Media & Marketing Archive

Online Recruitment Works If Done Correctly, Experts Say

by Sarah Campbell 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Automated job-match programs — like Monster, Indeed, Glassdoor, Career Builder, Dice and the state-run Arkansas JobLink — are still useful, but experts say employers have to use them smartly to get the best results.

Signs of the Times (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Most of us who have been in the workplace for a while have encountered the most frustrating kind of co-worker: the one whose hard skills are good, or good enough, but whose soft skills create tension.

Ritter Communications Invests in Onboard Training

by George Waldon 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Helping new employees fit in is considered the starting point of training, according to Leha Pemberton, director of training and development at Ritter Communications in Jonesboro.

No Surprise: Higher Pay Helps Attract, Retain Employees

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2016 12:00 am

All industries, from health care to manufacturing, have faced a shortage of workers. Kathy Deck, director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the Sam M. Walton School of Business at the University of Arkansas, says increasing pay would be the first action she would suggest when companies can't find the right workers to fill positions.

Employers Seek Hires With Soft Abilities Like Attitude, Teamwork

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

“Skills gap” discussions often pivot on abilities or qualifications that employers find in short supply, but broader communication and human interaction traits are more likely to determine success or failure on the job, human resources experts say.

Looking Up at Channel 7, With a Drone of Its Own

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

You might say that KATV has a new drone to play with, but it's no toy; instead, it's a sophisticated newsgathering tool costing at least $6,000, not counting the employees who fly it.

Never a Dull Moment for Cranford Co. on Twitter

by Kyle Massey 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Ross Cranford is excited about the Cranford Co.'s innovative new work with Twitter.

Natalie Ghidotti on If There's an Overlap Between Skills and Generation Gaps

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

Natalie Ghidotti is the CEO and principal of Ghidotti Communications of Little Rock, a public relations consulting firm serving clients in all industries.

'Razorback Nation' Anchor Resigns After Mixing Medication and Alcohol

by Kyle Massey 10/18/2016 05:59 pm

Aaron Peters announced his departure as the "Razorback Nation" anchor on KARK-TV in Little Rock and KNWA-TV in Rogers after he says he mixed prescription medication with alcohol and briefly appeared on the air on Oct. 12.

Four Agencies Hope To Punch Ticket on Scholarship Lottery

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Three Little Rock bidders and a Boston digital marketing agency are in the running for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's advertising and marketing work, worth $5 million a year and rising.

Inuvo Sets $100M Goal For Annual Revenue

by Sarah Campbell 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Inuvo CEO Richard Howe is explicit about the company's goal: It should be posting $25 million in revenue per quarter by the fourth quarter of next year. In other words, by 2018, it should be a $100 million company.

Kimberly Williams Heads Drive To Promote Great River Road (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Kimberly Williams has been named director of Arkansas' Great River Road for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Margaret Willis Joins CJRW (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Margaret Willis has been hired as media planner and buyer at CJRW's Little Rock office. She will manage planning and buying of digital, print, outdoor, TV and radio media for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism and Arkansas State Parks.

Conway Corp. Recognized for Marketing Campaigns (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Beth Jimmerson, marketing coordinator for Conway Corp., and Crystal Kemp, marketing and public relations manager, have been awarded by the Mid-America Cable Association.

Jesus and Trump (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/17/2016 12:00 am

In 2016, the Republican nominee for president is Donald Trump, and many social and political scientists will make careers out of figuring out whether that happened because of or in spite of the GOP's alignment with conservative Christianity.

What's New at Team SI? Everything, Every Day

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock technology and data marketing firm Team SI, recently named Arkansas' fastest-growing company in 2015 and 2016 by Inc. magazine, has been on a hiring spree.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Top Prism Awards Given to Comgroup, Ghidotti, Mangan Holcomb

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Communications Group of Little Rock won seven honors, including best in show, and Ghidotti Communications and Mangan Holcomb Partners, also of Little Rock, were other big winners last month at the 2016 Prism Awards honoring the state's top work in public relations.

Amanda Jaeger Joins KTHV as Noon Anchor

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There's a new beauty queen at KTHV, Channel 11, which lost former Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady to Atlanta's WAGA this summer. Amanda Jaeger, who was crowned Miss Kansas in 2014, joined the Little Rock CBS affiliate last week as a reporter and anchor of the noon newscast.

Anchor, Meterologist Leave KHBS/KHOG

by Kyle Massey 10/10/2016 12:00 am

KHBS/KHOG anchor Ugochi Iloka has left northwest Arkansas for a job at WBRC, Fox 6, which is based in Birmingham, Alabama. Just two days before that, meteorologist Brad Carl made his final appearance