• VB&P and Overdose Lifeline Launch #ChooseEmpathy Movement

    by / September 17, 2019 /

    Overdose Lifeline and Venables Bell & Partners have launched an effort called #ChooseEmpathy today, in connection with National Recovery Month. #ChooseEmpathy aims to create greater understanding of the truths of addiction and lessen social stigmas around the disease and those affected by it. 
    The original inspiration for #ChooseEmpathy came from VB&P’s annual Fearless Project, an internal competition which encourages bold thinking and funds the winner[Read More]

  • Visit CA – Born To Be Wild

    by / September 17, 2019 /

    Independent agency MeringCarson is bringing the California road trip experience to life in a new campaign for long-time client, Visit California. The campaign will launch in the U.S. with a 45-second online TV spot entitled “Born to Be Wild,” set to the enduring Steppenwolf song of the same name. Companion 6-second spots, out-of-home, and cross-channel digital activations will echo the message of “Born to Be Wild,” while establishing a set of governing principles that bring to life th[Read More]

  • VB&P concludes successful NxNB event

    by / September 17, 2019 /

    Did you follow our advice and check out Venables Bell & Partners' NxNB event? The multi-day TED Talk-ish program covered a wide array of topics from an amazing list of speakers.

    The first day kicked off with a session led by Paul Venables called “Venables on Nice”. Pointing to various research studies, Paul spoke to the importance of niceness and civility in the workplace, how to create a culture of helping (aka, nice in action), and why it’s even good for business. 

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  • #TBT – an all-timer: Aaron Burr

    by / September 12, 2019 /

    A little Throwback Thursday for you today. It's one of our all-time favorites and part of one of the greatest campaigns in the history of our business. Do we need to remind you Goodby Silverstein & Partners created this masterpiece? Nah... you know that, right?


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  • VB&P’s mini SxSW-meets-TEDxstyle conference called NxNB – going on now!

    by / September 12, 2019 /

    Have you been following VB&P's mini SxSW-meets-TEDxstyle conference called NxNB (North by North Bay)? Held at the Venables offices and featuring both internal and external talent, each day consists of 1-2 keynote speakers and 1-2 sessions led by internal speakers in between the keynote(s).

    Yesterday featured:

    • Ivan Cash, Founder of Cash Studios and award-winning interactive artist and director, kicked off the day by discussing the importance of human connecti[Read More]