Media & Marketing Archive

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

Path Cleared for Class-action Lawsuit Against 'Thunder on the Mountain'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Country music festival concert-goers received a legal victory last week when the Arkansas Court of Appeals found that their potential class-action lawsuit could go forward against an organizer of the canceled Thunder on the Mountain event at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark in 2015.

Bentonville Film Festival Finds Second Home on Second Street

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The Bentonville Film Festival is moving to a new office space on Second Street.

Missouri Meltdown Costs Hogs

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The second-half meltdown of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Columbia, Missouri, on Nov. 25 cost the football program scarred pride.

Beth Ward Haynie: 'She Exuded Love'

by Kyle Massey 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Known simply as Beth Ward through her 37-year career at KARK-TV and KTHV-TV in Little Rock, members of Haynie's media family pay their respects.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Forrest City Bank Soon To Suit Up in New Name

by George Waldon 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Big Creek Bancshares Inc. of Moro (Lee County) staked a trademark claim on ArmorBank in connection with the deal.

Say Buh-bye to Buzzwords in 2017 (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Across different organizations and industries, I tend to hear a number of words and phrases repeated over and over — e.g., “authentic,” “passion,” “disruptive,” “game-changer.” That isn't necessarily bad, yet it does carry the risk of your team's conversations sounding like nearly everyone else's.

Conway Corp Honors 3 (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

James Buggs, business class services specialist technician, lead cashier Kendra Caines and senior lineman Scott Ussery have received awards for their outstanding work performance at Conway Corp.

Wendy Russell Managing Doubletree Sales & Marketing (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Wendy Russell will continue to oversee sales and marketing strategy for the 288-room Doubletree by Hilton in downtown Little Rock as part of the management team of Waterford Hotel Group Inc. of Waterford, Connecticut.

Jill Joslin Named President of CJRW

by Kyle Massey 12/15/2016 04:05 pm

A longtime associate of Gary Heathcott becomes the first woman as president of the large Little Rock marketing and communications firm.

Ghidotti-Vines Files Protest Over CJRW's Lottery Contract Win

by Kyle Massey 12/15/2016 02:47 pm

CJRW's triumphant bid for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's $34.5 million marketing and public relations contract has drawn a formal protest from a competitor.

Oxford American Awarded $25K Art Works Grant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2016 09:40 am

The Oxford American of Little Rock gets a $25,000 National Endowment for the Arts "Art Works" grant.

Holidays Should Buoy Dillard's Slow Sales

by Mark Friedman 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Holiday spending is expected to increase this year, which should be welcome news for Dillard's Inc. The Little Rock retail chain has seen five straight quarters of same-store sales decreases.

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/12/2016 12:00 am

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement's math to add up.