2016 One Show Radio Jury
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.