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.

2011 One Show Radio Judges

Jon Helfman

Exit 10 Advertising


Jonathan Helfman began his advertising career in 1996 as an intern for TBWA Chiat/Day. 6-months later, Chiat hired him as a Jr. Copywriter (despite never asking to see the spec portfolio he spent hundreds of hours working on.)

For the next several years, he learned the business working on clients such as Nissan, Nissan North America, Infiniti, Absolut Vodka, AOL and other recognizable brands. Since leaving the Chiat nest, he's held positions at several agencies including Doner, Eisner Communications and Underground. He's also freelanced for agencies such as Arnold Worldwide, The Martin Agency and BBDO. And worked on all kinds of brands including GEICO, General Motors, US Airways, AMF Bowling, The Ad Council, Bank of America, CSX Transportation and AT&T. In 2005, Jonathan and three other partners started Exit10 Advertising in Baltimore. Today they employ 15 people, and do everything in their power to avoid working on weekends. He currently holds the title of Creative Director/Managing Partner.

Jonathan's work has been recognized by many competitions, including The One Show, Communication Arts, The NY Festivals, London International Awards, The National Addys and more. In September of 2010, he was awarded the $5,000 Radio Mercury Award for best Public Service radio spot.

Jonathan currently lives in Ellicott City, MD with his wife and two daughters – the three greatest accomplishments of his life.




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