Media & Marketing Archive

CJRW@SXSWi: 2015 Trends Include ‘Big Data,' Content Marketing

by Rob Anderson 3/13/2015 05:47 pm

Two trends dominating the 2015 South-by-Southwest Interactive festival are content marketing and "big data." Rob Anderson of CJRW of Little Rock reports on what's hot at this influential annual event.

Two New Restaurant Projects Announced for Downtown Bentonville

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2015 11:58 am

Two new restaurant projects for downtown Bentonville were announced Friday: The Belfry and the relocation of the Pressroom. RopeSwing, a boutique hospitality company in Bentonville, is behind the projects, which will hold soft openings this summer.

Henry Awards Presented at Arkansas Governor's Conference on Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2015 10:41 am

Troy Keeping, president and CEO of Southland Racing and Gaming in West Memphis, was named Tourism Person of the Year, and Greg Butts, director of Arkansas State Parks, and Joe David Rice, director of Arkansas Tourism, were inducted into the Arkansas Tourism Hall of Fame.

Innovation Hub Will Host Maker Faire Event in Argenta on May 2

by Mark Carter 3/12/2015 08:00 am

The event will run in conjuction with the fourth-annual Argenta Arts Festival and will take place on about three acres of property surrounding the Hub at Poplar and Broadway in downtown North Little Rock.

Amy Schlesing Joins University Relations Team at UA

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2015 09:28 am

Amy Schlesing, former deputy communications director for Sen. Mark Pryor, and an award-winning reporter, has joined the University of Arkansas as director of science and research communications, the school announced Wednesday.

Longtime Arkansas Newspaper Editor Larry Fugate Dies

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 06:54 am

Longtime Arkansas newspaper editor Larry Fugate has died.

New DataCo Technologies Company Raises Over $1 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

DataCo Technologies Inc. has been described as a marketing data company that's “really focused on social data,” according to one insider. A couple of the founders are former staffers at Little Rock's Acxiom Corp.

Baldwin & Shell Appoints Mica Strother as New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Mica Strother has joined Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. in Little Rock as vice president of marketing and business development. Strother will implement a new sales and marketing program that will help position Baldwin & Shell as the company expands into new markets.

They Just Eat It Up (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Restaurant news drives online business. There is no other industry that can be counted on to generate so much instantaneous online traffic.

What Everyone Should Know (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 3/9/2015 12:00 am

What belongs in your organization's “need to know” list?

A Visit With James Beard Nominee Matt McClure of The Hive and Joël Antunes of One Eleven

by Jan Cottingham 3/9/2015 12:00 am

An Arkansas restaurant and an Arkansas chef recently gained national recognition of the best kind: being named semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards are among the most prestigious in the restaurant world.

Gander Mountain Draws $7.2 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The sale of a 123,872-SF store in Sherwood tipped the scales at $7.2 million. A 25,000-SF office-warehouse facility in North Little Rock weighed in at $2.19 million. And the location for a convenience store development in west Little Rock was assembled in two deals totaling $2.1 million.

Lawsuit Involving Radio Exec Larry Crain Getting Louder

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A civil dispute between businessman Larry Crain and his partner in a Little Rock radio station is heating up in Washington County Circuit Court.

Harrison, Newton County Newspapers Sold to Phillips Media Group

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Phillips Media Group LLC has acquired several newspapers in Arkansas and Missouri as well as printing operations from the Walton family's Community Publishers Inc. of Bentonville.

Wes Brown Added to Talk Business & Politics Roster

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Talk Business & Politics contributor Wes Brown has been brought on full-time to lead the publication's business section.

AT&T, Verizon Boost Signals To Fit Demand

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When a call or text message won't go through, AT&T and Verizon don't want their networks to be the problem. The companies have stepped up efforts in recent years to increase coverage and network speed for customers at the office and at concert venues and sporting events.

Inside the UA eVersity: A Different Online-only Education

by Gwen Moritz 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Moore is navigating an ambitious project: combining technologies and techniques that have been proven to work elsewhere into an entirely new UA member university.

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Extends Century Farm Honor to Longtime Farm Families

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Families who have owned and farmed their land for at least 100 years are eligible for an honor through the state Agriculture Department.

Commodity Markets, Marketing Measures Take Leap Forward

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When those in the agriculture industry speak of “marketing”, they aren't referring to computer-generated geckos hawking insurance or bikini-clad models posing with a low-calorie beer. They mean using information, technology and infrastructure to ultimately make their operation as profitable as possible.

Farmers' Use Of Drones Up In The Air

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

In the ongoing conflict between conventional agriculture and emerging technologies, some innovations are finding favor while others confront hurdles.