TM Picks New CCO

IPG’s TM Advertising in Dallas has named longtime creative staffer Bill Oakley chief creative officer and managing director.

Oakley (pictured) has been with the shop since 1990, serving most recently as group cd and worldwide cd on American Airlines.

He succeeds Jim Walker, who recently left the agency.
TM managing director and chief strategic officer Dave Weaver said of Oakley’s ascension: “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 now oversee all of the agency’s creative in the Dallas and Austin, Texas, offices, as well as continue to work with IPG’s McCann Worldgroup on a global basis as needed.

“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.”

Apart from American Airlines, other key TM clients include the American Heart Association, Discover Network, HP Enterprise Services, Sport Chalet, SuperMedia and Texas Tourism.