Media & Marketing Archive

SEC Doles Out $40.9M to Each Member School

by Associated Press 2/2/2018 07:31 am

The Southeastern Conference distributed an average of $40.9 million to its member schools in the last fiscal year.

Tom Larimer Retires as Press Association Chief

by Kyle Massey 1/31/2018 12:44 pm

Tom Larimer announces his retirement after 13 years as executive director of the Arkansas Press Association, declaring he's ready to play some golf and "just do nothing for a while."

Reporter Kaila Lafferty Joins KATV's 'Daybreak'

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 03:16 pm

Kaila Lafferty is joining KATV, Channel 7, as a reporter on Arkansas' top-rated morning news show, "Daybreak."

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

Soul of the South Legal War Drags On

by George Waldon 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The legal battle over the broadcast license of KMYA-TV, Channel 49, is entering its 23rd month with resolution nowhere in sight.

Country Clubs Look Beyond Golf to Woo Millennials

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Country clubs are turning to targeted marketing, adding junior golf programs and fitness centers, abandoning one-size-fits-all memberships and reinvesting in their facilities.

Printing the Paper, and Avoiding Red Ink

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Newspapers are trying different tactics, from layoffs to online subscriptions, to save a business model disrupted by the internet.

Oaklawn's Louis Cella Finds Himself on Familiar Turf

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The fourth-generation Cella running Oaklawn outlines his goals and recalls great moments with his dad, who died in December.

Metova Names Stephanie Funk VP of Creative Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2018 10:39 am

Metova of Conway has named Stephanie Funk vice president of creative services.

Stephens Announces Next Film of Capitalism Series

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 04:00 pm

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock announced Wednesday the continuation of its "This is Capitalism" film series with the premiere of "The Future of Capitalism."

Eclectic Career Leads Nodelman to Stone Ward

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 09:34 am

Larry Stone wasn't looking for a new creative chieftain at Little Rock advertising agency Stone Ward, but he embraced an unexpected opportunity in the case of Jeffrey Nodelman.

Online Ad May Be Selling Aristotle Inc.

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

A posting on BizBuySell.com lists a “Media Buying Digital Agency” in Arkansas — but “relocatable” — with an asking price of $4 million. The ad doesn't name the company, but it's beginning to look a lot like Aristotle.

Chef Matthew McClure Headed to Derby

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Matthew McClure, the executive chef at The Hive restaurant in the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, has been named a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards' best chef in the South competition for four consecutive years.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It's About Power (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Lawsuits Challenge Fairy Tale Founding of Lauren James

by Mark Friedman 1/22/2018 12:00 am

A series of now-settled lawsuits, pitting business partner against business partner, suggests a far less happy founding story for women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville.

Working Like a Dog At Stone Ward, Playfully

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Stone Ward's employees in downtown Little Rock and Chicago find that fun and games — among other amenities — leaven a stressful workload at the advertising agency.