Media & Marketing Archive

Krystle Sherrell Joins KFSM Channel 5

by Kyle Massey 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas native Krystle Sherrell has joined KFSM-TV, Channel 5, as a Fort Smith-based reporter. Sherrell grew up in Maumelle and graduated from Central High School before an award-winning broadcasting career at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

Gatehouse Shake-Up Ousts Two Arkansas Publishers

by Kyle Massey 7/28/2016 09:50 am

Gatehouse Media has dismissed longtime Pine Bluff Commercial Editor and Publisher Byron Tate, along with Senior Group Publisher Shane Allen, based in Heber Springs. Their replacement is Ed Graves, a groundbreaking African-American.

At Least One Offer Pending on John Rogers Lakewood Mansion in NLR

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

It looks like there's a buyer for the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets.

Online Banking Rises in Use, but Arkansas Branches Remain Important

by Marty Cook 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Physical branches are still important and will remain vital, bankers say, even as the number inches downward as customers increasingly bank online.

Obsessing Over Plagiarism (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/25/2016 12:00 am

We're obsessed with plagiarism. Those of us who are vulnerable to having the value of our work undercut by cheaters take it really seriously, and we make a big stinking deal out of plagiarism to try to discourage future theft.

Not Big Enough For Both (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Because building two convention centers in Jonesboro, a city of fewer than 75,000, doesn't seem prudent, we feel the need to be ready for a sad news event.

Time Gives Newsman Ernest Dumas Last Laugh

by Kyle Massey 7/25/2016 12:00 am

In a two-hour, laughter-filled talk at a Little Rock coffee shop near his Hillcrest home a few weeks ago, Ernest Dumas held forth on Hillary Clinton's likability problem, the infamous Arkansas Democrat editor John Robert Starr and the jumbled state of journalism.

Aromatique Adds Tina Shephard to Sales Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Tina Shephard has more than 20 years of experience in retail and management, having worked for a variety of retailers, including Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger.

‘Pokemon Go' and Social Marketing (Ross Cranford Expert Advice)

by Ross Cranford 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Social savvy restaurateurs and tourism destinations have begun to lure “Pokemon” players with special offers. The hardest part of the consumer funnel has often been that last step along the way getting customers to your door.

Alyse Eady Named Co-Anchor of 'Good Day Atlanta' on WAGA

by Kyle Massey 7/21/2016 02:27 pm

Alyse Eady, the KTHV morning anchor who recently announced she was leaving for Atlanta but couldn't reveal which station she was joining, is joining "Good Day Atlanta" on Fox-owned WAGA.

Webb: State Needs 'More Swagger' in Approach to Tourism

by Alexis Hosticka 7/20/2016 10:16 am

Tourism is changing as millennials' interests and spending habits affect the industry, according to Kane Webb, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.

Westrock Coffee Partners With P. Allen Smith, Razorbacks

by Alexis Hosticka 7/19/2016 03:05 pm

Westrock Coffee Co. of North Little Rock and the P. Allen Smith Cos. of Little Rock announced Monday a partnership to promote their farm-focused brands.

Bacigalupi Has New Hope for Star Wars Musuem

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Former Crystal Bridges president Don Bacigalupi looking to San Francisco for Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

KUAR's Startup Arkansas Public Media Aims High

by Kyle Massey 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Bobby Ampezzan and Vanessa McKuin are leading a new multimedia startup based at KUAR-FM in Little Rock, funded by a grant of $287,300 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area's infrastructure.

North of Eden (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/18/2016 12:00 am

My husband and I, essentially empty-nesters except for the college senior we left at home to care for Scully the dog and Fox the cat, headed north to escape the Arkansas heat.

Aristotle App BeaconSage Wins International Award

by Sarah Campbell 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock web developer Aristotle announced that its new product, BeaconSage, had attracted worldwide attention by winning an Umbraco Award for Best Technical Solution at Codegarden, an international conference for developers held in June in Odense, Denmark.

The Historic Arlington, Still Vital (Ray Hanley Commentary)

by Ray Hanley 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Once the largest hotel in the state, the Arlington Hotel's role in the development of Hot Springs has earned its position in the history and economy of the city.

UA Journalism Gets $1M

by Marty Cook 7/14/2016 12:52 pm

The University of Arkansas announced Thursday a $1 million donation from alumna Sue Walk Burnett for the Department of Journalism.