SYDNEY, Today: This week’s Bestadsontv judge Juan Pablo Valencia, regional creative advisor, FCB Artgroup Central Asia division, has selected FCB & Thick As Thieves’ NZ Post Christmas tvc (scroll down for the link) as the best of the site’s weekly global ranking.
AMSTERDAM, Today: VMLY&R has turned NZ’s single shortlisted work at the Epica Awards into Gold – taking out the Promotions & Incentives category with RIP Simon for Trade Me/Life Direct.
PARIS, Today: VMLY&R’s RIP Simon for TradeMe/Life Direct has received a belated inclusion in the shortlist for the Epica Awards (in the Promotions & Incentives category).
PARIS, Today: No New Zealand agencies turned up to the Epica Awards this year, passing up on a fine opportunity to display their wares to the world.
PARIS, Today: Every year, before its annual prize-giving ceremony, The Epica Awards holds its Creative Circle conference, exploring different facets of creativity and its impact on society.
PARIS, Today: Mark Tungate, the tireless director of the Epica Awards, has written a Q+A for M+AD. And – true journo to the core – he even wrote his own questions. (M+AD ed David Gapes is on the jury for Epica 2019.)
PARIS, Today: The Epica Awards has announced a new PR Grand Prix. The prize will be open to the winners of the PR category as well as other campaigns with a proven high level of earned media coverage, at the discretion of the jury.
PARIS, Thursday: The Epica Awards has added Gender Equity to its range of Public Interest categories for the 2019 edition, which is currently open for entries.
PARIS, Today: Epica Awards director Mark Tungate writes: “I noticed that your reporter wrote that Epica is judged by journalists NOT including M+AD [scroll down for the link].
CANNES, Sunday: The Epica Awards has underlined its positioning in the awards landscape with a new advertising campaign from Hecho Studios Amsterdam, reminding potential entrants that it’s time to leave the “self love” to other awards.