Tyson Webber Succeeds Craig Connelly as President of GMR Marketing

Connelly Steps Down After Celebrated Career

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GMR Marketing, part of the DAS Group of Companies, announced Tyson Webber as its new President. Webber succeeds GMR's former President, Craig Connelly.

Webber joined GMR over a decade ago, and has helped many of the agency's global clients amplify their brands through sports, music, entertainment and lifestyle initiatives. His work has touched properties spanning the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Cup, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW.

"Tyson's talent and expertise have set him apart since day one," said Cameron Parsons, CEO of GMR. "He's an unfaltering leader, a trusted partner to our clients and an inspiring visionary."

As President, Webber will be responsible for guiding GMR's strategic growth, managing key client relationships and overseeing business operations in North America. He will work closely with a network of counterparts in South America, EMEA and Asia.

"GMR has evolved significantly in the time that I've been with the agency," said Webber. "We've established ourselves as a world-class digital, creative and strategic resource for some of the most significant brands in the world. I'm honored to continue the spirit of leadership and innovation that Craig has fostered for so many years."

Connelly will continue to work closely with GMR in a senior advisory role throughout 2016.

"GMR's ability to effectively evolve and adapt its leadership structure has always been crucial to the quality of work we deliver to clients around the world," said Connelly. "I have no doubt that Tyson will continue to help GMR deliver the most creative, impactful and engaging marketing programs in the world."

Since joining GMR from Miller Brewing Company in 2002, Connelly has played a central role in GMR's expansion across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, the development of its global sports and entertainment consulting practice and the acquisition of key global clients. He has also been a driving force behind the addition of GMR's research, strategy, ideation, digital and mobile practices.

"GMR is deeply committed to both its clients and its employees," added Dale Adams, Chairman and CEO of the DAS Group of Companies. "We look forward to supporting Tyson on many successes to come, and congratulate Craig on his tremendous contributions to the organization."

Webber will continue to be based out of GMR's global headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. GMR has 17 offices in nine countries across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

About GMR Marketing
Founded in 1979, GMR (www.gmrmarketing.com) is an award-winning global engagement marketing agency. We create unforgettable experiences across sports, music, entertainment and lifestyle — helping brands connect with people via their passions. The outcome:  true connections that last.  Our team creates, consults and activates in 70 countries, covering every continent from 16 offices in 9 countries. Many of the world's best known brands turn to GMR for insights and analytics; consulting and strategic planning; creative ideation and design; digital, social and mobile marketing; event and hospitality production and much more. In 2015, GMR was named one of the "Best Organizations to Work for in Sports" by Forbes and "Best Places to Work in Events" by Event Marketer. GMR was also named one of the "Fastest Growing Mobile Marketing Agencies" by AgencyPost in 2014. We have helped clients earn honors including Cannes Lions, Webby, Effie and EventTech awards. The agency is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, USA, and is a part of the DAS Group of Companies.

About the DAS Group of Companies
The DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), is a global group of marketing services companies. DAS includes over 200 companies in the following marketing disciplines: specialty, PR, healthcare, CRM, events, promotional marketing, branding and research. Operating through a combination of networks and regional organizations, DAS serves international, regional, national and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.

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