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  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    LES ARGENTINS
    (BUENOS AIRES & PARIS)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    LES ARGENTINS
    (BUENOS AIRES & PARIS)

    04 December 2017

    Advertising from Argentina is often great. So great, in fact, that agencies in other parts of the world want a slice of it. Meet Les Argentins (The Argentines), the duo bringing ad genius from Buenos Aires to your doorstep. 

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: ARTEM SINYAVSKIY (RUSSIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: ARTEM SINYAVSKIY (RUSSIA)

    01 November 2017

    Artem Sinyavskiy of Russian agency Marvelous tells us how he transformed a talent for organising parties into an agency that thrives on unexpected solutions.

  • HEADLINE MAKERS:
    HARRY TRACOSAS (GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORK)

    HEADLINE MAKERS:
    HARRY TRACOSAS (GLOBAL PRODUCTION NETWORK)

    10 October 2017

    GPN is the sponsor of Epica’s new Production Company of the Year award. The network may reach every corner of the globe, but founder Harry Tracosas is a firm believer in the personal touch.

  • DESIGN PLUS: HOW WALLPAPER* BEATS THE CROWD

    DESIGN PLUS: HOW WALLPAPER* BEATS THE CROWD

    04 October 2017

    While other magazines struggle, Wallpaper* is in fine fettle, celebrating its 21st birthday with double digit advertising growth, higher quality paper stock and its biggest issue ever. So what are the secrets of its success? Read on to find out.

  • MEET THE PRESIDENT:
    Spencer Baim, Vice Media

    MEET THE PRESIDENT:
    Spencer Baim, Vice Media

    18 September 2017

    Spencer Baim, chief strategic officer of Vice Media, has a consummate understanding of the relationship between advertising, content and journalism. Which is why he's the perfect president of this year's Epica Awards jury. Click here to find out more.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: STÉPHANE WARGNIER, PETIT BATEAU (FRANCE)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: STÉPHANE WARGNIER, PETIT BATEAU (FRANCE)

    06 September 2017

    French kidswear brand Petit Bateau is in the news with a hopping spot that makes a star out of a sweatshirt. We talk to image and communications director Stéphane Wargnier about the ad and his collaboration with the agency BETC.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    LAWRENCE RIBEIRO (INTERNATIONAL MAN OF ACTION)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    LAWRENCE RIBEIRO (INTERNATIONAL MAN OF ACTION)

    23 August 2017

    Canadian film-maker Lawrence Ribeiro specialises in the kind of action sequences that bring you out in a cold sweat. Here the director tells us why more brands should emulate his "attraction to risk".

  • DESIGN PLUS: PRODUCTMAN (FRANCE)

    DESIGN PLUS: PRODUCTMAN (FRANCE)

    16 August 2017

    After Buzzman, the ground-breaking French agency, comes its spin-off unit Productman. Why has the agency turned its attention to design? We chat to vice-president Thomas Granger.

  • OPENING FOR EARLY BIRD ENTRIES

    OPENING FOR EARLY BIRD ENTRIES

    01 August 2017

    The only global creative awards judged by journalists who are specialists in their field, the Epica Awards allow agencies to show their work to a unique group of people who can spread the word about their creative talent. The awards cover advertising, design, PR and digital.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ALEX PASINI, SID LEE (FRANCE)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ALEX PASINI, SID LEE (FRANCE)

    03 July 2017

    The Paris outpost of Canadian agency Sid Lee has always been considered something of an outlier in the French advertising landscape. Here Alex Pasini, SVP Global Alliances, explains its evolution into a force to be reckoned with.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    BECK'S AND SERVICEPLAN (GERMANY)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    BECK'S AND SERVICEPLAN (GERMANY)

    13 June 2017

    Putting the consumer at the core: Beck's and its agency Serviceplan talk about the process that led to the brand's youth-oriented campaign, "You make it legendary."

  • SPECIAL REPORT:
    STOP FUNDING HATE

    SPECIAL REPORT:
    STOP FUNDING HATE

    08 June 2017

    Stop Funding Hate co-founder Richard Wilson will speak at the Epica Creative Circle in Berlin this November. Here he explains how social media, viral video and crowd funding are pursuading advertisers to stop supporting newspapers that incite hatred against minority groups.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    SANDRINE HUIJGEN (NETHERLANDS)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    SANDRINE HUIJGEN (NETHERLANDS)

    30 May 2017

    Cloudfactory's Sandrine Huijgen made an unusual journey from client to creative, and from storyteller to "story doer". Click here to find out how she and her team are helping brands make a positive contribution.

