Media & Marketing Archive

Immigration-Control Group Starts Ads in Arkansas, 9 Other States

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 03:33 pm

An immigration-control group on Wednesday began running more than $1 million in ads that blame new immigrants for the economic struggles of longtime Americans.

Ross Fundraising Outpaces Hutchinson in September

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 11:33 am

Democrat Mike Ross says he raised more than $540,000 last month in his bid for Arkansas governor, outpacing the fundraising reported by Republican rival Asa Hutchinson.

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Stick to Familiar Themes in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/13/2014 04:43 pm

The candidates in Arkansas' heated Senate race have stuck to familiar themes in their first debate, with Sen. Mark Pryor accusing Republican Rep. Tom Cotton of being beholden to billionaire donors and Cotton casting Pryor as the president's closest ally in Arkansas.

What to Watch For in Today's Arkansas Senate Debate on AETN

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/13/2014 11:19 am

They've been running for more than a year. The only thing missing in the contest between Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has been a head-to-head debate. That changes today.

Arkansas Cartoonist Jon Kennedy Dies at 96

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 10:07 am

Jon B. Kennedy of North Little Rock, a former editorial cartoonist at the Arkansas Democrat and Arkansas Business, died Friday. He was 96.

Crystal Bridges' State of the Art Exhibition Means Business for Arkansas Artists

by Jan Cottingham 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The State of the Art exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, which has gained national attention, has been transformative for Little Rock artist Delita Martin, who has three pieces in the exhibit.

Education Broadband Issue Goes Down to the (Fiber Optic) Wire

by Michelle Corbet 10/13/2014 12:00 am

While the message may be getting lost in the clutter of political ads ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm election, FASTERArkansas isn't asking for your vote. It's asking the public to pressure legislators to tweak, preferably through a special session before Gov. Mike Beebe's term ends in January, a state law that sailed through the Legislature almost unnoticed in 2011.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

UA Announces 4 Inductees For Business Hall of Fame

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2014 10:30 am

Representing the Class of 2015 inductees into the University of Arkansas Business Hall of Fame are Millie Ward, Al Bell, Stephen L. LaFrance Sr., and Donald E. "Buddy" Wray, the UA said Thursday.

Judge Dismisses Complaint Against Fort Smith

by Associated Press 10/9/2014 08:23 am

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against Fort Smith's city clerk.

ARK Challenge: Politapoll Aims to Give Voice to Disenfranchised

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:50 am

Politapoll, a startup participating in the fourth installment of the ARK Challenge accelerator, enables citizens to tell their legislators exactly where they fall on specific issues and also provides a legislative report card to constituents.

Power Technology Hopes to Break into Movie Projection with Illumina

by Mark Carter 10/8/2014 08:22 am

Power Technology Inc. of Alexander is marketing a new laser-illuminated projection system for cinemas called Illumina, which the firm says could help change the movie projection business.

#ARPX TV Ads Reviewed, Part II (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 10/8/2014 07:50 am

Part 2 in our series looking at Arkansas political ads. Columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford offer their critiques of TV spots in the races for Arkansas lieutenant governor, Arkansas attorney general, 4th District Congress and 2nd District Congress.

What to Watch For In Today's Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson KATV Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/7/2014 07:34 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off for their second live televised debate in the race for Arkansas' top office.

Little Rock's Bourbon & Boots Launches Line at Dillard's

by Mark Carter 10/6/2014 10:59 am

The Little Rock startup, from former political wonk and serial entrepreneur Matt Price, recently signed on with Innovate Arkansas and signed up with Dillard's. In partnership with the Little Rock-based department store, Bourbon & Boots has launched its own line of Southern-themed jewelry.

Windstream to Roll Out TV Service Called 'Kinetic'

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 09:50 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock has partnered with Ericsson of Stockholm, Sweden, to create Kinetic, billed as a next-generation television service.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas' first state lottery commissioners weren't eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game.

Texas Tourism Turns Down Oxford American

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

When Oxford American first started focusing its music issues on Southern states, the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism funded the issue's accompanying CD in an advertising partnership valued at $33,000.

To Succeed, Liquor Stores Must Adapt

by Jan Cottingham 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Package stores face in an uncertain environment if voters in November approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.

ALL-CAPS OUTRAGE (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/6/2014 12:00 am

My position has always been that voters should have a reasonable opportunity to decide the wet-dry question. I would prefer that they be able to decide it on a county-by-county basis, but the liquor store owners, through their friends in the Legislature, made it unreasonably difficult and expensive to get county-specific referendums on the ballot. So now we'll get a statewide vote instead.