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.

2016 One Show Radio Jury

Chris Smith

Brand Creative Group Head

The Richards Group

Dallas / US

Christopher Smith is a writer and creative director at Dallas advertising agency The Richards Group. Since joining the agency in 1999, Chris has written for clients including Motel 6, The Home Depot, Zales, Amstel Light, Red Lobster, H-E-B, QuikTrip, Central Market, and dozens more. He’s collected shiny paperweights from the One Show, the Effies, the Clios, Communication Arts, the Dallas Society of Visual Communications, Print, the AAF, the London International Awards, and has won five Radio Mercury Awards, including (as creative director) the $100,000 Grand Prize. In July of 2015, he was named to Adweek magazine’s Creative 100: America's Most Inventive Talent in Marketing, Media and Tech.

A frequent advertising judge, lecturer, and educator, Chris also moonlights as a professional improv comedian, emcee, and TV joke writer, has co-authored three books of trivia, finished a couple screenplays, and is a two-time Jeopardy! champion. He is an avid foodie, voracious reader, newly minted cyclist, and passionate collector (and imbiber) of single-malt scotch. A native of upstate New York and graduate of Penn State, he lives in Dallas with his wife Heather and their daughter and twin sons.




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