Media & Marketing Archive

Wal-Mart's Job 1 (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/29/2015 12:00 am

When Wal-Mart announced in February that it would raise the hourly pay of its lowest-paid employees to at least $10 within the following 12 months, I thought the company had finally decided its Everyday Low Price strategy might not be the be-all and end-all at Wal-Mart going forward.

KFSM-TV in Spotlight After Arrest, Order

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The arrest of anchor Liza Danver and a judge's contempt finding against Managing Editor Larry Henry that was resolved with a story assignment both grabbed headlines around the state and at national outlets, including Adweek's “TV Spy.”

Oxford American Music Issue Getting Peachy

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

This year's Oxford American music issue will focus on the sounds of Georgia.

Former Hogs QB Clint Stoerner Tangles with Former Business Partners

by Mark Friedman 6/29/2015 12:00 am

What started out as a perfect partnership between former Razorbacks star quarterback Clint Stoerner and three businessmen to form a Little Rock insurance agency has turned into a courtroom battle.

Cable TV Adapting To New Realities

by Gwen Moritz 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Sixty-seven years after its almost simultaneous development in Oregon, Pennsylvania and Arkansas, cable TV is old-school. The industry and business plan that Arkansas helped create are under pressure from then unimaginable competitors, and the infrastructure developed to deliver a broad menu of programming is being converted to other uses.

Innovation Hub Expanding to NWA in Partnership with Fayetteville Chamber

by Mark Carter 6/25/2015 11:36 am

The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, in partnership with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, will expand to northwest Arkansas, officials announced Thursday.

UA Startup Founder Ellen Brune Up for Global Women's Award

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/24/2015 10:52 am

Brune, 28, founded Innovate Arkansas client firm Boston Mountain Biotech to produce pharmaceutical proteins using a method she helped develop at the UA. She is one of 18 women in the world selected as finalists for the awards.

Iron Yard Coding Classes Set to Begin in Little Rock

by Mark Carter 6/23/2015 10:46 am

The Iron Yard coding school is set to launch in Little Rock from the Museum Center in the River Market District. The school will begin with three-month courses devoted to .NET and front-end engineering.

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame Announces Inaugural Inductees

by Alexis Hosticka 6/22/2015 11:38 am

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Monday announced its inaugural 11 inductees, including four historic figures and one organization.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Little Rock Residential Housing & Public Facilities Board Hands Out Unadvertised Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Eleven Little Rock nonprofit organizations will be splitting up almost $723,000 in grants from the Little Rock Residential Housing & Public Facilities Board.

Game Isn't Over in Video Game Trademark Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Innovis Labs Inc. of North Little Rock accused Blizzard Entertainment Inc. of Irvine, California, of trademark infringement for the use of “Overwatch,” according to Innovis' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Taekwondo Association To Reveal Little Rock HQ Plans

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

ATA International will break ground Wednesday on its new $13 million, 45,300-SF world headquarters in Little Rock.

Barbara Graves Joins Strategic Technologies as Marketing VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

As vice president of marketing and development, Barbara Graves will focus on developing new accounts for Strategic Technologies Corp., which helps clients improve risk management and service levels by offering an array of tech services, software and platforms aimed at multiple industries.

Rapid Prototypes Launches New Industrial Printer

by Austin DuVall 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Rapid Prototypes, a family-owned business in Bentonville, has released a new printer, the Rho P10 HS Series by Durst, promising to turn “the Northwest Arkansas packaging and display world on its head.”

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Where the Money Is (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 6/22/2015 12:00 am

These days, many organizations are trying to get their arms around customer experience (sometimes abbreviated as CX). One of the issues that holds up some CX initiatives is simply getting the definition straight

Transportation Department Appoints New Public Information Officer

by Alexis Hosticka 6/19/2015 03:09 pm

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has named Danny Straessle the new public information officer.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Simmons Unveils Ad Featuring Justin Moore

by Gwen Moritz 6/19/2015 08:42 am

A new advertising campaign featuring Justin Moore, the country music artist originally from Poyen, was unveiled Thursday night at Simmons First National Corp.'s annual shareholders meeting.