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W+K and Drew Brees Interview a Robot for Old Spice - Posted 23 hours ago
Here's a long and unusual one from Wieden+Kennedy to promote client Old Spice. The agency first introduced its "Mandroid" character in a couple of spots this summer, and he plays an even larger role in this one, which is ostensibly an "interview" on a retro sports talk show: ... [AgencySpy]

Venables Bell & Partners Veers Off-Script for Audi - Posted August 25, 2014
Here's another clever entry in the "meta/self-aware" category via Venables Bell & Partners for client Audi. The first spot is particularly appropriate considering the fact that it will run during tonight's Emmy Awards: The second spot offers a brief extension of t... [AgencySpy]

Venables Bell and Reebok Serve Up a Side of Bacon for the 2014 CrossFit Games - Posted July 23, 2014
If you thought bacon was merely the provenance of artisanal hipsters and long past the food du jour, the fellows at ... [AgencySpy]

Venables Bell & Partners Go 'West of Expected' for Skyy Vodka - Posted July 8, 2014
Venables Bell & Partners have an off-center campaign for Skyy Vodka, introducing the new tagline "West of Expected" for the California brand. The new campaign sees improv actor Paul Welsh play a spokesman for the brand, lecturing in some kind of planetarium setting and using cosmic terminology as an analog... [AgencySpy]

W+K Brings Back Terry Crews, Sans Shirt of Course, for Digital Effort - Posted March 17, 2014
W+K Portland have launched an campaign for Old Spice's new line of electric shavers and trimmers (price range: $50-80), and have enlisted the help of a familiar face to help launch the new products. Current Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, who helped ... [AgencySpy]

W+K Launches the Only Interactive Site Where Hair Plays Huey Lewis Songs - Posted February 18, 2014
W+K Portland has unveiled "The Power of Hair" for Old Spice, the "newest, never-been-done-before interactive digital experience." The new site is an extension of W+K's "For Hair That Gets Results" campaign promoting Old Spice's new haircare and styling products, featuring the same anthropomorphic hair, and comes on ... [AgencySpy]

VB&P Crafts Inspiring 'Look Inside' for Intel - Posted February 5, 2014
For the follow-up to the popular "Look Inside. Jack Andraka" video which garnered over 2 million views on YouTube, VB&P decided to tell the inspiring story of Erik Weihenmayer. Erik is a mountain climber who has climbed the seven tallest summit... [AgencySpy]

Old Spice: 'Anthropomorphic Hair Will Get You Laid' - Posted January 27, 2014
W+K Portland has been very, very busy for Old Spice. First it was body spray with the "Smellcome to Manhood" campaign aka "Mom Song." Then last week it was the triumphant return of Isaiah Mustafa and the "Interneterventions" surprise online campaign. Now, breaking the consistency of strange portmanteau puns i... [AgencySpy]

NFL Season: Another Reason for Old Spice to Do Old Spice Things - Posted September 4, 2013
There's a very fine line between stupid funny and annoying, a line that Old Spice is willing to tightrope for miles and miles. Their "Unnecessary Freshness" campaign, created by W+K Portland, will hit screens starting Thursday night for the season opener. As you might expect, there will be plenty of shenanigans... [AgencySpy]

VB&P, Audi Chase the White Whale in 'Ahab Redux' - Posted August 13, 2013
In 2012, a creative director fell into Herman Melville's 720-page trap and reimagined Ahab as a tow truck driver, madly chasing his white whale, an Audi Quattro. "Sometimes, I actually think it's mocking me," Ahab says in a gruff voice, anxiously twisting his thermos as he waits in the arctic tund... [AgencySpy]

Dan Mannarino to Anchor Weekends for WPIX - Posted May 30, 2013
Dan Mannarino will move to weekend anchor for the Tribune owned New York CW affiliate WPIX. A spokesperson for WPIX confirmed he will anchor alongside ... [TVSpy]

Audi Shows Us How 'It Couldn't Be Done' Got Done - Posted May 14, 2013
Audi has been busy lately, pumping out ads for their newest cars in sponsorship deals with Iron Man while simultaneously pitting past and... [MediaJobsDaily]