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    THE FUTURE VOYAGERS

    DESIGN PLUS:
    THE FUTURE VOYAGERS

    15 May 2017

    Travelling should be about new people and places rather than stress and hassle. With this in mind, Buenos Aires start-up Bluesmart is creating "smart luggage". These connected cases can make at least part of your journey less painful.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: BERLIN

    EPICA ON TOUR: BERLIN

    03 May 2017

    The Epica Creative Showcase arrived in Berlin on May 3rd, together with a round table discussion about the influence of the workplace on creativity. The event was sponsored by Adobe and hosted by WeWork at its brand new collaborative space in Potsdamer Platz.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: PARIS

    EPICA ON TOUR: PARIS

    29 April 2017

    The Epica Creative Showcase in Paris on April 18 was preceded by a fascinating round table debate about the influence of the workplace on creativity. The event was sponsored by Adobe Stock and hosted by WeWork at its brand new collaborative space in rue La Fayette.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: HUNGRY AND FOOLISH (FRANCE)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS: HUNGRY AND FOOLISH (FRANCE)

    24 April 2017

    Hungry and Foolish are the latest in a wave of agencies who are shaking up the French ad scene. Here they tell us how they reinvented their business by thinking outside the box. Don't groan - this time we mean it literally. Click here to read their story.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: COPENHAGEN

    EPICA ON TOUR: COPENHAGEN

    10 April 2017

    The latest in our series of global showcases was hosted by the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Copenhagen on Thursday April 6.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: BUENOS AIRES

    EPICA ON TOUR: BUENOS AIRES

    10 April 2017

    Guests from the worlds of advertising and journalism mingled at the Epica Awards Buenos Aires Showcase on Monday evening (April 3). The event was hosted by global creative production partner Mediamonks at its brand new headquarters in the trendy district of Palermo Soho.

  • DID YOU GET AN EPICA JURY REJECTION MAIL?

    DID YOU GET AN EPICA JURY REJECTION MAIL?

    10 April 2017

    How we created engagement with a fake email reply and a rapid follow-up.

  • DESIGN PLUS: VINCENT LAMMERS, ANIMATION AMBASSADOR

    DESIGN PLUS: VINCENT LAMMERS, ANIMATION AMBASSADOR

    28 March 2017

    "My job is basically about zooming in and zooming out." This month's design column features Vincent Lammers, head of design and animation at Ambassadors in Amsterdam. He shares some career highlights and talks us through the creative process from brief to polished project.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    TAHAAB RAIS (DUBAI)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    TAHAAB RAIS (DUBAI)

    21 March 2017

    This month's Headline Maker is a strategist, but one with considerable creative flair. Tahaab Rais, regional head of strategic planning (MENA) at FP7/McCann and regional director (MENA), McCann Truth Central, talks about the relationship between maths and imagination and tells us why taxi drivers know best.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: MILAN

    EPICA ON TOUR: MILAN

    28 February 2017

    The second edition of Advertising Takes The Stage, featuring the Epica Awards 2016 Film Winners’ Showcase, took place in Milan on Friday February 24. The event at the Ariosto Spazio cinema was organized by our Italian partner Pubblicità Italia/TVN Media Group.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    PEDRO BEXIGA AND MARCELO LOURENÇO, FUEL (PORTUGAL)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    PEDRO BEXIGA AND MARCELO LOURENÇO, FUEL (PORTUGAL)

    21 February 2017

    This month’s Headline Makers are the creative directors of Fuel, Lisbon. Pedro Bexiga and Marcelo Lourenço are applying the rules of the golden age of Portuguese advertising to the digital era – and coming up with ads that connect.

  • CREATIVITY AND CRISIS:
    AN ADFORMATIE/EPICA
    ROUND TABLE

    CREATIVITY AND CRISIS:
    AN ADFORMATIE/EPICA
    ROUND TABLE

    14 February 2017

    What role can advertising play when the world is falling apart? Shortly after Donald Trump’s election – and in the midst of judging for the Epica awards – NILS ADRIAANS of Dutch magazine Adformatie talked to three advertising journalists, an advertising strategist and an advertising thinker to find out. 

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    CLAIRE BRIDGES AND THE ELEMENTS OF CREATIVITY

    DESIGN PLUS:
    CLAIRE BRIDGES AND THE ELEMENTS OF CREATIVITY

    14 February 2017

    Claire Bridges is the author of In Your Creative Element, a book that delivers "a formula for creative success in business". Here Claire shares some of her secrets for unlocking creativity.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: NEW YORK

    EPICA ON TOUR: NEW YORK

    03 February 2017

    Guests from the worlds of advertising and journalism mingled at the Epica Awards New York Showcase on Thursday evening (February 2nd). The event was hosted by Screen Vision Media at the Cinepolis Chelsea in New York City.

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    JONES & BONE

    DESIGN PLUS:
    JONES & BONE

    30 January 2017

    Blending design, branding and social strategy, small but nimble new outfit Jones & Bone is the perfect example of a 21st century agency. Read on to find out why the London-based duo prefer the term "creative boutique".

  • EPICA ON TOUR: LONDON

    EPICA ON TOUR: LONDON

    27 January 2017

    Guests from the worlds of advertising and journalism mingled at the Epica Awards London Showcase on Thursday evening (January 26). The event was hosted by the sound & music production company GCRS at its headquarters in Great Marlborough Street.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ROSIE BARDALES (UK)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ROSIE BARDALES (UK)

    10 January 2017

    Having travelled the world, Texas-born Rosie Bardales is at home as ECD of a French agency’s London office. Here she talks about the city's magnetic pull and the impact of cosmopolitan surroundings on creativity.

