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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Creativity, News

Local Love Shines Through at the 2016 Birmingham ADDYs

Nowadays, it’s pretty easy to love the city of Birmingham.

Whether you grew up around here and you’ve witnessed the Renaissance first-hand or you’re a transplant helping add to the vibrant community, it’s hard to miss all the wonderful things happening in our city.

Especially if you’re in the advertising industry.

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Creativity

Introducing Big x The Numbers with Alabama Shakes

With the Grammys coming up, we knew it was time to create something for our friends Alabama Shakes and their massive “Sound & Color” album.

So we put the record on.

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Creativity

Brand Strategist By Day, Napkin Notes Dad By Night

By day, he’s a brand strategist who helps create and manage messaging for clients. By night, he’s a minivan-driving, five-kid-raising mega-dad who accidentally created his own brand.

Billy Ivey + a roll of paper towels + some Sharpies =  Napkinisms, appearing in an Instagram feed near you.

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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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