Chicago agencies nab 89 finalists in One Show

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(Chicago agencies account for 89 finalists)

FCB Chicago leads Chicago agencies with 31 The One Show 2020, finalists, including 28 on behalf of Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  Working with FCBXLord+Thomas, both Chicago, the agency has 16 for the organization’s “Most Dangerous Street”, and 12 with Lord+Thomas and The Mill, both Chicago, for “The Gun Violence Handbook.”

Ogilvy Chicago with 27 including work for Glade, Kiwi and Jimmy Dean. Other agencies to get nods were Leo Burnett (10) for Feeding American and Represent Us, DDB (!7) for Skittles and Miller Lite, and HighDive (3) for their Jeep working including “Groundhog Day” and Terminator: Dark Fate.” and Energy BBDO received one.

Moldy Whopper, created by INGO Stockholm with DAVID Miami and Publicis Bucharest, tops the world with 23 finalist entries for The One Show 2020, the year’s largest global awards show in advertising and design recognizing excellence in creativity of ideas and quality of execution.

Following “Moldy Whopper,” as the work with the year’s most finalist spots are two entries tied at 18: “JFK Moonshot” by Digitas Boston with Unit 9 London for JFK Presidential Library and Museum, and “Project Understood” by FCB Canada Toronto on behalf of Google AI/Canadian Down Syndrome.


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McCann New York has the most One Show finalist entries this year with 61, including 17 each for Microsoft “Changing the Game” and March for Our Lives “Generation Lockdown”, and nine for “The Team That Wouldn’t Be Here” on behalf of Verizon.

BBDO New York with Sanctuary Los Angeles is runner up with 39 finalists, including 14 for Monica Lewinsky “The Epidemic” and 11 for Sandy Hook Promise “Back to School Essentials.”  

Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco has 30 finalists, followed by Arnold Worldwide Boston with 29, TBWA\Media Arts Lab Los Angeles with 28, Ogilvy Chicago with 27, Droga5 New York with 26 and Scholz & Friends Berlin with 25.

The One Show 2020 juries selected 1,669 finalists representing 46 countries. 

“People in the industry are eager for some good news, we’ve been inundated with inquiries about who made the final cut for The One Show,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club.  “In a year when other awards have been cancelled, The One Show is the leading global awards program to elevate and celebrate the broad range of advertising and design work from around the world.”


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Creative Month 2020

This year’s One Show finalists announcement comes during The One Club’s Creative Month 2020, an expansive streaming event running free of charge May 4-29 featuring a wide range of original creative inspiration, education, gender equality, inclusion & diversity and professional development content specifically developed for a global online audience. 

In place of annual in-person Creative Week programming in NYC, The One Club worked with more than 60 top global creative leaders to produce a month of entertaining and engaging original content designed to inform and inspire the global creative community.  Sessions will stream at three set times each day and are viewable at any time later from the Creative Month archive.

All finalists will win either a One Show Pencil or Merit.  Winners will be announced in a special streaming event in mid-June, details will be announced shortly.

The complete One Show 2020 finalists list can be viewed here

SOURCE: One Club

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