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    DISCOVER SIX THINGS

    DESIGN PLUS:
    DISCOVER SIX THINGS

    20 December 2016

    Six Things is a young design and branding agency with its roots in the digital world and an instinctive understanding of the millennial mindset.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    KATIE KEITH (UK)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    KATIE KEITH (UK)

    08 December 2016

    It's the first time we've put somebody from a production company in the Headline Makers slot. But it makes sense that our chosen candidate is Katie Keith, "first lady" of London's Rattling Stick, whose directors have worked on projects ranging from Barnardo's to Bond. Click here to find out how Katie juggles her impressive workload.

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    ILLUSTRATING SAFETY

    DESIGN PLUS:
    ILLUSTRATING SAFETY

    09 November 2016

    If you can’t find a safety card in the seat pocket in front of you, it may be because a collector has already snapped it up. Inspired by the Paris metro’s mock airline safety card campaign, we examine an aviation sub-culture.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CHRISTOPH BECKER (US)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CHRISTOPH BECKER (US)

    08 November 2016

    This month's headline maker is Christoph Becker, CEO and chief creative officer of Gyro. Becker and his network are transforming perceptions of B2B advertising. To find out how, read on.

  • OUR 2016 PARTNERS

    OUR 2016 PARTNERS

    03 November 2016

    Epica is proud to present its partners and sponsors for this year's awards season. Click to find out more about them - and how they're supporting us.

  • DESIGN PLUS: TRISTAN MACHEREL
    LANDOR PARIS

    DESIGN PLUS: TRISTAN MACHEREL
    LANDOR PARIS

    24 October 2016

    This month's Design Plus is a profile of Tristan Macherel, executive creative director of Landor Paris. He talks about Landor's extraordinary history, his own career journey, and the relationship between creativity and strategy.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CAROLINE DURET (FRANCE)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CAROLINE DURET (FRANCE)

    12 October 2016

    In this month's Headline Makers column, Caroline Duret of RadiumOne's Paris office not only demistyfies the new metier of "data-driven marketing" for us, but makes it sound like an exciting career option.

  • NGAd Club to award special prize at Epica

    NGAd Club to award special prize at Epica

    03 October 2016

    In partnership with ACT Responsible, Epica has invited NGAd Club members to vote for the best charity work entered in the awards this year. The NGAd Club brings together more than 40 communications directors of major NGOs, with the objective of creating a closer bond between agencies and the non-profit world.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MARK FORGAN & JAMIE STANDEN (FRANCE via NEW ZEALAND)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MARK FORGAN & JAMIE STANDEN (FRANCE via NEW ZEALAND)

    22 September 2016

    Each month we profile a creative talent in the news. This time we have two guests: Mark Forgan and Jamie Standen, who travelled all the way from New Zealand to make their mark on France. At Rosapark, they're working on some of the country's best-known brands.

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    CREATIVE SUBURBIA

    DESIGN PLUS:
    CREATIVE SUBURBIA

    22 September 2016

    French agency BETC's move to an iconic building in the suburbs of Paris may reflect a shift in the city's creative landscape. And it could even indicate a global trend. Read this month's design column to find out why urban innovators are moving out of town.

  • Time Inc.'s Norman Pearlstine named President of the 2016 Epica Awards jury

    Time Inc.'s Norman Pearlstine named President of the 2016 Epica Awards jury

    21 September 2016

    Highly respected Vice-Chairman of US media giant to weigh in on the year’s best creative work

    Epica is delighted to announce that Norman Pearlstine, Vice-Chairman of Time Inc., will be President of the jury this year.

  • The Second Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Advertising Photography Award

    The Second Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Advertising Photography Award

    17 September 2016

    The Epica Awards have once again joined forces with Lürzer’s Archive, the creative resource for advertising professionals, for our joint photography prize: The Lürzer’s Archive/Epica Advertising Photography Award.

  • JUROR INTERVIEW: TAREK CHEMALY (LEBANON)

    JUROR INTERVIEW: TAREK CHEMALY (LEBANON)

    13 September 2016

    Launching an occasional series of conversations between Epica’s editorial director Mark Tungate and the journalists on our jury. To kick off the series, meet Tarek Chemaly, editor-at-large of ArabAd.  

  • EPICA LAUNCHES DESIGN GRAND PRIX

    EPICA LAUNCHES DESIGN GRAND PRIX

    06 September 2016

    Inspired by conversations with design and traditional agencies, Epica has created a Design Grand Prix. The new prize comes as The Epica Awards celebrate their 30th birthday.

    The winner will be chosen from one of Epica’s four existing design categories.

  • DESIGN PLUS: SPACE TOURISM

    DESIGN PLUS: SPACE TOURISM

    05 September 2016

    A series of retro-futuristic posters created by NASA inspired us to take a look at the wild world of space tourism. Click here to blast off.

  • EPICA’S OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

    EPICA’S OLYMPIC CHALLENGE

    01 September 2016

     

    As the long sprint to the prize-giving ceremony begins, the Epica Awards have launched an Olympic Games category, open to all work inspired by the 2016 Games in Rio. Film, outdoor, press, digital, case films – all are welcome.

