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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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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 Receives Five Honors at Southern Public Relations Federation’s Lantern Awards Ceremony

BIRMINGHAM (Sept. 28, 2015) – Birmingham, Ala.-based Big took home a total of five awards from the Southern Public Relations Federation (SPRF) Lantern Awards Ceremony held Tuesday, Sept. 23, at The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala.

SPRF Lantern Awards recognize outstanding work in the field of public relations throughout a regional member network in Alabama, North Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Behind the Brand: The 2015 Sidewalk Film Festival

We’ve been supporters of Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival for a long time.

Hell, our Chief Creative Officer Ford Wiles hawked t-shirts at the very first Sidewalk back in 1999.

This year, it all came full circle as Wiles – along with President John Montgomery – led the charge for a Sidewalk rebranding project.

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Five Trends From Tales Of The Cocktail

At Big, we like cocktails. And we love our local bartenders.

Lucky us, our office is right next to one of the best cocktail bars in the South, The Collins. We love being in the mix of our city’s emerging cocktail community and trying out recipes that date back long before a certain Mr. Draper.

So we asked William Batson, president of the Birmingham Chapter of the US Bartenders’ Guild, to give us the rundown on trends he saw at Tales of The Cocktail.

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Valvoline™ Taps Big as Agency of Record

LEXINGTON, Kentucky and BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Valvoline™, the pioneering developer of motor oil, has concluded its agency review process and has selected Birmingham, Alabama-based independent Big as agency of record for advertising, public relations, media, and digital marketing in Valvoline’s Do-it-Yourself (DIY) business.

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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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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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