Topic: Venables Bell & Partners

That Epic Audi 'Duel' Commercial? Here's What It Looks Like Played Forward

Reversing the reverse footage

  brightcove.createExperiences(); Audi's "Duel" commercial, by Venables Bell & Partners, which was made to air around the three presidential debates, is…

Audi Made One Hell of an Entertaining Ad for Tonight's Debate That Everyone Will Love

A much more enjoyable 'Duel'

There's one thing almost everyone watching Monday night's first presidential debate will be able to agree on—that this new Audi commercial, "Duel," airing during the telecast, is a brilliant bit…

Audi Says 'Intelligence Is the New Rock and Roll' in Latest Ads for the A4

Set to Iggy Pop

Would Iggy Pop drive an Audi? If the seminal proto-punk rocker got one free for lending his 1973 head-banger "Search and Destroy" to the soundtrack of the automaker's new campaign from…

Celebrity Cruises Plays a Giant Psychic Game of Marco Polo in This Ambitious (but Puzzling) Ad

Polo ...?

If you hear voices beckoning you to take a luxury cruise—or you feel an indescribable urge to whisper "Polo" into your coffee cup—Celebrity Cruises might be calling to you. Venables Bell…

REI Will Be Closed on Black Friday, and Pay Its 12,000 Employees Not to Work That Day

Outdoor retailer launches #OptOutside

REI is the latest brand to declare war on Black Friday, with the outdoor retailer saying it will be closed the day after Thanksgiving this year, and will pay its…

Google Just Made One of the Most Compelling Ads Yet About Gender Transition

Meet Jake, and the gym where he belonged

Transgender issues have been front-page news all summer, though brands have clearly had a hard time knowing what their role should be in the conversation. But now Google—one of the…

Vanessa Bayer Comes On to Everyone in an Elevator in Audi's Fifty Shades of Grey Spoof

More clumsy kinkyness

Last week, Trojan took the piss out of the BDSM-light hype around Fifty Shades of Grey. And now Audi is joining the party with a new parody ad. Saturday Night Live's…

Audi Jumps in the Deep End With an Epic Tale of Rebellion at a Swimming Pool

Brand lessons learned early

This Audi spot from Venables Bell & Partners presents a pint-size rebel with a full tummy who's eager to cannonball into a pool even though a sign clearly says, "Wait…

Tweet This Hashtag in NYC, and Reebok Could Run a Pair of Sneakers Over to You

Floor-to-door service is yours

Starting today, New Yorkers who tweet their shoe size and address with the hashtag #ReebokHDS could get a visit from the brand's Human Dispatch Service. The team of runners will personally…

Mutant 'Doberhuahuas' Attack the World in Audi's Super Bowl Ad

No, it's not for a crossover

Audi's 2014 Super Bowl ad, like the mutant animal it imagines, is a bit of an odd beast. Following two teasers, the automaker on Monday released the full spot, from Venables…