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

Noel Cottrell

Chief Creative Officer


Kansas City

Back in the day Noel co-founded two South African ad agencies - Joe Public and FoxP2. Today they’re among the largest and most awarded in the country.

After selling his stake in both and moving to the US, he worked in New York as Executive Creative Director at GREY on E*TRADE and P&G. His most famous work while there was for E*TRADE - the talking babies campaign - and the global 'Breathe Happy' blindfold campaign for P&G's Febreze.

As Chief Creative Officer of Fitzco in Atlanta for nearly a decade, Noel helped grow the agency through work on brands like Coca-Cola, SONY, Navy Federal Credit Union, French’s Mustard, HARRY’S and Checkers & Rally’s. Fitzco’s work consistently won Lions, Pencils and Effies making them not just the most-awarded agency in the Southeast but a contender on the international stage. In 2017 Noel was voted onto the Adweek 100 as one of 15 Chief Creative Officers who are inspiring the advertising of tomorrow.

In March 2020 Noel joined VMLY&R as Chief Creative Officer of their Kansas City office.




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