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.

2015 One Show Web Jury

Mathias Appelblad

Group Creative Director

TBWAMedia Arts Lab

Los Angeles

Mathias Appelblad serves as Group Creative Director at TBWA\Media Arts Lab, working on Apple (interestingly, his last name literally translates to Apple Leaf).

He started his career at Forsman & Bodenfors where he worked as Senior Partner and Interactive Creative Director. Under his creative leadership, F&B rose to the ranks of to one of the world’s top digital agencies according to the Gunn Report. During his 17 years in the industry, Mathias has created, worked on and led iconic work for brands such as Apple, VW, Target, AT&T, FedEx, HBO, GE, Gillette, Volvo Cars and IKEA.

Many of his campaigns have gone on to win several of the industry’s highest accolades, including; Clio, D&AD, The One Show and Cannes Lions. Among the most valued awards are a Cyber Grand Prix in Cannes for Volvo and work the for IKEA “Dream Kitchens for Everyone” that went on the be the most awarded campaign 2007 and also named one of the top 10 best digital pieces of the decade by The One Show. Mathias is also a Creativity 50 honoree.

Mathias started his US career at BBDO New York as Executive Creative Director and Director of Innovation, and also served on the Board of Directors. At BBDO he oversaw integrated and digital creative and worked to drive innovation and strengthen the work across all the agency’s accounts.




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