BIG Happenings, Creativity

Wakin’ & Bakin’: A Sloss Fest Brunch For the Ages

When you have a music festival in July, you gotta recharge at the halfway point.

And that’s exactly what we did this past Sunday when our friends at Feast & Forest here on 2nd Avenue North were kind enough to host Big’s inaugural Wake & Bake Brunch.

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BIG Happenings

Meet the Interns: Summer Sixteen

It’s Summer. That means it’s hot here in Alabama, and our interns are on fire.

But really, our stellar interns have been with us all summer, and they’ve both made a big impact in a short time.

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BIG Happenings, News

Lessons From An Award-Winning Story: 3 Questions With Sarah Sherrill

At Big, we believe in bringing tried and true principles of reporting to our content process.

Yes, there are many fundamental differences between us and our peers in journalism, but our team calls on our accumulated editorial experience every day.

Case in point, editorial assistant Sarah Sherrill. Sarah, who joined Big earlier this year, was recently honored with numerous state and national awards for her reporting during the historic 50th anniversary of the attacks on voting rights marchers in Selma in 1965.

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Paul Janeway’s Top 5 Picks for Sloss Fest 2016

Sloss Fest is back in just over a week, and we couldn’t be happier.

In advance of this year’s festival, we connected with our client, our friend, and local superstar Paul Janeway—lead singer for St. Paul and the Broken Bones—to get his take on a few must-see acts.

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BIG Happenings, Creativity

How to Design for Print: Three Ways to Stand Out

In our digital world of responsive web pages, paper seems a bit, well, archaic.

Between Snapchat, Twitter, tablets, Apple watches, and apps, choosing print over digital in the world of advertising can seem like a choice made only by someone who is living in the dark ages.

Thankfully for this print lover, that’s not the case. And in an effort to continue our quest as masters of our craft, we set up a “lunch and learn” here at Big just for our graphic designers with one of our favorite print reps and paper reps to talk specifically about designing for print.

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Join Us (and Our Pups) For Take Your Dog to Work Day

This Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day and we want you and your furry friends to join us.

From 4-7pm, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour at our office and the dog-friendly Collins Bar patio next door, sponsored by Trim Tab Brewing Company.

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Playlist

Big Com Summer Jams Playlist: 2016 Edition

In case you haven’t been on Twitter yet today, it’s officially the first day of summer.

Since we love playlists here at Big Communications, and since the “Song of the Summer” debate is always a fun one, we decided to compile a playlist of our favorite summer jams from this year.

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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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News

Win a $529 CollegeCounts Contribution for Your May Newborn

May has already come and gone but we are still celebrating “5-2-9 Day.”

Named after Section 529 of the IRS Code, states nationwide with 529 college savings plans celebrate May 29th every year. And the state of Alabama wants to celebrate by investing in the future.

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