WPN Chameleon creative chief Chris Martin steps down

chris martin2WPN Chameleon joint creative director Chris Martin has left the agency to pursue “new projects” just over four years after joining the business from Targetbase Claydon Heeley.
Martin, who has worked alongside Bob Nash since March 2013, has been in the industry for nearly 30 years and has plied his trade at some of the industry’s top agencies, including Bates, M-S-B+K and Carlson Marketing.
He had joined TBCH (now Rapp) from Bright, the agency he co-founded, which closed after six years.
Over the years, Martin has amassed more than 150 industry awards for clients including Amex, British Airways, HSBC, RSPCA, Thomas Cook and John Smith’s. He has worked on major integrated and digital campaigns for the likes of Three mobile, Bentley, Aviva, Scottish Courage and the Samaritans.
At WPN Chameleon, Martin worked across the agency’s clients, which include Charities Aid Foundation, Alzheimer’s Society, Oxfam, Salvation Army, Provident Financial, and Which?
In an internal announcement, WPN Chameleon chairman and CEO John Watson said: “I’m sad to announce that Chris Martin, one of our two creative directors, has decided to move on to fresh opportunities by mutual agreement.
“Chris is an enormously talented individual and I’d like to thank him for his hard work and dedication since he joined us in 2013. We all wish him the very best  in his new direction. Bob Nash continues with the company as sole creative director working with Stewart Sear, our digital creative director.
Martin, who is understood to be serving a period of “gardening leave”, was unavailable for comment.

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