Media & Marketing Archive

KARK, KLRT Newsroom Earns Murrow Awards for Tornado Coverage

by Sean Beherec 5/4/2015 12:00 am

The newsroom received a breaking news award for live coverage, including contributions by meteorologists Keith Monahan, Jeff Baskin, Greg Dee, Pat Walker and Natalie Walters, according to stories posted on the stations' websites.

Consolidation Pares Roster of Arkansas Banks

by Gwen Moritz 5/4/2015 12:00 am

2014 started with 120 separate banks chartered in Arkansas and ended with 109. Two have become inactive in 2015.

New Offer Ready, But Will Money Materialize for John Rogers Collection?

by George Waldon 5/4/2015 12:00 am

John Rogers has been working closely with a would-be buyer of his former sports memorabilia and photo archive, according to a sworn deposition given by one of his many creditors. The proposal, $28 million in cash plus stock, is awaiting court review. It isn't the first problematic business deal visited on Arkansas by Tim Holly and his Red Alert Media Matrix Inc.

Leaders Deem AMS Innovation Summit A Success, Seek More Events

by Mark Carter 5/1/2015 10:27 am

Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions director Dan Curtis and Innovation Hub director Warwick Sabin said they would like to partner on more events like the Arkansas Manufacturing Innovation Summit.

Inuvo Reports $626K Profit in 1Q

by Sean Beherec 4/29/2015 03:48 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway reported net income of $626,000, compared to $675,000 during the same quarter last year. Inuvo also reported revenue of $13.4 million in the first quarter compared to $10.1 million last year.

Red Alert Media Matrix Makes New Offer for Rogers Archive

by George Waldon 4/27/2015 03:51 pm

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. asked for court approval to acquire the assets of embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers.

Innovation Hub Receives $1M EDA Grant for Argenta Center

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 02:25 pm

The nonprofit Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has received a $1 million federal grant to complete renovation of its Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock, it announced Monday.

Ex-Arkansas Travelers General Manager Bill Valentine Dies

by Associated Press 4/27/2015 06:57 am

The longtime general manager of the Arkansas Travelers has died at the age of 82.

Newspapers at Batesville, Conway, Little Rock Take Top AP Honors

by Associated Press 4/27/2015 06:55 am

Newspapers at Little Rock, Conway and Batesville took top honors Saturday in the 2014 Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association journalism contest.

Details on Burt Reynolds Foreclosure Deposition Still Smokey

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

According to records filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, Gregory T. Young, who works at Young & Associates at 11501 Huron Lane, was deposed earlier this month in a foreclosure lawsuit involving actor Burt Reynolds.

The Problem With Overthinking (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/27/2015 12:00 am

First, I want to say that I miss Brian Williams. I know that he lied about his heroic exploits, and that was terrible and unforgiveable and maybe insane. But he was really good at the main thing he did, which was anchor “NBC Nightly News,” which just doesn't seem up to snuff anymore.

Memories, Marketing and Money (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/27/2015 12:00 am

There is new and timely research on consumers and nostalgia, offering not only confirmation that nostalgia is an effective marketing and fundraising tool but also insights into why.

Thomas Schueck Receives Rector Memorial Award for Distinguished Civic Achievement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Thomas B. Schueck, president and CEO of Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock, was recently presented with the 2014 William F. Rector Memorial Award for Distinguished Civic Achievement from Fifty for the Future, a civic organization of Pulaski County business leaders.

Eagle Bank's Jeff Lynch Takes Seat on Federal Reserve Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Lynch, president and CEO of Eagle Bank & Trust in Heber Springs, has been appointed to a three year term on the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

by Mark Friedman 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.

Innovate Arkansas Accelerating Startup Success in State

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Before 2012, Arkansas startup founders looking to join an accelerator program to fast-track their ventures had to look out of state. The ARK Challenge gave them a reason to stay home. The state's first startup accelerator, the ARK was funded into life in 2012 when Innovate Arkansas submitted an application to the $37 million Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge, an effort by the U.S. Department of Commerce to spur job creation within targeted regional industry clusters.

nGage Labs Cuts 15 Jobs in Little Rock, But Still Open for Business

by Mark Carter 4/24/2015 09:38 am

nGage Labs laid off 15 workers last month, but its office in Little Rock remains open, a company spokesman says.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

UCA Picks Eric Rob & Isaac for Advertising Services

by Sean Beherec 4/21/2015 12:30 pm

The university selected Eric Rob & Isaac after reopening the contract for bids last month. The decision comes about a month after UCA reopened its contract with CJRW of Little Rock, which held the account since 2009, and requested bids from other agencies.