Media & Marketing Archive

'Razorback Nation' Anchor Resigns After Mixing Medication and Alcohol

by Kyle Massey 10/18/2016 05:59 pm

Aaron Peters announced his departure as the "Razorback Nation" anchor on KARK-TV in Little Rock and KNWA-TV in Rogers after he says he mixed prescription medication with alcohol and briefly appeared on the air on Oct. 12.

Four Agencies Hope To Punch Ticket on Scholarship Lottery

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Three Little Rock bidders and a Boston digital marketing agency are in the running for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's advertising and marketing work, worth $5 million a year and rising.

Inuvo Sets $100M Goal For Annual Revenue

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Inuvo CEO Richard Howe is explicit about the company's goal: It should be posting $25 million in revenue per quarter by the fourth quarter of next year. In other words, by 2018, it should be a $100 million company.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Margaret Willis Joins CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Margaret Willis has been hired as media planner and buyer at CJRW's Little Rock office. She will manage planning and buying of digital, print, outdoor, TV and radio media for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arkansas State Parks.

Conway Corp. Recognized for Marketing Campaigns (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Beth Jimmerson, marketing coordinator for Conway Corp., and Crystal Kemp, marketing and public relations manager, have been awarded by the Mid-America Cable Association.

Jesus and Trump (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2016, the Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump, and many social and political scientists will make careers out of figuring out whether that happened because of or in spite of the GOP's alignment with conservative Christianity.

What's New at Team SI? Everything, Every Day

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock technology and data marketing firm Team SI, recently named Arkansas' fastest-growing company in 2015 and 2016 by Inc. magazine, has been on a hiring spree.

Arkansas Casino Supporters, Opponents Air $2M in TV Ads

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 07:19 am

Supporters and opponents of an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties have spent more than $2 million to air television ads on the issue ahead of the November election.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Top Prism Awards Given to Comgroup, Ghidotti, Mangan Holcomb

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Communications Group of Little Rock won seven honors, including best in show, and Ghidotti Communications and Mangan Holcomb Partners, also of Little Rock, were other big winners last month at the 2016 Prism Awards honoring the state's top work in public relations.

Amanda Jaeger Joins KTHV as Noon Anchor

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There's a new beauty queen at KTHV, Channel 11, which lost former Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady to Atlanta's WAGA this summer. Amanda Jaeger, who was crowned Miss Kansas in 2014, joined the Little Rock CBS affiliate last week as a reporter and anchor of the noon newscast.

Anchor, Meterologist Leave KHBS/KHOG

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

KHBS/KHOG anchor Ugochi Iloka has left northwest Arkansas for a job at WBRC, Fox 6, which is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Just two days before that, meteorologist Brad Carl made his final appearance

Smithsonian Puts Spotlight On AutoMail

by Sarah Campbell 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A northeast Arkansas company, AutoMail, has been added to a new virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum in recognition of technology it developed in the 1990s that helped community banks save money through manifest mailing.

Arkansas Parks & Tourism Ad Work Up for Bids

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The state of Arkansas is looking for a single agency for its largest advertising contract, the nearly $15 million a year it spends to promote Arkansas Parks & Tourism.

Marketers Don Hale, Kirby Williams Work Bankers' Hours

by Kyle Massey 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Last month, word got around that Don Hale and Kirby Williams were stepping back from their firms to become marketing chiefs at banks — Hale at Citizens Bank of Batesville and Williams at Stone Bank of Mountain View, working out of Little Rock.

Pam Kindall Nationally Recognized for Pharmacy Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

Pam Kindall, director of pharmacy services at North Arkansas Regional Medical Center at Harrison, has been named National Outstanding Buyer of the Year by the National Pharmacy Purchasing Association.

John Rogers Lakewood Mansion Sold for $1.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A couple last month bought the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

After Grace Period, Bacigalupi Reveals Owner of Rockwell Painting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A little over a year ago, your Whispers staff speculated about the buyer of Norman Rockwell's “Saying Grace,” which sold for $46 million, a record for an American painting, in a December 2013 auction at Sotheby's.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.