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#BigSXSW: Top 5 Takeaways From Tech’s Biggest Event

Another year of SXSW has come and gone. And in the words of our President John Montgomery:

“Just when I think that SXSWi has jumped the shark and I’ll never go back, I have multiple encounters that really blow my mind.”

From catching the coolest panels at the Fast Company Grill to bantering with robots in Japan Factory, here are the top insights we gleaned from this year’s event. Read More

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Big Video Director Makes SXSW Film Festival Debut With “A Life In Waves”

If you watched television, went to the movies, or listened to the radio in the 80s and 90s, you probably heard the work of Suzanne Ciani, whether you knew it or not.

With 15 solo albums and Grammy nominations decorating her career of more than 30 years, Ciani—an electronic music pioneer and neo-classical recording artist with countless composing credits in commercials, video games, and feature films—has quite a story to tell. Read More

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On View: Nikki Lane Talks Music, Fashion, and Life On The Road

Nikki Lane is a country music singer/songwriter on the rise and Southern style maven on the side.

Needless to say, we’re pretty big fans. For the latest installment of our On View video series, our very own Shannon Crutchfield caught up with her before her performance last month at Saturn Birmingham, the kick-off date for her new Highway Queen Tour. Give it a spin, then go dive into the new album. Read More

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Ford Wiles Awarded 2017 AAF-Birmingham Silver Medal

Ford Wiles, chief creative officer and partner for Birmingham-based Big, was named American Advertising Federation (AAF)-Birmingham Silver Award Medal Winner at the annual ADDYs awards ceremony, held Friday, Feb. 24. Read More

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Big’s Libby Romano Named to Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

It’s time to rethink content marketing.

That’s the philosophy Libby Romano preaches, and it’s become the hallmark of her success. Romano, Director of Digital Content and Strategy at Big Communications, has been tapped to receive The Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award honoring young professionals in metro Birmingham. Read More

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Six Questions with Angela McPike, Chief Marketing Officer at Tenet Healthcare, Southern Region

We love our clients, so from time to time, we like to put a spotlight on them.

One of the clients that keeps us pleasantly busy is Tenet Healthcare — which means we spend a lot of time in close contact with Angela McPike, Chief Marketing Officer of Tenet Healthcare’s Southern Region.

We took a break from our busy schedules to ask Angela a few questions about her career, her goals, and her experience working with us. Take it away, Angela.

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One Big Holiday Vol. 4: The Big Com Holiday Playlist

For many, the music this time of year evokes feelings of nostalgia.

It’s a reminder of simpler times, an invitation to slow down and take in all the season has to offer. While it’s typically a cheerful time, it can also be a time for thought and reflection. No matter if you’re joyful or gloomy, we can all agreethe music plays a major part. It helps bring people together.

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Birmingham in Bloom: An Analysis of the 2nd Avenue Ginkgo Trees

Fall was a bit late this year, but it arrived. And if you are fortunate enough to work along (or just walk along) 2nd Avenue North in Downtown Birmingham, you’ve probably been looking forward to this particular time of year for quite a while.

Sure, autumn across the South means cool weather and college football, this year’s uncommon Indian Summer notwithstanding. But for those of us who spend our days and nights with the burgeoning restaurant scene and historic architecture of this particular stretch of the Magic City, there’s something far more enticing that fall signals: the turning of the Ginkgo trees.

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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview With Melodie Sisk

“I would shoot every film in the South if I could. There are untapped landscapes and personal stories around every corner.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. This week is an interview with Melodie Sisk, producer of Little Sister, the 2016 Closing Night Film.

Little Sister will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 6:00pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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Star Wars Meets Daft Punk In Big Designer’s Music Video Mash-Up

Here at Big, our employees do great things for our clients. But the greatness doesn’t stop there.

Many of them make cool things in their spare time too. Brian Curtin, our Motion Design Director, is one of those people. He’s known on YouTube as “InfectiousDesigner” where his channel has gotten millions of views. He’s even done commissioned work for PlayStation, directing and producing a short film based on one of their games.

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