     

  • HUNGRY FOR FAME?
    ENTER THE 30TH EPICA AWARDS TODAY

    HUNGRY FOR FAME?
    ENTER THE 30TH EPICA AWARDS TODAY

    30 August 2016

    The 2016 Epica Awards are now open for entries until September 30.

    Here’s a chance to grab yet more glory before the end of the year.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CHRISTINE REMOVILLE (FRANCE)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CHRISTINE REMOVILLE (FRANCE)

    25 August 2016

    Continuing our series of interviews with ad folk in the news. This time we head slightly out of our comfort zone to meet Christine Removille of Accenture Interactive, which was billed by Advertising Age as "the world's largest and digital agency". Find out why traditional agencies are keeping a wary eye on it.

  • Out now: Epica Book 29

    Out now: Epica Book 29

    24 August 2016

    The 29th edition of the Epica Book is now available.

    From prestigious London publisher Bloomsbury, the Epica Book represents 400 pages of creative inspiration. All the winners and selected high scoring entries are featured, plus exclusive interviews with the grand prix winners – taking you behind the scenes of the creative process.

     

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MATT EDWARDS (UK)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MATT EDWARDS (UK)

    16 August 2016

    Every month, we feature an ad industry talent who's making headlines. A storied British agency with global reach, WCRS has come roaring back to relevancy. Chief executive Matt Edwards tells us how it was done – with an aside about football.

  • DESIGN PLUS:
    WRITE FIRST, DRINK LATER

    DESIGN PLUS:
    WRITE FIRST, DRINK LATER

    29 July 2016

    Two new venues in Paris and Milan combine branding with luxuriating. Find out how Moleskine and Johnnie Walker are encouraging customers to sit down and spend some quality time with them.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    DMITRY TUTKOV (RUSSIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    DMITRY TUTKOV (RUSSIA)

    19 July 2016

    Every month we interview a creative talent making headlines in their home market. This month it's the turn of Dmitry Tutkov, co-founder of Russian agency TutkovBudkov, which helped to create the jaw-dropping zero gravity video by rock band OK Go and S7 Airlines.

  • Epica Partner Profile: Screenvision Media

    Epica Partner Profile: Screenvision Media

    18 July 2016

    In 2016, Screenvision Media became an Epica partner and sponsor of our Direction & Cinematography category. Here we chat to CEO John Partilla about advertising on the big screen and the allure of the "preshow".

  • Open for entries: be Epic in advance

    Open for entries: be Epic in advance

    06 July 2016

    Want to get ahead of the crowd? The 30th edition of the Epica Awards is now open for entries – with an Early Bird Discount of €100 until August 24.

  • Emily Isovitsch joins Epica Awards

    Emily Isovitsch joins Epica Awards

    06 July 2016

    A true awards expert has joined Epica in the role of North American Sales Director. Emily Isovitsch was previously executive director of the CLIO Awards and spent nine years as managing director of The One Club.

  • DESIGN PLUS: MAGAZINES WITH GALLERY SPACES

    DESIGN PLUS: MAGAZINES WITH GALLERY SPACES

    30 June 2016

    Creative magazines have begun expanding beyond print and opening exhibition spaces. Click here to read about Kinfolk's new Copenhagen gallery and other publications with a public presence in the world.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    BALAZS POCZE (HUNGARY)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    BALAZS POCZE (HUNGARY)

    29 June 2016

    Every month, we profile a creative talent making headlines in their home market. We bumped into Balázs Pőcze, co-founder and creative director of Mito, while judging the Hipnózis Awards, run by Kreatív magazine in Hungary.

    Balázs explained, among other things, how to run a risky 24-hour campaign when there's no guarantee that things will go your way...

     

  • EPICA UNVEILS PROVOCATIVE AD CAMPAIGN

    EPICA UNVEILS PROVOCATIVE AD CAMPAIGN

    28 June 2016

    The Epica Awards has launched a cheeky new advertising campaign created by Paris-based agency Altmann+Pacreau.

    The press and banner campaign stresses the fact that Epica is judged by journalists and is therefore the most objective competition in the awards landscape. 

     

  • EPICA 30th BIRTHDAY

    EPICA 30th BIRTHDAY

    23 June 2016

    The Epica Awards officially kicked off its 30th anniversary celebrations this week with news of an ever-growing international jury, social and traditional media campaigns and additional categories.

  • EPICA ON TOUR 2016: THE FULL REPORT

    EPICA ON TOUR 2016: THE FULL REPORT

    01 June 2016

    Epica travelled the world this spring, screening its Film Winners’ Showcase in nine cities, starting in Milan and ending in Kiev. Each Epica on Tour showcase was attended by a selection of agency creatives and clients, as well as many of the journalists on our jury.

    See the full report.

  • DESIGN PLUS: HANDKERCHIEF MAGAZINE SCORES EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARD

    DESIGN PLUS: HANDKERCHIEF MAGAZINE SCORES EUROPEAN DESIGN AWARD

    31 May 2016

    The Italian anti-homophobia magazine Handkerchief won a top prize at the European Design Awards in Vienna, while Swiss agency Raffinerie was Agency of the Year. Read on for more details.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    PAUL GREGSON & JONO FLANNERY (AUSTRALIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    PAUL GREGSON & JONO FLANNERY (AUSTRALIA)

    30 May 2016

    Following a recent visit to Australia for our Epica Awards Showcase, we were told of a creative duo who save people from sharks and bring unsung heroes into the spotlight. They had to be worth interviewing, right?

