Epica shortlist hat-trick

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PARIS, Thursday: North Shore-based creative agency Yarn picked up NZ’s three finalist spots at The Epica Awards 2021 – all for Tourism New Zealand’s Please Don’t Travel Under The Social Influence.

Judgement Day

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PARIS, Today: M+AD ed David Gapes has again been appointed to the 2021 Epica Awards jury. The Epicas are the only global creative advertising awards judged exclusively by journalists.

Epica deadline extension

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PARIS, Today: The Epica Awards has appointed editor/entrepreneur Claire Beale as president of this year’s jury. The online awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 9 December – and the entry period has been extended until Friday 22 October.

Vive la Différence?

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PARIS, Thursday: Amsterdam agency Cloudfactory has launched a new campaign – No Bias. No Excuses – for the Epica Awards call for entries. Epica is judged by a global network of journalists. In this part of the world, that means M+AD Daily (for NZ) and Campaign Brief (AU).

Your brief is a joke

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MONTREAL, Wednesday: Trevor Thomas, head of strategy at Canadian indie creative agency Bleublancrouge* (and semi-retired stand-up comic) shares the secret to writing a good brief using the formula for good comedy.

Epica’s jury of journos

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PARIS, Today: The 2021 Epica Awards – the only global creative comp judged by solely journalists – has updated its calendar and categories. The 2021 ceremony will take place on Thursday 9 December, with an earlybird entry period running from July 1 to September 1.

No Medicine for Regret

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PARIS, Today: NZ agencies could be well advised to keep an alert eye on next year’s Epica Awards – they’re one of the few global outfits (with the notable exception of the D&AD in New York) that pay close attention to work from NZ.