25th June: Judges named for Warc Innovation Prize
Leading agency figures from BSSP, Cheil, Deutsch and McCann start the line up for the judging panel for the Warc Innovation Prize for 2014, chaired by Peter Espersen, head of community co-creation at Lego.
Also joining the panel is J. Walker Smith, executive chairman of The Futures Company, the global futures consultancy and "one of America's leading analysts on consumer trends" according to Forbes.
"The imperative of our times is innovation, an area in which Warc excels," said Smith. "I am excited and eager to see the cutting-edge ideas in strategy and marketing that Warc is bringing together. I hope to be inspired. I know I will learn."
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8th May: Warc launches 2014 Prize for Innovation
Warc has launched the $10,000 Warc Prize for Innovation 2014, a global search for effective innovation in marketing.
Peter Espersen, head of community co-creation at Lego, will chair a judging panel that will include senior marketers from some of the world's largest brands as well as agency-side executives. The deadline for entries is July 31, 2014.
For the first time, the competition will name Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners. The Grand Prix, for the best overall paper, will win $5,000.
Also new for 2014 are five $1,000 Special Awards, which will be awarded to the best examples of specific types of innovation: product or service innovation, channel innovation, category innovation, tech-led innovation and co-created innovation.