Media & Marketing Archive

Record-Setting Ron Sherman Shares Gusty Memories

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Ron Sherman had just landed a Guinness World Record for producing 3,503 TV commercials and was in a counting mode, so he faced the inevitable question: How many times did he draw Gusty?

Hilary Hunt Moves to KNWA/KFTA

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Hilary Hunt's Hunt's last day at Little Rock's NBC and Fox affiliates will be May 27, but she will still be working for the Nexstar Broadcasting Group. KNWA is Nexstar's NBC affiliate in northwest Arkansas; KFTA is its Fox station.

Rock Town Distillery Reports Jump In 2016 Sales

by Jan Cottingham 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brandon has come far since 2010, the year he opened the state's first legal distillery since Prohibition. Rock Town Distillery's sales in the first four months of 2016 are up 67 percent compared with 2015.

Arkansas Moves Up on List of Chief Executive Magazine's Best States for Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2016 04:12 pm

Arkansas jumped 10 spots to No. 23 in Chief Executive magazine's latest Best & Worst States for Business annual survey.

Graves Publishing Ends War, Selling 4 Southwest Arkansas Papers

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 12:36 pm

The great Southwest Arkansas newspaper war is over. John Robert Schirmer, editor of the once-upstart Nashville Leader is buying the assets of Graves Publishing Inc. from the children of Louis "Swampy" Graves.

Innkeeper Zoie Kaye at a Loss for Words About Essay Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Zoie Kaye has been receiving essays for her Win The Inn at Rose Hall contest, in which the Eureka Springs innkeeper plans to award her bed and breakfast to a deserving essayist.

Walton Family Foundation Gives $10M to Wilmerding Fund

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Walton Family Foundation donated a $10 million grant to the National Gallery of Art to establish the John Wilmerding Fund for Education in American Art.

Sissy's Log Cabin Rings Stone Ward for Ad Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Sissy's Log Cabin, the jewelry company with stores in Pine Bluff, Little Rock, Jonesboro and Memphis, has switched its advertising contract from Albright Ideas to Stone Ward.

Arkansas Trucking Association Shows Love for Veterans

by Marty Cook 5/9/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Trucking Association plans to put together a slide show of military veterans employed by its member companies, noting when and for which branch they served, to present before the keynote speech of its annual business conference May 19 at the Little Rock Marriott.

Those Meddling Kids (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Despite having daunting expenses, younger consumers seem less impressed with getting the lowest possible price. Instead, millennials are picky about what they spend money on.

Clint Cook Moves Ahead to Headend at Conway Corp. (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Clint Cook will be responsible for maintaining the headend, which is a facility that originates and communicates cable television and cable modem services to subscribers.

Filmmaker Gary Jones Goes Back to Basics

by Kyle Massey 5/9/2016 12:00 am

Gary Jones, who was collecting lifetime achievement awards and plaudits as Arkansas' dean of commercial filmmaking more than 15 years ago, has come full circle.

Inuvo Bumps Up CEO's Pay, Reports 1Q Revenue Increase

by Sarah Campbell 5/5/2016 03:22 pm

Inuvo Inc. CEO and other executive see more total compensation for 2015, according to the company's annual proxy statement. The Little Rock firm also reports 40 percent jump in first-quarter revenue.

Mass Enthusiasm Hosts First Google Event

by Sarah Campbell 5/4/2016 01:21 pm

Small business leaders were told to think mobile first and use a variety of tools at their disposal to increase their online presence.

AEDC Opens Bids for Advertising Contracts

by Kyle Massey 5/4/2016 08:14 am

After 21 years of contracting exclusively with Stone Ward, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission has opened bidding for its advertising, marketing and public relations work, which is worth up to $1.6 million annually.

Ron Sherman Sets Guinness World Record for TV Commercials

by Kyle Massey 5/3/2016 04:50 pm

After a year and a half of counting, documenting, and sending evidence to New York, Ron Sherman was certified Tuesday as the Guinness World Record holder for the most TV commercials produced in a career.

Rotary Club of Little Rock Honors Millie Ward

by Sarah Campbell 5/3/2016 02:04 pm

Millie Ward, co-founder and president of Little Rock advertising agency Stone Ward, was honored Tuesday by the Rotary Club of Little Rock with its Business & Professional Leader of the Year Award.

Designer Jamie Davidson's Strong Suit? Vision

by Jan Cottingham 5/2/2016 12:00 am

Jamie Davidson, the founder of Little Rock clothing company Strong Suit, is ready to take on the next retailing frontier: the millennial customer.

US Employment, Earnings Gains Rose in March

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. economy continued to rebound in March, as private-sector employment and average hourly earnings rose.

Soul of the South Investors Battle Over KMYA License

by George Waldon 5/2/2016 12:00 am

The broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49, that Soul of the South Network investors are fighting over was an important piece to a funding puzzle two years ago.