Audi Shows Us How 'It Couldn't Be Done' Got Done - Posted May 14, 2013
Audi has been busy lately, pumping out ads for their newest cars in sponsorship deals with Iron Man while simultaneously pitting past and... [AgencySpy]

Audi, Iron Man Try to Make Commuting Sexier Than It Really Is - Posted April 25, 2013
This 30-second spot, produced by Venables Bell & Partners, attempts to show the audience how billionaire superheroes commute to work. The average worker takes the bus, the train, maybe drives an average car. Tony Stark drives an Audi R8 supercar. Of course, he could also just commute in his Iron Man... [AgencySpy]

Audi, Iron Man Try to Make Commuting Sexier Than It Really Is - Posted April 25, 2013
This 30-second spot, produced by Venables Bell & Partners, attempts to show the audience how billionaire superheroes commute to work. The average worker takes the bus, the train, maybe drives an average car. Tony Stark drives an Audi R8 supercar. Of course, he could also just commute in his Iron Man... [TVNewser]

VB&P May Need Honkaholics Anonymous - Posted April 2, 2013
What the beep? is right. Venables Bell & Partners is teaming with gasoline company 76 to stop honkaholism, a vicious nonexistent affliction that doesn't actually affect many people. If you happen to live in New York City, you may hear the occasional overzealous honker, but building an ad campaign around the... [AgencySpy]

VB&P May Need Honkaholics Anonymous - Posted April 2, 2013
What the beep? is right. Venables Bell & Partners is teaming with gasoline company 76 to stop honkaholism, a vicious nonexistent affliction that doesn't actually affect many people. If you happen to live in New York City, you may hear the occasional overzealous honker, but building an ad campaign around the... [TVNewser]

W+K, Oreo Relationship Concludes with 'Super Important Test' - Posted March 18, 2013
In case you were wondering, the domain name www.superimportanttest.com is no longer available, thanks to W+K and Oreo, who bring us, yes, a "Super Important Test," which as we imagine was the intention is hardly a test. You have two options (cookie or cream) and you're correct either way. Get it? ... [AgencySpy]

The Old Spice Wolfdog Calls it Quits - Posted March 15, 2013
And thus, W+K Portland and P&G bid farewell to Old Spice's "Wolfdog," who in the past week has garnered over 4 million views via videos such as this and this ... [AgencySpy]

Audi's Super Bowl Spot: Let's Get Some Ass at Prom! - Posted January 28, 2013
Audi and VB+P are traditionally all about appealing to consumers' inner-adolescent with their Super Bowl ads. Remember when vampires were a big deal? Audi remembered, so they put ... [AgencySpy]

Google, Audi Join Forces for a Pleasant Ride Through San Francisco - Posted January 23, 2013
Worlds collide in the latest spot from Venables Bell & Partners, as Google and Audi share in the stage in "Enhancing Navigation." How significant is this pairing? Well, I want you to question that as you listen to this classic Powerman 5000 song from 1999. God, what a ridiculous song. Anyway, the... [AgencySpy]

Google Fights Siri Using the Power of Adorable - Posted November 30, 2012
From Venebles Bell & Partners, the same agency whose larger-than-life contraptions for Google Maps and Google Fiber injected a third-dimension into the online world, comes... [AgencySpy]

As We All Figured, Only Dikembe Mutombo Can Save the World - Posted November 26, 2012
W+K's ongoing work for Old Spice demanded one hell of a refresh and the agency thankfully obliges with this rather promising effort for the P&G brand, which stars beloved former NBA center, Dikembe Mutombo. Though long since retired, the man who could talk so much shit with... [AgencySpy]

eBay Reminds Holiday Shoppers That Ponies Are Dangerous Animals and Terrible Pets - Posted November 8, 2012
Yes, the holiday advertising season is upon us, and with it comes glad tidings of great consumer spending. Taking the lead for Christmas 2012 is eBay, that magical monolith of online shopping, who in this spot for VB+P is reminding idiotic, out-of-touch wealthy parents that buying your young daughter a pony is... [AgencySpy]

