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.
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.
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.
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).
PARIS, Today: The Epica Awards – the only global creative show judged entirely by professional journalists (including the M+AD team) has issued its 2021 call for entries.
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.
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.
PARIS, Monday: US copywriter Dave Trott has caught the attention of the global ad business with a call to drop the noun “creative” and replace it with the more accurate “copywriter” or “art director”.
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.
PARIS, Today: Despite the influence of M+AD Daily ed David Gapes on the Epica Awards jury roster, NZ failed big time at last night’s awards presentation. Just one Kiwi agency – Newton-based Motion Sickness – made it through to the shortlist.