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.


2017 One Show Interactive Jury

Thomas Hongtack Kim




Thomas Hongtack Kim is a CCO(Chief Creative Office) and founder of ‘Playground’, creative solution group. Before this, he has worked for Cheil Worldwide as an ECD of Creative Innovation Group.

Having worked in Korea, New York and Beijing, Thomas has dealt with a wide array of clients including Samsung Mobile, Samsung Camera, Samsung Display, Samsung Insurance, CJ, Daewoo Motors, Microsoft, some NGOs such as UNHCR, Kfhi, and the list goes on... And now he experiments a new eco-system of communication solution through his company.

He has received numerous international advertising awards such as Cannes Lions, One Show, D&AD, New York Festival, London International Awards, Adfest, Spikes Asia, Webby Awards,IF Design Awards... And he also participated as a member of the jury for Cannes Chimera, London International Awards, New York Festival, Adfest, Spikes Asia, Digital Media Awards, and more.

As a result, he was selected as a ‘Creator of the year’ in 2012 for his creative excellence by Campaign Asia-Pacific and was ranked #8 in the Top 10 Executive Creative Directors worldwide in the Directory Big Won Rankings 2013 as the only Asian executive creative director.




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