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Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

The dust has settled on the midterms and the GOP takeover that occurred in Arkansas, but more importantly, the political ads have ceased.
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Little Rock Soirée Names Mandy Richardson as Publisher

Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock announced Monday that Mandy Richardson has been promoted to publisher of the company's monthly city magazine, Little Rock Soirée.
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Questionable Spin on LSC Promos Story (Scott Schuh Feedback)

Your recent reporting on the sale of my company, LSC Marketing Inc., inaccurately leads the reader to believe that you are innately aware of the primary reason for the sale: “the dwindling direct-mail marketing business.”
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