Publicis & Hal Riney

Indie San Francisco Agency Hires a Former Goodby Silverstein Exec

Harold Sogard is back in the Bay Area ad business.

Publicis & Hal Riney Adds Purina Beneful

Publicis & Hal Riney won creative responsibilities for Purina Beneful dog food, sources said.

Purina Down to Finalists in Beneful Search

Nestlé is down to two agency finalists to handle creative responsibilities for its Purina Beneful dog food, sources said. The brand has been at Fallon, which did not defend.Spending for Beneful through the third quarter of 2013 was $40.7 million, according to Kantar Media.  

Kevin Roddy Shifts to Publicis & Hal Riney

Last year Kevin Roddy, the former CCO of BBH New York, fell out with agency founder John Hegarty over the future direction of the shop and left in September.

Clown scares crap out of kids in Walmart ad

Walmart's clown commercial from Publicis & Hal Riney (posted below), which broke during Sunday's NFL playoffs, is so unlike the retail giant's usual image that it borders on weird self-mockery. […]

Shadow-puppet bunnies prefer U.S. Cellular

What leaps to mind when you see huge shadow-puppet bunnies? U.S. Cellular, of course! Publicis & Hal Riney joined with Anonymous Content and The Mill to create this new spot, […]

Protect the Crayon People With U.S. Cellular


Don’t you just love people on cell phones?

This grand new U.S. Cellular spot from Publicis & Hal Riney is based on a pretty ludicrous premise: that people talking on their cell phones in public are a source […]

Gorillas now required in every ad campaign

What to make of this admittedly arresting new U.S. Cellular print ad from Publicis & Hal Riney? We have some guy—we’ll hope it’s a guy—in an ape mask and furry-hand […]