Media & Marketing Archive

Investor Group Paid $12.4M for Gateway Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The total purchase price for the approximately 54 acres around the Outlets of Little Rock and Bass Pro Shops in southwest Little Rock was about $12.4 million

Arkansas Democrat's 'Improbable Life' Subject of New Book

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Veterans of the Great Arkansas Newspaper War of 1979-1991 — those still living — will be particularly interested in the following item: “The Improbable Life of the Arkansas Democrat: An Oral History” is now available to order.

Arkansas Trucking Featured in Washington Post Story

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/1/2016 12:00 am

A recent item in the Washington Post about driver retention in the trucking industry mentioned several Arkansas sources.

East Little Rock's 'Innovation Alley' Drawing Grit, Funk Lovers

by George Waldon 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Margaret McEntire has found herself in the midst of a second redevelopment wave in downtown Little Rock. A player on the River Market scene since 1999, McEntire is now hosting change instead of making it happen.

StudioMAIN Developing LR Financial Quarter

by Mark Carter 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Aiming to help downtown revitalization reach its true potential, a nonprofit group called StudioMAIN has unveiled plans to market an area of downtown it's calling the Financial Quarter.

Facebook Posts Raise Questions For Employers

by Mark Friedman 2/1/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Court of Appeals ruled in December that a woman who was fired for posting “arguably” critical comments about her employer on Facebook could receive unemployment benefits. It's the latest decision in an escalating legal war between employment and social media.

You Deserve a Break Today (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 2/1/2016 12:00 am

McDonald's, under new CEO Steve Easterbrook, has decided to heed national consumer research and take a bold, new and yet simple step: The most important meal of the day now has become the most important meal of the day, as McDonald's unveiled in October its all-day breakfast menu.

Attention Must Be Paid (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/1/2016 12:00 am

Robert Brown, the retired Arkansas Supreme Court justice, best summarized the problem with the state's court system: “I think you have to do something about the money. That's what it comes down to.”

UALR Team Finalist in Media Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2016 09:05 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was selected as one of six finalists in a global competition geared at creating a social and digital media campaign to counter the online recruiting efforts of violent extremist groups.

Casino Mogul Hires Craig Moon As New Las Vegas Review-Journal Publisher

by Associated Press 1/28/2016 01:51 pm

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a new publisher recruited and hired by the family of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who secretly bought the newspaper last fall in a sale that has been heavily scrutinized over transparency concerns.

Blytheville School Board Approves Bus Advertisements

by Associated Press 1/28/2016 07:13 am

The Blytheville School board has approved an ordinance to put advertisements on the district's school buses.

Nexstar to Buy Media General for $4.6B as Meredith Bows Out

by Associated Press 1/27/2016 11:05 am

Nexstar said Wednesday that it is buying rival TV station operator Media General after Meredith agreed to allow Media General to get out of a takeover bid for Meredith.

Boozman Touts Record on Military, Veterans with First TV Ad

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/27/2016 06:48 am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman touted his work on military issues Tuesday in the first television ad of his re-election bid, prompting his Democratic rival's campaign to accuse the Republican lawmaker of having a "lackluster" record on veterans.

Razorbacks Seek Approval for $160M North End Zone Redesign, Expansion

by Mark Carter 1/26/2016 09:48 am

The University of Arkansas athletic department will seek approval from the university's board of trustees to redesign an end zone of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Artisan Food Sees Growth In Arkansas

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

These retailers — who sometimes are also wholesalers — make food in part to make connections and to preserve local culture and traditional methods. In the process, they've turned into employers and a source of jobs. They're business people; they're entrepreneurs.

Big Plans for Community Surround Planned Osteopathic College in Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education CEO Kyle Parker has hired a first-rate lineup of consultants to devise the best way to build a residential-retail-commercial community.

Competition Comes To Jonesboro TV

by Mark Carter 1/25/2016 12:00 am

2015 was a big year for Jonesboro TV. The last calendar year saw KAIT launch an NBC affiliate in January, and in June, Waypoint Media launched KJNB, Channel 39, as a Fox affiliate. It added CBS in August.

More Moe's On the Way, Owner Says

by Jan Cottingham 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Melanie Hoggard, owner of six Moe's Southwest Grill locations in Arkansas, is planning to roll out three more Moe's in the next two years: in Fayetteville and Jonesboro with the third location to be determined, but potentially Fort Smith.

'Better Late Than Never' (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Reactions were swift to Wal-Mart's recent announcement that it will promptly close 269 stores, including all 102 experimental Walmart Express locations.

New List of Shopping Centers Shows Trend

by Gwen Moritz 1/25/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, the last time Arkansas Business published a list of the largest shopping centers in the state, University Mall in Little Rock was still open and Pinnacle Hills Promenade in Rogers was the big new thing.