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.

2020 One Show Film Jury

Bridget Johnson

Executive Creative Director

The Riverbed Agency


Bridget started her career over 20 years ago in a small agency where she was in charge of selling mining drill bits and tampons. (yes, seriously)

Over the years she’s made award-winning work for Audi, Opel, Harley-Davidson, The Topsy Foundation, Cadbury, KFC, Vodacom/Vodafone, The Apartheid Museum and others, served in South Africa’s top agencies and held leadership positions at Ogilvy & Mather, Ireland/Davenport, M&C Saatchi Abel and Blackriver F.C.

Most recently Bridget joined The Riverbed, South Africa’s largest black, female-owned agency and is loving exploring the exciting convergence of cultures and disciplines it offers.

Bridget’s work has been recognized at the top international shows including One Show, Clios, Cannes, D&AD, TEDTalks, Andys, as well as local creative and effectiveness awards. She has served as a judge at Cannes, Dubai Lynx, The Loeries, Apex Effectiveness Awards and serves on the EXCO of South African Creative Industry body, The Creative Circle.

She has two beautiful, talented children and a wonderful husband who rein her in and keep her (semi) grounded.




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