Media & Marketing Archive

Bad News for Acumen Brands

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Stockholders in Acumen Brands Inc., the one-time Fayetteville startup phenomenon, received bad, but probably not unexpected, news in the mail.

Heights Home Featured in New York Times' 'What You Get'

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

A renovated house in Little Rock's Heights neighborhood was scheduled to be part of the “What You Get” feature in the real estate section of Sunday's New York Times.

Reporter Marci Manley Turns to PR; It's Not Shocking News

by Kyle Massey 1/15/2018 12:00 am

After nearly a decade in TV news, including three years as a top investigative reporter at KARK/Fox 16 in Little Rock, Marci Manley left her first love, journalism, for a state public relations job that better suits her marriage and family plans.

Good People Who Care (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Turnover varies by industry, but a much higher rate than the norm is a symptom of something. Either good people aren't being hired in the first place or there's a reason good hires don't stay.

Time to Talk About Harassment (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/15/2018 12:00 am

The recent flood of women who have begun speaking out about behavior that ranges from inappropriate to criminal creates a lightning-rod topic for organizational leaders.

Scott Durham New Board Chairman for St. Bernards Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2018 12:00 am

Scott Durham, senior vice president and branch manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Jonesboro, is the new chairman of the board of directors of the St. Bernards Foundation

News Staff Moves at KARK, KLRT

by Kyle Massey 1/12/2018 02:01 pm

Chanley Painter, a former Miss Arkansas USA and attorney, has joined KARK/KLRT as a full-time reporter, News Director Austin Kellerman confirmed Thursday. The addition was one of several staff moves in the stations' news division.

CNN Extends Alice Stewart's Deal

by Kyle Massey 1/12/2018 02:00 pm

CNN will be keeping a talking head from Arkansas on the air for the 2018 midterm campaigns, extending the contract of former KARK-TV, Channel 4, reporter and anchor Alice Stewart.

Ex-KATV Journalist Reports From Nashville

by Kyle Massey 1/12/2018 01:56 pm

Elisabeth Armstrong, who spent a year reporting for KATV-TV, Channel 7, before heading to the bigger market of Nashville, Tennessee, late last year, says she's enjoying her new job at WZTV, Fox17.

TB&P Announces Northeast Arkansas Publication

by Kyle Massey 1/11/2018 04:43 pm

Talk Business & Politics, Roby Brock's multimedia franchise of Arkansas business and political coverage, is set to launch a monthly tabloid newsmagazine based in Jonesboro and focused on business and political leaders in northeast Arkansas.

McKuin Takes New Public Radio Job, With Same Commute

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2018 11:10 am

Vanessa McKuin, who helped get Arkansas Public Media off the ground by managing business side of the regional journalism collaborative, has become development director for University of Arkansas at Little Rock public radio.

Dave & Busters, Mangan Holcomb Team Up Again

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 11:49 am

The restaurant chain, known for its games, drinks and atmosphere, has named Little Rock marketing firm Mangan Holcomb Partners as its agency of record in launching its Rogers location.

Sublett to Lead GateHouse Papers in Conway, Clinton, Heber Springs

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 10:55 am

GateHouse Media names Kelly Sublett as its group publisher for newspapers in Conway, Clinton and Heber Springs.

Arkansas Children's Northwest Readies for Debut

by Marty Cook 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Construction on the $167 million, 233,000-SF hospital in Springdale is complete and ready to open its outpatient clinics on Tuesday.

'Arkansas Week' Expands Panel of Pundits

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Different heads are talking these days on “Arkansas Week,” the venerable public affairs program on the Arkansas Educational Television Network.

Bespoke Provides Video Content That's Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Bespoke Health tailors detailed videos for patients facing specific conditions or procedures, using a secure streaming system that is seen as potentially revolutionary in health care.

Ernest Dumas on Roy Reed: 'His Strength Was In Telling the Story'

by Kyle Massey 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Roy Reed, the former Arkansas Gazette reporter and New York Times correspondent who died last month at age 87, is remembered by Ernest Dumas, his heir as Arkansas' senior reporter.

Internet Fairness Just Crashed (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 1/8/2018 12:00 am

The internet, this great American invention which has changed the way the world communicates, does business and lives — this vast democratization of connectivity — is under attack

Nighswonger Moves to Mercy; Khanga Settles In at Visit Bentonville (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Todd Nighswonger has joined Mercy Fort Smith as senior media relations and communications specialist. Amanda Khanga has joined Visit Bentonville as meeting and sales manager.

Carr Heads to Sherwood Chamber; Shenep Moves to AEDD (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/8/2018 12:00 am

Colleen Carr has been hired as economic development director by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce. Chris Shenep has been hired as the business development, marketing and communications director at Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled in Little Rock.