Media & Marketing Archive

The Problem With Overthinking (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/27/2015 12:00 am

First, I want to say that I miss Brian Williams. I know that he lied about his heroic exploits, and that was terrible and unforgiveable and maybe insane. But he was really good at the main thing he did, which was anchor “NBC Nightly News,” which just doesn't seem up to snuff anymore.

Memories, Marketing and Money (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 4/27/2015 12:00 am

There is new and timely research on consumers and nostalgia, offering not only confirmation that nostalgia is an effective marketing and fundraising tool but also insights into why.

Thomas Schueck Receives Rector Memorial Award for Distinguished Civic Achievement

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Thomas B. Schueck, president and CEO of Lexicon Inc. of Little Rock, was recently presented with the 2014 William F. Rector Memorial Award for Distinguished Civic Achievement from Fifty for the Future, a civic organization of Pulaski County business leaders.

Eagle Bank's Jeff Lynch Takes Seat on Federal Reserve Council (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Lynch, president and CEO of Eagle Bank & Trust in Heber Springs, has been appointed to a three year term on the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

How America's Middle Class Has Shrunk Since 2000

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/27/2015 12:00 am

The struggles of middle-class American families and growing income inequality have risen to the top of the national agenda.

Conway Startup Grainster's Boasts Wildly Optimistic Projections

by Mark Friedman 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Grainster, an online grain-trading business based in Conway, launched in August and has since made eye-popping claims of being a $200 million startup and having a potential valuation of $1 trillion in just 14 years.

Innovate Arkansas Accelerating Startup Success in State

by Mark Carter 4/27/2015 12:00 am

Before 2012, Arkansas startup founders looking to join an accelerator program to fast-track their ventures had to look out of state. The ARK Challenge gave them a reason to stay home. The state's first startup accelerator, the ARK was funded into life in 2012 when Innovate Arkansas submitted an application to the $37 million Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge, an effort by the U.S. Department of Commerce to spur job creation within targeted regional industry clusters.

nGage Labs Cuts 15 Jobs in Little Rock, But Still Open for Business

by Mark Carter 4/24/2015 09:38 am

nGage Labs laid off 15 workers last month, but its office in Little Rock remains open, a company spokesman says.

Arkansas State, Harding Teams Take Top Awards at DWR Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/22/2015 02:54 pm

Teams from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro and Harding University in Searcy took top honors at the 2015 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business-plan competition awards.

UCA Picks Eric Rob & Isaac for Advertising Services

by Sean Beherec 4/21/2015 12:30 pm

The university selected Eric Rob & Isaac after reopening the contract for bids last month. The decision comes about a month after UCA reopened its contract with CJRW of Little Rock, which held the account since 2009, and requested bids from other agencies.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Unchanged at 5.6 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/21/2015 09:53 am

The state's unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.6 percent in March, reflecting a revised rate for February. According to DWS, the state's civilian labor force rose by 4,900 from January to February, a result of 5,800 more employed and 900 fewer unemployed Arkansans.

CPI Sells Oklahoma Newspapers to Warren Buffett's BH Media Group

by Lance Turner 4/20/2015 05:22 pm

Community Publishers Inc. of Bentonville has sold the last of its newspaper holdings to a firm owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire-Hathway Co.

Arkansas Heart Foundation Pumps Lance Armstrong Fundraiser

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

The foundation is holding a fundraising event, the Cardiac Classic bike ride, on Saturday, April 25. On the preceding night, Friday, April 24, the foundation is holding “An Evening With Lance Armstrong.”

Humor Warms Bench in John Rogers Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

An April 14 hearing that featured a revolving door of attorneys at the podium started with a line lifted from a baseball comedy sketch that debuted more than 75 years ago.

FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

If you were wondering who's in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, so were we.

Slideshow: Inside Robinson Center's $68 Million Renovation Project

by Jan Cottingham 4/20/2015 12:00 am

The Little Rock auditorium is undergoing a $68 million renovation led by the design team of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects of Little Rock and Ennead Architects of New York. CDI Contractors of Little Rock has partnered with Hunt Construction Group of Dallas as general contractors and construction managers.

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

Arkansas Times Turns to Crowd For Funding Boost

by Sean Beherec 4/20/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Times plans to roll out a new publication focused on LGBT topics and boost its coverage on the rehoming of adopted children in the state through two crowdfunding campaigns.

Conway Corp. Hires DJ Jeff Matthews

by Sean Beherec 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Jeff Matthews, the longtime host of the KURB-FM, 98.5, morning radio show, has been hired as the public relations coordinator for Conway Corp.

PTI Beaming Over Potential Laser-like Growth

by Sean Beherec 4/20/2015 12:00 am

The launch and demonstration of a new laser technology by Power Technology Inc. of Alexander at the Ron Robinson Theater last month is expected to play an important role in the company's future growth, one of its executives said in an interview.