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The One Show Announces 2019 Finalists

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McCann New York, Ogilvy Chicago and BBDO New York top the list

McCann New York, Ogilvy Chicago and BBDO New York lead the way with finalists entries for The One Show 2019, as announced today by The One Club for Creativity.

McCann New York has the most finalists this year with 41. Sixteen of their finalists are on behalf of client March for Our Lives, including nine for 'Price On Our Lives' and seven for 'The Most Vicious Cycle'. The agency also has 12 finalists spots for MGM Resorts International 'Universal Love Songs' and eight for National Geographic work (five for 'Astronaut Reality Helmet' and three for 'Planet or Plastic').

Ogilvy Chicago is close behind with 40 One Show finalists, including 16 for nine different entries on behalf of Lyric Opera, and 15 for SC Johnson work (10 for Kiwi 'First Steps' and five for Lysoform 'Last Germ').

BBDO New York has 38 finalists, including 12 on behalf of AT&T (seven for 'The Face of Distracted Driving'), seven for Monica Lewinsky/Anti-Bullying '#DefyTheName' and six for Mars Chocolate North America-Snickers work.

Thirty-four finalists go to Droga5 New York, including 16 for The New York Times (13 for 'The Truth is Worth It' and three for 'Read More. Learn More'). TBWA\Chiat\Day New York has 30 finalists, including 12 for Adidas (eight of them for 'Billie Jean King Your Shoes'), nine for Columbia Journalism Review 'The Fake News Stand' and four for Thomson Reuters 'Unboxing the Truth'.

Other top agencies for One Show 2019 finalists are DDB Paris with 27, DDB Chicago with 25, Wieden+Kennedy Portland with 23, Serviceplan Munich with 22, TBWA\Media Arts Lab Los Angeles with 21 and Dentsu Tokyo with 20.  

The entry with the most finalists spots is 'Broadway The Rainbow' for Mars Wrigley Confectionery by DDB Chicago with 25, followed by Burger King 'The Whopper Detour' by FCB New York with 19. Tied for third with 17 finalists each are Nike 'Dream Crazy' by Wieden+Kennedy Portland and McDonald’s 'The Flip' by We Are Unlimited Chicago with The Marketing Store Chicago, DDB New York and DDB Canada Vancouver. 

One Show 2019 juries selected 1,558 finalists representing 40 countries. To download the complete list of The One Show 2019 finalists by discipline, click here.

This year’s winners will be announced at two nights of The One Show awards ceremonies on May 8, 6:00 pm-12:00 am at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, 141 West 54th St. and May 10, 6:00 pm-2:00 am at Cipriani, 55 Wall St., both in New York.

The awards ceremonies are part of The One Club for Creativity’s Creative Week, May 6-10, 2019 in New York. The preeminent festival showcasing the intersection of advertising, innovation and creative thinking, Creative Week also includes the ADC 98th Annual Awards ceremony, the dynamic Young Ones Education Festival, inspiring sessions with some of the biggest names in the industry at the Creative Summit and the exclusive Executive Creative Summit, open to a limited number of top-level leaders (founders, CCOs, managing partners).

In a reflection of the tremendous creative opportunities now possible in today’s outdoor ad market, The One Club for Creativity announced a partnership this year with OUTFRONT Media, Inc, who serve as exclusive sponsor for The One Show 2019 Outdoor category. OUTFRONT Media is one of the largest out-of-home media companies in North America, connecting brands and consumers in the 'real world' on giant creative canvases. Their focus on creative, through in-house creative boutique OUTFRONT Studios, has been recognised across the media industry.

The One Club for Creativity, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards, Creative Week and Portfolio Night, is the world's foremost non-profit organisation recognising creative excellence in advertising and design. The ADC Annual Awards honours the best work across all disciplines, including Advertising, Interactive, Design and Motion. Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.

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