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Sparks: TMA Celebrates 20 Years In Business

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Sparks: TMA Celebrates 20 Years In Business

  Sparks, TMA’s day-long celebration of our people and  culture to commemorate the agency’s 20th birthday, was an event like no other.  We wanted to create “sparks” of inspiration for our people and  give everyone a chance to experience something new and  fun.  TMA’ers from every office — including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and  the UK — were flown in to our Dallas home base for the wild festivities.

The day began in historic Deep Ellum with 13 amazing learning sessions ranging from cooking, dance, guitar, improv and  painting to golf, design, film & tv, presentation skills and  smartphone photography — each led by distinguished subject matter experts such as   Brand on Murphy,   Tim Hart,   Dave Mead, and    Julie Gothard.

The energetic folks at   Fihankra Dance & Fitness Studio taught us to shake our groove thang during the salsa Dance session.

The nutrition and  deliciousness pros at   My Private Chef took us on a culinary tour of awesome at the Cooking session.

We also caught the spark for art in the Painting session presented by   Pinot’s Palette.

In the afternoon, we strolled through our private corner of Deep Ellum with games, tunes and  tastings.

TMA’ers got to check out different hot spots like “Football & Beer” with special guest   Jimmy Sexton (called “a quiet giant in the NFL sports agent market”) who regaled us with sports agent tales about representing NFL coaches and  players.

At “Basketball & Scotch” TMA’ers sampled great Dewar’s scotches while   World Wide Wes — friend of Michael Jordan and  LeBron James, and  arguably the most powerful fella on the business side of basketball — told stories from his wacky, worldwide, courtside career.

Other sessions like “Tech & Tacos” featured tasty grub courtesy of   Fuzzy’s while TMA’ers chatted with super savvy tech CEOs about the latest and  greatest, including some up-and -coming social apps like   Crowdtilt.

In between each of those sessions were fantastic musical acts by   Hip Hop HoorayRyan Edgar and  Michael Castro.



  And our final Spark of the day culminated with the entire TMA gang heading to American Airlines Center for a Bon Jovi concert.  


View more photos and  videos from the Sparks event at

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In 20 years, much has been achieved.  28-year-old Ray Clark founded TMA in 1993 with just a hand ful of ambitious young consultants, and  is today present in two countries and  employing over 450 highly-qualified staff.

TMA is proud of the experience it has built over the years and  is more than ever looking forward to the future with enthusiasm, energy and  confidence.

This success would not have been achieved without the contribution of each of our employees and  the excellent relations built with our partners and  clients.

Thank you and  cheers to the next 20 years!