“Surgery” by DAVID Miami Continues Humorous Campaign For The One Show 2022 Call for Entries

The One Club

Jan 10, 2022

DAVID Miami continues the spoof of TV medical dramas with the final spot in its witty “Medicine Avenue” digital film campaign to promote The One Show 2022 call for entries.

Playing off the style of TV episode previews, complete with scenes of frenzied operating rooms, emotional interactions between doctors, moody music and cliffhangers, the campaign pokes fun at the creative process by replacing medical terminology with dubbed dialogue of ad jargon commonly heard in agencies around the world. 

The new spot, titled “Surgery”, humorously equates advertising’s creative and production processes with TV emergency room action, complete with overly dramatic doctor and staff interactions.

"Advertising doesn’t save lives, they say.  Yet people in our industry tend to take their jobs a little too seriously - especially when it comes to awards,” said Rafael Donato, CCO, DAVID Miami at the time of the launch.  “So for this year’s One Show campaign, we created an actual drama series, ‘Medicine Avenue’, which spoofs all the drama we create for ourselves in our day-to-day.  It’s a little self-deprecation we hope everyone will identify with, and we sincerely appreciate The One Club for letting us poke fun at ourselves like this."

The campaign kicked off last fall with “Ambulance” and “Urgent”.  Each spot carries the tagline “The 2022 One Show. It's Worth All the Drama."

Entries to The One Show can be submitted now, with fees increasing after each deadline period.  The third entry deadline is February 4, 2022, and final deadline March 4, 2022.

Entries will be judged by a jury of nearly 400 top creatives from 48 countries.  Judging will be conducted online, no physical entries will be accepted this year.  All entry media must be uploaded into the online entry system.

Judging will start in March 2022, with finalists announced in May.  The One Show 2022 Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencil winners will be announced during Creative Week in May 2022. 

Agencies, brands, production companies and individuals responsible for winning work each year are highlighted in The One Show Global Rankings, the ad industry’s most respected global measure of creative success. Winners are ranked globally, regionally and by country. 

As a nonprofit organization, The One Club for Creativity puts revenue generated from The One Show entry fees back into the industry to fund programming under the nonprofit organization’s four pillars: Education, Inclusion & Diversity, Gender Equality and Creative Development. 


Client: The One Club for Creativity for The One Show 2022

Campaign: “Medicine Avenue”

Agency: DAVID Miami

Global CCO & Partner: Pancho Cassis

Global COO: Sylvia Panico

Managing Director: Ricardo Honegger

CCO: Rafael Donato 

Associate Creative Director: Sergio Takahata

Associate Creative Director: Nellie Santee

Senior Art Director: João Viégas

Senior Copywriter: Vanessa de Beaumont

Head of Account: Luiza Prata Carvalho

Group Account Director: Mariana D’Aprile

Management Supervisor: George Quiroz

Senior Account Executive: Margarita Peña

Executive Producer: Brenda Morrison Fell

Senior Producer: Esteffania Najera

Associate Producer: Margarita Castro

Director of Business Affairs: Barbara Karalis

Business Affairs Manager: Elizabeth Torriente


Director: Santi Elias

Executive Producer: Caro Cordini 

Producer: Gala Gonzalez Costes

Head of Production Gabriel Ferrari 

Production Service Uruguay: Metanoia

DOP: German Nocella

AD: German Zecchi

Production Designer: Mariana Rivero

Stylist: Gabriela de Armas 

Post Production House: Primo Post

Postproducer: Sebas Lopez

Editor: Paula Baialardo

Color Correction: Dani Carrizo

AUDIO, MUSIC & VO: Pickle Music

Music & Music Publisher: Pickle Music 

Sound Design, VO & Mix: Pickle Music

Music Creative Director: Alexis Estiz

Composer: Alexis Estiz, Sebastian Fucci, Dario Calequi,

Producer: Lupita Alvarez


The One Club for Creativity, producer of The One Show, ADC Annual Awards , Type Directors Club Communication Design and Typeface Design awards, Young Guns 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 the creativity of ideas and quality of execution. The global ADC Annual Awards honors creative excellence in craft, design and innovation across all disciplines. Creative Week takes place in May, and is the preeminent festival celebrating the intersection of advertising and the arts.

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