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  • 2013 CLIO Awards Bronze
  • 2012 CLIO Awards Bronze
  • 2012 The One Show Merit Winner (2)
  • 2012 D&AD Awards / Yellow Pencil Inclusion in Advertising Annual
  • 2011 Cíclope International Advertising Craft Festival Bronze
  • 2010 CLIO Awards Bronze (2)
  • 2010 AICP Winner
  • 2010 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bronze Lion
  • 2008 IAA Responsibility Award Gold (2)
  • 2004 D&AD Awards / Yellow Pencil Silver Award Nominations (7)
  • 2004 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Cyber Lion (12)
  • 2004 International ANDY Awards Bronze (3)
  • 2004 The WIN Awards Persephone Award 3rd (7)
  • 2004 Art Directors Annual Awards Silver
  • 2004 CLIO Awards Shortlist (3)
  • 2003 American Advertising Awards, ADDY Gold ADDY (5)
  • 2002 The One Show Finalist (8)
  • 2001 International ANDY Awards Distinction (7)
  • 2001 International ANDY Awards ANDY (2)
  • 2001 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Shortlist (2)
  • 2001 CLIO Awards Shortlist (2)
  • 2001 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Gold Lion Campaign

Paul Venables

Founder, Executive Creative Director at Venables Bell & Partners
United States


If Paul were here talking with you right now, he would surely point out that the agency’s big, sweeping, trademark-able philosophy has nothing to do with buzz generation, media agnosticism or content creation, but is simply “our intentions are good.” Those good intentions – doing right by our people and our clients – have helped Paul and his partners attract about 200 of the nicest, most talented people you'll find in advertising as well as big-time clients like eBay, Audi, Google, ConAgra, Phillips66 and Intel. Prior to opening VB&P in 2001, Paul was Co-Creative Director, Associate Partner and heir-apparent of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. By the end of his six-plus years there he was running over $400 million in business and had won various and sundry industry awards for clients like Pacific Bell, Discover Card, Porsche, Bell Helmets, Nike, Polaroid, Netflix, HotBot and SBC. Venables was also an Associate Creative Director at Korey, Kay & Partners, a copywriter at McCaffrey and McCall and a telephone receptionist at a small New York agency. He had attempted to start his career as a telephone receptionist at a large New York agency, but failed their typing tests. 


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