Media & Marketing Archive

Fundraising, Statue of Liberty Style (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The story behind the Statue of Liberty's trip to America involves marketing, competition, envy, and the media, including lessons for fundraising today.

All Theater, Except For... (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton, our junior U.S. senator, gamely faced a couple of thousand constituents in Springdale last week in a bit of political theater that was irresistible to the national news networks.

Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 03:32 pm

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday.

Kirby & Co. of Hot Springs Gets a New Name, 61° Celsius

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 09:16 am

Kirby & Co., the longtime Hot Springs marketing and communications firm, has a hot new name: 61° Celsius.

Librarian Sues Gravette Mayor Over Firing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tucked on the shelf in the little town of Gravette (Benton County) is a legal battle between the now former librarian and mayor. The bad blood started with attempts to close the library.

City of Fayetteville Seeks Director of Economic Vitality

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

The city of Fayetteville is advertising its newly created position of director of economic vitality, a position that was approved by the city council earlier this year.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

Just Because One Can ... (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/20/2017 12:00 am

It may not be illegal for President Trump to tweet-shame a department store chain for dropping his daughter's line of fashion merchandise, but just because he can doesn't mean he should.

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership.

Long After Going Cellular, David Martin Still Selling

by Kyle Massey 2/20/2017 12:00 am

When Alltel Corp. first considered getting into cellphones, David Martin had to figure out not just how to sell them, but truly whether they could be sold at all.

Tiffani Foltz Brings Fundraising Focus to UAMS Myeloma Institute (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tiffani Foltz has been named a director of development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where she will focus on fundraising activities for the Myeloma Institute.

State Seeks Pricing in New Bids for Tourism Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 2/15/2017 04:52 pm

The state reopened the bidding process on its largest advertising contract Wednesday afternoon, seeking pricing information from ad agencies hoping to land a $14 million-a-year pact for marketing Arkansas tourism and the state parks system.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Arkansas Nonprofit News Network Aiming for Impact

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

In an era when “fake news” is a rallying cry and the Trump administration is attacking the press as a “failing” opposition party, Lindsay Millar has launched the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network as a “nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans.”

Brett Myers Files Motion To Withdraw as John Rogers' Attorney

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Brett Myers of Dallas represented Rogers in a string of civil lawsuits in Pulaski County Circuit Court. He has now filed motions to withdraw as Rogers' attorney, citing “a breakdown in the professional attorney-client relationship.”

WER Architects Adds Drew Short to Staff (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Drew Short has been hired as an intern architect at WER Architects/Planners in Little Rock.

Arkansas Marketers Call Their Plays on Super Bowl Ads

by Kyle Massey 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock ad man Chip Culpepper thinks this year's Super Bowl commercials were a lot like the game itself: “Only about a quarter worth watching.”

Ringer App Creates Buzz For Forest Heights STEM Team

by Sarah Campbell 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A team of five sixth-graders from Forest Heights STEM Academy in Little Rock have theorized a new smartphone app called SmartRnger and won not only a Best in the State accolade but also $5,000 for their school.

Bank of the Ozarks Having a Hot Time in Chicago

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Steve Daniels, a senior reporter with Crains Chicago Business, reported last month on how developers of Chicago's "splashiest commercial real estate projects" are getting their loans and financing from an inconspicuous source: Bank of the Ozarks of Little Rock.

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