The Season of Giving Back

Many thanks to the BIG family of clients and associates who responded to our 2014 holiday e-card.  We offered to donate, on your behalf, to either The Actors’ Gang or 5 Gyres and truly appreciate your taking us up on it!

Here’s to a spectacular  2015!

BIG Holiday Drive

The BIG team has been ushering in the holidays with a clothes drive to benefit OPCC Santa Monica, the Westside’s largest provider of housing and social services for the homeless, mentally ill and victims of domestic violence. Many thanks to our Hayden Tract neighbors (Movember USA and Floral Art) for also bringing in their gently worn castoffs and helping to brighten the season for those in need.

 

Introducing Little Treasures Maternity Services!

Valley Presbyterian Hospital is out and about in the community!  We have just begun a campaign to promote our Little Treasures Maternity Services (Pequeños Tesoros)!

Little Treasures Maternity Services at Valley Presbyterian Hospital delivers more babies than any other hospital in the Valley – and our expertise shows in every healthy little newborn face.

Look out for our billboards, bus advertisements, and TV commercials on Time-Warner Cable and Verizon/FIOS cable systems.

Here are some behind-the scenes shots from our commercial shoot, recorded right here at VPH.

How Leonardo DiCaprio inspired Henrik Fisker to build plug-in hybrid cars

It’s rewarding to witness how one BIG idea back in 2003 inspired a sea change toward sustainability in the automotive industry.  BIG’s campaign to provide A-list celebrities with chauffeur-driven Toyota Priuses to the Academy Awards set the revolution in motion.

http://green.autoblog.com/2012/10/02/leonardo-dicaprio-inspired-henrik-fisker-plug-in-hybrids/

Hay Hay Hay

Here at BIG we like to see our employees do what they are passionate about.  Our Chief Imagination Officer, Colette Brooks, is a longtime animal welfare advocate.  In support of animal rights, specifically the elimination of gestation crates used to confine pigs, she has created a Youtube series starring her two pigs Stinkerbell & Tiptoes.

Watch a pigisode here.
Find Stinkerbell & Tiptoes on Facebook and Twitter.

BIG Wants You to B.Y.O.G.

Summer means it’s time to bring out the grill and have a good time.  Looking to skip the meat but not the party?  See the BIG team cheat on meat and go Gardein.  Join in on the fun and B.Y.O.G.!

Watch the video here!

Short and Sweet

BIG’s Colette Brooks received a mention in LA Weekly for her food art.  A gift to her longtime friend, Matt Groening, Brooks got creative by decorating a cake with M&Ms spelling out FRWL HEL, short for “Farewell Hell.”  Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has decided to retire his 32-year-old syndicated comic strip Life in Hell.

Read the full LA Weekly article here: http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/2012/06/matt_groening_cake.php

When not playing with food, Brooks, a longtime animal welfare advocate, spends her free time creating YouTube videos for her popular pigs Stinkerbell & Tiptoes.

Dr. Weil and AHPA

Dr. Andrew Weil speaks at American Herbal Products Association ExpoDr. Andrew Weil addressed BIG client, the American Herbal Products Association at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Weil discussed everything from how inflammation is at the root of so many chronic diseases including depression; the difference between the reductionist mindset of pharmacology and the complexity of nuanced plant medicines that allow the body to participate in the healing process; and how nutrition education must be infused in early childhood development to help foster a healthier society and reduce healthcare costs for future generations. And so much more…

Gardein Helps Global Green Cheat on Meat

Gardein serves up a tasty meatless menu at Global Green’s 9th Annual Pre-Oscar party.
Among attendees were:
Adrian Grenier, Sophia Bush, Ed Begley Jr., Shiela E, Emmy Rossum, Kym Johnson, Izabella Miko,
and Michelle Branch
Cheating never tasted so good!

Gardein Global Green Oscar Party 2012
Gardein Global Green Oscar Party 2012
Gardein Global Green Oscar Party 2012
Gardein Global Green Oscar Party 2012
Gardein Global Green Oscar Party 2012
Gardein Global Green Oscar Party 2012

Local.com Acquires Screamin’ Daily Deals

Congratulations to Local.com for recently completing their acquisition of Screamin’ Daily Deals! BIG first began to work with Local.com during a rebranding project for one of their online daily deal services. BIG spearheaded the brand refresh project by creating an entirely new brand identity for the online service including a new name, logo and the creation of brand standards. The result of the project – Spreebird.com!

For more information, go to: Local.com Acquires Screamin’ Daily Deals