BIG Happenings

Front Porch Fellowship: Food, Cocktails, and Culture with Jennifer Cole

As we sit down with Jennifer V. Cole, she’s getting ready to pick up a bottle of bourbon from a guy in a parking lot. Port Finish 1792, to be exact.

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BIG Happenings

How To Make Your Own Alabama Milk Shakes

Last night was a big night for Alabama musicians. Particularly, our friends Alabama Shakes.

Not only did they dominate the 2016 Grammys with wins for Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Performance, they also killed it with an unforgettable live performance that left the entire room mesmerized.

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BIG Happenings

The 2016 #Oscars of #SuperBowlAds

Okay, so the game itself—not all that exciting, or high-scoring, or what have you.

But many of us were more focused on the commercials anyhow. The biggest stage plus the biggest brands plus the widest checkbooks makes for one of the most entertaining nights in the advertising industry, year in and year out.

This year there were a few surprises. Some welcome ones, like Jeff Goldblum and self-awareness. Some strange ones, like claymation intestines and mutant animal mash-ups. But we wouldn’t have had it any other way.

Without further ado, here are the winners of Big’s #SuperBowl #Oscars:

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BIG Happenings, News

Big Announces New Leaders, Promotions in Media, Digital, Public Relations, Account Management, and Creative

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Jan. 21, 2016) – Alabama-based Big Communications recently promoted eight of its employees to heightened roles within their departments.

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BIG Happenings, Playlist

One Big Holiday Part III: The Big Com Holiday Playlist

You’ve probably been hearing Christmas music since before Halloween, right?

So, yes, we totally understand if you’re burned out on holiday tunes by now. Or maybe…just maybe…all you need is a fresh playlist.

And if that’s the case, you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what we have to offer!

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BIG Happenings, Creativity

Five Takeaways From Content Strategist Joel Johnson

If you don’t know Joel Johnson by name, you probably know the checkpoints of the content trail he’s been blazing.

Not only is Johnson the former Editor in Chief of Gizmodo and the former Editorial Director of Gawker, his journalistic endeavors have made the pages of Wired, Jalopnik, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Playboy, and many others.

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BIG Happenings, News

Join Us On 2nd Avenue North for the 2015 Veterans Day Parade

Veterans Day is a big deal. Every year on November 11, millions of Americans stop what they’re doing to honor the men and women who have served our country.

Likewise, we’ll be taking time out of our day to enjoy the parade, which travels down Second Avenue North right in front of our office. If you’re able to get away for an hour or two, we’d love share in the celebration with our neighbors.

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BIG Happenings

We Celebrated Halloween By Dressing Up Like Mad Men

We may be in the middle of Q4 craziness, but we’re never too busy to celebrate Halloween.

And this year, since we’re still mourning the end of one of our favorite TV shows, we decided to honor its greatness by dressing up as some of our favorite Mad Men characters.

Okay, so we were missing a few important characters. We didn’t have a Don. Or a Joan. Or a Roger. Or a Bert. But we channeled the characters that we felt were our own personal best fits, and the results—if we may say so ourselves—were pretty great.

If you missed our day-long Twitter and Instagram takeover with the #BigMadMen tag, here’s a recap of our costumed selves recreating some of our favorite scenes and quotes.

BIG Happenings, News

Bham’s Biggest Side-Hustle: Design Week Birmingham Kicks Off Year Three

Welcome to October in Birmingham: Leaves are falling, the air is getting just a little bit crisper, and the 3rd annual Design Week Birmingham is finally here.

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BIG Happenings

A Hometown Story: Big Producer Provides Valuable Help on “Woodlawn” Shoot

Here in the South, we love a good true story. And we love college football. So we really love true stories about college football.

Enter “Woodlawn”, a feature film opening this weekend. It’s based on the true story of the Woodlawn vs. Banks high school football rivalry—and it was shot entirely within the Birmingham Metro Area. (How’s that for authenticity?)

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