Client Start Year End Year
CrowdStreet 2022 Current
Tradeweb 2022 Current
National Retail Federation 2022 Current
CFA Institute 2021 Current
National Grid 2020 Current
BHP 2018 Current
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) 2017 Current
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) 2015 Current
Assured Guaranty 2015 Current
Aberdeen Standard Investments 2018 Current

The Gate is a full-service advertising agency for brands that want to take bigger leaps with fewer steps. This expertise has led to successful, integrated communication programs for clients in finance, consumer goods, luxury, energy and more. We manage over $250 million in media billings and have offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Edinburgh and Shanghai. For more information, visit

  • Nancy Aresu

    Nancy Aresu


    Over the years, Nancy has worked in a breadth of categories – including finance, retail, luxury goods, health/beauty and traditional packaged goods. Some of her past clients have included Unilever, Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, KFC, Dannon and Godiva Chocolatier. She has won Effies for marketing effectiveness and has been recognized by Forbes as running one of “The Top 100 Places to Work in NYC.”
  • David Bernstein

    David Bernstein

    Chief Creative Officer

    During his tenure at The Gate, David has won over 75 industry awards and, through an odd twist of fate, co-wrote a bestselling business book. A print ad he wrote for the agency caught the eye of Disney’s Hyperion Books and resulted in Death to all Sacred Cows.
  • Eric van den Heuvel

    Eric van den Heuvel

    Managing Director, The Gate | Media

    Eric’s passion for all things media is based on his desire to know “what works” – plus, he can’t write or draw to save his life, with the exception of “Hangman.” For over 15 years, he’s gotten the kind of measurable results that have wowed big-ticket advertisers like American Express, Godiva and Con Edison. He joined The Gate/New York from Margeotes/Fertitta + Partners, where he started one of the first full-service interactive media groups in the advertising business. Among his more visible successes was the launch of, which closely integrated Internet and traditional media channels — a novel program prior to 1998. While managing the agency’s key accounts with his media team, Eric is also evolving the agency’s media practice with an eye toward the next 10 years as we push into a data-driven, device-centric, interactive world of communications. Eric lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two sons, where he spends his time planning weekend sports schedules and negotiating use of the TV remote control.