Tom M

Experienced Ad Executive, Creative Director, Brand & Positioning Strategist, Designer, Marketer, Speaker




Trenton, NJ

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I have excelled as an art director and creative director in some very fine and successful ad agencies. My work continues to garner prestigious industry awards. I have cultivated and led diverse sets of creative talents, helping each to grow and contribute to the overall success of our firm and their individual careers. I have led the charge in new business development resulting in significant agency growth. I embraced the role of entrepreneur launching my own branding agency, managing multiple roles as owner while pitching and winning new client accounts and continuing to innovate and produce fresh and effective marketing. That journey has been eye-opening and challenging while also being remarkable and rewarding. I have become a fixture in my surrounding communities with a reputation for being involved and helpful to others first. In my career, one of my most satisfying efforts came while in the role of Executive Creative Director. I truly surrounded myself with a diverse, talented creative team and then orchestrated them to deliver their best. Everyone was motivated and driven to “show their stuff.” We went on a tear of new business wins and produced some of the agency’s freshest and most creative work. I am now searching for a new opportunity to utilize my experience and talents to lead a company and its employees, to be one part of a greater team helping to guide and shape its brand position, and distinguish the company to compete and grow.


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(Confidential) President/Founder 5/2002 - Present
Gillespie. a McCann WorldGoup Co Executive Creative Director 1/1986 - 6/2001



Providence College Fine Arts/Marketing 1981 Bachelor Degree

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Book Talk Like Ted media url Book about preparing and excelling at delivering a Ted Talk
Book All Marketers Are Liars media url Interesting and humorous take on Marketers. Relates the power of telling authentic stories in an untrustworthy world.
Book Leading out Loud media url Discusses the concept of Leadership and methods for standing out and putting your best approach forward.
Book Playing Hurt media url An autobiography by John Saunders — a famed announcer for ESPN. Was glued to every word on every page. A rich and surprising look into a remarkable man.
Book The Road To Reinvention media url Explores the value in always reinventing and the pitfalls and the possibilities to consider. Great lessons.
Book Steal The Show media url The bible on how to train and prepare to give your best performance when speaking to an audience. Life-changing and incredibly inspiring group of people involved in and working for this group
Book GRIT by Angela Duckworth media url It’s funny how people of like-mind and work ethic find each other. i read this and then began to meet so many others who also did.
Book Second Acts media url Having the courage and recognizing the timing and the opportunity to strike out and create your second act is momentum catching. Reminds you that you can do something entirely different.
Book I Feel Great media url Major league “UP” book by Pat Croce
Book The Carolina Way media url Autobiography by Dean Smith —Hall of fame coach of North Carolina Tar Heels basketball
Book Bleachers media url One of the many book by John Grisham I have read. This was one of my favs from him
Book Your brand is strategy, research, audience & culture long before logo, colors and fonts media url One title among many that I have written about and posted regularly as blogs on my website.
Book This time presents opportunity to reinvent media url An important and timely message posted as a blog directed to business leaders and influencers about gettin out in front of the Pandemic and creating your new norm.
Book Tom McManimon Facebook media url I post frequently to Facebook, usually a minimum of 2 times per week featuring fun tidbits, helpful content, local business features, portfolio creative reviews, and our –every Friday “Time for Music Friday” tunes.
Book Tom McManimon Twitter media url I post frequently to Facebook, usually a minimum of 2 times per week featuring fun tidbits, helpful content, local business features, portfolio creative reviews, and our –every Friday “Time for Music Friday” tunes.
Website Tom McManimon LinkedIn media url I post one to two times per week on LinkedIn. Usually i will post informational and timely content early in the week and then post every Friday morning my “Time for Music Friday” tune of the day.




Recognized throughout career with key industry awards such as: CLIO, ANDY, ADDY, OBIE, John Caples, Telly, Print, Philly Gold, American Graphics Design, Art Directors of NJ, Ad Club of NJ. Recognized among NJ ELITE Executives. Accomplished public keynote and motivational speaker. Published author of 2 books on Branding. Inducted in High School Hall of Fame.

Companies I like:

St. Mary Medical Center, Doylestown Health, Rothman Orthopaedic Hospital, Capital Health, Princeton Financial, Ameriprize, Beacon Financial, Prudential, MassMutual, The College of NJ, Rider University, Thomas Edison State University, Mercer County Community College, ETS


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