Media & Marketing Archive

THV Adds Antenna TV

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's KTHV, Channel 11, announced last week that it was airing Antenna TV on its second digital channel.

April Baker Takes on Mornings for KFSM

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

April Baker is the new weekday morning anchor at KFSM, Channel 5, in Fort Smith/northwest Arkansas. She comes to Arkansas from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. KFSM, by the way, is looking into moving more of its operations to NWA.

The Worst Idea Ever (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/5/2015 12:00 am

An Internet entrepreneur is planning to take the insights offered by big data and the oversharing promoted by Facebook to its logical — and horrifying — conclusion: a “Yelp for people,” as it's been called.

The Language of Customer Service (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/5/2015 12:00 am

How often do you hear a response from someone hired to deliver customer service that rings a bit hollow? Or that doesn't quite match the situation or your triggering expression (like “thank you”)? Seems to me, it's too often.

Little Rock's Christian Rudder of OkCupid Kickstarts Made by Few

by Mark Carter 10/2/2015 03:57 pm

Rudder, 40, is the co-founder of OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating sites. He also is the author of "Dataclysm," a book that analyzes trends in social media.

DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:08 am

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters.

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 02:06 pm

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year.

Little Rock Film Festival Ends After 9 Years

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 11:07 am

After nine years, the Little Rock Film Festival has come to an end due to lack of funding, resources and time.

Court Strikes Down Possible Payments to College Athletes

by Associated Press 9/30/2015 11:02 am

A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow schools to pay players up to $5,000.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Our House Produces Short Films to Share Personal Stories of Homelessness

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 08:52 am

In an effort to offer a window into the issues of poverty and homelessness through individual stories, Our House homeless shelter has released "Project Voice," a 12-part video series.

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 04:07 pm

A recent survey by of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7.

Online Betting Operation Goes Bust in Washington County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Timothy Clower Bryant of Fayetteville waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville to one count of operating an illegal gambling business.

Texarkana Restaurant Gets $25K Tab from DirecTV

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

La Fogata owner Jesus Montes recently agreed to pay $25,000 to DirecTV of El Segundo, California, over allegations that the restaurant didn't have a valid commercial account to show the satellite provider's content on Dec. 19, 2013, according to DirecTV's lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court in Texarkana.

The Onion Namechecks Heifer International in Warren Buffett Parody

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Heifer International, based in Little Rock, got The Onion treatment earlier this month when the parody online pub posted a commentary “by” billionaire investor Warren Buffett headlined “When I Die, My Entire Fortune Will Be Donated To Charity, Except The $40 Billion I Will Have Buried With Me.”

Legal Fallout Facing John Rogers Mounts

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A new lawsuit, an expanded fraud complaint, a default judgment and a contempt hearing have added to the legal tapestry woven around North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

'Made By Few' Conference Returns Oct. 1-3

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2015 11:08 am

Made by Few, the conference for "makers of the web" that attracts speakers, developers, designers and entrepreneurs from across the country, returns for its fourth run Oct. 1-3 in downtown Little Rock's River Market District.

TLC Specials to Focus on Duggar Daughters Jill, Jessa

by Associated Press 9/24/2015 11:54 am

Months after a scandal involving a member of the Duggar family shut down TLC's long-running reality hit "19 Kids and Counting," the network is resuming its on-air relationship with the Arkansas brood by starring daughters Jill and Jessa in two or more specials.

Larry Stone on Volunteer Work, Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches

by Alexis Hosticka 9/23/2015 10:24 am

Since 1996, Larry Stone has been on the board of directors for the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches — and it all began when a friend asked him to buy a table at the first Arkansas Children's Award Dinner.

State Report: Half of Workplace Fatalities Transportation Related

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/23/2015 08:47 am

About half the workplace fatalities that occur in Arkansas are transportation related, according to a report released this week by the Arkansas Department of Labor.