Wednesday, February 15, 2006


CB has just heard again from David Baldwin, partner and ECD of US hotshop McKinney Silver in Raleigh, Virginia and, more importantly, president of The One Club, that (at the last minute) David Nobay (left), executive creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney will be invited to judge The One Show this year (the main TV/Print jury), the first time an Australian has been invited in the show's 31 year history.
Baldwin (below right) says that Nobby was "soundly approved by the board to be a judge". He will join Todd McCracken, regional CD of Grey Asia Pacific, who is representing New Zealand - the first time a Kiwi has been invited. (McCracken relocated to KL last month but is still officially representing NZ).
Baldwin has been on our side since October last year, when it was first pointed out that an Aussie or Kiwi had never been invited, despite our considerable haul of metal won over the years, including Best of Show for Grey, Melbourne in the mid Nineties.
The 29 person jury includes 19 Americans, the most prominent being Chuck McBride, ECD of TBWA\Chiat\Day, San Francisco.
Of the 10 overseas jurors, half of them are from the Asia Pacific region:
Ravi Deshpande, Contract Advertising, Mumbai, India
Morihiko Hasebe, Hakuhodo, Tokyo, Japan
Todd McCracken, Grey Asia Pacific, New Zealand
Tham Khai Meng, Ogilvy & Mather Singapore, Singapore
Janet Kestin, Ogilvy & Mather, Toronto, Canada
Zak Mroueh, Taxi, Toronto, Canada
Betinna Olf, Springer & Jacoby, Germany
Erik Vervroegen, TBWA Paris, France
Ricardo Vior, la comunidad, Argentina...
... and nolw David Nobay, Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney
Judging will take place in New York in March with the The One Show presentation night slated for the Lincoln Centre in NYC in early May.

By the way, The One Way to get a bit more influence at The One Club, is to join, like Lynchy did last year. Go to
  • and click the membership button. It's only US$110 to become a member (cheaper than AWARD), which includes an airmailed copy of the The One Show annual (and as a member, you get your name in the book alongside the world greats young and old, including Phyllis Robinson, Lee Clow, David Abbott, John Hegarty, George Lois, Ed McCabe, Hal Riney, Amil Gargano, Cliff Freeman, Dan Wieden, John Hunt, Graham Warsop, David Lubars, Nancy Rice, Mark Waites and Erik Vervroegen).
    You also receive the regular one.a magazine (brilliant) and email newsletters.
    If the top 30 CDs from Australia and NZ became members (together with our senior teams and TVC production people), there is every chance we would get a regular slot on the jury each year.

    Andy Blood (Whybin TBWA, Auckland)
    Matt Eastwood (DDB Sydney)
    Sean Ganann (Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney)
    Michael Lynch (Campaign Brief)
    Todd McCracken (Grey Worldwide, KL)
    Tom McFarlane (M&C Saatchi, Sydney)
    Nick Worthington (Publicis Mojo, Auckland)

    Jay Benjamin (Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland)
    Luke Chess (Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney)
    Andy DiLallo (Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland)
    Mike Doyle (Lime, Sydney)
    Roy Faulkner (M&C Saatchi Sydney)
    Damian Royce (Clemenger Blue Digital, Melbourne)

    You don't have to have had something accepted at The One Show to become a member of The One Club, so why not sign up today. It's actually cheaper than buying The One Show annual alone!

    When you do become a member, please let Lynchy know so I can add your name to the list above. Email me on so I have an idea how many new One Club members sign up from this region.


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good on you Nobby. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bloke. Clearly Australia's best creative director.

    Love, the Saatchi creative dept. x x

    3:59 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's about time. Congrats Nobby.


    4:50 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    well done Nobster.
    if there was a shortlist of CDs worthy of representing Oz on the One Show jury, you would have been the only one.....
    for saying the above, can I have a job please?

    5:03 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hey, how come you guys are blogging up here? There's a much more interesting blog a few blogs down. It's about beer.

    5:26 PM  
    Blogger CB said...

    Has any stingy Aussies or Kiwis actually joined The One Club in the last week?

    If so, let me know on

    We need at least 100 members from down under to have any chance of keeping our place on the jury in future years. That's kinda the deal, guys.

    At the very least you get a One Show annual, not bad value for the US110 membership fee - and you get your name in the book.

    (I notice even Nobby is yet to sign up so please do so today.)

    9:24 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hmmmm, I heard Nobby's a talentless twat who just likes CB cock.

    5:26 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    My names Chris Black and I don't remember Nobby ever enjoying my cock, although I would like him too. I love you Nobby, do you love me?

    Creative Chris xx

    5:47 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Get the impression that "bitter and twisted's" book from 5.26 is still over at Saatchi reception!

    Sounds like a wanker. (I'd give this bloke Chris Black another look though)

    Good on ya Nobby. Just bring us back some aussie pencils, those yanks are stingy barstards.

    8:17 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They better book him two seats - you know, 'cause he's a fat bastard.

    Pete B

    8:35 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Maybe, but how big is Nobby's cock?

    11:54 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Just take a look at his head.

    12:14 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I don't know, but I can balance 4 full schooners of ale on my nads!

    12:21 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Now that would be a true successor to The Big Ad.

    Let's make it happen. Anyone know an unsquemish director?

    12:22 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    it was five

    12:46 PM  

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