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2019 Cable Car Bell Ringer and BIG Stars Awards Gala

November 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm


The San Francisco Bay Area continues to be the world’s epicenter for technology and innovation. New digital technologies are changing consumer behavior at an unprecedented rate. Bay Area leaders and entrepreneurs are rapidly changing marketing as a whole. All of these new success stories benefit from the heritage of innovative people and companies that have created the foundation for our industry here in SF today.

For over a decade sfBIG has been celebrating Innovation in Marketing and Advertising in the Bay Area. Every year we formally celebrate this outstanding work with an awards party to celebrate the success of different individuals or agencies in the Bay Area. The Cable Car Bell Ringer & BIG Stars Awards takes place at the Marines’ Memorial Hotel and includes recognition for Agency of the Year, Campaign of the Year, Creative BIG Star of the Year and much more.

This event is a perfect opportunity to give recognition and show appreciation for the many talented and remarkable individuals in the industry. Be sure not to miss out on this wonderful occasion!

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Time: 5:30pm-10pm
Location: Marines’ Memorial Hotel, 11th Floor
Address: 609 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA 94102
Attire: Business Formal

Thank you to all who turned in nominations this year, it is because of you that we are able to properly recognize the great talent in the Bay Area. We had many categories that resulted in such close races, a testament to all of the brilliant work and people nominated!  We are proud of all of the nominees and happy to announce the 2019 BIG Star Awards Gala Finalists:

Campaign of the Year
  • JUST Media – de Young, “Painting San Francisco with Monet”
  • Mediasmith & Heat – Be There: 2019 USGA US Open Campaign
  • PHD US – Allbirds – NYTimes – View From Above
Best Use of Video/Creative Social
  • Clorox and AKQA – Matt Karson (Clorox) and Kaleigh McMurray (AKQA)
  • JUST Media – OFX “Always-On Social Engine”
  • JUST Media – Imperva “Meet The New Imperva”
Best Use of Branded Content/Brand Integration
  • Clover – Adrienne Spohr
  • JUST Media – de Young, “Painting San Francisco with Monet”
Agency of the Year
  • AKQA
  • JUST Media
  • Mediasmith
Brand of the Year
  • Allbirds
  • Lyft
  • MarineLayer
  • Stasher
Salesperson Excellence BIG Star of the Year
  • Chris Klein – Flashtalking
  • Kelsey Smith – Zeta Global
  • Lillian Rice – Verizon Media
Agency BIG Star of the Year
  • Daniel Lorenze – JUST Media
  • Jen Chu – Wavemaker
  • Kayla Koterbay – Mediasmith
Account BIG Star of the Year
  • AJ Casella – Universal McCann
  • Kayla Koterbay – Mediasmith
  • Michelle Niblock – Digitas
Brand Marketer BIG Star of the Year
  • Anjalee Vasvani – Williams-Sonoma
  • Cammie Wood – Williams-Sonoma
  • Steve Weeks – Adobe
Award for Marketing Partnerships
  • Alicia Ostarello – Universal McCann
  • Adam Seymour – Blue 449
  • Brian Starks – Clorox
Next BIG Rising Star
  • Alexandra Gerundio – Universal McCann
  • Kathryn Nassar – JUST Media
  • Shelby Williamson – BarrettSF

The 2019 Cable Car Bell Ringer/Icon Award

  • Charles Schwab Corporation

Boutique Agency of the Year

  • Presenting at the Ceremony

Lynn Ingham Award (Community Service)

  • Presenting at the Ceremony 

Hall Of Fame

  • Presenting at the Ceremony 

Here is how the evening is scheduled to go!

The evening will be getting started at 5:30 PM with our wonderful silent auction. Check out all of the various items that will be up for grabs, place bids on those that you like and mingle with other attendees! There will be an abundance of brilliant individuals at this event so try to meet someone new! You never know who you might meet. The night then rolls into the Awards Presentation with some introductions and a breakdown of how the rest of the evening will go and will conclude around 10:00 PM.

We would like to remind everyone to please coordinate a safe ride home from the event and to not drink and drive.


November 13, 2019
9:30 am - 2:00 pm


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Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel
609 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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