The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

2014 One Show Advertising Jury

Leslie Sims


McCann NY

New York

Leslie Sims, Executive Creative Director of McCann New York, is the creator of one of advertising’s most famous brand icons, the Staples Easy Button, selling millions worldwide in four languages. She has produced award-winning work for brands including Nature Valley, Avis and MasterCard, earning her top honors from One Show and One Show Interactive, Cannes, Art Director’s Club, AICP, FWA, Webby Awards, ADDY and Communication Arts. Her work has been highlighted by the New York Times, CNBC, USA Today and her father’s favorite, Fox News.

Leslie began her career as a copywriter at Adworks in Washington DC. From there, she spent six months as the worst greens keeper to date on a guest ranch in Wyoming before heading to New York, where she has been for the last 16 years (15 of them with McCann). She currently lives in Connecticut with her two children and very tolerant husband.




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