Media & Marketing Archive

UA to Host Alley Scholars Business Plan Challenge

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 09:31 am

Undergraduate teams of minority students will compete in the Alley Scholars Shark Tank Business Plan Challenge on Saturday at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Bourbon & Boots Launches Jewelry Line with Dillard's

by Mark Carter 2/23/2015 01:48 pm

Innovate Arkansas client firm Bourbon & Boots, from Little Rock entrepreneur Matt Price, has partnered with Dillard's, the department store chain based in Little Rock, to launch a new line of Southern-themed jewelry.

Mike Huckabee's Challenge: Reaching Beyond Cultural Conservatives

by Associated Press 2/23/2015 08:49 am

"I think everyone understands where this is headed," Mike Huckabee says after signing books in metro Atlanta. After all, he joked, he didn't recently leave his own Fox News Channel show "because I want to spend Saturdays at home."

'Paradise Lost' Filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky Dies at 58

by Associated Press 2/23/2015 08:41 am

Oscar-nominated and Emmy-award winning documentary filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky has died at age 58.

KA on IA: Kristian Andersen on the Future of Arkansas Techpreneurship

by Mark Carter 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Kristian Andersen talks the future role of Innovate Arkansas and what's ahead for tech-based entrepreneurship in Arkansas. The next step? Developing homegrown talent, he says.

Infiniti, Walgreens Locations Lead Off Recent Million-Dollar Deals

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Our offerings are varied in this edition of million-dollar transactions: An auto dealership, a Walgreens, an office-warehouse, a neighborhood retail center, a parking lot and a big home.

XNA's Scott Van Laningham on When Air Travel Will Be Enjoyable Again

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Scott Van Laningham has been CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport since 1998, when it opened.

Max Greenwood Moves to Media Relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Max Greenwood has been named director of governmental and media relations for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Little Rock. Greenwood assumes responsibility for state and federal government relations and serves as the Arkansas Blue Cross spokesperson and media contact.

What's It Worth to You? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/23/2015 12:00 am

There's a big difference between Chinese buyers of high-end wines and their Western competitors, according to documentarian Warwick Ross: The Western buyers bought wines as investments, which limited the prices they were willing to pay. The Chinese bought them to drink and to give as gifts.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Loosens Once-Rigid Pay Wall

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The statewide newspaper last week loosened what was once one of the most rigid pay walls in the country to a metered system more similar to that offered by The New York Times and Financial Times. Locally, the Arkansas Times launched a metered pay wall in August 2013, which allowed 10 free article views per month.

KARK/KLRT Newsroom Adds Two Meteorologists, Lose Anchor

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

In a recent email to staff, News Director Austin Kellerman announced the hiring of two meteorologists — one each for KARK, the NBC affiliate, and Fox-affiliate KLRT-TV, Channel 16 — and the departure of a reporter/anchor.

Conway Hopes To Lure Business to New Airport at Cantrell Field

by Sean Beherec 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Nearly six months after the opening of the new Conway municipal airport, the facility is already buzzing with activity. The planners behind the project have also set their sights on the next steps to grow its role in the state and attract business.

New Book Details Roles State, Arkansans Play in Hollywood

by Associated Press 2/20/2015 11:33 am

Two University of Arkansas professors have written a book chronicling the role the state has played in the movie business.

Warren Stephens On $102 Million Media Sale: 'Outstanding' Return on Investment

by Sean Beherec 2/19/2015 04:02 pm

New Media Investment Group Inc. said Thursday that it will purchase "substantially all of the assets of Stephens Media" for $102.5 million in cash. Stephens Media is jointly owned by Warren Stephens and his cousins, Witt Stephens Jr. and Elizabeth Stephens Campbell.

Soul of the South Sued for Alleged Breach of Contract

by Sean Beherec 2/18/2015 01:22 pm

A federal lawsuit against Soul of the South's owners and related entities alleges the fledgling Little Rock network failed to pay for broadcasting time for its programming.

Valuing John Rogers Assets an ‘Interesting' Exercise

by George Waldon 2/16/2015 12:00 am

A $59 million offer to buy the photo archives and sports memorabilia collected by John Rogers has proven as ethereal as the wondrous asset valuations the embattled businessman once proclaimed.

Professors on PBS TV Programs Boost UA Profile

by Marty Cook 2/16/2015 12:00 am

On Wednesday, the TV series “Nova” will premiere its one-hour documentary special “Petra: Lost City of Stone” on PBS. University of Arkansas geoscience professor Tom Paradise, who has worked on the site in southern Jordan for 25 years, played a large role — on screen and off — in the production.

Central Arkansas Commercial Vacancy Rate Drops

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

The vacancy rate for commercial office space in central Arkansas declined in the fourth quarter, Central Arkansas Commercial Data Exchange said in its latest report.

The Perfect Arkansas Business Story (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/16/2015 12:00 am

I was reminded of David Allan Coe's recording of Steve Goodman's perfect country and western song when I saw the truly astonishing traffic to the ArkansasBusiness.com website generated by last week's story on the Dunklin family land feud.

Making Change: Social Entrepreneurs on a Mission (Whitney Horton Commentary)

by Whitney Horton 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Businesses have had social impact for a long time, creating jobs and tax revenue for their communities. Yet social entrepreneurs are not content with the rising tide lifting all boats; instead, they go into business with a specific cause in mind.