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 Print Jury

Chris Jacobs

Creative Director



Chris Jacobs is currently the Executive Creative Director at Cramer-Krasselt/Milwaukee. Before joining C-K in 2008, Chris was a creative director at The Martin Agency. He has spent the past 20 years in a few different agencies, but with one commonality – great mentors. While campaigns and clients come and go, Chris believes all great success and happiness comes from the people working alongside you. So whatever Chris has achieved in his career to date, it's a product of everyone from Joe Alexander, Steve Bassett and Beth Riley-Kelly to Marshall Ross, Mike Hughes and Larry Hampel. And, above all, he is a product of his father (a creative director as well) who taught him to ask the toughest question in the world – "Is it great?"

In terms of recognition, Chris has earned quite a bit of it over the years. He's won gold medals at Cannes, ADC, and even at the Effie's. He's also won nine One Show Pencils (including winners in Interactive and Design). In 2000, AdAge named his Holocaust Museum campaign "the most awarded print campaign in the world." Chris has also been on the One Show Jury in 2006, as well as the Effie Finalist Jury in 2012.




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