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Venables Bell & Partners Veers Off-Script for Audi - Posted 3 days, 11 hours ago
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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Artist Formerly Known as DavidonDemand Heads to VB&P - Posted December 5, 2012
And so, the agency travels of David Perez, the guy once known as #DavidonDemand, continue as the man has landed yet another creative recruiting gig, this time at San Francisco's Venables Bell & Partners. A month ago, folks familiar wi... [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]

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]

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]

eBay, VB&P Salute Crazy People - Posted September 11, 2012
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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]

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]

Remember That VB&P/Craigslist Thing? Either Way, Here's the End Result - Posted July 13, 2012
You may recall that in December... [AgencySpy]

...And Here's Your One Show Call for Entries Theme, Jury List - Posted November 10, 2011
While we're on the awards tip, might as well get this out of the way. Apparently, the One Club is feeling quite whimsical at the moment, which explains the theme of their 2012 One Show Call for Entries campaign. Yes, as you see above, everything's "ONEderful" in the world of the... [AgencySpy]

Audi's Going to Have A 'Goodnight' This Super Bowl - Posted January 14, 2011
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McGinness to Serve as ADC Interactive Jury Chair - Posted January 13, 2011
The Art Directors Club continues its promotional tour-de-force for its 90th annual awards show by announcing that Will McGinness (who bears a striking resemblance to my ol... [AgencySpy]

Steve Simpson Heads Jury Chairs for ADC 90 - Posted October 13, 2010
Ogilvy North America's recently installed chief creative officer Steve Simpson... [AgencySpy]

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