Canadian Agency Offers “One Year Break” For Publicis Groupe Creatives

Canadian Agency Offers “One Year Break” For Publicis Groupe Creatives

In response to Publicis Groupe CEO Arthur Sadoun’s announcement that his agency network would be taking a one-year break from entering award shows, Calgary-based agency WAX is offering Publicis Groupe creatives a ‘One-Year Break’ from their agency.

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In a tongue-in-cheek video released today, WAX announced they would offer a guaranteed one-year contract to Publicis Group creatives who would prefer to have their work entered into award shows in 2018.

For creatives, the pursuit of awards is a huge motivator,” said WAX creative director Nick Asik. “To have to take a year off from entering award shows can be a career setback for many young creatives.”

WAX has a track record of winning international awards including Cannes Lions, One Show Pencils, as well as Canada’s second ever black pencil at the D&AD awards. Design director, Monique Gamache, who recently judged this year’s Communication Arts Design Annual said, “At WAX, we’re driven to continually create work that’s world class, and award shows are a measure of that pursuit.”

The position is open to award-hungry copywriters, art director, designers, strategists and account people. Applicants will have until July 15 to submit their portfolios to oneyearbreak@wax.ca