We have very little in the way of details at the moment, but we hear that Bill Oakley, the CCO who has served in various leadership roles at Dallas/Ft. Worth-based TM Advertising for well over twenty years, stepped down from his post this week.
Oakley officially assumed the chief creative role nearly four years ago in a move that expanded upon his existing responsibilities as GCD and creative lead on American Airlines.
He has been with TM/McCann Worldgroup for a majority of his celebrated career, recently leading the ExxonMobil and Nortel accounts. When announced, the CCO position included oversight of the agency’s Dallas and Austin offices as well as continuing work on the global side of McCann. Earlier in his career, Oakley held positions at DMB&B in St. Louis, Hutcheson Shutze in Atlanta, and Hesselbart & Mitten in Cleveland.
All we have from the agency so far is a “no comment”; we expect to have more information by the end of the week.