Media & Marketing Archive

Easy Listening (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/11/2018 12:00 am

In the months since I last used this space to recommend a few, a coworker introduced me to what may be the most educational one in all of cyberspace: “What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law.”

The Changing of The Batesville Daily Guard

by Kyle Massey 6/11/2018 12:00 am

In the wake of the death this year of Dr. O.E. Jones, publisher of the Batesville Guard, Roy Ockert was unsurprised to hear that Paxton Media Group acquired the paper June 1.

Democrat's Walmart Reporter Joins Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is seeking a new Walmart writer since its latest reporter is going to work for Walmart Inc.

Serfass, Tucker Join Kirkpatrick Creative (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2018 12:00 am

Jonah Serfass has been hired as chief videographer and editor for Kirkpatrick Creative in Little Rock, and Monica Tucker has been hired as chief copywriter.

Paxton Buys Batesville Guard, State's Last Non-Chain Family-Owned Daily

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 10:52 am

The last non-chain family-owned daily newspaper in Arkansas, The Batesville Daily Guard, is no longer independent, bought last week by the Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky.

TeleComp Exec Files Defamation Suit Following Facebook Posts

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Roger Thomas, co-founder and chief business officer at TeleComp in Bentonville, has filed a petition for injunctive relief against a man he said has defamed and harassed him over a grudge dating from the 1980s.

Your First Amendment (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The First Amendment only protects us from government action, not from personal consequences.

Words of Wisdom (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/4/2018 12:00 am

This year's crop of 40 Under 40 young professionals offered several nuggets of wisdom that we would have done well to have taken to heart, oh, 30 or 40 years ago. Maybe you, too, can benefit from what they've learned.

The Soaring Cost of Dead Trees

by Kyle Massey 6/4/2018 12:00 am

The term "dead tree media" casts print publications as fading relics, as doomed in the digital age as the pulverized trees they're printed on. And those dead trees are now costing publishers more.

Visit Bentonville's Kalene Griffith Focuses Tourism Tactics at Leisure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

A former member of 40 Under 40, Kalene Griffith has headed Visit Bentonville, formerly the Bentonville Convention & Visitors Bureau, since August 2005.

Millennials Constitute 35 Percent of U.S. Labor Force

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, comprising 35 percent of the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

Baby Boom to Baby Bust (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/4/2018 12:00 am

With the decrease in births to teens and 20-somethings, there is now created a “baby bust” that could be troubling to the economy.

Stone Ward Adds Two to Management Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Ritika Chakrabarty has been hired as an inbound marketing manager for Stone Ward in Little Rock, Caroline Reddish has been hired as a brand manager, and Ashley Steele has been hired as a social media strategist.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2018

by Gwen Moritz 6/4/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents the 25th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young professionals from throughout the state in a variety of industries who bear watching.

The Hub Featured in PBS' 'NewsHour'

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/31/2018 11:23 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub and its new executive director, Chris Jones, Ph.D., was profiled Wednesday by PBS' "NewsHour" show.

Two North Arkansas Newspapers Listed for Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

The Marshall Mountain Wave and the Mountaineer Echo of Flippin in the north Arkansas Ozarks are for sale for $285,000

UA Little Rock Hatches Plan to Enter Wrestling Ring

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Chasse Conque hopes to have the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's first wrestling coach on the campus by July 1.

Trend of Extreme Savings Catching FIRE

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

FIRE devotees employ tactics like tracking every penny, questioning every purchase, and finding cheaper options like biking instead of owning a car or buying consignment clothes.

Dozens of Arkansas Companies Rank on List of Largest ESOPs

by Gwen Moritz 5/28/2018 12:00 am

This week Arkansas Business debuts a new list of ESOPs — employee stock ownership plans — ranked by net assets at the end of the most recent fiscal year for which data is publicly available.

In Print, Grim Numbers But Some Successes

by Kyle Massey 5/28/2018 12:00 am

Numbers in the new Arkansas Media Directory from the Arkansas Press Association offer a wealth of detail on the state's 82 weekly, nine semiweekly and 21 daily newspapers. But for fans of the inky publishing industry, they make for pretty grim reading.