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Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner.
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Mark Raines Named PR Director at CJRW, Replacing Richard McKeown

Veteran TV newsman Mark Raines has been promoted to vice president and director of public relations at CJRW, the Little Rock advertising and marketing agency.
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Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.
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Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s. read more >

KARN Reporter Donna Kelley Dies at 66

KARN radio reporter and newscast anchor Donna Kelley died at her home Sunday of natural causes, the station reported. She was 66. read more >

Hogs Get Slaughtered (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Bob Williams, now of Simmons First Investment Group, told me years ago of a warning he received from a mentor early in his career: “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.” I'm not sure why that stuck with me the way it has, but I remember those words every time I watch another well-paid executive or politician destroy himself because plenty is never enough. read more >

Stephen Curry and Nike's PowerPoint Blunder (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

A recent report from ESPN uncovered a real doozy. It is the amazing story of how the most powerful sports apparel company in the world, Nike, let the most electric player in the NBA, Stephen Curry, out of its grasp — and allowed Under Armour to pull off one of the most valuable marketing switcheroos in history. read more >

US Marshals Museum Names Patrick Weeks President (Movers & Shakers)

Patrick Weeks recently accepted the position of president and CEO of the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, replacing Jim Dunn, who will now focus solely on fundraising. read more >

Josh Hollander Hired as HR Head at Rockfish (Movers & Shakers)

Josh Hollander has joined the management team at Rockfish of Rogers as human resource manager. read more >

CJRW Hires Capitol Veteran to Work on AEDC Account

Katherine Vasilos, director of operations and special projects for the Arkansas House of Representatives, has been hired as an account executive at CJRW. read more >

AP Names Sarah Rafi as Central Region Deputy Editor

Veteran editor Sarah Rafi, who has helped lead Associated Press coverage of such stories as the massive tornado in Joplin, Missouri, and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has been promoted to deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region. read more >

John Rogers Court Absence Defaults Judgment to California Creditor

There were rumblings that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers was going to California to defend himself at a June 6 trial. That didn't happen. read more >

Class-Action Attorneys Claim Trial by Media Punishment Enough

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case in west Arkansas have argued that they shouldn't be sanctioned because they have already been “severely punished” in the media. read more >

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