2012 was a landmark year for all of us at Big Communications. We added more than a dozen employees, found a new building to call home, and most importantly, we produced what we believe to be some of the best work we’ve ever done.

Last night at the 55th Birmingham ADDYs, we were honored to receive a great deal of recognition for the work we’re so proud of.

Big Communications received a number of Gold and Silver ADDYs, including a strong showing in the Best in Show categories. Alabama Gulf Seafood walked away with Best Of Show, the ultimate prize of the night, and the Birmingham CVB’s IN App won Digital Best Of Show among the interactive entries.

We were also presented with a Special Judges Award for our Jacksonville State Institute For Research & Collaboration Video, which also won a Gold ADDY for the Sales Promotion: Audio/Video Sales Presentation category. This special distinction only happens every several years, and we were excited to hear that our work warranted such merit.

Receiving a number of awards for our collaborations and teamwork was certainly exciting, but it didn’t stop there. Multiple members of our creative team received individual recognition in the Industry Leaders categories.

Ryan Brown capped off an impressive year with an Art Director/Designer of the Year ADDY award, and Shannon Harris received her third different Industry Leaders award in three years by being named Web Designer of the Year for the Brookwood Medical Center Web campaign. And perhaps the biggest recognition went to Aaron Gresham who, after many years of top-notch production, was named Creative Director of the Year.

At the end of the night, Big Communications walked away with a remarkable total of 15 Gold ADDYs and 15 Silver ADDYs for 12 different clients in addition to our individual Industry Leaders honors. Our colleagues at Six Foot Five won an additional 5 Gold ADDYs for their work on our Alabama Gulf Seafood campaign as well.

But before the awards were announced, it was a pleasure to see our intrepid leader take the stage. President John Montgomery, who was awarded the Birmingham ADDYs’ prestigious Silver Medal award last year, was proud to pass on the honor to this year’s Silver Medal winner, Jerry Brown. Brown, leader of Communication Arts, has been an invaluable resource and a loyal friend to Big Communications for many years, and we were all thrilled to see him receive such a distinction.

It was a night to remember for Big Communications, but it also served to reinforce our mission. We’re grateful to receive a plethora of awards and honors, and in light of our successes in 2012, we’re even more focused, committed, and hungry to repeat—and exceed—our recent recognition.

For anyone who wasn’t able to pick up a Birmingham ADDYs 2013 Winners Book, you can find the full text online.