Tracking Hurricane Sandy; Kaity Tong, David Ushery Shine - Posted October 29, 2012
Forced to evacuated, I had plenty of time to monitor television coverage of Hurricane Sandy. You probably woke up this morning to stations locked in "wall-to-wall" mode, but that was not the case last night. Unlike last year's Hurricane Irene (when I was holed up in a hotel), Sandy did not lead... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Tracking Hurricane Sandy; Kaity Tong, David Ushery Shine - Posted October 29, 2012
Forced to evacuated, I had plenty of time to monitor television coverage of Hurricane Sandy. You probably woke up this morning to stations locked in "wall-to-wall" mode, but that was not the case last night. Unlike last year's Hurricane Irene (when I was holed up in a hotel), Sandy did not lead... [FishbowlNY]

VB&P, Healthy Choice Say Screw Your Diet - Posted September 14, 2012
"For years I thought I hated children's laughter. I had no idea, I was just hungry." In VB&P's first work for Healthy Choice since winning the business for the ConAgra brand back in May, one woman recounts her days with hardcore dieting gang the "No-Carb Queens." They destroy chicken wings and... [AgencySpy]

The Audi S8 Will Make Pedestrians Suspect You're a Criminal - Posted September 5, 2012
Debuting tonight during the Giants vs. Cowboys NFL season kickoff, the above 60-second spot from Venables Bell & Partners titled "Suspect" marks the first time Audi is introducing its full line of S models to the U.S. Despite the YouTube commentariat noting that the S8 is too overweight to be race-engineered, an... [AgencySpy]

Terry Crews Plays Music with His Muscles, Encourages Viewers to Do the Same for Old Spice - Posted August 28, 2012
Yes, one of the stars of The Expendables 2 (now playing in theaters everywhere) is back, flexing his impressively musical muscles for Old Spice and W+K. In what we're being told is what's a "first-of-its-kind embeddable interactive experience," Muscle Music allows viewers to record their very own percussion-laden jam ses... [AgencySpy]

With Google Fiber, Kansas City Will Have Something to Brag About - Posted July 27, 2012
Last year, Google chose Kansas City over a number of contenders to be the first place to get access to the Internet monolith's new super-fast 1GB-per-second service, Google Fiber. Announced today, KC residents will have access to 1GB-per-second download times for a monthly fee of $70. As is becomi... [MediaJobsDaily]

With Google Fiber, Kansas City Will Have Something to Brag About - Posted July 27, 2012
Last year, Google chose Kansas City over a number of contenders to be the first place to get access to the Internet monolith's new super-fast 1GB-per-second service, Google Fiber. Announced today, KC residents will have access to 1GB-per-second download times for a monthly fee of $70. As is becomi... [TVNewser]

Old Spice: Now Strong Enough to Help You Dump Heather Graham - Posted April 23, 2012
The W+K/Old Spice cavalcade c... [AgencySpy]

Terry Crews Takes Over, Yells Aplenty in Latest Old Spice Work - Posted January 12, 2012
When he's n... [AgencySpy]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 14, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Occupy Wall Street Protestors are Not Geraldo or Fox News Fans, October 10... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted October 14, 2011
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Occupy Wall Street Protestors are Not Geraldo or Fox News Fans, October 10... [FishbowlNY]

W+K Gives Isaiah Mustafa a Breather in Latest Old Spice Campaign - Posted September 8, 2011
You know, these ads just aren't the same without ... [AgencySpy]

Gerry Graf Lures Old Spice Creative Away from W+K - Posted April 5, 2011
Gerry Graf's New York-based start-up, Barton F. Graf9000, LLC, which the former Saatchi & Saatchi CCO launched last fall, has f... [MediaJobsDaily]

The Isaiah Mustafa Blitz Continues - Posted March 7, 2011
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W+K, EA Unveil 'Duty Calls' Parody - Posted February 4, 2011
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Audi's Going to Have A 'Goodnight' This Super Bowl - Posted January 14, 2011
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