Big, Billy & Gulf Seafood

by Big Communications
posted on 10:02 pm
August 14, 2014
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If you’ve followed Big at all in the last several years, you know that the Alabama Gulf Seafood campaign is one of our greatest points of pride. It’s a brand that we bore and raised from its inception, and it’s one that’s shined an ever-brighter spotlight on the amazing Gulf seafood industry of our state.

And in that pursuit, we’re pleased to announce another partnership with the good people over at Billy Reid, who are releasing a new series of t-shirts, promoting the Alabama Gulf Seafood industry.

The series includes three different tees, all designed by Reid, and features images and words inspired by Alabama’s fresh seafood and the Gulf. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation.

And as luck would have it, the shirts will be first available this weekend at Billy’s annual Shindig in Florence, Alabama this weekend.

If you’ll remember, Billy designed shirts for us at the outset of the campaign back in 2012. The last time around, the four shirts Billy designed turned out to be one of the most successful t-shirt collaborations he’d ever done. And for good reason, too. Sure, the shirts, colors, and designs were awesome; but the real reason (we believe) the shirts did so well was because they represented an outstanding partnership: a proud resident of Alabama, at the peak of his profession and craft, creating a product that represented other Alabamians at the peak of theirs.

And for us, there’s nothing we love more than creating partnerships that lift up our state on every imaginable front. So make sure you head over to BillyReid.com and order one for yourself. And tell ‘em thanks, and we sent you.

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Ad Age Highlights Big Communications’ Go Build Campaign, New E-Textbook Launches in iBooks Store

by Big Communications
posted on 10:10 pm
July 29, 2014
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One of our most extensive campaigns over the past few years here at Big has been Go Build, a branded effort for the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute to educate middle and high school students on the benefits of a career in construction.

It appears as if students aren’t the only ones listening.

Yesterday, Ad Age published a feature on nationwide efforts to target potential young tradesmen, including a mention of original Go Build spokesperson Mike Rowe.

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Torch: Passed. What We Learned as the Southeast Small Agency of the Year

by Mark Ervin
posted on 8:15 pm
July 25, 2014
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Last week marked the end of an era for Big Communications. And by era, we mean the end of our year as reigning champion of Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year for the Southeast.

On Thursday, our compatriots at Bohan in Nashville brought home the Southeast Gold for 2014; to them, we respectfully and earnestly tip our hats.

But as most of us in the advertising world understand, awards are just motivation to improve continuously the work we already love doing.

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Job Opening at Big: Account Executive

by Big Communications
posted on 2:40 pm
June 25, 2014
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Nimble. Hungry. Unforgettable. Big is seeking a genuinely inspired account executive with agency experience that’s looking to join a national award-winning agency in a small agency atmosphere. Here, we don’t simply ask people to fulfill a list of tasks – we expect all of our team members to help make us better by contributing to our unorthodox culture while being awesome at their jobs. This position requires a person who is a constant builder of great relationships (both internal and external), a hero for the brands they serve, and a respected representative of the agency among our clients and in the community. This position requires a diligent self-starter that already exhibits the necessary skills of the account management discipline who’s looking for their chance to shine. Only those willing to be pushed, challenged, inspired, welcomed, diversified, multiplied, and appreciated should apply.

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Big Communications to Celebrate Take Your Dog to Work Day

by Big Communications
posted on 2:53 pm
June 18, 2014
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Florence + The Machine said that the “Dog Days Are Over.” But here at Big Communications, we like the dog days.

If by “dog days” you mean the days we get to bring our dogs to work, that is. Which, actually, is most days.

That’s why we’re excited to once again join offices across the nation to celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day this Friday, June 20!

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Big Racks Up a Handful of 2014 Regional ADDYs

by Big Communications
posted on 8:31 pm
April 16, 2014
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We were honored and overwhelmed at the Birmingham ADDYs in February when we took home 29 awards, including Best of Show, Creative Director of the Year, and Interactive Developer/Art Director of the Year.

And it was pretty dang cool to have the District 7 Regional ADDY Awards, as part of the 2014 AAF District 7 Spring Conference, right here in Birmingham April 10-13.

We’re proud to announce that we received a combination of three Gold ADDYs, two Silver ADDYs, and one Judges Choice Award for our work on the Jim ‘N Nick’s, Dixie Fish Co., Brookwood Medical Center, and Made in Alabama campaigns.

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Big Communications Goes to South By Southwest

by Big Communications
posted on 7:57 pm
March 26, 2014
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South By Southwest started as a small, local music festival. Now, it’s grown to become the largest (and only) cultural event of its kind in the nation.

For ten days in March, musicians, filmmakers, and interactive experts of all kinds from around the world gather in Austin, Texas to engage and indulge in social engagement at the highest level.

It only makes sense that an advertising agency would want to be in the midst of all that craziness, right?

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Meet Big’s Spring Interns

by Big Communications
posted on 5:53 pm
March 20, 2014
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To paraphrase The Beatles, here at Big, we get by with a little help from our interns.

This spring, we’ve got a trio of bright young minds helping out around the office, and we want to show the world how much we appreciate them by telling their stories.

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We Need a Media Buyer/Planner – Big is Hiring

by Big Communications
posted on 10:52 pm
March 17, 2014
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The most captivating and compelling ads in the universe are useless if they can’t reach the right audience.

So we’re looking for a hard-working, quick-witted, strategic-thinking new soul to join Big’s media team as a planner/buyer. As a new member of the team, you’ll be responsible for planning and buying ad space for a wealth of clients, as well as deciding when and where the ads should be placed and negotiating rates.

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