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Venables Bell & Partners
Friday, Mar. 29, 2019
Created by San Francisco-based agency Venables Bell & Partners, Reebok’s “Sport the Unexpected” campaign kicks off with “Storm the Court,” a film featuring an unexpected, and seemingly uninvited guest, a girl with an other worldly vibe, who interrupts a pick-up basketball game--stopping...
Friday, Oct. 19, 2018
Breaking in as a production coordinator at Grey Advertising NY in the late 1970s, Craig Allen moved to San Francisco in 1980 to become a producer at J. Walter Thompson, collaborating with such clients as Chevron, Activision, the California Milk Board and Dole Pineapple. In ‘87 he was promoted to...
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
Independent advertising agency Venables Bell & Partners has hired Hilary Coate as its new head of integrated production. She joins the team following the retirement of Craig Allen, who joined VB&P as its first producer when the agency opened in 2001, and went on to build its integrated...
Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018
Independent creative agency Venables Bell & Partners is partnering with issue-driven communications firm RALLY. Together, VB&P and RALLY will work with a variety of entities from brands to advocacy organizations to develop impactful communications campaigns and guide them through...
Monday, Jun. 20, 2016
Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, scored the Cannes Lions Promo & Activation Grand Prix honor this evening at the 63rd International Festival of Creativity on the strength of its "#OptOutside" campaign for REI whereby the retailer closed its stores on Black Friday so that their...
Saturday, May. 14, 2016
Venables Bell & Partners scored Best of Show last night at the 43rd annual One Show Awards on the basis of its #OptOutside campaign for REI whereby the retailer closed its stores on Black Friday so that their employees and customers could instead enjoy the great outdoors, spending the time...
Monday, Mar. 7, 2016
Venables Bell & Partners (VB&P) has brought Justin Moore on board as creative director; he joins the agency from Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS&P).
Moore spent 12 years at BBH London, where he rose from...
Tuesday, May. 19, 2015
Will McGinness joined Venables Bell & Partners (VB&P), San Francisco, in 2010 as Paul Venables’ partner and now runs the creative department. Partner/executive creative director McGinness has played a pivotal role in the agency’s success, helping VB&P...
Monday, May. 5, 2014
Backyard has signed comedy/performance director and former agency creative Greg Bell for U.S. commercial representation. Bell comes to Backyard from Epoch Films, before which he was a partner at agency Venables Bell & Partners. He is currently embarking on a...