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The Gate has hired Alistair Ross as Creative Partner, to complete their senior management team in London. Ross joins from Draft FCB where he headed up the creative department, awarded at Creative Circle, Kinsale Sharks and D&AD this year. Previously, … read more
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The Gate London has created an integrated campaign to launch 'Q' body spray - a new challenger in the male and female body spray market currently dominated by Lynx and Impulse. With the major brands in the category focusing on … read more
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Friends of the Earth has recently changed the agency selection process; opening the challenge to all-comers rather than the traditional closed selection of specialist or relevant agencies. Since I'm on the agency side I hope it's a trend that doesn't … read more
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We're all very proud of our Paralympics campaign for the Royal British Legion. It took a fair bit of negotiation with London Underground to get them to allow us to place ads for the first time on the glass panels … read more
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Market-leading personal injury specialists National Accident Helpline have launched a new TV commercial featuring their popular claymation 'underdog' character. The ad was created by CST The Gate and filmed by Aardman studios. read more
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Account Manager – London – on application. We’re looking for energetic & enthusiastic Account Managers with ATL, BTL and digital experience on B2B and B2C clients. Candidates should have strong project management skills and be self-starters. Our people are … read more
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Digital maestro and outdoorsy hero John Patrick starts the Three Peaks Challenge today at 5pm. He has twenty-four hours to scale Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis and Snowdon - Jack Bauer eat your heart our. read more
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Lovely Jubilee

06/06/2012
Last Sunday the agency opened its doors to staff and their families for the Queen's Jubilee Flotilla which passed right under our noses. read more
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The Power of Now is now open at SSE’s new renewable’s HQ at One Waterloo Street, Glasgow ­ thanks to The Gate’s powerful launch campaign and exhaustive design process lasting over 6 months.The free exhibition details what SSE are doing to make renewable energy at a time when...
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Coming Up Roses

31/05/2012
Domestic abuse is a thorny issue. One that’s hard to promote without sensationalism. That’s why we’re so proud to have won a Roses Creative Award for our work for Edinburgh Women’s Aid. The viral campaign, ‘Face Facts’, is powerful portrait of the many effects of...
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New Media

21/05/2012
We're delighted to announce that Matt Leach & Rob Avis will now run the Media department as joint Media Directors. read more
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The account management department is pleased to welcome the delightful Richard Wickenden to the team. read more
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On opening the Daily Record the other day, we were in for a bit of a surprise – as there was Betty, our Office Manager. Always dressed to the nines (and with a shoe collection to rival Imedla Marcos’), it’s no wonder our Betty was chosen to model Twiggy’s new range for Marks...
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Our latest National Accident Helpline commercial broke this week, again featuring the underdog as the plucky hero. read more
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Our press campaign for Tabasco launches today. read more
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It’s one month on from our campaign for Scotland’s Census, and the estimated response rate is 96% – a brilliant result for all at the General Register of Scotland, and for The Gate. Early indications also suggest that the compliance rate could climb even higher than the last...
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Here at The Gate, we’re not the sort of agency that shies away from difficult social issues. That’s why we have recently just completed a brand new website and logo for Edinburgh Women’s Aid (EWA). This vital charity helps 2500 women a year in the Edinburgh area who are suffering...
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Some of you may or may not know that I am CST The Gate's resident athlete with hopes to compete at the Olympic games. Being this is my first blog I wanted to just update you on my story so far. read more
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CST The Gate presents Dancing with the Devil: The Commercialisation of news content whilst maintaining your integrity. read more
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Angry birds is a global success. Downloaded over 50 million times with Prime Ministers, actors and pretty much anyone and everyone confessing to be a fan. It's no longer a game, it's a brand. Cuddly toys, a theme park and a TV series in the pipeline - all from a simple game that takes a minute to...
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Diabetes is one of the biggest public health challenges facing the UK today. read more
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CST The Gate, the integrated communications agency that is part of MSQ Partners, has upped its strategic offering with the appointment of Christy Stewart-Smith as Managing Director. read more
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And the winner is

05/03/2012
Whether you’ve got your Oscar speech prepared (just on the off-chance!) or you’re a hopeful golfer wanting to be Open Champion, everybody dreams of winning an award. In advertising, people are often blasé about awards, but let’s face it – everybody likes to win....
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David and Goliath. The North Vietnamese 'rule of thumb'. Predatory thinking doesn't just exist in the commercial realm, it can be observed in the world all around us. Sometimes it must be coaxed out from unexpected places. But just as often it reveals itself right under our noses. You just need to...
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In the saturated world of social media, a new player has come on to the horizon to join the well-known tools LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+... read more
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"Just because you haven't, doesn't mean you can't." Stevie Spring's enlightening talk at last night's Upstream event was an invaluable fillip for the audience of clients, journalists and agency staff alike... read more
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What began as a cosy gathering over fondue in a Swiss chalet in 1971 has come a long way. Participants - from bank bosses to 'Occupy' campaigners - mustered in Davos-Klosters last week at the World Economic Forum to debate strategies to fight the downturn... read more
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Mobile shopping

03/02/2012
Like many of my friends, I did most of my Christmas shopping online via my mobile phone on the way into work. I chose to shop via my mobile because it is convenient and quick, perfect for a 25 minute rail commute. More recently, snapping up bargains in the January sales, I again turned to my...
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A Bit Panda Shy

02/02/2012
The whole of Scotland has been swept up in giant panda fever, and at The Gate, we’re no different. This week we’ve been at Edinburgh Zoo trying to film the elusive Sweetie and Sunshine for a new Scotsman ad, and it’s not been easy. Apart from the crowds and the jealous penguins,...
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Last week I popped along to the Alan Cristea Gallery to see a small David Hockney retrospective. Nothing strange in that you may say, particularly at this time of Hockney mania at the RA and elsewhere. But when I looked … read more
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In a bleak, cold January, African football bursting in a glory of colour across European TV screens is proving a lively diversion. Timed to coincide with the footballing festivities, our new campaign for Lebara Mobile is currently airing in 59 countries across the Eurosport network... read more
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Upstream series

24/01/2012
Paul Bainsfair, adman and farmer, ploughed the inaugural furrow of CSTTG's Upstream talks last Wednesday. A gathering for learning and networking in an informal environment, Upstream will host speakers from a variety of fields over the coming months. Recently appointed … read more
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The Gate volunteers for People Making Waves The Gate are delighted to have won the business to create a digital strategy for the People Making Waves initiative, an ambitious four year project from Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS). Aiming to connect people in Scotland with the...
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Following a competitive pitch, The Gate in Edinburgh has created an above-the-line campaign for energy firm, Airtricity. Looking to expand their customer base in Ireland, Airtricity tasked The Gate with producing a creative campaign that persuaded consumers to ‘make the better...
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The Gate get Active

21/10/2009
The Scottish Government have tasked the Gate in Edinburgh with creating Active Nation, an ambitious integrated strategy which will use the Commonwealth Games in 2014 as an inspiration to improve Scotland’s health. In Scotland only 40% of adults do the recommended 5 x 30 minutes of...
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The Gate in Edinburgh is in playful mood after they were appointed by the Scottish Government to develop an interactive website as part of their ongoing Early Years initiative. Based on the message ‘have fun from day one’ Play, Talk Read aims to talk to parents about the...
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