Media & Marketing Archive

Report: David Tovar Resigned From Wal-Mart Over Resume Falsehood

by Lee Hogan 9/16/2014 08:30 am

In an email to media Friday, David Tovar, vice president of communications for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville, announced he will be leaving the retail giant Sept. 30.

Governor's Quality Awards Go to 28 Arkansas Organizations

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/16/2014 08:28 am

The 20th annual event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock before an audience of more than 400 business and civic leaders. In addition to recognizing the winers, 16 past awards recipients were recognized.

Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton Agree to Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/11/2014 12:01 pm

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican rival Rep. Tom Cotton have agreed to a televised debate in their nationally watched fight for an Arkansas Senate seat.

Startup Weekend Returns to Little Rock This Week

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 11:39 am

The entrepreneurial juggernaut Startup Weekend returns to central Arkansas this week. Startup Weekend Little Rock 2014 will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Acxiom's River Market District corporate headquarters and run through Sunday night.

AT&T Gives $35,000 for EAST Initiative Partnership with Innovation Hub

by Mark Carter 9/11/2014 08:01 am

AT&T on Wednesday announced a $35,000 donation to the EAST Initiative as part of its partnership with the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub.

Tech Founder Rod Ford Set for AVC's Build IT Series

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 03:10 pm

Little Rock tech founder Rod Ford will be the subject of the Arkansas Venture Center's Build IT series Tuesday beginning at 5:30 p.m. from the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce.

First Arkansas Bank Sues NLR Businessman John Rogers for $14.2M

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 01:46 pm

First Arkansas Bank & Trust has sued to collect $14.2 million from North Little Rock businessman John Rogers. Meanwhile, Rogers is no longer involved in day-to-day operations of the photo archive and sports memorabilia venture and hasn't been for more than six months, according to Mac Hogan, who's now running the business.

Southwest Airlines Changing Look of its Planes

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 11:03 am

Southwest Airlines is putting a new paint job on its planes, adding a splash of bright color as it enters middle age and faces many changes.

ARK Challenge: Acorn Hours Solving 'Real Problem'

by Mark Carter 9/8/2014 10:41 am

Acorn wants to "intertwine" accountability and service when it comes to tracking service hours, help young people tell their stories and be "catalysts for change," and free up teachers from sometimes tedious paperwork.

Sebastian County Adopts Photo, Video Policy for Deputies

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 10:30 am

The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office has adopted a written policy on how its deputies should respond to people recording them on the job.

Trans-Atlantic Trade Expedition Bears Promise of Arkansas Jobs

by George Waldon 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and Grant Tennille, executive director of the AEDC, hinted that meetings in Europe would yield announcements in the not-so-distant future regarding new jobs and capital investment in Arkansas.

Wehco Media Drops Insurance Bombshell

by Michelle Corbet 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Wehco Media dropped a bombshell on its employees two weeks ago: Effective Sept. 1, one week after the announcement, they had a choice of having their annual health insurance deductible triple to $3,000 or paying 100 percent of the cost of keeping a policy with a $1,000 deductible.

Hospitality Event Appealing to More Than Just Insiders

by Jan Cottingham 9/8/2014 12:00 am

The 70th annual Arkansas Hospitality Association Convention & Trade Show will be Sept. 17-18 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Those in the restaurant industry as well as civilians with an appreciation for food and wine will find the event interesting.

Charlotte Gadberry: Risks Worth Taking with Acansa Festival

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Charlotte Gadberry is the founder and president of Acansa Arts Festival which will be held Sept. 23-28 at various venues in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Josh Moody's Overwatch Headed to San Francisco for TechCrunch 'Disrupt'

by Mark Carter 9/5/2014 10:53 am

Innovate Arkansas client firm and ARK Challenge alumni startup Overwatch will participate in the prominent national tech conference TechCrunch Disrupt next week in San Francisco.

ARK Challenge Hosts Early Demo Day for NWA Teams

by Mark Carter 9/4/2014 02:35 pm

The "lean and mean" theme adopted for the third installment of the ARK Challenge carried over to the startup accelerator program's Demo Day, held Thursday in the Great Hall at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Cranford Co. Joins Tenants in Arkansas Building on Main Street in Little Rock

by Michelle Corbet 9/4/2014 02:00 pm

Cranford Co., the advertising agency founded by brothers Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford, announced Thursday plans to move into office space in the Arkansas Building at 524 Main St. in Little Rock.

AMHC's Idonia Trotter Takes New Post in Houston

by Michelle Corbet 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Idonia L. Trotter, executive director of the Arkansas Minority Health Commission, has accepted a position as the new executive director of nonprofit health care collaborative Gateway to Care in Houston.

Millennials: Curiouser and Curiouser (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Millennials are quintessential comparison shoppers. The Internet provides the means. They are value seekers, aware of price, but also desirous of quality. A validation of this notion was seen in the research on Millennials that Goldman Sachs conducted last September. When young women ages 13 to 29 were asked to list their most popular brands, both Target and Louis Vuitton were in the top 20!

UAMS Outsources Marketing to Nebraska Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

After years of in-house marketing, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has hired Swanson Russell of Lincoln, Nebraska, to be its advertising agency of record.