Media & Marketing Archive

Mike Huckabee Taking 'Huckabee Report' Independent

by Lee Hogan 11/7/2014 09:01 am

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has announced he will independently syndicate his three-times-daily radio report, "The Huckabee Report," that currently airs on more than 500 affiliates.

Mass Enthusiasm Announces Expansion, New Branding

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2014 11:06 am

Little Rock's Mass Enthusiasm recently expanded its services to become a full-service marketing communications agency offering a range of services including marketing, public relations, technical development and media placement.

Acxiom Swings to Loss in 2Q

by Lance Turner 11/3/2014 04:52 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reported a $1.5 million second-quarter loss on Monday, down from a $9.8 million profit in the same quarter last year.

Price No Object, Campaigns Fill Any Last Ad Space

by Associated Press 11/3/2014 11:09 am

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads. Some of you might even argue it was a nightmare.

Looking To Buy a Vowell? Online Listing May Offer Something

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

One of our operatives pointed us to a recent online listing for a “well-established media & publishing business” that's for sale in the state. The business advertised in the listing bears a striking resemblance to Vowell Inc

The Mindful Leader (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Mindfulness as a leadership concept is becoming trendy. I worry when something this foundational becomes au courant, since topics that are trendy often get the inch-deep, mile-wide flavor-of-the-month treatment. The concept of mindfulness is centuries old. It is one of those few meta-skills that impact all other leadership capacities. And for most of us, it is a lifetime's work.

Little Rock Entrepreneurs Raising Funds — And Profile — With Kickstarter

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A couple of Arkansas entrepreneurs who recently reached their business funding goals through Kickstarter say the crowdfunding platform may be even better at generating interest — and potential customers — than it is at raising money.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Apple Pay, CurrentC Shake Up the Checkout

by Mark Friedman 11/3/2014 12:00 am

The battle over mobile payment platforms is heating up. On one side is Apple Pay, which launched Oct. 20 and encourages users to pay for merchandise with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Its rival is the payment system backed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and about 50 other retailers: CurrentC, created by a joint venture called MCX, the Merchant Customer Exchange of Boston.

TV Space for Campaign Ads Hard to Find This Late

by Associated Press 10/31/2014 11:37 am

A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.

Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:34 am

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research.

Dina Wood Named Senior Director of Development for UAMS Northwest

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

Wood moves to UAMS Northwest from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, where she served as director of development. Previously, she spent 11 years in university advancement at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Hill, Hays Locked in Bitter Fight for House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2014 11:25 am

The race for a central Arkansas congressional seat has turned increasingly bitter in the final stretch, as a former North Little Rock mayor and a Little Rock banking executive take aim at one another's backgrounds.

Hutchinson Reports Raising $451K in October

by Associated Press 10/28/2014 11:24 am

Hutchinson's campaign said Tuesday the fundraising figures mean Hutchinson has raised more than $4.2 million since launching his bid for Arkansas' top office last year. Hutchinson is running against Democratic nominee and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross.

Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

by Jan Cottingham 10/28/2014 10:55 am

The Bentonville museum will host "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," bringing together "75 artworks by more than 39 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present."

Bentonville's Transformation Subject of Ad Age Spotlight

by Mark Carter 10/28/2014 09:30 am

Bentonville finds itself in the Advertising Age spotlight Tuesday. Ad Age has a look at how Bentonville -- aka Vendorville -- and the region have been transformed by the growth of Wal-Mart and its cache of vendors on the ground in northwest Arkansas.

Northeast Arkansas District Fair Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The Northeast Arkansas District Fair will list close to $10 million in debts, according to its bankruptcy attorney, James Dowden of Little Rock.

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Seeks Nominees

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nominations from the public for its 2014 class of honorees.

Signs Show Way to Arkansas Wine Industry

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

When it comes to state expenditures, $26,000 is not a huge outlay. That was the bargain rate for some highway signage Arkansas bought and erected to direct people to the state's wineries.

New Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers Say

by Marty Cook 10/27/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration said 114 permits have been issued to allow shipping to Arkansas consumers, but only two permits have been given to a state winery.