About Us

The Caples Awards, honoring the best in direct and interactive marketing around the world, was founded in 1978 by Andi Emerson, a direct marketing pioneer, in order to honor well-recognized copywriter John Caples. With international chairs in 50 countries, it is supported by industry agencies, clients and suppliers; is run by industry volunteers; and is judged by more than 50 active, senior-level, international creative professionals. Over 200 creatives and marketers from around the world attend the annual awards presentation.

We have revamped Caples to celebrate the boldest, most creative solutions to tough marketing problems in a three-day summit. More than 50 senior creative directors from around the world gather annually in New York City to judge submitted digital and direct work in 20+ categories. New categories are added each year and existing ones are revamped to make Caples newer and bolder.  

Courageous is the theme. Courageous are our entrants. To that end, the Courageous Client Award, a unique Caples category for more than 20 years, has been given more emphasis than ever before. What makes you courageous? Submit your work to be reviewed by more than 50 creative directors from around the world and put yourself in the running to win a Caples Award. 

On November 14, 2013, the Caples Creative Committee and Direct Marketing News will co-produce a full day of engaging and informative educational sessions that will celebrate creative and courageous work and ideas followed by a party to reveal the winners and showcase the work and award the winners. We look forward to seeing you there!


Suzanne Darmory         
Creative Director/Copy           

John Gagne     
Executive Creative Director     
Atmosphere Proximity

Duncan Gray   
Creative Partner          
United Agency

Birgit Hickey
Fashion Institute of Technology

Kim Pick         
Executive Creative Director     

Wayne Pick     
Executive Creative Director, SVP
RAPP New York        

Gary Scheiner  
Caples Committee Chair


International Chairs

The Caples International Chairs are an elite group of leaders in the creative community located all around the world. They are available to serve as a resource for you by assisting you with the entry process. Feel free to contact them if you have any inquiries. Please check back soon for a list of the 2013 international chairs.