TM Advertising Names Bill Oakley Chief Creative Officer

Jan 25, 2010, 12:00 ET from TM Advertising

DALLAS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TM Advertising today announced that Bill Oakley has expanded his responsibilities at the agency to now include both the top creative post of chief creative officer and managing director. Oakley, who joined TM Advertising in 1990, has previously held the roles of group creative director and worldwide creative director on the American Airlines account.

"Bill's extensive experience in leading clients both in the U.S. and globally (American Airlines, Budweiser, Bank of America, EDS and ExxonMobil), as well as helping manage our Dallas-based headquarters makes him uniquely qualified to take over a very important role for us and oversee all agency creative," said Dave Weaver, managing director and chief strategic officer for TM Advertising. "Most important, our creatives and account teams love and respect him and his creative vision for the agency, which is critical for the role of the chief creative officer."

Oakley will oversee all of the agency's creative in the Dallas and Austin offices, as well as continue to work with McCann Worldgroup globally. In his career, Oakley has been named an Adweek Creative All-Star and Most Valuable Player. His work has been honored around the world – Cannes Lion, One Show, Communication Arts, EFFIEs, D&AD (UK), London International Advertising Awards, Nikkei Advertising Grand Prix (Tokyo), Clio, National ADDYs, International Advertising Festival, among others.

"What we've quietly accomplished here both creatively and culturally is something I'm proud to be a part of," said Oakley. "We're now building momentum. All our clients, long-standing and new, are responding to more honest, more optimistic work – for both their internal and external audiences. I think ideas that can transcend both is the true test of our craft."

Oakley's other agency experience includes stints at D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, St. Louis; Hutcheson Shutze, Atlanta; and Hesselbart & Mitten, Cleveland.

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