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Topic: Venables Bell & Partners

Why Ricky Gervais Was Right for Audi's A3 Campaign

'Uncompromised' talent, and an assist from Queen

IDEA: Endorsers needn't be universally loved. They just need to reflect—or better, embody—the brand promise. Take Ricky Gervais. Some people love him; others loathe him. But he's great for any brand…

Ad of the Day: Intel Tells the Amazing Story of 3-D Printing Prosthetics in War-Torn Sudan

Mick Ebeling rescues Daniel

At its core, Intel's "Look Inside" campaign illustrates the power of technology to improve lives. This is especially true of the third ad in the series, which follows Mick Ebeling,…

Reebok Names a New Lead Creative Shop

Venables Bell succeeds DDB

Venables Bell & Partners has prevailed in Reebok's global creative review. As lead agency on the brand, the San Francisco-based shop succeeds DDB. Reebok spends an estimated $50-60 million in media…

2 Guys Named Brad Head to BarrettSF

Team of Kayal and Phifer comes from Venables Bell

Back in the day, the hot creative team at Fallon (and later, Mother) was an inseparable duo known simply as the Swedes. Well, now barrettSF has the Brads. Brad Kayal and…

Reebok Is Close to Naming a New Lead Agency

Selection looms amid split with DDB

DDB is splitting with Reebok amid a review of the sneaker and apparel company’s global creative business. The review is in its late stages with a trio of contenders that sources…

Ad of the Day: The World's Most Amazing Mountain Climber Stars in Intel's Latest Spot

Erik Weihenmayer's story

Intel's "Look Inside" film series about inspiring people scales new heights in this 90-second spot about Erik Weihenmayer, who's beaten long odds to climb the world's seven tallest peaks. There's a…

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…

Audi Revs Up Another Super Bowl Spot

60-second ad for the A3 sedan to air after halftime show

Audi is gearing up for its seventh straight Super Bowl appearance, signing on for 60 seconds of airtime in what may well be one of the most-watched segments in the…

The 10 Most Watched Ads on YouTube in 2013

These supervirals earned your attention instead of just paying for it

Going viral. It's become a kind of holy grail in advertising—manufactured by consumers, demanded by clients, parodied by agencies. But in a given year, only a handful of spots break…

Semifinalists Emerge in Wells Fargo Review

Chemistry meetings will take place next month

Wells Fargo will meet with about a half-dozen shops before selecting a handful of finalists to pitch its creative business, sources said. Sources said that the shops include TBWA\Chiat\Day in Playa…

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