Media & Marketing Archive

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 Soar While Value Slips

by Jan Cottingham 1/26/2015 12:00 am

The mergers and acquisitions spigots were opened wide last year in Arkansas. The number of big deals — those valued at $9 million or more — soared 38 percent, increasing to 101 in 2014 compared with 73 in 2013.

Arkansas Legend Frank Broyles Inspires Push for Publicity Law

by Associated Press 1/25/2015 10:21 am

The offers to license Frank Broyles' name came in as soon as the Arkansas football legend retired last year, from Broyles books to Broyles tailgating grills and Broyles pre-cooked meat.

White County Woman Wins $1.25M Defamation Case Against Website

by Sean Beherec 1/23/2015 01:29 pm

U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes has awarded $1.25 million to a White County woman who was the subject of a post containing defamatory comments published on the website TheDirty.com, her attorney said Friday.

TV News People: Don't Mess with Drew Carey on Twitter

by Lance Turner 1/22/2015 01:47 pm

Who knew the departure of KARK/KLRT meteorologist Greg Dee to Cleveland would raise the ire of that city's Favorite Son?

KARK/KLRT Meteorologist Greg Dee Off to Cleveland

by Sean Beherec 1/22/2015 07:28 am

Greg Dee, a meteorologist who appeared on KARK-TV, Channel 4, and KLRT-TV, Channel 16, announced on air Thursday morning that he will be leaving to take a job in Cleveland.

Frank Broyles Family Wants Arkansas Law to Keep Publicity Rights

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 09:55 am

The family of legendary former Razorbacks coach Frank Broyles wants a new state law to create publicity rights allowing public figures more control over how their likenesses are used.

Postal Service Proposes Small Price Increases on Postage

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 01:31 pm

The U.S. Postal Service on Thursday proposed slight increases for mailing postcards and international letters — but wants to leave first-class "Forever" stamps at their present 49 cents.

UA Press Promotes David Scott Cunningham to Senior Editor

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 10:23 am

Cunningham joined the press seven years ago as a project editor and then served as assistant managing editor. In his new role, he'll be responsible for leading acquisition efforts in civil rights, southern history, Arkansas history and culture, and all areas serving the press' mission.

Brandi Hinkle Named President of Arkansas Public Relations Society

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 02:09 pm

The organization installed its 2015 officers at a meeting Friday. Brandi Hinkle is a former journalist with more than 15 years of communication experience. She succeeds Eileen Denne.

Development Duo Joins Centennial Bank in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Joey Speir and Brock Ferguson have joined Centennial Bank in Jonesboro as business development officers.

I'm Not Charlie (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/19/2015 12:00 am

Free speech in all its forms is a fundamental concept, especially for Americans whose culture has been sculpted by the First Amendment, and yet it can be very hard to grasp and even harder to live by.

Agreement Puts Drones Closer to Sky

by Sean Beherec 1/19/2015 12:00 am

A cooperative agreement announced last week between the Federal Aviation Administration and CNN for the company to use unmanned aircraft for news gathering has some operators hopeful for the future.

Sherwood Walgreens Sells For $3.3 Million (Real Deals)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/19/2015 12:00 am

A Walgreens in Sherwood tipped the scales at $3.38 million. A 240-unit apartment project in southwest Little Rock weighed in at $2.8 million. And land for a 49-lot residential project in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $930,000.

CJRW Buys Heathcott Associates, Firms Merge Operations

by Lance Turner 1/18/2015 07:04 am

CJRW of Little Rock says it is acquiring Heathcott Associates of Little Rock after more than a year of merger talks between the two advertising, marketing and public relations firms.

'Distressed' Hazen Team Shines at Youth Entrepreneur Showcase

by Mark Carter 1/16/2015 04:14 pm

A team of youth entrepreneurs who appear ready to sell their wares through online marketplaces like Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots were among the top winners at Friday's Youth Entrepreneur Showcase Expo Day at Park Plaza.

Second Former Partner of John Rogers Files Suit, Seeks $12.3 Million

by George Waldon 1/15/2015 05:47 pm

The new lawsuit by Mac Hogan pushes the claims against the embattled newspaper archivist and sports memorabilia dealer upwards of $40 million. Hogan alleges that Rogers committed multiple acts of fraud as part of a Ponzi-style scheme that often involved phantom transactions.

Former Beebe Spokesman Matt DeCample Starts Consulting Firm

by Sean Beherec 1/15/2015 02:07 pm

Matt DeCample, who served as spokesman for former Gov. Mike Beebe from 2003 until he left office on Tuesday, said Thursday that he has started his own consulting firm.

Negotiations for Tech Park Properties Continue

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2015 10:44 am

Little Rock tech park director Brent Birch told the board Wednesday that negotiations for targeted park properties along Main Street in downtown Little Rock are continuing. Birch said he is working with the city on a schedule of available funds to complete the purchase of the proposed properties.

Darrin Williams Appointed to Little Rock Tech Park Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 03:29 pm

Appointed by University of Arkansas at Little Rock Chancellor Joel Anderson, Williams will complete the term of former board member Bob Johnson, who resigned in November.

Parks, Tourism Department Hires Manager, Multimedia Specialist

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2015 10:40 am

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism has hired a new welcome center manager and multimedia specialist.