Media & Marketing Archive

Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Since 1987, the Hall of Fame has recognized a total of 148 Arkansans who are contributing or have contributed significantly to the agriculture industry in Arkansas.

Arkansas Poultry Industry Braces for Bird Flu

by Marty Cook 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Many Arkansans are looking skyward, eager to see migrating ducks from the north flying though the state when hunting season opens in November. Many other Arkansans are looking in the same direction, but with anxiety rather than eagerness.

Brent Miller Promoted to Associate at The Communications Group (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Brent Miller has been promoted to associate creative director at The Communications Group of Little Rock. Miller is also lead art director for the advertising agency's B2B Industrial Manufacturing Group.

Innovation Hub Hosting LR Version of InnovateHER Competition

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/8/2015 09:26 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub has been selected as the central Arkansas host for the 2016 InnovateHER national pitch competition from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Acxiom Confirms Layoffs in Little Rock, Conway

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2015 09:43 am

Acxiom Corp. confirms that it has laid off workers in Little Rock and Conway, the international data and technology company confirmed to Arkansas Business.

UALR Offers Sneak Peek at Virtual Reality

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 09:16 am

Carolina Cruz-Neira, director of the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, promises a show people will remember when her team hosts an open house on Oct. 16-17 to showcase the latest virtual reality technology.

The Communications Group Adds Executive, Texas Office

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's The Communications Group is opening a satellite office in Dallas through the hiring of Claude Locke as its new executive creative director.

MSNBC Recognizes Stone Ward's Emily Reeves

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Emily Reeves of Stone Ward was named the grand prize winner of the Grow Your Value Bonus Competition from MSNBC, the latest installment of which was held recently in Chicago and aired on the network.

THV Adds Antenna TV

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Little Rock's KTHV, Channel 11, announced last week that it was airing Antenna TV on its second digital channel.

April Baker Takes on Mornings for KFSM

by Mark Carter 10/5/2015 12:00 am

April Baker is the new weekday morning anchor at KFSM, Channel 5, in Fort Smith/northwest Arkansas. She comes to Arkansas from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. KFSM, by the way, is looking into moving more of its operations to NWA.

The Worst Idea Ever (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/5/2015 12:00 am

An Internet entrepreneur is planning to take the insights offered by big data and the oversharing promoted by Facebook to its logical — and horrifying — conclusion: a “Yelp for people,” as it's been called.

The Language of Customer Service (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 10/5/2015 12:00 am

How often do you hear a response from someone hired to deliver customer service that rings a bit hollow? Or that doesn't quite match the situation or your triggering expression (like “thank you”)? Seems to me, it's too often.

Little Rock's Christian Rudder of OkCupid Kickstarts Made by Few

by Mark Carter 10/2/2015 03:57 pm

Rudder, 40, is the co-founder of OkCupid, one of the world's largest dating sites. He also is the author of "Dataclysm," a book that analyzes trends in social media.

DRA Launches Workshops to Help Delta Leaders Deal with Disasters

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 09:08 am

The Delta Regional Authority is launching a series of training sessions to help elected officials and economic developers in the region be prepared for natural and economic disasters.

Startup Junkie to Host Second InnovateHER Contest

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 02:06 pm

InnovateHER is a program of the U.S. Small Business Administration that focuses on developing innovative ideas that could affect and empower the lives of women and families. The program was launched earlier this year.

Little Rock Film Festival Ends After 9 Years

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 11:07 am

After nine years, the Little Rock Film Festival has come to an end due to lack of funding, resources and time.

Forbes List of Richest People for 2015 Includes 10 with Arkansas Ties

by Mark Carter 9/30/2015 09:53 am

The list once again is led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. Wal-Mart heir Jim Walton leads a group of Arkansans and those with close ties to the state included on the list.

Our House Produces Short Films to Share Personal Stories of Homelessness

by Alexis Hosticka 9/30/2015 08:52 am

In an effort to offer a window into the issues of poverty and homelessness through individual stories, Our House homeless shelter has released "Project Voice," a 12-part video series.

Little Rock Recognized for Low Startup Costs

by Mark Carter 9/28/2015 04:07 pm

A recent survey by of the nation's largest 81 cities confirms the efforts of Little Rock leaders to encourage startup growth. Its ranking of U.S. cities with the lowest startup costs includes Little Rock at No. 7.

Online Betting Operation Goes Bust in Washington County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Timothy Clower Bryant of Fayetteville waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville to one count of operating an illegal gambling business.