The One Show

The One Show is the world's most prestigious award show in advertising and design. For over 50 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.

One Show 2022 Radio & Audio Jury

Mariana O'Kelly

Global Executive Creative Director



Mariana O’Kelly is a human-first creative leader, who is driven by the love of people and her belief in the immense creative power they hold inside them. She is the proud mama to two amazing twin boys and has over 27 years' experience working for top global brands and agency networks. Currently Mariana holds the position of Global Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy Chicago, where she oversees one of their largest pieces of business. Mariana is deeply passionate about creative excellence and is a life-long learner, generous sharer of knowledge, fan of having curious + candid conversations and of making sure to have fun along the way. Her favorite work has heart and is based on strong human truths. Ideas that make you feel something, are unexpected, connected to the moment and crafted with love. Recognized by the Gunn Report as one of the best performing ECDs in the world, Mariana consistently proves the impact big ideas can have in bringing in both creative buzz and business results. She’s won multiple Grand Prix at Cannes, as well as over 70 globally recognized awards. Her creative leadership on brands like KFC, Cadbury, Kimberley-Clark, MTV and Philips have also earned her a coveted seat on Ogilvy’s Global Creative Council. When she isn’t insight hunting, big idea wrangling, presentation taming or production protecting, Mariana likes to eat ice-cream with her family, paint, galivant around galleries, enjoy the great outdoors and get to know the Windy City she now calls home.




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