    Click here to meet art director Paul Gregson and copywriter Jono Flannery of M&C Saatchi Australia.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: KIEV

    EPICA ON TOUR: KIEV

    27 May 2016

    The Epica World Tour made its way to Kiev on Thursday 26th May.

    The Epica film winners were showcased to a packed audience on the 26th and 27th at the Kiev International Advertising Festival. 

  • EPICA ON TOUR: NEW YORK

    EPICA ON TOUR: NEW YORK

    24 May 2016

    Presented in association with cinema advertising network Screenvision Media, the Epica on Tour Film Winners’ Showcase in New York took place at the Chelsea Bowtie Theatre (260 West 23rd Street in Chelsea) on May 24, from 6.30pm, followed by cocktails.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: COPENHAGEN

    EPICA ON TOUR: COPENHAGEN

    20 May 2016

    The night of Friday May 20 saw the Danish advertising community gather at the home of production house Bacon, our hosts for the Copenhagen chapter of the Epica on Tour film winners' Showcase. 

  • DESIGN PLUS: HIGH FLYERS AND CULTURE VULTURES

    DESIGN PLUS: HIGH FLYERS AND CULTURE VULTURES

    10 May 2016

    It's all about the logo: our regular column takes a look at rebranding efforts on each side of the Atlantic, for Paris Airports and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Which was the most successful? Click here to find out.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MIKE NICHOLSON (UK)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MIKE NICHOLSON (UK)

    02 May 2016

    Every month, Epica - the only global creative awards judged by the specialist press - interviews a creative talent who's making headlines.

    After a career that has embraced the biggest traditional agencies and racy independents, Mike Nicholson has been appointed ECD of Brave - the feisty UK agency whose blend might be the perfect foil for his talents.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: MINSK

    EPICA ON TOUR: MINSK

    15 April 2016

    The Epica World Tour visited Minsk on April 15th with the White Square festival of creativity, one of the major events in marketing and advertising industry of Eastern Europe, annually held in Belarus. 

  • EPICA ON TOUR: PARIS

    EPICA ON TOUR: PARIS

    15 April 2016

    The Epica Film Winners' Showcase in France was hosted by Havas and Groupe Bolloré at the Mac-Mahon cinema in the heart of Paris. The event was introduced by Epica editorial director Mark Tungate, with a speech by Yannick Bolloré and Jacques Séguéla, from Havas.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: MOSCOW

    EPICA ON TOUR: MOSCOW

    13 April 2016

    The Epica Awards showcase returned to Moscow on April 13th, thanks to our hosts AKAR, who are Russia's Communication Agency Association, and Russian jury member Sostav.ru which is the leading trade press for the advertising industry for Russia.

  • IRISH INTERNATIONAL BBDO: HOW TO SHOOT A SECOND

    IRISH INTERNATIONAL BBDO: HOW TO SHOOT A SECOND

    13 April 2016

    Euronews is currently screening Irish International BBDO’s "Anatomy of a Split Second" road safety spot as part of its partnership with the Epica Awards. In this article we go behind the scenes to find out how the fatal second reached the screen.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: STOCKHOLM

    EPICA ON TOUR: STOCKHOLM

    11 April 2016

    The Epica Film Winners' Showcase in Sweden was hosted by production house Acne at its beautiful offices in the heart of Stockholm. The event was introduced by Epica editorial director Mark Tungate, with a speech by Johan Sathe, editor-in-chief of local jury partner Resumé.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    JOANNA MONTEIRO (BRAZIL)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    JOANNA MONTEIRO (BRAZIL)

    30 March 2016

    Our regular column features creative stars who are making headlines. In this edition we chat to Joanna Monteiro, the chief creative officer of FCB Brasil. Among other things, she shares her thoughts on the challenges facing women in advertising.

  • DESIGN PLUS: HOW TO REDESIGN A MAGAZINE

    DESIGN PLUS: HOW TO REDESIGN A MAGAZINE

    24 March 2016

    Being based in Paris, we couldn't help but notice the redesign of iconic French news magazine L'Express. And when we discovered that the art director behind the new look was London-based Mark Porter, an interview seemed obligatory. Click here to find out how to give a magazine a makeover.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: SYDNEY

    EPICA ON TOUR: SYDNEY

    23 March 2016

    The Golden Age Cinema in Surrey Hills, Sydney, was the venue for the Australian leg of the Epica World Tour. A screening of the 2015 Epica Film Winners was hosted by our local partner Campaign Brief and World Wide Mind.

     

     

     

     

  • EPICA ON TOUR: MILAN

    EPICA ON TOUR: MILAN

    21 March 2016

    The Epica world tour stopped off in Milan recently with a showcase screening introduced by our global press manager Lucía Ongay. The event was hosted by Epica's local jury partner Pubblicità Italia. 

