Big Racks Up a Handful of 2014 Regional ADDYs

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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

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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

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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

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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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There’s a Reason It Rhymes with “Party, Y’all” (Kind Of)

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posted on 5:58 pm
March 04, 2014
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We may be in the midst of winter weather’s last stand, but make no mistake—it’s time to party.

Whether or not you participate in Lent, the season of Mardi Gras is a universal cause for celebration in our country. New Orleans always gets the most press, of course, but as plenty of native Alabamians will tell you, it was actually Mobile that hosted the very first Carnival celebration in the United States, way back in 1703.

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Big Brings Home Best of Show at the 2014 Birmingham ADDYs

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posted on 10:46 pm
February 07, 2014
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We love what we do every day here at Big Communications.

But some days are bigger than others. Last night was one of those days, as we celebrated a monumental 2013 year (the biggest in our agency’s history) by taking home a total of 29 ADDYs at the 56th Annual Birmingham Advertising Awards.

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Big Gets Praise for “Robust” Brand Journalism Efforts

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posted on 4:33 pm
January 21, 2014
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When a new year rolls around, it’s easy to get lost in your goals for the next 12 months. But it’s important to look back and appreciate all that you’ve accomplished.

Thanks to a post by PR/Marketing expert Gini Dietrich last week on SpinSucks.com (which was inspired by our friend Stacey Hood), we were reminded to do just that. Gini highlighted our Alabama Gulf Seafood campaign as a brand that’s doing brand journalism right—even going so far as to mention the campaign alongside Grantland, one of today’s leading digital avenues for original sports and pop culture features.

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One BIG Holiday: The December Playlist

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posted on 12:15 am
December 13, 2013
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Turn on your radio or head to any department store this time of year, and you’ll be greeted by the seasonal sounds of holiday music.

That’s fine and all. But it seems like most of these playlists haven’t been updated for decades.

That’s why we decided to bring you the Big Com December Playlist, full of holiday tracks from all corners of the musical spectrum. From hip-hop and rock ‘n roll to classic tracks and updated versions of old hymns, kids from 1 to 92 are sure to find something they like.

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The Holidays Come Early in the World of Advertising

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posted on 6:52 pm
November 26, 2013
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It seems to happen earlier and earlier every year.

Ornaments and decorations hit the shelves, Christmas music takes over the airwaves, and holiday sales dominate the commercial world. (And, of course, those who oppose this sort of thing are never hesitant to voice their opinions.)

But in the advertising industry, an early holiday season is all part of the game.

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Home is Where the Art is – New Vinyl Wall Graphics

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posted on 7:16 pm
October 31, 2013
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As you may know, Big Communications packed up and moved to 2nd Avenue North back in February. And while we’ve loved our new office and our new neighborhood from the beginning, something just didn’t feel right.

The walls. They were just too…blank.

One of our big summer projects was to design and raise a series of brand new, one-of-a-kind vinyl wall graphics. And now that they’re finally up, our new house feels much more like a home.

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