Media & Marketing Archive

Nick Roye On Board with Little Rock A&P Commission (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/10/2018 12:00 am

Roye has been the general manager of the Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential in downtown Little Rock since 2012.

The Words That Still Work (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 9/10/2018 12:00 am

Are there words that you should be including in your messages and customer conversations? The answer for your business might be "yes."

Garrick Feldman Knows Story of Survival, Not Just in Publishing

by Kyle Massey 9/10/2018 12:00 am

The publisher of Jacksonville newspaper The Leader talks about his plans for expansion, his reaction to Trump tariffs and briefly about the family saga that got him to where he is today.

Justin Acri Named General Manager of 103.7 The Buzz

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/7/2018 11:28 am

Steve Jonsson, president and CEO of Signal Media of Arkansas Inc. of Little Rock, on Thursday named Justin Acri general manager of KABZ-FM, 103.7 (The Buzz), effective Monday.

GateHouse to Shutter Arkadelphia, Hope and Prescott Newspapers

by Kyle Massey 9/5/2018 03:47 pm

Fresh on the heels of closing newspapers in North Little Rock and Lonoke County, GateHouse Media Group has confirmed the shutdown of its papers in Arkadelphia, Hope and Prescott.

Arkansas Cinema Society Supports Local Filmmakers

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 9/4/2018 06:58 am

Jeff Nichols and Kathryn Tucker team up to help create the Arkansas Cinema Society.

NWA Conference Told Inclusion Makes Companies Stronger

by Marty Cook 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Diversity and inclusion are subjects of growing importance to leaders in northwest Arkansas.

Buy Local — News, That Is (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/3/2018 12:00 am

The steady drumbeat of newspaper closures continued last week, with news that GateHouse Media Inc. was shutting down its weekly papers in Pulaski and Lonoke counties.

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Surge Since 2007

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2018 12:00 am

The number of women-owned businesses in the United States grew 58 percent between 2007 and 2018, while all businesses grew only 12 percent, according to the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report commissioned by American Express.

Corrosive Uncertainty (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Sustained spending levels may be temporary. There are some caution lights flashing yellow.

AdClub Wants Members, For Good Cause

by Kyle Massey 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock ad men Ross Cranford and Jon Hodges are making a pitch to industry colleagues: Join AdClub Little Rock, hear from some great marketing speakers, and help some hungry children while you're at it.

Canadian Newsprint Tariffs Halted

by Kyle Massey 9/3/2018 12:00 am

American newspaper publishers got good news last week when the U.S. International Trade Commission terminated tariffs imposed on newsprint imported from Canada.

New Station Manager Makes Staff Moves at KASU

by Kyle Massey 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Longtime staffer Mark Smith has been named the new station manager at Arkansas State University's radio station, KASU.

Arkansas Newspaper Foundation Director Karen Brown Retires

by Kyle Massey 9/3/2018 12:00 am

Karen Brown of Bentonville has retired after 14 years as executive director of the Arkansas Newspaper Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the Arkansas Press Association.

Dean Walls, Longtime Publisher in Des Arc, Dies at 96

by Kyle Massey 9/3/2018 12:00 am

The state's longest-serving newspaper veteran, Dean Walls, publisher of the White River Journal in Des Arc, died Aug. 16 after an amazing 72 years in the industry. She was 96.

As Leader Publisher, Feldman Sees Opening After GateHouse Closes Papers

by Kyle Massey 8/31/2018 11:08 am

North Pulaski County publisher Garrick Feldman, who has wanted to cover news in North Little Rock for 30 years, is getting his chance in the wake of the shutdown of the North Little Rock Times this week.

UCA Names Media Relations Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/30/2018 03:52 pm

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has named Amanda Hoelzeman director of media relations, effective Sept. 17.

Under 40 Forum Aims to Raise Positive Awareness of Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2018 11:03 am

Participants in this year's Under 40 Forum this week presented recommendations to the governor and legislative leaders for increasing positive awareness about Arkansas inside and outside the state's borders.

GateHouse Shutting Down Pulaski, Lonoke County Papers

by Kyle Massey 8/28/2018 08:01 am

GateHouse Media Inc., the national chain that owns more U.S. newspapers than any other, is shutting down its weekly print papers in Pulaski and Lonoke counties, the company's senior group publisher based in Pine Bluff confirmed Tuesday morning.

Is Little Rock Losing Its Luster?

by Kyle Massey 8/27/2018 12:00 am

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir have binders full of statistics showing that economic development efforts are bearing fruit. Still, they acknowledge that Little Rock has a perception problem.