London. The Gate has appointed Charlotte Wolfenden as Managing Director on the back of strong growth. Wolfenden will report to CEO Jamie Elliott and will be responsible for shaping the day-to-day operations of the agency to meet its creative ambitions and developing its ‘Walk through walls’ culture.
Formerly a managing partner at adam&eveDDB, Wolfenden led the Lloyds Banking Group account, helping grow the business from a single brand client to a multi-brand portfolio.
Wolfenden spent seven years at adam&eveDDB in which time it was Campaign Agency of the Decade, working with clients such as Lucozade, Miller Genuine Draft, Great Ormond Street Hospital, and as Head of Account Management. She was also workstream lead for the Unstereotype Alliance UK Chapter, as part of the Agency’s membership.
Prior to that Wolfenden was at MullenLowe (then called DLKWLowe) where she rose from graduate trainee to Deputy Head of Account Management.
Jamie Elliott, CEO of The Gate, said: “We have had a strong 18 months but are a restless gang with great ambitions. I am delighted Charlotte is joining us, she brings a fantastic energy and I know will push us on to even more wonderful things creatively, culturally, and commercially.”
Charlotte Wolfenden, said, “The Gate has gone from strength to strength under the exceptional leadership of Jamie, Kit, and Lucas. A bunch of brilliantly talented people making brilliant, award-winning work. Combine that with the scale and specialisms of the wider MSQ group and it’s an exciting and compelling opportunity. I’m delighted to be part of the next chapter.’’
The Gate has won a variety of high profile industry awards in the last 18 months including: the Transport for London Diversity in Advertising competition for its ‘Sex Never Gets Old’ campaign for Replens; 5 Cannes Lions (including Gold); 3 D&AD Pencils (including Yellow);2 Creative Circle awards); 3 CLIOs; 2 One Show Pencils; 4 Kinsale Sharks (including 2 Gold); APG Gold for Creative Strategy; Most effective use of data and insight, Not for Profit Marketing, and the Judges Choice: Most Inspirational Story at The Marketing Society awards; Gold in the Sustained Success category at Effie’s UK 2022, and Strategy Team of the Year at The Drum’s Business Awards. It was also shortlisted for Small Agency of the Year at the Oystercatcher Awards.
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