father, a planner at Grey, first took him into a creative department. Fast forward several years and Beri has lost none of his trademark passion or enquiring mind. Nor his irreverence and ability to create cut-through work such as his highly awarded “I saw your willy” campaign for NSPCC.

He believes that creativity thrives in an ideas democracy; empowered people working collaboratively towards shared goals in an environment that conjures innovation, energy, entrepreneurship and magic. 

Despite many awards for craft, he strongly believes the best work is the most effective – which is why a Gold EFFIE and Marketing Society Grand Prix rank among his career highs.


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