This weekend our agency's namesake, Paul Venables, was honored as "Ad Person of the Year," an award presented to an outstanding person each year in recognition of their accomplishments and unique service to the San Francisco ad community. In comments at the show, Paul's former boss, Jeff Goodby, said, “Paul would be among the very smallest group – of the best creative people – ever to pass through here. He had a way of making clients love him, coming up with the best imaginable work, and still combining a lovability that makes him a great leader of the next generation of creative work in this city. Everything he has done since he left Goodby, Silverstein & Partners has only made us more sure of all of this. And, of course, it has totally pissed us off.” The award recognized Paul for growing VB&P from a start-up to the 171-person agency it is today, as well as for bringing major accounts to the San Francisco Bay area and for the nationally acclaimed, award-winning advertising the agency produces. Read about the news in The SF Egotist.