BIG Happenings, News

Big’s Valerie Taylor Takes Home AAF ‘Junior of the Year’ Ten Award

Valerie Taylor, one of our assistant account executives, was named American Advertising Federation Birmingham’s “Junior of the Year” at the 2016 Ten Awards ceremony.

Held Thursday, June 16, the Ten Awards recognized 10 of “the best of the best in the agency and corporate marketing arena.”

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BIG Happenings, Creativity

Nine Tips for Building a Better Résumé

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 7.9 million people that are unemployed.

That’s a lot of people! So when it comes time to begin your career, you have to make your résumé stand out.

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BIG Happenings, Creativity

CMT Awards Honors Music Video Produced By One of Big’s Own

For the first time in, well, maybe ever, Big Communications has a serious dog in the fight at the CMT Music Awards.

Updated June 9, 9:15am: “Die A Happy Man” won Male Video of the Year! It did not win Video of the Year, though, but those YouTube hits keep climbing.

Chances are you’ve heard Thomas Rhett’s massive hit “Die A Happy Man” by now, seeing as it’s up to 58 million YouTube views, gone platinum, spent six straight weeks atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart (the first song to do so since 2008), and brought home major awards left and right*.

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BIG Happenings, News

Five Years In, Bo Bikes Bama is Stronger Than Ever

April 27, 2011 is a date that will remain emblazoned on the hearts of Alabamians forever.

We were ripped apart yet united by a community of love in a time of great sadness and need.

Enter: Bo Jackson. Bo sat in his home in Chicago watching stories of the devastation of his home state. He knew he had to do something. To rebuild, repair, and protect. To remember the 243 lives lost on that day. Read More

BIG Happenings, Creativity

Observations From An Accomplished Public Speaker: Billy Ivey at TEDx Samford

I think it was Stephen King who said, “the only criteria for being able to call yourself a writer is to have written.”

Well, then, I’m a writer. It even says so on my LinkedIn profile. And using that same logic, I can also proudly announce that I am an accountant, a baseball player, a landscape architect, and an accomplished public speaker.

Last week, I gave a TED talk. It wasn’t really a TED talk; it was a TEDx talk. Only it wasn’t really a TEDx talk; it was a TEDxSamfordU talk. But I gave a TED talk, so there.

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BIG Happenings, Playlist

The Official 2016 Big Com Sloss Fest Playlist

What a difference a year makes, right?

This time last year, the Sloss Music & Arts Festival had citizens of Birmingham excitedly circling mid-July on their calendars. The lineup was thrilling, the location was perfect, and the design waswell, that was us, and we were proud to be involved.

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BIG Happenings, Creativity

Big Goes to SXSW: Our 2016 Takeaways

Three years in and we’re really starting to get the hang of this South By Southwest thing.

Even if you’ve never been, you probably know all about SXSW. It’s innovative, informative, engaging, energizing – and, at times, overwhelming.

Nonetheless, we soaked up as much information and culture as we could in our short time in Austin, TX at the SXSW Interactive conference. But rather than boil it down to a few generic touchpoints, we thought we’d let our team members speak for themselves.

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BIG Happenings

Networking Is Not A Dirty Word: Five Tips For Navigating the Digital Age

Earlier this month, our Lifestyle Editor Erin Street shared her digital wisdom at Momentum’s biennial women’s leadership conference.

Momentum is a program dedicated to broadening the opportunities for aspiring executive women in the Birmingham community. Since forming in 2002, Momentum has helped develop their members’ leadership skills and increased their numbers, effectiveness, and visibility.

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BIG Happenings, News

Big Tapped as Media Agency of Record for Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham-based Big Communications has been selected by Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. (“Coca-Cola UNITED”) – also headquartered in Birmingham and the third-largest bottler of Coca-Cola products nationwide – as its media agency of record to lead all broadcast, out-of-home and digital media purchasing efforts.

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BIG Happenings, News

2016 Birmingham ADDYs: Big Communications Brings Home 31 Trophies

We love celebrating Birmingham’s creative community, especially when we get to witness the wonderful work that our friends and neighbors are doing.

So, naturally, every year we look forward to Birmingham’s annual American Advertising Awards, lovingly known as the Birmingham ADDYs. And this year was no disappointment.

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