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Becca Weigman Joins TM Advertising as President, Managing Partner

DALLAS, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- TM Advertising today announced that Becca Weigman is joining the company as President, Managing Partner, effective May 10, 2010. In this new position, she will lead a team of Managing Partners comprised of Dave Weaver, Chief Strategic Officer; Bill Oakley, Chief Creative Officer; and Byron Nelson, Chief Operating Officer. Weigman comes to TM from RAPP where she was U.S. Chief Marketing Officer.

In her CMO post at RAPP, Weigman's responsibilities included developing the company's strategic growth and leading initiatives to accelerate innovation for clients through creative solutions inspired by data-driven insight. At TM she will bring her business solutions experience to all of the agency's clients and play a pivotal role in further developing TM's growth and brand.

Said Weigman, "I am truly impressed by the culture that Dave, Bill and Byron have cultivated, where you can feel the smart, creative and client-centric DNA throughout the agency. I want to build on the great momentum of what they have already started. We can all look forward to a lot of exciting things coming from TM." Weigman has over 20 years of experience in brand strategy, CRM and digital marketing, most recently at RAPP where she was Managing Director of the company's Dallas and Chicago offices prior to being elevated to CMO. Her leadership helped the agency become a leading direct and digital marketing powerhouse and the only CRM agency named to Ad Age's 2008 Agency A-List.

Previously, from 2001-2006, she was with Trahan Burden Charles, where she served as Executive VP, Strategic Planning & New Business, overseeing the multi-channel solution development across the company's client roster. Earlier, she led brand and direct-response efforts for agencies including Doner, Bozell Worldwide, Arnold and Tracy Locke.

Over the years, client responsibilities have spanned financial, travel, technology, fashion and retail categories, including Bank of America, Hyatt Hotels, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Best Buy, Luxottica, Amway Global, Direct Energy, Sprint/Nextel, Harrah's, Caesars, Arby's, Constellation Energy, Vanguard and SAP.

About TM Advertising TM Advertising, headquartered in Dallas, is an independently managed subsidiary of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), one of the world's largest marketing communications companies. Agency clients include the brands of American Airlines, American Heart Association, Discover Network, HP Enterprise Services, SuperMedia and Texas Tourism. For more information, visit SOURCE TM Advertising Copyright (C) 2010 PR Newswire. All rights reserved -0- KEYWORD: Texas INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ADV SUBJECT CODE: PER