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.
PARIS, Wednesday: The Epica Awards – the only global ad show judged by journalists (including M+AD ed David Gapes) – has extended its entry deadline to Monday 16 November.
PARIS, Today: The Epica Awards has extended its deadline to Monday 2 November 2. M+AD is a judge this year (you may find our home page in the collection, above).
PARIS, Thursday: Epica Awards operations director Nicolas Huvé writes: “Here in Paris, Autumn is slowly settling in, but no time to jump in the leaves as we are full steam ahead in our entry season.
PARIS, Today: The Epica Awards, the only global creative prize judged by the press, has announced a later closing date of Thursday 15 October 15. The delay is due to the turbulence caused by Covid-19 – and the need to attract the maximum amount of great creative work to show the jury.
PARIS, Today: Entries for the Epica Awards, the only global creative award judged by the press, have opened with an early-bird €100 discount until August 31.
NEW YORK, Today: As Bauer Media cold-bloodedly gives up on NZ – The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s Group are countering the Covid-19 effect by giving potential clients an additional incentive to advertise in their print pages.