Media & Marketing Archive

Amidst Newsroom Cuts, Democrat-Gazette Scales Back on Business Section

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

From now on, Monday will be a day off for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's business section, Publisher Walter Hussman Jr. says, and the Little Rock daily will save some money.

Wal-Mart's Marc Lore Blows Top Off Exec Compensation List

by Gwen Moritz 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The word “outlier” was invented to describe things like the top entry on this week's list of the highest-paid executives employed by public companies in Arkansas.

For Sale: One Turkey Trot Festival (Feedback)

by Lyn Baker 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Despite all of our raised voices, righteous indignation, hurt feelings, saber rattlings or fist raisings and shakings, there isn't a whole hell of a lot we can do about this state's image.

Free Press Isn't Free (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The announcement last week of 27 layoffs at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette — included among 86 total at the D-G's parent Wehco Media Inc. — worried us as much as it saddened us. And it should worry and sadden you.

When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

by Kyle Massey 10/30/2017 12:00 am

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no.

With Evolving Technology at Magna IV, Kristi Dannelley Has Full Plate

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Kristi Dannelley, the president and co-owner of Magna IV says that in the printing business, if you don't stay current, you can't compete.

Stanley Nelson Recognized at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Stanley Nelson, the documentarian behind “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities,” received the Career Achievement Award in Documentary Film during the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival earlier this month.

Rock Region Metro's Donna Bowers Honored by Mass Transit (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

Donna Bowers, director of operations for Rock Region Metro, the public transportation system for central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Mass Transit trade journal.

Comcast's Cable Customers Tumble as Cord-Cutting Picks Up

by Associated Press 10/26/2017 09:58 am

The cable company added TV customers last year for the first time in a decade. But on Thursday it posted its biggest quarterly cable-customer loss since 2014.

Luke Story to Lead Arkansas Broadcasters Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2017 09:42 am

Luke Story has been named executive director of the Arkansas Broadcasters Association.

Wehco Cuts 86 Jobs, Including 27 at Democrat-Gazette

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2017 04:34 pm

Wehco Media Inc. of Little Rock laid off 86 employees Tuesday afternoon, including about 40 at its Arkansas newspapers, including the flagship Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

SPONSORED: Who Should Build My New Website?

by 10/24/2017 10:20 am

Assessing the needs of your company will help you navigate numerous options.

Turpen to Build Media Unit at Cranford Co.

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 11:30 am

Amy Frazier Turpen, who spent a decade at CJRW (formerly Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods) before becoming media director at rival Little Rock advertising agency Mangan Holcomb Partners in August 2016, is heading for another firm with Cranford in its name, Cranford Co.

Conway, Paragould Counter Cord Cutters

by Marty Cook 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Conway, one of the state's fastest-growing cities, isn't immune to the scourge of cord cutters but has learned to adapt to shifting customer desires.

We Look Like Turkeys (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/23/2017 12:00 am

We have to rebrand Arkansas, and we have to back it up with reality.

Recalling the Infancy of Public Radio in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A recent panel of broadcasters noted several milestones, including the 50th anniversary of legislation funding the CPB, the 50th year of AETN and the 60th anniversary of KASU, the state's oldest public media outlet.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Makes High Profile Change

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Rachel O'Neal enjoyed being business editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, a role she's held since April 2013, but she missed writing. Last week, she took back her old job as the paper's High Profile editor, her haunt from 2009 to 2012.

Conway Corp Advances Greg Dell (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Greg Dell has been promoted to chief operating officer of Conway Corp., where he has worked since 1985.

Anne Hegi Takes Reins of El Dorado Insider (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Anne Hegi has been named interim editor of El Dorado Insider, a quarterly relocation and tourism magazine produced by The Diamond Agency of El Dorado with funding from the El Dorado Advertising & Promotion Commission.

$5M From First National Bank Gets Naming Rights to A-State Convocation Center

by Graycen Colbert Bigger 10/20/2017 08:52 am

Arkansas State University's board of trustees vote to rename the university's Convocation Center to "First National Bank Arena" following a $5 million contribution to the Red Wolves Foundation from the Paragould-based bank.