October 11, 2005
NEW YORK (October 11, 2005)
- Honoring twenty years of innovative and original advertising, The One Club will host an ESPN retrospective, featuring work from Wieden + Kennedy New York, The Concept Farm and Ground Zero. Held in The One Club Gallery, the event will feature interactive displays highlighting award-wining campaigns such as This is SportsCenter, Without Sports, The Season of the Fan as well as famous characters like The Rick. There will be a "Shelfball" corner, a SportCenter desk, team mascots and props from past commercials.
For more than a decade, The One Club, an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in advertising, has honored award-winning campaigns. The exhibition, opening with a VIP reception on October 11th, will also feature notable ESPN print and television advertisements.
"Our mission is to recognize the foremost creative work in advertising," said Mary Warlick, Executive Director of The One Club. "And certainly ESPN has raised the bar for creativity coming from all agencies of record. We're looking forward to a truly unique and interactive event."
A leader in smart and entertaining advertising, ESPN has garnered numerous One Show Gold Pencils, the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau's 2004 Network Achievement Award two years in a row, as well as having earned Adweek's "Best Ad" in 2003 for ESPN SportsCenter's "Stealing Mascots" (Wieden + Kennedy New York) TV commercial and Mediaweek's "Best Campaign" in 2004 for the "Makeshift" (Wieden + Kennedy New York) spot.
Designed by Dan Richards, Creative Director of Portland-based Opolis Design, the exhibition opens with a cocktail reception on October 11th from 6-8:00 p.m. at The One Club Gallery, with a reunion of creative teams and contributors who will share their advertising tales and discuss their work. The exhibition will continue through October 28th, Monday through Friday, between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information on One Show, please visit The One Club web site at www.oneclub.org
, or contact Diane Stefani or Rina Raphael at 212/255-8455.
The One Club for Art & Copy is the nation's foremost organization for the recognition and promotion of excellence in advertising. Founded in 1975 and based in New York City, The One Club produces three annual awards competitions: The One Show, One Show Design and One Show Interactive, which culminate in awards ceremonies held in New York City each May.
As part of The One Club's mission to support the next generation of advertising professionals, the organization nurtures emerging talent through scholarships, portfolio reviews and an annual student exhibition. The One Club maintains a full-time exhibition gallery, hosts an ongoing series of lectures and events, and produces publications that include the quarterly one.a magazine and The One Show and One Show Interactive annuals.