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Alistair Ross completes management line-up at The Gate London

8th March 2013

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
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The Gate London helps 'Q' forge a new market for grown-up body sprays

27th February 2013

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
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Seeing things differently

13th November 2012

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
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Royal British Legion Paralympics

11th September 2012

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
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National Accident Helpline champions the underdog

24th August 2012

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
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Account Manager - London

27th July 2012

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
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Climb every mountain

8th June 2012

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
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Lovely Jubilee

6th June 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
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Think About the Power of Now

1st June 2012

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

31st May 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

21st May 2012

We're delighted to announce that Matt Leach & Rob Avis will now run the Media department as joint Media Directors. read
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New arrival, new nickname required

8th May 2012

The account management department is pleased to welcome the delightful Richard Wickenden to the team. read
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Giving Twiggy a Run for Her Money

7th May 2012

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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The return of the underdog

4th May 2012

Our latest National Accident Helpline commercial broke this week, again featuring the underdog as the plucky hero. read
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Tabasco bring it out

4th May 2012

Our press campaign for Tabasco launches today. read
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96% of Scots "Fill in the Blanks"

30th April 2012

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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Working with Edinburgh Women's Aid

30th April 2012

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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Olympic hopes - tracking our resident athlete's road to the Games.

23rd March 2012

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
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Upstream: Dancing with the devil - 29th March 2012

19th March 2012

CST The Gate presents Dancing with the Devil: The Commercialisation of news content whilst maintaining your integrity. read
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How do you create the iPhone's most popular app?

6th March 2012

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 UK hires CST The Gate to tackle the diabetes crisis

5th March 2012

Diabetes is one of the biggest public health challenges facing the UK today. read
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CST The Gate strengthens management team

5th March 2012

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
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And the winner is

5th March 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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predatorythinking.com

28th February 2012

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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Pinterest: The next big thing?

15th February 2012

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
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Upstream with Stevie Spring

10th February 2012

"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
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Does Davos Do Digital?

7th February 2012

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
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Mobile shopping

3rd February 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

2nd February 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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David Hockney and the pixel.

31st January 2012

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
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Lebara scores footballer George Weah in new campaign

25th January 2012

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
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Upstream series

24th January 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
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The Gate Making Waves

10th March 2010

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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The Gate Energised with Airtricity

21st October 2009

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

21st October 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 can't wait to Play, Talk, Read

21st October 2009

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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