Media & Marketing Archive

Sublett to Lead GateHouse Papers in Conway, Clinton, Heber Springs

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 10:55 am

GateHouse Media names Kelly Sublett as its group publisher for newspapers in Conway, Clinton and Heber Springs.

Arkansas Children's Northwest Readies for Debut

by Marty Cook 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Construction on the $167 million, 233,000-SF hospital in Springdale is complete and ready to open its outpatient clinics on Tuesday.

'Arkansas Week' Expands Panel of Pundits

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Different heads are talking these days on “Arkansas Week,” the venerable public affairs program on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Bespoke Provides Video Content That's Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Bespoke Health tailors detailed videos for patients facing specific conditions or procedures, using a secure streaming system that is seen as potentially revolutionary in health care.

Ernest Dumas on Roy Reed: 'His Strength Was In Telling the Story'

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Roy Reed, the former Arkansas Gazette reporter and New York Times correspondent who died last month at age 87, is remembered by Ernest Dumas, his heir as Arkansas' senior reporter.

Internet Fairness Just Crashed (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/8/2018 12:00 am

The internet, this great American invention which has changed the way the world communicates, does business and lives — this vast democratization of connectivity — is under attack

Nighswonger Moves to Mercy; Khanga Settles In at Visit Bentonville (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Todd Nighswonger has joined Mercy Fort Smith as senior media relations and communications specialist. Amanda Khanga has joined Visit Bentonville as meeting and sales manager.

Carr Heads to Sherwood Chamber; Shenep Moves to AEDD (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Colleen Carr has been hired as economic development director by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce. Chris Shenep has been hired as the business development, marketing and communications director at Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled in Little Rock.

With Sparks of Ingenuity, Democrat-Gazette Emerges From Dark

by Kyle Massey 1/3/2018 02:03 pm

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, like much of the core of downtown Little Rock on Tuesday night, was left in the dark amid a power outage. But most subscribers received their newspapers on time.

CJRW Promotes Raines, McCune

by Kyle Massey 1/2/2018 02:33 pm

Mark Raines and Wade McCune of CJRW started 2018 with fireworks, gaining promotions to senior vice president and spots on the board of directors of the Little Rock marketing and communications firm.

Steinmetz Takes Seat with APLU Board (NWA Education Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/1/2018 12:00 am

Joseph E. Steinmetz, chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named to the board of directors of the Association of Public & Land-grant Universities as a member at large.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2017

by Gwen Moritz 1/1/2018 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2017.

Twice Sold, Once Forged: What Became of Sims' Heisman Award?

by Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman 12/28/2017 07:10 am

So what ever happened to the real Billy Sims Heisman Trophy? The question came up again this year when John Rogers admitted to creating a phony Sims Heisman Trophy and other fake merchandise to commit widespread fraud.

Access to Arkansas Information Isn't Always Simple (Kelly P. Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/26/2017 07:31 am

Government secrecy was a big winner in Arkansas during 2017. But open records advocates say the 50th anniversary for Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act could have been worse.

HBO's 'True Detective' to Be Filmed, Produced in Northwest Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 12/22/2017 10:34 am

The third season of HBO's crime anthology "True Detective," created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas early next year.

FCC Proposes $13.4M Fine for TV-Station Owner Sinclair

by Associated Press 12/21/2017 02:57 pm

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $13.4 million fine on TV-station owner Sinclair for not identifying paid programming as advertising.

Update: John Rogers Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

by George Waldon 12/21/2017 11:36 am

John Rogers of North Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison by a Chicago federal judge who said the former sports memorabilia dealer and photo archivist was a threat to the public.

Bentonville Chamber Names Debbie Griffin COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/21/2017 10:03 am

The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce announces Debbie Griffin as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Movie Tavern Premiere Moves Closer at Gateway Town Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

A $9.8 million building permit for Movie Tavern has been taken out with the city for the 45,649-SF project at 11300 Bass Pro Parkway.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/18/2017 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.