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Topic: The Via Agency

VIA Agency's Jam Sessions Inspire the Creative Spirit

Using playtime to foster better work

Specs Who From left: John Coleman, founder, CEO; David Burfeind, chief knowledge officer; Leeann Leahy, president; Greg Smith, CCO What Full-service ad agency Where Portland, Maine The VIA Agency built a business by thinking…

Golden Corral Finds Its Lead Agency in Maine

The VIA Agency prevails in 3-horse race

Golden Corral has completed its search. The VIA Agency is the new lead creative agency for the casual dining chain, according to sources. The independent shop in Portland, Maine, prevailed in a pitch against…

Ad of the Day: Masha Sings a Sultry Remake of 'Werewolves of London' for Three Olives Vodka

A beast on the prowl

So, you're a werewolf, and it's your night to howl. Your drink of choice would be … a Bloody Mary? A piña colada at Trader Vic's? A Coors Light, aka…

Ad of the Day: Ray Liotta Says It All by Saying Nothing for 1800 Tequila

VIA signs up the ultimate tough guy

Michael Imperioli was tough. Ray Liotta is tougher. The 58-year-old Goodfellas actor stars in a new international campaign for 1800 Tequila that carries the theme "Enough said." And indeed, he says…

Ad of the Day: Republic Wireless Sticks to the Facts With a Rascal of a Spokesman

H. Bud Chadwickson tells it like it is

Is your wireless carrier working you over like a Carolina Bearded Tick on a baby hog's ankle? Might be time to switch to Republic Wireless. That's the advice from one H.…

VIA Hires Translation's Leahy as President

Maine agency brings in top account planner to improve the work

Five months after coming up short in the finals of the U.S. review for Mini Cooper, which would have been its highest-profile client yet, The VIA Agency is adding a…

The Contender

John Coleman wants to make his surging Via Agency the next Wieden + Kennedy—in the other Portland

In November 2009, as John Coleman stood before the Maine College of Art's board of directors, about to propose something he knew was risky, even outlandish, he felt the old…

4 Shops Advance in Mini Cooper Review

Incumbent seen as one to beat

Mini Cooper has a final four. The finalists in the brand’s U.S. review—which sources identified as Bartle Bogle Hegarty, The Via Agency, Fitzgerald + Co. and incumbent Butler, Shine, Stern &…

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