dotgap: recruitment specialists
for digital media and online marketing
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Digital media is our specialism! Including: digital planning & buying, programmatic, biddable media, performance marketing, SEO, social & influencer marketing. We also have a lot of experience working on traditional roles including: strategy, partnerships, data, comms planning and AV.

Levels of seniority we recruit at

Talented grads or highly experienced Managing Directors, we take on media & marketing briefs at all levels! Once briefed, we will work extremely closely with you to understand your requirements, ensuring we find people who tick all of the boxes and operate at the level you need!

Cost to you as an employer

Zero cost to you as an employer until your new hire starts! Fees are charged as a fixed % of the employees starting salary and are payable within 30 days of them starting. In the rare case your new employee does not work out, there’s a rebate in place to protect your investment.

Who we work with

We work with top flight companies who are seeking specific digital media skills (found commonly in agency candidates). Clients include independent media agencies such as The7stars, global entertainment brands including Universal Music Group as well as ad technology companies.

How it works

Once contacted, we’ll discuss your business and the talent you are seeking. Terms will be agreed and a job spec put forward which will be taken to market in all the methods that make us experts. Candidates will be submitted to you, interviews scheduled, offers made and gaps filled!

Our credentials in this employment field

Founded by Keith Rattray who has a 15-year career in highly regarded media companies, we’re an agency who understand your business and your pressure points! Since 2005 we have been successful in providing companies like yourself with extremely talented media & marketing specialists!


We work with clients right across digital media

Media and creative agencies, advertisers, marketing and sales – if it’s digital media, it’s us.

Who we are

About us

Who we are

dotgap was founded in 2005 by Keith Rattray, formerly head of digital for Carat UK. Our mission is to save people time and deliver precise pairings between employees and employers.

We understand the digital media industry because we have worked there ourselves. We break the traditional recruitment mould and have a more understanding, considerate and professional approach.

Employers like the fact that we know what they are after when they brief us. Candidates like the fact that we understand their profession and can help them achieve their career ambitions.

A simple, refreshing approach to helping the right people get the right jobs.

Vital Statistics

Finding digital marketing talent100%
CVs submitted that get interviews76%
Interviews to offer46%
Success rate in your new job96%

Our Strengths

  • All people at dotgap have heritage working in digital media agency / sales environments.
  • We understand your business and the markets you operate in as employer or employee.
  • Heritage in delivering advertising comms across all appropriate communications channels to promote the right jobs to the right target audiences.
  • We listen to people – we hear what sort of job someone is actually looking for and supply that job, not an inappropriate alternative!
  • We save employers time in their recruitment process.
  • We at dotgap have grown up with digital media, it’s in our blood and it’s our passion.
  • Central London offices enable us to meet employers and employees with equal ease.
  • Contactable 24/7.


Q. If I want to engage you on a brief to find me talent, are there any up front costs?

A.  No. There’s nothing to pay until we find you the right person

Q. Do you cover all digital media disciplines found within media agencies?

A.  Yes! Strategy, display planning & buying, ad-ops, PPC, SEO, affiliates, programmatic, account management, data planning, analytics and anything else that comes up over time.

Q. Do you work with creative agencies?

A.  Sometimes yes, but not for taking creative briefs, only for digital media related briefs that reside in creative agencies such as Social, Strategy, SEO and the like

Q. Do you work with advertisers direct as well as agencies?

A.  Absolutely yes! It’s a rapidly expanding side of the business as more and more agency functions are brought in house by progressive advertisers.

Q. Do you source digital photographers, producers and production people too?

A.  No. We focus on media as an advertising communications medium.

Q. What sort of sales briefs do you handle?

A.  Agency-facing sales jobs that are taking a digital media product to market which is bought through UK media buying agencies

Q. Can I speak to you about my CV outside normal working hours?

A.  Of course you can, we do it all the time!

Our Credentials


What our clients say

Jenny Biggam

CEO, The 7 Stars

“I’m a big believer that the single biggest differentiator for a media agency is its people – ahead of process, strategy or scale. To be successful, agencies need the ability to recruit really well – which isn’t easy when there’s a talent shortage in the industry. The team at dotgap have access to a diverse candidate pool and take the time and trouble to get to know their candidates well. Many of our stars originated from dotgap, which is why we keep going back to them.”

Pedro Avery

CEO, Arena Media

“Keith and his team invest significant time listening to our needs and then makes sure the candidates fit, not only the role and its objectives but most importantly the culture of the company”

Dan Harris


“dotgap are a preferred recruitment partner, particularly in the digital space. Not only do they fully understand the media agency dynamic; they understand that personality fit is equally if not more important than experience and skills base. They tend to find great candidates quickly and can react to inevitable changes to briefs with minimum fuss. Highly recommended.”

Pete Robins

Founder, agenda 21

“We own an agency and that agency is only as good as its collective intelligence. And the collective intelligence entirely down to our people. We work with Keith and his team because they get our DNA, they get what we are about, our ambition, our challenging standards, and that means they get us the right people. It’s as simple as that.”

John Kimbell

Founder, Navigate Digital

“Keith and his team have made a huge difference to our business. We task dotgap with helping us to recruit smarter and in turn improve the ‘talent density’ of the Navigate team and they deliver time and time again. Unlike many recruiters they take the time to understand our business and the job specifications we supply, which in turn means we end up seeing a much better quality of candidate and subsequently employee. Ultimately this has a huge impact on the dynamic of our team and the way we work with our clients.”

Meet Our Team

Likes: cycling, cooking, my family (including Percy the Beagle), cars, golf and holidays
Dislikes: wasting time
Footy team: Arsenal, but with Norwich as back-up
Top 3 films: Pans Labyrinth, City of God, The Theory of Everything
Guilty pleasure: Animation films or a quality rom com, with Butterkist toffee popcorn



Likes: Travelling, festivals, playing football and watching cricket
Dislikes: Velvet!
Footy team: Fulham
Top 3 films: Death Proof, Stand By Me, Almost Famous
Guilty pleasure: Ru Paul's Drag Race



Likes: Walking my dog on Wimbledon Common on a sunny day
Dislikes: Tardiness / Untidiness / Food shopping
Footy team: Liverpool of course!
Top 3 films: Forest Gump / The Goonies / Dazed and Confused
Guilty pleasure: Gin and Tonic / Taylor Swift



Likes: Travelling, eating out & wine
Dislikes: Pigeons & heights
Footy team: Crystal Palace
Top 3 films: Bridget Jones 1, 2 & 3
Guilty pleasure: Doritos and dip



Likes: Food
Dislikes: Negative attitude
Footy team: The gunners!
Top 3 films: Untouchables, Godfather, The Dirty Dozen
Guilty pleasure: Sticky toffee pudding



Likes: Films, shopping and ketchup
Dislikes: Needles
Footy team: Sometimes Spurs and sometimes Arsenal
Top 3 films: The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption and Step Brothers
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate cake


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Some Fun Facts

dotgap has been in business since 2005 and are proud of what we have achieved as a non-corporate, free thinking bunch of people…

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Get in touch

We would love to hear from you if you are either looking for a new job in the digital media industry or if you are looking to find talent and hire people from the digital media industry.

We work mainly with media agencies, advertisers, media owners, marketing agencies. technology companies and creative agencies.

Send us an email and we will respond as soon as possible.

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