Media & Marketing Archive

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Tux Dollars at Work as Menguin Raises Nearly $1M from Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Menguin Inc., an online tuxedo rental company in Fayetteville, raised nearly $1 million in a recent offering, according to a document on file with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Ghidotti Firm Moving On Up — to the 29th Floor

by Kyle Massey 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Ghidotti Communications moved onto the 29th floor of the Regions Center several months ago, after severing a successful eight-year relationship with Eric Rob & Isaac in the River Market District.

THV11 Adds Raven Richard to Weather Team

by Kyle Massey 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Raven Richard has joined KTHV-TV, Channel 11, where she will be weather anchor for the CBS affiliate's noon newscast.

Cheese and Bedsheets (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Mistaking correlation with causation is rampant. Though outliers — data points that don't fit with the others — can be valid or bogus, they can have a dramatic effect on averages.

RPM Group's Kris Upton on How Technology Brings an Agent's Success Back Home

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

Kris Upton, 46, is president of the RPM Group, where he's worked since 2003, and previously has served the company as treasurer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

J. Edward Horton Moves Into SpotRight (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

J. Edward Horton has joined the Little Rock office of SpotRight, a consumer insights and social analytics company, as senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Matt Campbell Lawsuit Against Facebook Advances

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 01:31 pm

Little Rock lawyer and blogger Matt Campbell's lawsuit against Facebook cleared a big hurdle this week when a federal judge in California granted in part a motion to certify it as a class action.

Acxiom Narrows 4Q Loss, Swings to Profit for Fiscal 2016

by Lance Turner 5/17/2016 05:02 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock cut its losses in the fourth quarter and swung to a full-year profit as revenue rose in each of its business segments. But the company disappointed analysts with fiscal 2017 revenue guidance that was below expectations.

Facebook Page Offers Peek Into John Rogers' Thinking

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Even the conservative assessment by a court-appointed receiver proved to be overly optimistic regarding the insolvent business interests of John Rogers, whose Facebook page recently offered up what read almost like a confession.

Record-Setting Ron Sherman Shares Gusty Memories

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Ron Sherman had just landed a Guinness World Record for producing 3,503 TV commercials and was in a counting mode, so he faced the inevitable question: How many times did he draw Gusty?

Hilary Hunt Moves to KNWA/KFTA

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Hilary Hunt's Hunt's last day at Little Rock's NBC and Fox affiliates will be May 27, but she will still be working for the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. KNWA is Nexstar's NBC affiliate in northwest Arkansas; KFTA is its Fox station.

Rock Town Distillery Reports Jump In 2016 Sales

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brandon has come far since 2010, the year he opened the state's first legal distillery since Prohibition. Rock Town Distillery's sales in the first four months of 2016 are up 67 percent compared with 2015.

Arkansas Moves Up on List of Chief Executive Magazine's Best States for Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2016 04:12 pm

Arkansas jumped 10 spots to No. 23 in Chief Executive magazine's latest Best & Worst States for Business annual survey.

Innkeeper Zoie Kaye at a Loss for Words About Essay Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Zoie Kaye has been receiving essays for her Win The Inn at Rose Hall contest, in which the Eureka Springs innkeeper plans to award her bed and breakfast to a deserving essayist.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M to Wilmerding Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Walton Family Foundation donated a $10 million grant to the National Gallery of Art to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art.

Sissy's Log Cabin Rings Stone Ward for Ad Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Sissy's Log Cabin, the jewelry company with stores in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis, has switched its advertising contract from Albright Ideas to Stone Ward.

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott.

Those Meddling Kids (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Despite having daunting expenses, younger consumers seem less impressed with getting the lowest possible price. Instead, millennials are picky about what they spend money on.

Clint Cook Moves Ahead to Headend at Conway Corp. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Clint Cook will be responsible for maintaining the headend, which is a facility that originates and communicates cable television and cable modem services to subscribers.