Zulu Alpha Kilo Launches Humorous Video Campaign To Promote The One Club’s 2019 One Show Call for Entries

The One Show

Oct 01, 2018

The One Club for Creativity, the world's foremost non-profit organization recognizing creative excellence in advertising and design, today debuted an online video campaign from Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo to promote the call for entries for the 2019 iteration of the prestigious One Show awards.

Part of the agency’s “Win Pencil, Draw Respect” campaign, the videos use humorous before-and-after scenarios to depict how the life of a creative improves dramatically after winning a coveted One Show Pencil.  The campaign also includes posters, banners and simple animated videos.

The campaign kicks off today with three videos: “Monitor” (, “We Quit” ( and “Jury Room” (, all directed by Jono Hunter with production company OPC.  Two other videos will be released in the coming months.

“We wanted to tap into real industry insights that creatives have experienced.” said Zak Mroueh, chief creative officer and founder, Zulu Alpha Kilo. “Whether it’s being in a jury room, resigning from a job, or simply asking for a bigger monitor, once you’ve won a One Show pencil there’s an increased level of respect that comes with it that would impact how those scenarios play out. We wanted to dramatize that.”

“Winning a One Show Pencil has propelled the careers of many creatives around the world,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity.  “The club’s mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community, and we accomplish that by elevating the best work on a global stage.”

The One Show entries can be submitted now at  The early deadline is November 30, 2018, when the first batch of entries will be judged in a preliminary round. The final deadline to enter is January 31, 2019.  One Show juries will be announced shortly.

Entering work into The One Show also helps the industry overall because The One Club is a global non-profit organization that uses awards revenue to give back to the industry through nearly two dozen education, professional development, gender equality and inclusion and diversity programs for creatives at all levels around the world.

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Client: The One Club for Creativity, New York

Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo, Toronto

Creative Director: Zak Mroueh

Writers: Christina Roche, Gary Watson, Patrick Godin, George Ault, David Horovitch

Art Directors: Andrea Por, Michael Romaniuk, Natalie Theron

Agency Producer: Revital Grunberg

Account Team: Terri Mattucci, Matt Sinuita, Kelly Flynn

Production House:  OPC

Director:  Jono Hunter

Executive Producers:  Harland Weiss, Donovan M. Boden, Isil Gilderdale

Line Producer:  Max Brook

Director of Photography:  James Klopko

Casting Director:  Shasta Lutz, Jigsaw Casting

Post Production: Alter Ego

Compositor/Online/Senior VFX Artist:  David Whiteson

Colorist/Transfer:  Eric Whipp

Post Producers:  Julie Neff, Hilda Pereira

Audio Post Facility/Music House:  Eggplant Music & Sound

Audio Director:  Adam Damelin

Producer:  Nicola Treadgold

Engineer:  Nathan Handy

Video Post Facility/Editing Company: Zulubot

Editors: Brian Noon, Marissa Bergougnou

Zulu Alpha Kilo is a Toronto-based creative agency with staff of over 100 full-time “Zuligans”.  Zulu made headlines globally when they were the first non-U.S. shop to ever be named as Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year in 2016. In 2017, Zulu was again named as Ad Age’s International Small Agency of the Year.  More recently Zulu was ranked as one of the top agencies in the world on the WARC 100 list for commercial creativity effectiveness coming in at #29 globally. In 2018, Zulu was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies by Canadian Business. This past spring, Zulu was featured in Forbes magazine as one of the top 25 small companies in North America. The agency’s client roster includes brands such as Bell, Cineplex Entertainment, Tim Hortons, Uber, ParticipACTION, Whirlpool and Nikon. 

The One Club for Creativity, producer of the prestigious One Show, ADC Annual Awards and Creative Week, is the world's foremost non-profit organization whose mission is to support and celebrate the success of the global creative community. The One Show is a top global awards show for advertising, design and digital marketing focusing on creativity of idea and quality of execution.  The ADC Annual Awards honors the best creative work in terms of craft, design and innovation across all disciplines.  Creative Week takes place in New York City every May and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.


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