Epica announced that Norman Pearlstine, Vice-Chairman of US media giant Time Inc., will be President of the jury this year.
A highly experienced journalist, during his career Norman Pearlstine has held posts including Managing Editor and then Executive Editor of The Wall Street Journal, Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc, Chief Content Officer of Bloomberg L.P. and Chief Content Officer of Time Inc.
“For a media brand to thrive, it needs great content, best produced by talented and exacting journalists; and supportive advertisers and sponsors. When superb content is complemented by creative advertising, magic can happen,” said Norman Pearlstine. “It is my pleasure to be President of the Jury at The Epica Awards this November in Amsterdam, where journalists from around the globe who are specialists in the field celebrate creative advertising. As this year marks the 30th Anniversary of The Epica Awards my only question is, why didn’t you invite me sooner?”
“It is a great honour for us to have a journalist of the calibre of Mr Pearlstine as our jury President,” commented Mark Tungate, Epica’s Editorial Director. “He has been involved in creating terrific content for some of the world’s biggest media brands, so I’m certain he can provide the objective insights we need to choose our Grand Prix winners.”
Founded in 1987, Epica is the only global creative prize judged by an independent jury of journalists working for marketing and communications titles.