Media & Marketing Archive

UA Professor Captures Scholarly Book Award

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 04:19 pm

A professor at the University of Arkansas has received a national award for scholarly writing, the most prestigious granted by the National Communication Association, a nonprofit scholarly society based in Washington, D.C.

CALS to Revamp Its Website

by Kyle Massey 10/11/2017 04:03 pm

The library isn't shushing folks about its plan to redesign its website. In fact, the Central Arkansas Library System is shouting it from the rooftops.

Bank of the Ozarks Director Recognized by Savoy Magazine

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2017 12:13 pm

Bank of the Ozarks announced Tuesday that board member Paula Cholmondeley has been recognized by Savoy magazine as one of its 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors.

Updated Fully Responsive, Open for Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

After predicting a June completion date and then pushing it back through August, LRCVB President and CEO Gretchen Hall was happy to report last month that the new is up, and had been for a while.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Budget Plan Endangers Ads Luring Foreign Tourists to Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

President Donald Trump's best-known promise is to build a wall, but some Arkansas travel professionals fear that a side-effect of his zeal for border security could keep out the kind of foreigners America wants: free-spending tourists.

How Football Players Could Really Make a Difference (Feedback)

by Elizabeth Clogston 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Elizabeth Clogston of Little Rock says, "When players refuse to stand for the anthem in violation of NFL policy, they incur no consequences. That's why we are mad."

Joe David Rice Reflects on Being Arkansas' 'Accidental' Tourism Director

by Kyle Massey 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Joe David Rice, who is departing as the state's longest-serving tourism chief, served five governors including Bill Clinton.

Maurice Rigsby Named Vice Chancellor at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Maurice Rigsby has been appointed vice chancellor for institutional relations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Entergy Arkansas' Mike Maulden to Retire

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2017 10:57 am

Mike Maulden, director of business and economic development for Entergy Arkansas, will retire at the end of January after 34 years with the company.

Ghidotti, Mangan Holcomb Top ARcom Awards

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 01:15 pm

Ghidotti Communications and Mangan Holcomb Partners were the big winners last month in the inaugural ARcom Awards.

KTHV Hires 30-Year KATV Veteran Leigh Graham to Lead Local Sales

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 08:38 am

KTHV-TV in Little Rock has landed a key sales leader from crosstown rival KATV, announcing the hiring of Leigh Graham as its local sales manager.

The View from the Cheap Seat (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Even the phenomenon of certain professional football players protesting racial injustice in America by kneeling rather than standing during the playing of the national anthem is not new this season, although having a president eager to use a legal, nonviolent protest as fuel for political outrage is.

Trolling for Turmoil (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Democracy and capitalism are not the same. The first is political; the second economic. Nor is one created by the other. But they work well together, undergirded by the freedom to choose.

One-Take Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl Now Taking a Bow

by Kyle Massey 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl reminisces and ponders her selection as the Women's Foundation of Arkansas' 2017 Woman of the Year in Business.

After 36 Years, Brent Walker to Close Soundscapes

by Kyle Massey 9/29/2017 11:50 am

After 36 years of leading one of Little Rock's premier sound studios, Brent Walker says he's closing Soundscapes, the four-studio audio operation at 3422 Old Cantrell Road.

Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Anti-Begging Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/27/2017 11:47 am

A federal judge has blocked an Arkansas anti-loitering law that opponents say unfairly targets panhandlers, calling it "plainly unconstitutional" and saying that other laws address the safety concerns state officials cited as the need for the restrictions.

SpotRight Raises $6.75M in Recent Funding Round

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 11:01 am

SpotRight Inc. of Little Rock, an audience insights and targeting platform for brands and agencies, raises $6.75 million in a combination equity and debt funding round.

Vogelpohl Helps Create 'People of Action' Campaign for Rotary International

by Lydia McAllister 9/26/2017 11:31 am

Sharon Vogelpohl chaired on the Rotary International Branding Initiative, leading a committee of Rotarians from around the world in developing a branding campaign strategy for the international service organization that debuted at the Rotary International Convention in June.

Arkansas Heart Hospital Hires Chief Marketing Officer

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 09:06 am

Arkansas Heart Hospital announced Friday the hiring of Jennifer Martinez Belt as its new chief marketing officer, effective Oct. 2.