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Topic: Venables Bell & Partners

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…

The Most Uplifting Ad You'll See Today Is About a 15-Year-Old's Incredible Cancer Research

Intel tells Jack Andraka's story

Here's one from the warm-and-fuzzies school of advertising. Jack Andraka, barely a teenager, decided to develop an early-detection test for pancreatic cancer after his uncle died from the disease. [UPDATE: AdFreak…

Little Girl Clearly Explains How Google Fiber Is Like On-Demand Birdwatching

Try to keep up, dummy

Venables Bell & Partners is launching another campaign for Google Fiber, and it's already a little more interesting than 72andSunny's recent Google Chromecast work, which was basically watching people watch television.…

Venables Bell Lets Three Entrepreneurs Move In for Next to Nothing

$10 for a year's rental to celebrate 10 years in business

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, San Francisco's Venables Bell & Partners organized an office-space contest. The ad agency posted a listing on Craigslist offering spots in its Union Square offices…

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