Media & Marketing Archive

Arkansas Technology Summit to Showcase Research-based Startups

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 09:51 am

The summit will run all day Thursday from the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub's Argenta Innovation Center in downtown North Little Rock.

ARK Challenge Showcasing Little Rock Startups at Demo Day

by Mark Carter 11/12/2014 08:27 am

The ARK Challenge is the tech-based startup "boot camp" launched in Fayetteville in 2012 through a federal grant that funded two installments. This year, the program was picked up by the state and private investors, continued in northwest Arkansas and expanded to Little Rock.

Sarah Day Named Senior VP at Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

As senior VP of small and medium-sized business sales and marketing, Sarah Day will oversee all aspects of Windstream's relationship with small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers, including sales, customer care and product marketing.

The Arkansas Sales Call (Jim Karrh on Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Several years ago, when I led marketing for an Arkansas brand and was working to expand its distribution into Japan, I learned that most potential buyers overseas had a rather limited perception of our state.

Mike Nelson Disputes His Firm's Debts to State Workforce Services

by Marty Cook 11/10/2014 12:00 am

The Great Recession was very bad for Mike Nelson. His Jonesboro business, Nelson Design Group, sells home designs to builders and homebuyers, and revenue that reached $4 million in 2006 was down to $1 million by 2008.

Barbara Goswick, Don Smith Top List of CFO of the Year Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas accounting professionals took an unaccustomed turn at center stage last Wednesday at the Arkansas Business CFO of the Year Awards luncheon at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

LSC Marketing Sold to SourceOne Graphics

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/10/2014 12:00 am

LSC Marketing Inc., the direct-mail division of Little Rock's pioneering powerhouse formerly known as Lloyd Schuh Co., has been sold to SourceOne Graphics Inc.

Mike Huckabee Taking 'Huckabee Report' Independent

by Lee Hogan 11/7/2014 09:01 am

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee has announced he will independently syndicate his three-times-daily radio report, "The Huckabee Report," that currently airs on more than 500 affiliates.

Mass Enthusiasm Announces Expansion, New Branding

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2014 11:06 am

Little Rock's Mass Enthusiasm recently expanded its services to become a full-service marketing communications agency offering a range of services including marketing, public relations, technical development and media placement.

Acxiom Swings to Loss in 2Q

by Lance Turner 11/3/2014 04:52 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reported a $1.5 million second-quarter loss on Monday, down from a $9.8 million profit in the same quarter last year.

Looking To Buy a Vowell? Online Listing May Offer Something

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2014 12:00 am

One of our operatives pointed us to a recent online listing for a “well-established media & publishing business” that's for sale in the state. The business advertised in the listing bears a striking resemblance to Vowell Inc

The Mindful Leader (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 11/3/2014 12:00 am

Mindfulness as a leadership concept is becoming trendy. I worry when something this foundational becomes au courant, since topics that are trendy often get the inch-deep, mile-wide flavor-of-the-month treatment. The concept of mindfulness is centuries old. It is one of those few meta-skills that impact all other leadership capacities. And for most of us, it is a lifetime's work.

Little Rock Entrepreneurs Raising Funds — And Profile — With Kickstarter

by Jan Cottingham 11/3/2014 12:00 am

A couple of Arkansas entrepreneurs who recently reached their business funding goals through Kickstarter say the crowdfunding platform may be even better at generating interest — and potential customers — than it is at raising money.

Bank Branch Count in Arkansas Dwindles After Mergers

by Gwen Moritz 11/3/2014 12:00 am

After reaching a peak of 1,513 in mid-2008, Arkansas' branch network had fallen to 1,388 as of this year's summary of deposits, which was released on Sept. 29. A net reduction of 54 branches happened in the 12 months that ended June 30.

Apple Pay, CurrentC Shake Up the Checkout

by Mark Friedman 11/3/2014 12:00 am

The battle over mobile payment platforms is heating up. On one side is Apple Pay, which launched Oct. 20 and encourages users to pay for merchandise with Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Its rival is the payment system backed by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and about 50 other retailers: CurrentC, created by a joint venture called MCX, the Merchant Customer Exchange of Boston.

Tech Park Has $522M Impact, UA Study Finds

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:34 am

The Arkansas Research & Technology Park has had an economic impact of more than a half-billion dollars since it was opened 10 years ago, according to an analysis by the UA's Center for Business and Economic Research.

Dina Wood Named Senior Director of Development for UAMS Northwest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2014 10:30 am

Wood moves to UAMS Northwest from Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, where she served as director of development. Previously, she spent 11 years in university advancement at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Crystal Bridges Announces 2015 Exhibits, Including Warhol, van Gogh, Pollock

by Jan Cottingham 10/28/2014 10:55 am

The Bentonville museum will host "Van Gogh to Rothko: Masterworks From the Albright-Knox Art Gallery," bringing together "75 artworks by more than 39 influential artists from the late 19th century to the present."

Bentonville's Transformation Subject of Ad Age Spotlight

by Mark Carter 10/28/2014 09:30 am

Bentonville finds itself in the Advertising Age spotlight Tuesday. Ad Age has a look at how Bentonville -- aka Vendorville -- and the region have been transformed by the growth of Wal-Mart and its cache of vendors on the ground in northwest Arkansas.

Northeast Arkansas District Fair Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2014 12:00 am

The Northeast Arkansas District Fair will list close to $10 million in debts, according to its bankruptcy attorney, James Dowden of Little Rock.