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Vote for DIRTT to Present at SXSW Eco 2016!

by Adriana Howell

cleantech technology

BIGfish client DIRTT, a Calgary-based interior construction company, is in the running to present at the internationally-recognized sustainability conference SXSW Eco 2016 - but they need your help to get there!  

The Coolest New Tech From Boston’s Top Universities

by Anna Dow

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Boston has long been a frontrunner in the tech industry, home to innovators from all over the world. In fact, a 2014 study found that Boston has the second-largest tech industry in the nation, trumped only by Silicon Valley. The survey revealed a 5.2 percent job increase in tech jobs in Silicon Valley, with Boston just behind them at 4.3 percent; that’s 145,484 jobs generated just in the tech sector! With so many technology-focused colleges in the Boston area like MIT, Northeastern, Boston University, Harvard and Tufts, it’s no wonder words like “hackathon,” “Kickstarter” and “startup” have become norms in Boston’s vocabulary. Want to know what’s coming next in the world of tech? Here are a few university-based startups to keep your eye on before they go big.  

Earth Day

Four Brands & Publishers Successfully Embracing Earth Day

by Adriana Howell

cleantech environmental/green

Holidays and other big public events provide a great opportunity for brands to insert themselves and their message into new conversations where they may not have otherwise had a voice. Take the World Cup, for example, which we reported on last summer--brands embraced the social media chatter surrounding the event, and came up with some pretty entertaining commentary that got them noticed (who could forget this Snickers’ tweet?). In honor of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up a few brands and publishers that have successfully embraced today’s green trend.  

BIGfish Joins Client Glori Energy in Ringing the NASDAQ Closing Bell

by BIGfish

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BIGfish president David Gerzof Richard and account director and partner Meredith Frazier recently took a road trip to New York City to join client Glori Energy in ringing the NASDAQ closing bell. Glori (NASDAQ: GLRI) is an energy technology company known for its AERO System, a highly efficient, biotechnology process for increasing oil recovery from existing reservoirs. The company went public after merging with Infinity Cross Border Acquisition Corporation this spring and had the unique opportunity of ringing the NASDAQ closing bell on May 27, 2014. Glori-Energy-NASDAQBIGfish has been working with Glori Energy since 2011, running the company’s media relations, branding, design, and marketing communication programs. The past few months have been both busy and exciting as we helped Glori prepare to announce the merger. A few weeks ago, the hard work culminated in the exciting closing bell ceremony. Upon arrival to the NASDAQ MarketSite, located in the heart of Times Square, we were ushered with the Glori team into a studio filled with large monitors displaying stock tickers and news programming. Above us were TV cameras from all of the major networks around the world and around us filling the room was a small, in-studio audience. And of course, front and center was the NASDAQ bell with Glori’s logo prominently displayed! Screen Shot 2014-06-19 at 3.40.25 PMAfter a brief rehearsal and lots of photo taking, the ceremony began. There was clapping and excitement as we counted down from 10, and before we knew it Glori CEO Stuart Page was closing the stock market for the day. From the stage, we were able to look up and watch ourselves on TV. FOX Business News and CNBC streamed video of the closing bell celebration and Stuart Page was interviewed on BNN, just before the ceremony. IMG_4339Once the ceremony was over, we ventured out into Times Square to see the NASDAQ Tower streaming video of the ceremony. Everyone was anxious to snap some photos to capture their image on the big screen in NYC. Overall, it was an exciting and well-organized experience; something to check off of the BIGfish bucket list! NASDAQ-billboard-glori-energy We’re pleased to represent Glori as a now publicly traded company and look forward to helping them continue to grow. Congratulations to the entire Glori Energy team for their hard work and dedication in taking Glori to the next level.

The BIGfish team goes to a pre-screening of “Cape Spin.”

by BIGfish

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Last Wednesday, May 30th,  the BIGfish team headed out to Coolidge Corner to attend a prescreening of the documentary, Cape Spin! An American Power Struggle. There at the historic Coolidge Corner theatre, a small gathering of individuals were invited to the prescreening of  the film which highlights the nearly decade long debate over the implementation of the first ever proposed offshore wind farm in America. The film captures both sides of the debate, surprisingly not split by political parties, but the constant battle between neighbors against neighbors and environmentalists against fellow environmentalists within the small community off the shores of the Cape.

(BIGfish team with Director Robbie Gemmel)

"Cape Spin" manages to capture a balance on both sides of the debate while mixing in comedic cues with a very serious subject matter to produce a well thought out documentary piece. Local college graduate and friend to BIGfish, Robbie Gemmel an Emerson College alumni, helped direct and produce the film. Through discussion with Robbie, apparently it took a little bit longer to get the movie developed. According to Gemmel, while pitching the idea to production houses, none actually wanted to pick up the piece. Low and behold, after 5 years of production it's safe to say someone picked up the idea and decided to roll with it. In 84 minutes, the crew managed to capture both sides of the debate: the pro-Wind and the alliance anti-Wind group. At the screening event itself, BIGfish met with the production team and fellow individuals of publications and organizations interested in the story about cape wind and the energy aspect. In fact, a street team from Mass Energy was there not only discussing the effects of wind energy, but also powering the event with their very own energy source outside the theatre. "Cape Spin" will be officially released June 15th for the public at the Coolidge Corner theater in Brookline, MA. From then on, the executive team will travel up and down the east coast seaboard premiering their film in theaters. For more information on where you can see the film and the information on the film, click here.

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