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.

2009 One Show Radio Judges

Sam Pond

Pond Radio

San Francisco

Pond Radio Entertainment is a nationally award-winning radio creative and production house, serving clients all over the country. Founder Sam Pond has been specializing in radio since he first entered advertising. His mission is to breathe new life into radio through comedy, character and story.

As an agency writer and creative director at Chiat/Day, Hal Riney & Partners and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Sam has garnered a national reputation over the years, having been honored with hundreds of awards primarily in the medium of radio - the One Show, the Clio Awards, Cannes Lions, Communication Arts, London International Awards, San Francisco Show, Addies, the National Radio Mercury Awards, the $1,000,000 National EAR Awards and the prestigious Howard Gossage Award for Copywriting. Most notably, Sam is the first and only person in the history of New York's One Show to win Best of Show with a radio campaign.

Sam is also a published author of short fiction and a former Shakespearean actor/director/lecturer, most notably with the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespearean Festival in Ashland. Today, Pond Radio Entertainment takes up all of his passion - writing, producing and directing radio for a whole bunch of agencies and clients.




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