Nick Stringer, the chief creative officer of News UK, is leaving the company after three years

Stringer, who previously worked as a partner at Bartle Bogle Hegarty, is planning to take a short career break before planning his next move.

He commented: “I'm incredibly proud of all we have achieved in marketing comms at News UK over the past 3 years. It has definitely been a career highlight and the creative recognition we and our agencies have earned has been matched by strong business results. I wish News UK every success in its next chapter and leave behind some properly talented people and great friends.”

Stringer returned to News UK as director of marketing communications in 2012, having previously worked there as News International’s brand and advertising manager, and was tasked with managing the newly formed WPP Team News network that replaced CHI & Partners and Engine. He was promoted to chief creative officer in 2014 in recognition of his contribution in improving News UK’s creativity and building its subscription base.

During his time in charge, News UK has picked up awards including a Black Pencil at D&AD for Most Awarded Client and a Yellow Pencil for the Sunday Times Rich List campaign. In 2015, this success has continued with 11 Pencils at D&AD awards.

Chris Duncan, the chief marketing officer at News UK, said: "Nick has worked tirelessly to transform our agency relationships, our internal creative ambition and the work that we produce every day. He leaves behind teams who have learnt from a great champion of the power of creative work"

Dave Monk, the deputy executive creative director at Grey London, added: “Over the last three years, Nick has been as much a creative partner as he has been a client. His instinct, judgment and passion for great work in any shape or form rivals any creative I’ve worked with. It’s been a relationship that I’m incredibly proud to have been part of. Long live Nick Stringer."

Stringer has also previously worked at Saatchi & Saatchi and Channel 4.

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