The Gate London
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 14:28:35 GMT
The Gate and MSQ Studios have appointed Sonny Botero as first executive producer on the back of strong growth. Sonny will report to CCO Lucas Peon and will be responsible for elevating the work and for growing production capabilities across the agency and the group.
Formerly a senior producer at Wunderman Thompson, Sonny led the production on popular HSBC UK campaigns with Richard Ayoade and the award-winning Vicious Circle.
Sonny started producing at McCann London before moving over to TBWA/Media Arts Lab, and produced numerous campaigns for Apple across the UK and Europe. He then continued his work at the illustrious RKCR/Y&R London, CHI and J. Walter Thompson, where he worked on global campaigns for Nespresso, Lexus, M&S, Lloyds Bank, Subway, L’Oréal and Duracell.
Sonny has also made possible some outstanding productions such as Nespresso's ‘We Are The Choices We Make’, Ribena’s ‘The Farmist’, and Berocca’s ‘Dancing Chameleon’. And his work has been recognised by some of the top festivals in the world such as D&AD, Cannes Lions, Clios and One Show.
Lucas Peon, CCO of The Gate, said, “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Sonny into the team. He is an exceptional talent, who mixes experience with great attitude - a combination that has always helped him and his teams achieve great things. I have no doubt he will help us raise the work and grow our production capabilities across the agency and the group.”
Sonny Botero said, “I am absolutely delighted to be joining The Gate & MSQ Studios and to work with such a fascinating and diverse agency. Both Lucas and Jamie are incredibly inspiring individuals, one feels their passion and drive. We share the same ethos of making amazing work with talented people. It’s an exciting new chapter for me and I am particularly keen to contribute and help produce more fantastic work.’’
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; five Cannes Lions (including Gold); three D&AD Pencils (including Yellow); two Creative Circle awards); three CLIOs; two One Show Pencils; four Kinsale Sharks (including two 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 Best Agency Culture Small at the Oystercatcher Awards.view more - Hires, Wins & BusinessThe Gate London, Mon, 16 Jan 2023 14:28:35 GMT