Media & Marketing Archive

Investor Sued Over Sour Soul of the South Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/6/2014 12:00 am

SSN Funding Ltd., n affiliate of Soul of the South Media Holdings Inc. of Little Rock, alleges that TVi Media LLC of New York didn't make good on an agreement to invest in the national network dedicated to news and entertainment as told from the perspective of black Americans living in the South.

Stephens Media Sells Off Newspapers in Washington, Hawaii

by Lance Turner 10/3/2014 03:28 pm

In case you missed it, Stephens Media LLC, which is owned by Little Rock's Stephens family but headquartered in Las Vegas, has sold some of its newspapers in Washington state and Hawaii.

#ARPX TV Ads Reviewed (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 10/3/2014 11:27 am

With political ads flooding the airwaves, we asked political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford to offer their critiques of TV spots in the U.S. Senate and governor race.

Tech Wildcatters Founder: Focus on Your Strengths

by Mark Carter 10/2/2014 11:13 am

Tech founder Gabriella Draney presented a lunchtime address, "Building World-class Ecosystems with Technology Startups," as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series at the school's Sturgis Hall in the River Market District.

Mark Gregory Promoted by The Sentinel-Record

by Associated Press 9/30/2014 03:26 pm

The editor of The Sentinel-Record in Hot Springs has taken over overall management responsibilities for the newspaper's editorial department.

ARK Challenge: Tagless Continues Trend Toward Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 9/30/2014 11:12 am

Social entrepreneurship seems to be as important to today's rising generation of entrepreneurs as turning a profit. Gabe Couch's Tagless seeks to partner shoppers with personal stylists who will hook them up with nonprofit, second-hand clothing distributors.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

Eagle Bank Picks Delta's Michael Bynum To Lead Conway Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Eagle Bank & Trust lured away Michael Bynum, who had been Conway market president for Delta. Bynum joined Delta in 2011 to lead the company's expansion in the Conway area.

Carl Vogelpohl Leaves Legacy, Returns to Consulting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Carl Vogelpohl quit as CEO of Legacy Neurosurgery in Little Rock after less than three months on the job to restart his political consulting business, Split Rail Consulting of Little Rock.

Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel.

Tell Me a Story (Rob Anderson Commentary)

by Rob Anderson 9/29/2014 12:00 am

What's your story? If you own a business or have a product to sell and you don't have an answer to that question, then you may be in trouble. Why? Well, let me begin with a story …

Hutchinson, Ross Agree to Debate; 'Meet the Press' Aims for Cotton, Pryor

by Lee Hogan 9/26/2014 02:56 pm

As the November general election draws closer, there are two more debates on the table for the two most-watched races in Arkansas.

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

by Mark Carter 9/26/2014 10:21 am

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday.

The Fantastic Politics of 'The West Wing,' 15 Years Later (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 02:11 pm

Popular culture influences our understanding of politics and it shapes the way we view our present circumstances. This week, as new shows premiere on networks and cable, we also mark the 15th anniversary of the indelible political drama "The West Wing."

State Races No Slouch When It Comes to TV Ad Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2014 07:31 am

The political blitz that's been hitting Arkansans' television sets isn't just limited to the nationally watched fight for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a study released Wednesday.

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

Arkansas Cowers Under Senate Advertising Barrage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 10:19 am

Arkansas has been especially hard hit this year by an ad blitz focused on the state's Senate race and, to a lesser extent, the governor's office.

Don't Mangle Your Message (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The past several weeks have been filled with examples of organizations that somehow managed to lose control of their messages in the marketplace.

Eric Rob & Isaac Tapped To Lead UTeach Arkansas Campaign

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

The $240,000 contract will consume the bulk of the College Access Challenge Grant, which the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Central Arkansas at Conway are using to encourage more college students to pursue degrees that qualify them to teach math and science.

'Marketplace Morning Report' Moves to New Time on KUAR

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Starting Monday, KUAR-FM, 89.1 listeners will have twice as many chances to hear American Public Media's “Marketplace Morning Report.” But they'll have to catch it earlier or later as the program, formerly at 6:51 a.m., is moving to 5:51 and 7:51 a.m.