Media & Marketing Archive

Two Editors Lost In a Battered Industry

by Kyle Massey 5/14/2018 12:00 am

The Denver Post and the Log Cabin Democrat lost splendid editors this month, both exemplars of Arkansas journalism and former newsroom colleagues of mine.

Arkansas Food Has Champion in Kat Robinson

by Jan Cottingham 5/14/2018 12:00 am

By leveraging her education and professional experience, Kat Robinson has marketed her stories about Arkansas food and restaurants with great success.

Ghidotti Gains Gattin, Gives Heller Promotion (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Allyson Pittman Gattin has been named an account executive for Ghidotti Communications in Little Rock and Kathryn Heller has been promoted to director of client services.

Holly Rogers Promoted at Poultry Federation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

A graduate of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Holly Rogers has been with the federation for three years and was previously the director of marketing and communications.

Aaron Buckley Joins 61° Celsius as Creative Chief

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 10:30 am

61° Celsius, the Hot Springs advertising agency that took a new name last year, has a new creative director, Hot Springs native Aaron Buckley.

Adult Education Becomes Key to Arkansas Workforce

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Through initiatives like WAGE, the state's Adult Education Centers teach work readiness skills to the unemployed and underemployed. Last fiscal year, 2,000 Arkansans earned WAGE certificates.

Cranford Co. Slips Into M.M. Cohn Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Cranford Co. is moving from the corner of Main and Sixth in Little Rock's "Creative Corridor" down three doors to 512 Main, once envisioned as a space for Ballet Arkansas.

'Science Bob' May Be Blast at Arkansas Trucking Association Conference

by Marty Cook 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The organization is holding its annual conference May 16-17 at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Its featured speaker this year is Bob Pflugfelder, better known to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” viewers as “Science Bob.”

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

The Color of Values (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 5/7/2018 12:00 am

From cars and clothing to insurance, cereal and banking, brands are embracing the values embodied in diversity and aligning themselves with inclusivity.

Three Little Letters That Say 'A' Lot in PR

by Kyle Massey 5/7/2018 12:00 am

What do the initials APR stand for, beyond some vague notion of achievement in public relations? Several Little Rock communications pros explained, and their answers were surprisingly fervent and personal.

Jennifer Padgett Promoted at Crystal Bridges (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Jennifer Padgett has been named assistant curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

Tyson Names New VP of Corporate Communications

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/3/2018 02:47 pm

Jennifer “JJ” Davis, a longtime communications executive in the technology industry, is joining Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale as vice president of corporate communications.

David McCollum, Decorated Conway Sports Writer, Dies at 68

by Kyle Massey 4/30/2018 05:04 pm

David McCollum, the Arkansas sportswriter who covered Olympic Games and NCAA championships but was best known for writing about local athletes for nearly four decades at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, died Monday after heart surgery in North Little Rock.

Democrat-Gazette Extends iPad Program, Will End Print Delivery in Jonesboro Area

by Kyle Massey 4/30/2018 11:26 am

After ending home print delivery in several northeast Arkansas counties and supplying subscribers with $800 iPads to receive a digital newspaper replica, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is extending its innovative digital strategy to the region's economic capital, the growing Jonesboro area.

Home BancShares Names Donna Townsell Investor Relations Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 10:55 am

Home BancShares Inc. of Conway and Centennial Bank announced today the appointment of Senior Executive Vice President Donna Townsell to director of investor relations for Home BancShares.

No Guarantees (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/30/2018 12:00 am

There are no guarantees in life, and there are especially no guarantees in the life of a business.

CARTI Sets New Course, New Vision

by Mark Friedman 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Before Adam Head started as CARTI's president and CEO seven months ago, he knew the cancer treatment organization needed a transfusion.

The Cobbler's Kid (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/30/2018 12:00 am

The reasons that change projects take too long, cost too much, do not deliver promised results or never get over the line point to failures in leadership far more often than failures in execution.

Todd Herman on Community Engagement as Exhibit A at Arkansas Arts Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Todd Herman, director of the Arkansas Arts Center, describes the museum's renovation, and reveals how art changed the course of his life.