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ADELA KUDRNOVA (CZECH REPUBLIC)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ADELA KUDRNOVA (CZECH REPUBLIC)

    02 March 2016

    An unusual Czech design magazine has launched a matchmaking service for creative talents and brands. Meanwhile, the magazine’s editor, Adéla Kudrnová, makes a strong case for the renaissance of print. 

     

  • DESIGN PLUS: THE EURO CODE

    DESIGN PLUS: THE EURO CODE

    29 February 2016

    With the "Brexit" poll looming and the European flag fraying at the edges, we set out to find out who designed the logo of Europe. Our investigations unearthed controversy – and perhaps even a conspiracy. 

     

  • EPICA ON TOUR 2016

    EPICA ON TOUR 2016

    24 February 2016

    Epica On Tour, our worldwide showcase of creativity, is set to travel to cities across the globe between March and May 2016.

    And the even better news is that you're invited!  Click here to find out how you can attend one of our screening and networking events.

     

  • EPICA ON TOUR: NETHERLANDS AND PRAGUE

    EPICA ON TOUR: NETHERLANDS AND PRAGUE

    15 February 2016

    The worlds of journalism and advertising are growing closer together. But what does that mean for both industries? Epica's editorial director Mark Tungate, who is also a journalist and copywriter, was talking about "brand journalism" at events in the Netherlands and Prague. Click now for details.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    JUAN PABLO VALENCIA (KAZAKHSTAN)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    JUAN PABLO VALENCIA (KAZAKHSTAN)

    01 February 2016

    Our regular column features creative stars who are making headlines. In this edition we meet Juan Pablo Valencia. Hailing from Chile, Juan Pablo recently became ECD of Cheil Kazakhstan. But he has spent several years putting the country on the creative map.

  • DESIGN PLUS: CREATIVE SPACES

    DESIGN PLUS: CREATIVE SPACES

    28 January 2016

    In a new series of articles, Epica highlights creativity in the design field. This inaugural piece looks at the impact of the working environment on creative talents. Its author, Mark Tungate, finds that easing collaboration is the aim of many new agency office designs.

    Image: Cloud Nine, Sweden

     

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    LEVAN LEPSVERIDZE (GEORGIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    LEVAN LEPSVERIDZE (GEORGIA)

    17 December 2015

    Every month we profile a creative star making headlines in their home market. This month, meet Levan Lepsveridze, co-founder and creative director of Leavingstone in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    We caught up with Levan at the Epica Days event in Tbilisi, a three-day showcase of Epica winners and local creative work.

     

  • EPICA ON TOUR: TBILISI, GEORGIA

    EPICA ON TOUR: TBILISI, GEORGIA

    16 December 2015

    Epica's editorial director Mark Tungate was the keynote speaker at the Epica Days in Tbilisi, Georgia. The three-day event celebrated local and international creativity.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: ARGENTINA

    EPICA ON TOUR: ARGENTINA

    01 December 2015

    To celebrate the end of the year and Argentina's two Gold winners at the Epica Awards, we came to Buenos Aires for a cocktail party and prize-giving on December 16, 2015.

  • EURONEWS' REPORT ABOUT THE 2015 EPICA CEREMONY IN BERLIN

    EURONEWS' REPORT ABOUT THE 2015 EPICA CEREMONY IN BERLIN

    20 November 2015

    If you didn't have the chance to join us in Berlin for the 2015 Epica Awards ceremony, you may enjoy watching this!

  • HORNBACH RECEIVES EPICA 2015 BRAND TRIBUTE AWARD

    HORNBACH RECEIVES EPICA 2015 BRAND TRIBUTE AWARD

    18 November 2015

    Epica has awarded its annual Brand Tribute to leading German home improvements brand Hornbach. The award was created to recognize brands that are committed to supporting innovative work and have inspired outstanding creativity over the years.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MARKO ROMCEVIC (SERBIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MARKO ROMCEVIC (SERBIA)

    28 October 2015

    Every month we interview a creative talent who's making headlines. Meet Marko Romcevic from Belgrade, who with his partner Dusan Adamovic is giving his ideas away...for a good cause, naturally. 

    Their project is #CrazyEnoughToChangeTheWorld

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    NICOLAS CRESCI (ARGENTINA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    NICOLAS CRESCI (ARGENTINA)

    14 October 2015

    Every month we profile a creative star making headlines in their home market. This time we meet Nicolás Cresci, who (with his business partner at the agency iURL) has just launched the first virtual reality studio in Latin America.

  • PHOTOGRAPHER ALISON JACKSON JOINS EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    PHOTOGRAPHER ALISON JACKSON JOINS EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    13 October 2015

    Leading British photographer Alison Jackson has joined the line-up of speakers at the Epica Creative Circle conference in Berlin on November 19.

    Alison is famous for her uncannily accurate "lookalike" photos of Royals and celebrities. Whether shocking or satirical, they are designed to provoke a debate about the power of image and society's obsession with celebrity.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    KAYLI VEE LEVITAN (SOUTH AFRICA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    KAYLI VEE LEVITAN (SOUTH AFRICA)

    30 September 2015

    Each month, Epica profiles a creative star recommended by one of the journals or websites on our jury. Mark Lives in South Africa nominated Kayli Vee Levitan, copywriter at M&C Saatchi Able in Cape Town and co-founder of The Street Store - a local charity initiative that became a global phenomenon.

