Media & Marketing Archive

Arkansas House Supports Frank Broyles Publicity Bill

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 06:46 am

The Arkansas House has endorsed the creation of a publicity rights law backed by the family of Razorbacks legend Frank Broyles.

CJRW@SXSWi: Big Data & Privacy: Are You Protected?

by Elizabeth Michael 3/18/2015 03:37 pm

Elizabeth Michael, CJRW's social media manager, takes a look at data and privacy issues discussed at this year's South-by-Southwest Interactive festival in Austin.

CJRW@SXSWi: Reaching Those Big-Spending Millennials

by Rob Anderson 3/17/2015 03:26 pm

Rob Anderson of CJRW on the circus atmosphere of South-by-Southwest Interactive. Also: key takeaways on a session about how to reach Millennials.

Lucy Speed, Former Pryor Aide, Joins The Peacock Group

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2015 11:41 am

Lucy Speed, former press secretary to U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, has joined The Peacock Group, the Little Rock strategic communications firm announced Tuesday.

CJRW@SXSWi: Eric Ries Shares How Lean Startup Strategies Can Apply to All Businesses

by Zack Hill 3/16/2015 05:39 pm

Eric Ries, who pioneered the new-business methodologies known as "The Lean Startup," shares tips and advice for small businesses and startups at South-by-Southwest Interactive in Austin.

CJRW@SXSWi: Biz Stone of Twitter on Creativity, Success

by Rob Anderson 3/16/2015 05:59 am

Rob Anderson of CJRW is at South-by-Southwest Interactive in Austin. Today, he shares highlights from a session on creativity and defining success featuring Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.

Social Media Add Twist to Modern Marketing

by Marty Cook 3/16/2015 12:01 am

Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today's social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.

Two Steps Forward (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Millie Ward is believed to be the first woman to have been named a partner in a major advertising agency in Arkansas and one of the first in the Southwest. In a lengthy interview with an Arkansas Business reporter, not once did she refer to her status as a pioneer, and when asked directly about it, she said she didn't want really to discuss it. She agreed that it just might be a sign of progress that the subject hadn't arisen earlier.

Advertisers Benefit From New Acxiom Partnerships

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock has been building on its social media services, with three partnership announcements in the first three months of this year.

NanoMech Expanding, Plans To Hire 30

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 12:00 am

NanoMech of Springdale is already outgrowing its new production facility as the company plans to continue to expand its manufacturing capacity.

Parks & Tourism's Arkansas.com Gets Touch-Up

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism says that traffic from mobile devices to the tourism website, which debuted in 1998, had passed 50 percent of its total visits since August 2014.

John Rogers $2.5 Million Sham Deal Included Honus Wagners

by George Waldon 3/16/2015 12:00 am

If there's a single deal that captures the fast-and-loose dealings of John Rogers, it is his purported purchase of The Oklahoman newspaper photo archives for $2.5 million in July 2011.

CJRW@SXSWi: 2015 Trends Include ‘Big Data,' Content Marketing

by Rob Anderson 3/13/2015 05:47 pm

Two trends dominating the 2015 South-by-Southwest Interactive festival are content marketing and "big data." Rob Anderson of CJRW of Little Rock reports on what's hot at this influential annual event.

Two New Restaurant Projects Announced for Downtown Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 11:58 am

Two new restaurant projects for downtown Bentonville were announced Friday: The Belfry and the relocation of the Pressroom. RopeSwing, a boutique hospitality company in Bentonville, is behind the projects, which will hold soft openings this summer.

Henry Awards Presented at Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2015 10:41 am

Troy Keeping, president and CEO of Southland Racing and Gaming in West Memphis, was named Tourism Person of the Year, and Greg Butts, director of Arkansas State Parks, and Joe David Rice, director of Arkansas Tourism, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 08:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

Amy Schlesing Joins University Relations Team at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2015 09:28 am

Amy Schlesing, former deputy communications director for Sen. Mark Pryor, and an award-winning reporter, has joined the University of Arkansas as director of science and research communications, the school announced Wednesday.

Longtime Arkansas Newspaper Editor Larry Fugate Dies

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 06:54 am

Longtime Arkansas newspaper editor Larry Fugate has died.

New DataCo Technologies Company Raises Over $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

DataCo Technologies Inc. has been described as a marketing data company that's “really focused on social data,” according to one insider. A couple of the founders are former staffers at Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

Baldwin & Shell Appoints Mica Strother as New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Mica Strother has joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. in Little Rock as vice president of marketing and business development. Strother will implement a new sales and marketing program that will help position Baldwin & Shell as the company expands into new markets.