The One Show

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2018 One Show Cross-Platform Jury

Alexander Kalchev

Executive Creative Director

DDB Paris


Alexander Kalchev is the Executive Creative Director of DDB Paris, where he oversees a variety of brands such as Volkswagen, Hennessy, Ubisoft, Uber, Honda, Doctors of the World among others.

Throughout the years, he has produced surprising work in all different mediums and when the medium did not exist, he tried to invent it.

Highlights in his work include campaigns for Wrigley’s, SNCF, Attraction (the first interactive anti-smoking Anime) and Tropicana’s Billboard Powered by Oranges. “The Centaur” for Honda - the first film he directed – was awarded a silver film lion in Cannes. His work has been rewarded at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, One Show and all other major advertising festivals.

In 2011 Alexander was profiled in Creativity’s “Creatives to Know” and in 2014 he was chosen as one of the ADC New York’s Young Guns 12 class.

Alexander has sat multiple times on the French ADC jury and all major international juries, including the Cannes Lions and D&AD Film Juries.




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