The One Show

The One Show is one of the most prestigious awards competitions in advertising, design, interactive and branded entertainment. Judged every year by top industry professionals, a Gold Pencil is the ultimate symbol of creative excellence.

The One Show 2020 is officially open for entries! With new categories, a restructuring of disciplines and more flexibility with campaigns, there are more opportunities to win a coveted One Show Pencil than ever before!


2016 One Show Public Relations Jury

Kathy Bloomgarden

Chief Executive Officer

Ruder Finn

Dr. Kathy Bloomgarden is CEO of Ruder Finn Inc., one of the world's largest independent public relations agencies, with close to 75 million dollars in revenue.

With more than 30 years of experience in communications for multinational companies, including global communications activities for Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo, Citigroup, Barclays, McKinsey, Cisco, Nokia, Kering, and Mondelēz International, Dr. Bloomgarden has developed particular skills in global communications consulting, including a focus on corporate, marketing, and creative campaigns.

Under Kathy’s leadership, Ruder Finn opened one of the first global communications offices in China over 25 years ago. The agency now has four offices in China, with several hundred professionals on the ground.

Kathy has also overseen the growth of RFI Studios, one of the industry’s largest dedicated digital teams, with expertise in online presence and reputation management, and development of insights and data analytics.

Dr. Bloomgarden is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a board member of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the Partnership for New York City, the China Institute, and sits on the advisory board of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is the author of Trust: The Secret Weapon of Effective Business Leaders, and also writes for on leadership topics. Dr. Bloomgarden holds a B.A. from Brown University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University in Political Science, as well as a certificate from the East Asian Institute. She is fluent in French, and has a working knowledge of Chinese, Italian, and basic German and Russian.




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