Burger King's "Moldy Whopper" Tops The One Show With 23 Finalist Entries
Burger King's "Moldy Whopper"
McCann NY leads the field of ad agencies with a tally of 61
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“Moldy Whopper,” created by INGO Stockholm with DAVID Miami and Publicis Bucharest, tops the world with 23 finalist entries for The One Show 2020.

“Moldy Whopper” heralds Burger King’s decision to eliminate artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from its Whoppers (the preservative-free burgers are scheduled to be available throughout the U.S. by year’s end). The commercial shows an appetizing burger being assembled and then left to rot for several weeks, decomposing via time lapse photography until it’s a mass of a mess with a layer of thick green mold. The tagline reads, “The Beauty of No Artificial Preservatives.”

The complete One Show 2020 finalists list can be viewed here, all finalists win either a One Show Pencil or Merit.  Winners will be announced in a special streaming event in mid-June, details will be announced shortly.

Following “Moldy Whopper” as the work with the year’s most finalists are two entries tied at 18: “JFK Moonshot” by Digitas Boston with Unit 9 London for JFK Presidential Library and Museum, and “Project Understood” by FCB Canada Toronto on behalf of Google AI/Canadian Down Syndrome.

Agency tally
McCann New York has the most One Show finalist entries this year with 61, including 17 each for Microsoft’s “Changing the Game” and March for Our Lives’ “Generation Lockdown,” and nine for “The Team That Wouldn’t Be Here” on behalf of Verizon.

BBDO New York with Sanctuary Los Angeles is runner up with 39 finalists, including 14 for Monica Lewinsky’s anti-bullying initiative “The Epidemic” and 11 for Sandy Hook Promise’s “Back to School Essentials”.  

In the third spot is FCB Chicago with 31 finalists, including 28 on behalf of Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.  Working with FCBX and Lord+Thomas, both Chicago, the agency has 16 for the organization’s “Most Dangerous Street,” and 12 with Lord+Thomas and The Mill, both Chicago, for “The Gun Violence Handbook”.

Goodby Silverstein & Partners San Francisco has 30 finalists, followed by Arnold Worldwide Boston with 29, TBWA\Media Arts Lab Los Angeles with 28, Ogilvy Chicago with 27, Droga5 New York with 26 and Scholz & Friends Berlin with 25.

The One Show 2020 juries selected 1,669 finalists representing 46 countries. 

“People in the industry are eager for some good news, we’ve been inundated with inquiries about who made the final cut for The One Show,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club.  “In a year when other awards have been canceled, The One Show is the leading global awards program to elevate and celebrate the broad range of advertising and design work from around the world.”

The One Show is part of The One Club for Creativity, the nonprofit organization supporting and celebrating the global creative community.   

The One Club awards shows each have their distinct focus.  The One Show judges focus on creativity of ideas and quality of execution, while ADC Annual Awards juries maintain their historic concentration as the champion for craft, design and innovation.


Client March For Our Lives Agency McCann New York, Erick Silver, chief creative officer, McCann North America; Devika Bulchandani, president, McCann NY; Sean Bryan, Tom Murphy, co-chief creative officers, New York; Pierre Lipton, global executive creative director; Marco Pupo, executive creative director; Karsten Jurkschat, Alex Little, creative directors; Nathy Aviram, chief production officer; John McAdorey, executive producer; Gabrielle Levy, producer. Production Hungry Man Bryan Buckley, director; Mino Jarjoura, Kevin Byrne, Caleb Dewart, exec producers; Matt Lefebvre, producer; Sherra Fermino, production manager; Scott Henriksen, DP. Editorial NO6 Jason Macdonald, Justin Quagliata, editors; Corina Dennison, exec producer; Malia Rose, Laura Molinaro, post producers; Tripp McCarty, Scott Zeitlen, assistant editors. Finishing NO6 Ed Skupeen, Flame; Mark Reyes, Flame assistant; Steve Picano, colorist. Finishing The Mill LA Tom Graham, Flame; Phil Crowe, creative director; Marie O’Brien, producer; Anastasia Von Rahl, exec producer. Audio Post Sonic Union Brian Goodheart, audio engineer; Kelly Oostman, audio mix assistant; Pat Sullivan, Justine Cortale, audio producers. Music Duotone Audio Group Ross Hopman, exec producer; Brad Fischer, composer. Clearances Clearances provided by STALKR Colleen Cavanaugh Anthony, exec producer; George Alvarez, producer; Natalie Stowell, project manager; Niko Savich, Craig Phillips, researchers.


Client Monica Lewinsky Agency BBDO New York David Lubars, chief creative officer, worldwide; Greg Hahn, chief creative officer, NY; Bianca Guimaraes, VP, creative director; Roberto Danino, creative director; Gary du Toit, Lance Vining, VPs, creative directors; Jim Connolly, associate creative director; David Rolfe, director of integrated production; Jessica Coccaro, executive producer;  James Young, executive producer, digital; Alex Massicott, Nick Russo, developers; Jimmy McGee, digital resource manager; Dexter Blumenthal, sr. brand strategist; Crystal Lin, marketing science project lead. Production Sanctuary Cole Webley, director; Paul Meyers, DP; Preston Lee, Kristen Bedard-Johnson, exec producers; Noah Thomason, line producer. Editorial Arcade Edit Paul Martinez, editor; Chris Angel, Jeff Lopus, assistant editors; Sila Soyer, exec producer; Fanny Cruz, producer. Telecine Company 3 Tom Poole, sr. colorist; Ashley McKim, exec producer; Alexandra Lubrano, producer. Conform/Finish Arcade Edit Tristian Wake, Mark Popham, Flame artists; Riccardo Sinti, After Effects artist. Music Human Sloan Alexander, composer/creative director; James Dean Wells, exec producer. Audio Post Post Human Sloan Alexander, chief engineer.


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