Media & Marketing Archive

Confessions of an Ad Man (Jim Johnson, Not Ogilvy)

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

At 82, Jim Johnson's mind is sharp, roaming through the decades he spent in advertising in Little Rock as one of the founders of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods.

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Add Associate Attorneys (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Randal Hobbs and Shawn Rowland have been hired as associate attorneys at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Inuvo Reports Preliminary 2Q Revenue Rise, $1.4M Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 04:05 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock announces preliminary second-quarter revenue of $18.3 million, up 16.8 percent from the same quarter of last year.

Annette Herrington Elected Chairman of AETN Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2017 10:49 am

Annette Herrington of Little Rock has been elected chairman of the Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission for fiscal year 2018.

Last Reporter, John Lyon, Is Laid Off at Arkansas News Bureau

by Kyle Massey 7/24/2017 11:36 am

The last reporter standing at the Arkansas News Bureau, John Lyon, was laid off Friday when GateHouse Media effectively closed the operation, which was based in North Little Rock.

DF&A Names Scott Hardin Communications Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 08:46 am

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says Scott Hardin has been hired as its director of communications, effective July 31.

New Publisher Coming to Pine Bluff Commercial

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

It's a pretty sound bet that a Las Vegas advertising executive will take over next month as publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial.

Chicago Ad Firm Experiences Tech Difficulties After Legislative Rejection

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas lawmakers, unimpressed with Arkansas Tech's out-of-state choice for marketing, rejected the deal last week when the Legislative Council's Review Subcommittee declined to “review” the contract.

Former Pine Bluff Publisher Byron Tate Pushes on at Arkansas Press Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Last July, Byron Tate was reeling after his dismissal as publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial. This July he's rejoicing in his new role as president of the Arkansas Press Association's board of directors.

Paul Petitte Anchored Again in Fort Smith

by Kyle Massey 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Veteran newscaster Paul Petitte started last week as a reporter and weekday co-anchor of “News Sunrise” for KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas.

Riverfest's Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/24/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of Riverfest is much greater than memories of fun, music, food and the occasional festival-goer wearing much too little clothing for his frame.

Pasta Jack's Asks: What's In a Name?

by Jan Cottingham 7/24/2017 12:00 am

A complicated lawsuit involving operators of Pasta Jack's lays bare a business dispute that has become decidedly personal.

Lindsay Burnett Named Executive Director of A-State Alumni Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Lindsay Burnett has been promoted from director of alumni relations to executive director of the A-State Alumni Association at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Publisher Ed Graves Leaves Pine Bluff Commercial

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Ed Graves, hailed as the first black publisher of an Arkansas daily newspaper, is apparently leaving the Pine Bluff Commercial just shy of 12 months after taking over the paper as GateHouse Media Inc.'s group publisher overseeing more than a dozen properties.

Bad Debtor Of One Bank Resurfaces

by George Waldon 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Theodore Roosevelt Malloch Jr.'s status as a historic footnote in One Bank & Trust's troubled loan portfolio has been upgraded in the months since the presidential election.

Municipal League Seeks Special Session to Collect Online Sales Tax

by Mark Friedman 7/17/2017 12:00 am

It may be futile, but several Arkansas cities are urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to hold a special session to pass legislation to force out-of-state online retailers to start collecting sales taxes.

The Worst Person In Arkansas? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Ashton Miller III - if he actually exists - made use of a rhetorical device I've never seen before but may adopt for all future arguments: He speculated that important people feel the same way that he does — and then concurred with the opinions he attributed to them.

The Golden Age of TV, Again (Ross Cranford Commentary)

by Ross Cranford 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Traditional platforms for entertainment and advertising have been turned upside down by the digital revolution.

Good Samaritan Clinic Names Patti Kimbrough Executive Director (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Patti Kimbrough has been hired as executive director of Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith.

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