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.

2019 One Show Film Jury

John Mescall

Global Executive Creative Director

McCann Worldwide

New York

John is Global Creative Council President and Global Executive Creative Director at McCann Worldgroup.

In this role, John has helped McCann Worldgroup rise to #2 global network in the Gunn Report, in addition to numerous Network of the Year recognitions.

Prior to this, he was Chief Creative Officer of McCann Australia. Under John’s leadership, McCann Melbourne became the world’s most awarded agency.

Honors include The Gunn Report Agency of the Year, D&AD Agency of the Year, Cannes Agency of the Year (Runner Up), AWARD Agency of the Year, Spikes Asia Agency of the Year and Campaign Brief Agency of the Year. As both a writer and a creative director, John has won over 60 Cannes lions including 6 Cannes Grand Prix, Black and Yellow Pencils at D&AD, One Show Best of Show, and multiple Clio, Spikes, LIA and Webby awards.

John was named in the 2013 Creativity 50: AdWeek’s annual listing of the world’s 50 most influential creative thinkers and doers, and Business Insider ranked him the 8th most creative person in advertising worldwide.




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