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.


Jamie Elliott
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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.

Piers  Pollock
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Executive Strategy Director

Piers built the planning department at The Gate drawing on over twenty-five years’ multinational experience to encourage the agency’s integration of strategy and media channel planning. 

He is an accomplished, results focused and award winning strategist. Before The Gate he worked on many Unilever brands, Johnson’s Baby, Compaq computers and the global launch of PwC, based in London and Paris.

At The Gate, he has led the brand strategy for Scottish Widows, the development of the Investec zebra, the repositioning of the Royal British Legion and the communications strategy for Close Brothers Group.

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.

Peter Bennett
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Executive Media Director

Peter has 20 + years experience in Advertising and Media.

He launched Orange whilst at WCRS.  Worked on The National Lottery at Saatchi & Saatchi. And, then spent 14 year's at MPG/ MediaContacts on the journey to being a Managing Partner when it became Havas Media Group. 


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