  • HOW TO MAKE HUMOUR TRAVEL

    HOW TO MAKE HUMOUR TRAVEL

    29 September 2015

    So you want to win Epica's new Humour category. But can humour cross borders? How can you be sure that your ad will make an international audience - or jury - laugh rather than remain blank? Here's a brief and unscientific guide to comedic effectiveness.

  • VIRTUAL REALITY AND US

    VIRTUAL REALITY AND US

    23 September 2015

    Epica is the first major global creative awards to launch a specific virtual reality category. In this article, Epica's editorial director Mark Tungate explains why - and presents some of the latest VR work. Click here to read on.

  • THE EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    THE EPICA CREATIVE CIRCLE

    22 September 2015

    Epica's ceremony in Berlin on November 19th will be preceded by our Creative Circle conference.

    Held at the Platoon Kunsthalle, its theme is The New Scope of Creativity. Key subjects will be virtual reality, photography, graphic design and the impact of urban living on creativity.

    Click here for more details of speakers.

     

     

  • OLIVIER DE MONTCHENU OF EURONEWS NAMED EPICA 2015 JURY PRESIDENT

    OLIVIER DE MONTCHENU OF EURONEWS NAMED EPICA 2015 JURY PRESIDENT

    15 September 2015

    The Epica Awards is delighted to announce that Olivier de Montchenu, Managing Director of Euronews Sales, will be President of the jury this year. Olivier brings to the role his years of experience in dealing with the channel’s creative partners. 

     

  • MARK LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA JOINS EPICA JURY

    MARK LIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA JOINS EPICA JURY

    07 September 2015

    Epica is proud to welcome its new jury partner for South Africa, the advertising, design and media site MarkLives.com. Founded by Herman Manson, it provides industry news, opinion, analysis, case studies, profiles and marketing innovations.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: CROATIA

    EPICA ON TOUR: CROATIA

    02 September 2015

    Epica editorial director Mark Tungate presented the Epica Showcase at the Weekend Media Festvial in Rovinj, Croatia on September 26. The event brought together communications experts and brands from across South East Europe, primarily the Balkans. Mark was also talking about the importance of creativity to brand owners and the elements that go into winning work.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: SWEDEN

    EPICA ON TOUR: SWEDEN

    26 August 2015

    Epica business development manager Joe Brooks presented the Epica Showcase - our 45 minute compilation of film and branded content winners - at a meeting of the Sveriges Annonsörer, the Swedish Advertising Association, in Stockholm on August 25, 2015.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MICHAL KOBIERZEWSKI (POLAND)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MICHAL KOBIERZEWSKI (POLAND)

    24 August 2015

    Each month, we profile a creative star making headlines in their home market. This month's candidate is Michał Kobierzewski, Creative Director of The Digitals in Warsaw. We first met Michał at a digital advertising conference in Warsaw organised by our Estonian jury member Best Marketing.

  • INTRODUCING THE LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE / EPICA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

    INTRODUCING THE LÜRZER'S ARCHIVE / EPICA PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD

    07 August 2015

    The Epica Awards has joined forces with iconic creative resource Lürzer's Archive to celebrate the art of photography. Epica's Advertising Photography category is now the Lürzer's Archive/Epica Photography Award.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    RODRIGO TARQUINO (COLOMBIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    RODRIGO TARQUINO (COLOMBIA)

    27 July 2015

    Every month, Epica profiles a creative star making headlines at one of the magazines on our jury. This month P&M in Colombia nominates Rodrigo Tarquino, Chief Creative Officer of Publicis Colombia.

  • ADWEEK'S DAVID GRINER JOINS EPICA JURY

    ADWEEK'S DAVID GRINER JOINS EPICA JURY

    23 July 2015

    Epica is delighted to welcome David Griner, Adweek's Digital Managing Editor, to the Epica jury. David will join us in Berlin later this year for the jury meeting and awards show (16-19 November). David oversees the New York-based publication's online news team and the popular Adweek Blog Network. 

  • OUT NOW: EPICA BOOK 28

    OUT NOW: EPICA BOOK 28

    22 July 2015

    The 28th edition of The Epica Book launched in August. Published by Bloomsbury in London, it features more than 1000 colour images and over 400 sumptuous pages of award winning work and high-scoring entries. Plus behind-the-scenes interviews with leading names from Leo Burnett, Adam & Eve DDB, BBDO New York, Publicis, 72andSunny and Google, among others. The introduction is by Tor Myhren, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer of Grey and President of Grey New York. Click here to find out more.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: SOUTH AFRICA

    EPICA ON TOUR: SOUTH AFRICA

    20 July 2015

    Epica editorial director Mark Tungate teamed up once again  with Hando Sinisalu, founder & president of Estonia's Best Marketing International, for a digital marketing roadshow, this time in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch (on August 19 & 20).

