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Seven Questions with Jamal K. Muashsher, Director of Marketing, Valvoline™ Global Brands

Last week, Big Communications announced that we’re the new Agency of Record for Valvoline™.

Which means many of us will be spending lots of quality time with Jamal K. Muashsher, Director of Marketing, Valvoline™ Global Brands.

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A Sentimental Bond with the Product: Five Ideas for Mad Men Spinoffs

There’s the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a level beyond flash. If they have a sentimental bond with the product.

This line from Don Draper’s Season One Kodak pitch has come full-circle, and our sentimental bond with Mad Men—a nine-year run for those who got in on the ground floor—is finally coming to an end this Sunday.

Beyond Mad Men being a brilliantly crafted piece of screen literature, we here at Big Communications (like most agencies across America) held a deeper bond with the series.

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Now That’s What I Call Big Goes to Hangout Fest, Vol. 3

It’s no secret that Alabama’s Gulf Coast is one of our favorite places in the world, especially with clients like Alabama Gulf Seafood, Meyer Vacation Rentals, and The Wharf on our roster.

And then there’s this other client, The Hangout. And they do this thing every year that we like to attend along with tens of thousands of people from around the world.

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Big Communications’ ‘Alabama Gulf Seafood’ Campaign Takes ‘Best in Show’ at Annual Public Relations Council of Alabama Awards

Birmingham PR and advertising firm wins seven total awards, including the evening’s top honor.

BIRMINGHAM (April 6, 2015) – Big Communications took top honors at the annual Public Relations Council of Alabama (PRCA) Awards Gala, which was held Thursday evening, April 2, at the Renaissance Hotel and Spa in Montgomery.

Big’s “Alabama Gulf Seafood” campaign was awarded “Best in Show,” while the agency won five additional awards for its work in seafood and one for its work in leading regional promotion of New York Times Best Seller, The Storm and the Tide.

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Sloss Fest Puts Birmingham Back in the Festival Spotlight

No other city can claim anything quite like Sloss Furnaces. It’s one of Birmingham’s most iconic features.

It only made sense to bring a music festival back to the grounds.

Enter the inaugural Sloss Music & Arts Festival, lovingly (and socially) known as #SlossFest. On July 18 & 19, 30+ bands will reignite the Furnaces, and the masses of Birmingham will congregate for what will surely be a landmark event in our city’s music scene.

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Books, Magazines, and Writing to Live: A Conversation with Kevin Sessums

Kevin Sessums’ way with words has taken him places.

As the current Editor-in-Chief of FourTwoNine, his track record of carrying “glamorous cargo” includes notable stops at Interview and Vanity Fair, along with contributions to Elle, Marie Claire, Playboy, and many more.

But writing also saved his life.

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Big Wins Third Straight Best of Show at the Birmingham ADDYs

The end/beginning of every year is a stressful but invigorating time for us.

Scrambling through a full year of work is a hefty task, and one that results in plenty of overtime hours for our selection committee.

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Big’s Mark Ervin Tapped for Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40

Here at Big, we’re proud of our people. But nothing makes us more proud than when others recognize how awesome they are, too.

As announced by the Birmingham Business Journal this morning, our Chief Brand Officer Mark Ervin has been named to the BBJ’s prestigious Top 40 Under 40 list for 2015.

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On Location in Alabama: A Conversation with Paul Garnes, Executive Producer of “Selma” (Part Two)

With only 10 days left until the Oscars, “Selma” stands proudly as one of the most successful (and impactful) films of the year.

Paul Garnes, an Atlanta-based Executive Producer of the film and long-time collaborator with director Ava DuVernay, was kind enough to take a few minutes to discuss the filmmaking process—and how “Selma” was (partially) Made in Alabama.

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On Location in Alabama: A Conversation with Paul Garnes, Executive Producer of “Selma” (Part One)

“Selma” isn’t just a Best Picture nominee at this year’s Academy Awards. It’s one of the most successful and widely resonant films of the year.

And much of the film—including two of the most prominent scenes—was filmed on location right here in Alabama, both in Selma and Montgomery.

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