Media & Marketing Archive

Top Prism Awards Given to Comgroup, Ghidotti, Mangan Holcomb

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Communications Group of Little Rock won seven honors, including best in show, and Ghidotti Communications and Mangan Holcomb Partners, also of Little Rock, were other big winners last month at the 2016 Prism Awards honoring the state's top work in public relations.

Amanda Jaeger Joins KTHV as Noon Anchor

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There's a new beauty queen at KTHV, Channel 11, which lost former Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady to Atlanta's WAGA this summer. Amanda Jaeger, who was crowned Miss Kansas in 2014, joined the Little Rock CBS affiliate last week as a reporter and anchor of the noon newscast.

Anchor, Meterologist Leave KHBS/KHOG

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

KHBS/KHOG anchor Ugochi Iloka has left northwest Arkansas for a job at WBRC, Fox 6, which is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Just two days before that, meteorologist Brad Carl made his final appearance

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Ad Work Up for Bids

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The state of Arkansas is looking for a single agency for its largest advertising contract, the nearly $15 million a year it spends to promote Arkansas Parks & Tourism.

Marketers Don Hale, Kirby Williams Work Bankers' Hours

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Last month, word got around that Don Hale and Kirby Williams were stepping back from their firms to become marketing chiefs at banks — Hale at Citizens Bank of Batesville and Williams at Stone Bank of Mountain View, working out of Little Rock.

Pam Kindall Nationally Recognized for Pharmacy Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Pam Kindall, director of pharmacy services at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison, has been named National Outstanding Buyer of the Year by the National Pharmacy Purchasing Association.

John Rogers Lakewood Mansion Sold for $1.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A couple last month bought the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

After Grace Period, Bacigalupi Reveals Owner of Rockwell Painting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A little over a year ago, your Whispers staff speculated about the buyer of Norman Rockwell's “Saying Grace,” which sold for $46 million, a record for an American painting, in a December 2013 auction at Sotheby's.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.

Solar Jobs Grow in US by 20 Percent in 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, however, only 264 people were employed in solar jobs in 2015, putting the state at 49th in per-capita ranking of solar jobs among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

New Training Trends Engage Employees (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An increasing number of organizations have dramatically changed their approach to training, making it far less about dispensing information and far more about engagement and skill development.

Eldridge Begins Airing TV Ads in Arkansas Senate Bid

by Associated Press 9/23/2016 04:02 pm

Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge has launched the first television ads of his uphill fight to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. John Boozman in Arkansas, with a pair of spots that accuse the incumbent lawmaker of having a lackluster record in Washington.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

Bill Halter's Scenic Hill Solar Lands Big First Projects, With L'Oreal

by Kyle Massey 9/20/2016 09:39 am

Scenic Hill Solar, led by former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter, has landed big work for its first projects — the multimillion-dollar job of putting thousands of solar panels on two L'Oreal USA cosmetics factories in North Little Rock and Florence, Kentucky.

John Rogers Admits Cocaine Use in Facebook Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

You may have heard that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers recently divulged that his bad behavior included a fondness for cocaine.

Clarksville Ponzi Schemer Sentenced to 90 Months

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina are winding up the case of ZeekRewards, an online Ponzi scheme that collected $850 million from 900,000 in-vestors in two and a half years, and two Clarksville residents were sentenced in the case last week.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

Elise Mitchell on PR Success and the Art of Motorcycle Mastery

by Kyle Massey 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Elise Mitchell says entrepreneurship is a little like parenting. If you wait till you're old and wise, you've probably missed your chance.

Suicide Is Preventable (Steven Blackwood Commentary)

by Steven Blackwood 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Shortly after my wife, Cindi, and I lost our son to undiagnosed depression almost eight years ago, I learned that suicide was the No. 1 cause of death for white male college students in the Southern states.


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