Media & Marketing Archive

Deadline to Nominate for Arkansas Export Awards is April 30

by Mark Carter 4/16/2014 09:46 am

The awards honor Arkansas businesses that excel in the international marketplace, and will be presented at a Governor's Mansion luncheon on May 22. All Arkansas companies that sell in international markets are eligible to be nominated.

Heartbleed? No Need for Heart Attack, We've Got Help, Advice

by Mark Carter 4/14/2014 03:30 pm

In late December when bloggers and TV show hosts recount the buzz words of 2014, no doubt "heartbleed" will occupy a place on each list.

Netflix's Deal With Comcast Improves Streaming Video Quality

by Associated Press 4/14/2014 02:56 pm

Netflix's videos are streaming through Comcast's Internet service at their highest speeds in 17 months, thanks to tolls Netflix pays Comcast for a more direct connection to its network.

NWA Housing Rebound Cheers Homebuilders

by Marty Cook 4/14/2014 12:00 am

The housing collapse and subsequent recession were body blows to housing developments in northwest Arkansas, but now, there are signs of life and hope.

Signs Now Rebrands Itself as Image 360.

by Eric Monson 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Located at 5610 W. 65th St., Image 360 is locally owned and operated and is a member of Alliance Franchise Brands franchise network. The company will announce a grand opening to provide an inside look at the services available it offers the local business community.

Kudos: Clark Partners Realty Group Forms in Fayetteville

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Anthony Clark recently announced that his team of real estate agents, Clark Partners Realty Group in Fayetteville, had formally joined to create a full-service real estate firm.

XNA Wooing Airlines In Bid to Lower Fares

by Marty Cook 4/14/2014 12:00 am

In the past two years, Scott Van Laningham, the executive director of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, has been meeting with any airline that will listen to his pitch. XNA is eager to bring in a low-cost airline (or two) in an effort to bring down airfares.

A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/14/2014 12:00 am

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another.

Creating Content That Connects (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/14/2014 12:00 am

Here are some some simple tips for managing the way you create and share customer-relevant content. If you want to engage your customer audience in ways that help you create awareness, build membership, raise money and/or sell stuff, then seek first to avoid the ways so many content-marketing efforts get messed up.

University of Arkansas Teams Win 8 of 10 Governor's Cup Awards

by Mark Carter 4/9/2014 03:39 pm

Teams from the University of Arkansas won eight of the 10 awards presented Wednesday at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business plan competition.

Jobless Rates Fall in All Arkansas Metros

by Mark Carter 4/9/2014 09:11 am

Unemployment rates dropped year over year in all seven Arkansas metropolitan areas surveyed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, according to data released Wednesday.

Students Shine at First-ever High School Startup Weekend

by Mark Carter 4/7/2014 11:54 am

More than 80 students in grades 9-12 spent the weekend in Little Rock coming up with potential tech-based startup ventures as part of the first-ever High School Startup Weekend.

Nontraditional Benefits, Unusual Perks Growing In Popularity

by Luke Jones 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Increasingly, companies are looking to offer benefits that fall outside the normal range: flexible hours, paid lunches, ice cream on Fridays. These perks might not be mentioned in the company handbook, but they're becoming more important in attracting a new generation of employees and keeping the old ones.

Government, Wal-Mart, Tyson Foods Remain Atop Largest Arkansas Employers List

by Marty Cook 4/7/2014 12:00 am

The names of Arkansas' largest employers remain mostly unchanged from a year ago — and every year. State government is still atop the list with nearly 57,000 employees.

KATV Channel 7 Sweeps February Nielsens

by Luke Jones 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Year over year, KATV showed gains in nearly all of its Monday through Friday news programs, and remained ahead of other stations in each slot where it had competition. Its highest-rated slot was its “News at 6” show, with a 15.6 rating and a 29.4 percent share of viewership.

Clark Smith Named New Publisher for Mena Star

by Luke Jones 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Smith will also oversee the Ouachita Trading Post classifieds, as well as co-owned papers the Mansfield Citizen, The Waldron News and the De Queen Bee.

Relative Value (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Things that should be highly valued, in real dollar terms, often are not, and teaching is one of those things.

Farmland Produces $1.8M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/7/2014 12:00 am

More than 800 acres in east Pulaski County tipped the scales at $1.87 million. A media office project in west Little Rock weighed in at $1.65 million. And the sale of a 23.4-acre mini-storage development in south Pulaski County changed hands in a $1.2 million sale.

Dillard's 2013 Ad Buys from Stephens Media Companies Slip in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/7/2014 12:00 am

In 2013, Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock spent $3.91 million for advertising to media companies associated with Little Rock investor Warren Stephens.

Lawrence Hamilton, Native Arkansan and Broadway Star, Has Died

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2014 11:35 am

Broadway star and musician Lawrence Hamilton died Thursday. He was 59. According to friends and Hamilton's Facebook page, the Foreman (Little River County) native died during heart surgery.