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Hello, we’re The Lane.

A hand selected team of multi- disciplined marketing professionals working closely together in one of the country’s fastest growing and most exciting agencies.

Now meet the team.

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Ali Findlay

Ali Findlay

Managing Director

Every orchestra needs a conductor and Ali is the one holding the baton. Having founded The Lane in 2008 and turning it into one of Scotland’s fastest growing and most respected agencies, she loves nothing better than planning future strategies for our clients.
Chris Bruce

Chris Bruce

Client Services Director

With a track record honed within financial services, Chris brings strong leadership abilities to the agency and is responsible for managing the account handling team. Chris sets very high standards for those working alongside him. Almost as high as the ones he sets himself.
Barry Fearn

Barry Fearn

Managing Director, Media

Responsible for planning media strategy across a wide range of clients and sectors, Barry loves to get stuck right into the post campaign analysis of what has and hasn’t worked. Which must get a little dull. As ninety-nine times out of a hundred, it has.
Peter Donaldson

Peter Donaldson

Media Director

With over 20 years experience strategically planning and buying media above the line, Peter is one of the most respected figures within media, going about his everyday business with the silence and stealth of a hungry viper.
Ian Duncan

Ian Duncan

Head of Planning

Don’t let the laid back aura of effortless relaxation fool you. Behind the veneer lies a colossus of capability in the increasingly complex world of digital planning. What Ian doesn’t know about an online user journey simply isn’t worth a click.
Rob Schmitt

Rob Schmitt

Technical Director

Our trilingual Cape Town native has been building websites professionally since 1996, giving him a wealth of experience that’s put to good use overseeing our technical output. The usability and intuitiveness of a CMS is key for a man as skilled in programming languages as he is in verbal ones.
Ross Mackie

Ross Mackie

Design Director

Website design isn’t just about following wire frame fashions and knowing which fancy fonts are currently in vogue. It is about ensuring a site is as pleasing to navigate as it is to look at. Ross possesses an exceptional talent when it comes to making the complex, simple.
Ollie Cunningham

Ollie Cunningham

Design Director

A self-confessed ‘big-picture’ guy, Ollie’s only satisfied when the client’s crying tears of joy. Which has actually happened. Design is all about changing behavior for the better for Ollie... and being an ironman triathlete, it’s safe to say he’s ready to go the distance.
Ollie Hooper

Ollie Hooper

Senior Designer

Representing a new generation of designer who work exclusively on keyboard rather than paper, Ollie is highly skilled in 3D digital animation, motion graphics and web design. Always looking for new opportunities to think outside the box. And is it even a box?
Rob Badura

Rob Badura

Senior Artworker

For over 25 years now he’s been turning art director’s doodles into pukka pieces of proper artwork, capable of spreading messages and generating sales. Rob doesn’t say a lot, but when he does it’s usually always the same thing. Uncommon sense.
Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips

Junior Designer

With qualifications in Visual Communication Graphic Design, Mark’s first job was with our Digital Creative Director, Ricky. Fast forward a few years and they’re reunited at The Lane. Mark brings experience of working on brands like Nando’s, RBS and Famous Grouse. And the traumatic experience of being a Hibs fan.
Jaimie Bell

Jaimie Bell

Account Director

From social media to fully integrated campaigns, there’s barely an area of digital that isn’t catered for by Jaimie’s extensive expertise. A globetrotting adventure junkie, Jaimie’s able to keep a keen eye on all the moving parts of whatever project she’s working on... and still manages to bring the banter.
Alice Mitchell

Alice Mitchell

Account Manager

Maybe it’s the time she’s spent living in Japan that’s given Alice her truly ‘zen’ sense of level-headedness? Or perhaps she’s just a natural. Not only is she a dab hand in her role here, she makes a mean cheesecake every now and then too!
Naomi McCann

Naomi McCann

Account Manager

Naomi sets herself apart by applying her passion, know-how and proactive ways across a range of clients here at The Lane. Putting her heart and soul into each project is just another day at the office as far as she’s concerned. Be warned though: Naomi will go ‘full Rambo’ when paintballing.
Ryan Barmanroy

Ryan Barmanroy

Account Manager

Managing brand, design, advertising and digital projects for clients across a variety of sectors – Ryan’s no stranger to spinning a plate or ten and keeping a cool head while he’s at it. Proudly hailing from West Lothian, Ryan’s flaunted his encyclopedic knowledge of Scottish football in London, Bangkok and Singapore too.
Ria Dunlop

Ria Dunlop

Digital Media Planner

One of the rising stars we’re proud to have on board, Ria is a highly capable operator who excels in the field of Digital Media Planning. As well as being Google Partner accredited, Ria is skilled in her understanding of social media strategies and the benefits these bring to clients.
Natalie Henderson

Natalie Henderson

Senior Planner

Twenty years in the business and yet always looking to approach the challenge of media planning and research with vigour and innovation. Natalie is an integral part of the agency team and commands fierce loyalty amongst her client base.
Vicky Anderson

Vicky Anderson

Digital Media Analyst

Coming from a marketing & advertising background and based in Lane Media, Vicky loves all things digital. Supporting on the day-to-day running of clients’ digital activity, she enjoys analysing the data to makes sense of it all. Need to ensure your campaign’s fully optimised? Look no further.
Jayne O’Neill

Jayne O’Neill

Digital Media Planner

So what if she’s not up there in the office table tennis stakes? Planning and managing multi-channel digital media campaigns is Jayne’s forte. Always looking for ways to get the best results for her clients, Jayne’s not scared of a challenge!
Will Campbell

Will Campbell

Paid Search Manager

The tallest guy in the office is also the one with the furthest reach in the world of paid search. Many have benefited from one of Will’s digital audits and his insight into how best to be found online. That and him changing the odd light-bulb.
Kat Stark

Kat Stark

Digital Media Executive

Nope, not her from Game of Thrones – our very own ‘young team’ member brings her expertise to help clients set up, execute, monitor and report on digital campaigns. The full package, basically. When she’s not doing that, she’s generally educating the office on Love Island gossip or urban dictionary phrases!
Lesley Robertson

Lesley Robertson

Finance Manager

Bringing with her a strong track record of financial control within the FMCG, newspaper and retail sectors, Lesley provides expert back up and analysis for the agency management team. Currently winning the award for the highest heels worn in the office.
Buckie

Buckie

Canis Lupus Familiaris

Buckie, the office dog known for his calming influence on the #Laners, barking at the buzzer and cruelly growling at any unsuspecting curly haired visitor – when it comes to curly locks, his own are the only set tolerated. Buckie loves the #Laners (apart from Ricky, despite his conspicuous lack of curly hair).