  • NEW JURY MEMBERS IN LATIN AMERICA, ASIA

    NEW JURY MEMBERS IN LATIN AMERICA, ASIA

    29 June 2015

    Epica has announced four new jury partners in Latin America and one in Asia. Neo Magazine (Mexico), Publicidad & Mercadeo (Colombia), Bulb (Chile) and Codigo (Peru) all join the team. Marketing Magazine (Indonesia) has also come on board.

  • NEW JURY MEMBERS IN EUROPE

    NEW JURY MEMBERS IN EUROPE

    26 June 2015

    Two new European members have joined Epica's global jury of creative industry trade magazines. Ironically, they have similar names. Welcome aboard Media & Marketing (Bosnia) and MM: Media & Marketing (Belgium)!

     

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ROMAN FIRAINER (RUSSIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ROMAN FIRAINER (RUSSIA)

    15 June 2015

    Each month, Epica profiles a creative star making headlines at one of the magazines on our jury. This month, Sostav in Russia nominates Roman Firainer, Executive Creative Director at Instinct.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ANDRE TOLEDO SALVADOR (SPAIN)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ANDRE TOLEDO SALVADOR (SPAIN)

    27 May 2015

    Each month, Epica profiles a creative star making headlines at one of the magazines on our jury. This month, Codigo magazine in Peru nominates André Toledo Salvador, a Peruvian copywriter at Lola in Madrid.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ALJOSA BAGOLA (SLOVENIA)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    ALJOSA BAGOLA (SLOVENIA)

    24 April 2015

    Each month, Epica profiles a creative making headlines at one of the magazines on our jury. This time we take a look at the work of Aljoša Bagola, Executive Creative Director of Pristop in Slovenia, nominated by Marketing Magazin.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: RUSSIA

    EPICA ON TOUR: RUSSIA

    16 April 2015

    Epica business development manager Joe Brooks presented the new Epica showcase reel (45 minutes of our film and digital Grand Prix and gold winners) at the Reklama & Design Exhibiiton in Moscow on April 15.

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MERLEE JAYME (PHILIPPINES)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    MERLEE JAYME (PHILIPPINES)

    19 March 2015

    Each month, Epica profiles a creative star making headlines at one of the magazines on our international jury. Adobo in the Philippines nominates Merlee Jayme, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at DM9 Jayme Syfu, Manila.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: JAKARTA AND MANILA

    EPICA ON TOUR: JAKARTA AND MANILA

    26 February 2015

    Epica Editorial Director Mark Tungate was talking about storytelling, creativity and fashion advertising at events in Malaysia and the Philippines on March 11 and 12. Mark was onstage at the Indonesia Brand Summit in Jakarta and the Fashion Forward conference in Manila.

     

  • EPICA 2015 Calendar

    EPICA 2015 Calendar

    13 February 2015

    Call for entries will open in July 2015

    Entry deadline: 30 September 2015

    Awards ceremony: 19 November 2015

  • GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CAN FAGA (TURKEY)

    GLOBAL HEADLINE MAKERS:
    CAN FAGA (TURKEY)

    10 February 2015

    Each month, Epica profiles a creative star making headlines at one of the magazines on our international jury. Marketing Türkiye nominates Can Faga, Chief Creative Officer at Lowe Istanbul.

  • The crowd pleasers

    The crowd pleasers

    01 January 2015

    Ben Priest, co-founder and Executive Creative Director Adam&eveDDB, interviewed by Mark Tungate, Editorial Director, Epica Awards

  • Humanity always wins

    Humanity always wins

    01 January 2015

    Mark Tutssel, Worldwide Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett

    Interviewed by Mark Tungate, Editorial Director, Epica Awards

     

  • Photo finish in Amsterdam

    Photo finish in Amsterdam

    24 November 2014

    A 17th century former church in the middle of Amsterdam – the Koepelkerk – became a temple of creativity for one night during the Epica Awards ceremony. Many competition entrants, along with Epica’s jury of journalists and the local creative community, showed up to watch the winners collect their prizes.

  • MONTBLANC SPONSORS EPICA AWARDS COPYWRITING & STORYTELLING CATEGORY

    MONTBLANC SPONSORS EPICA AWARDS COPYWRITING & STORYTELLING CATEGORY

    13 October 2014

    PARIS – October 13. The luxury maison Montblanc has once again underlined its support for the art of writing by sponsoring Epica’s new Copywriting & Storytelling category.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: ITALY

    EPICA ON TOUR: ITALY

    06 October 2014

    Epica editorial director Mark Tungate spoke about the blurring borders between journalism and advertising at the IF (Italians Festival) in Milan last week.

  • Epica rebranding

    Epica rebranding

    10 August 2014

    This summer the Epica Awards introduced a new logo and website design as part of an extensive rebranding of the competition, which was founded in 1987. It follows the acquisition of Epica by Maydream – owner of the AdForum archive – two years ago.

  • EPICA ON TOUR: MALAYSIA, SHANGHAI & SOUTH KOREA

    EPICA ON TOUR: MALAYSIA, SHANGHAI & SOUTH KOREA

    07 April 2014

    Epica editorial director Mark Tungate teamed up with our Estonian parter Hando Sinisalu, president & founder of Best Marketing International, for an Asian speaking tour embracing Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Seoul.