Media & Marketing Archive

Acxiom Reports 1Q Loss of $1M, Revenue Up 5 Percent

by Lance Turner 8/5/2015 03:21 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock reports a fiscal first-quarter loss of about $1 million, an improvement from a loss of $7.6 million in the same quarter last year.

Hark Launches IndieGoGo Campaign to Help Fund Summer Tour of South

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 03:17 pm

Hark, the Little Rock digital media startup, has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help fund its Summer Tour 2015. The tour is taking Hark CEO Tim Freeman and team members across the South to meet with local entrepreneurs and record their stories.

Lou McAlister to Lead Venture Center's Pre-Accelerator Program

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 10:12 am

Lou McAlister, CEO of Little Rock's Broadband Development Group, will lead the fall session of the Venture Center's pre-accelerator program for startup founders.

Banded Holdings of Springdale Acquires Avery Outdoors

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:49 am

Banded Holdings Inc. of Springdale has acquired Avery Outdoors Inc. of Memphis, which makes waterfowl hunting gear under the Avery, Greenhead Gear and Avery Sporting Dog brands.

Fayetteville's Startup Junkie Receives $50K to Launch 2.7.0 Accelerator

by Mark Carter 8/5/2015 09:23 am

Startup Junkie will launch the 2.7.0 accelerator on Sept. 1. The two-month program will meet weekly through Nov. 13 in Fayetteville and focus on retail, logistics and food ventures owned by women, minorities and veterans.

Jeff Stinson Joins Innovation Hub as Silver Mine Director

by Mark Carter 8/4/2015 11:11 am

Jeff Stinson will leave his position as director of UALR TechLaunch, but will remain executive director of Fund for Arkansas' Future, a private angel fund.

Delta Entrepreneurship Network Headed to Little Rock

by Mark Carter 8/3/2015 01:02 pm

The Delta Entrepreneurship Network, which launched the Delta Challenge pitch contest earlier this year, has scheduled a second round of six competitions including a contest in Little Rock scheduled for November.

Acxiom Finalizes $190M Sale of IT Management Business

by Lance Turner 8/3/2015 11:31 am

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock has finalizes the $190 million sale of its IT Infrastructure Management business to Charlesbank Capital Partners of Boston and New York and M/C Partners.

State Chamber Investigation Follows Resignation of SVP Susie Marks

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Susie Marks resigned suddenly as senior vice president of programs for the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce in June, and that resignation has been followed by an investigation into missing money.

Flasks, Urns Seen at 'Antiques Roadshow' Visit to Little Rock

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas Business got a behind-the-scenes look at the “Antiques Roadshow,” the PBS program that visited Little Rock July 25.

Lawsuit, Liens Hit Scott Reed's Main Street Projects

by George Waldon 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Contractors have more than $1.5 million in claims for unpaid work on two unfinished Main Street redevelopments in downtown Little Rock. The liens and lawsuit add to a track record of overreaching, underfinanced, subsidy-supported development in the city.

What $100 Means in Arkansas: A State-by-State Analysis

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2015 12:00 am

The Tax Foundation, a nonprofit that studies tax policy, last month published a map showing the real value of $100 in each state in the country.

The First Draft of Panic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Journalism has been called the first draft of history, and often it is. Initial news reports, especially on sweeping issues or developing events, often capture small details — the who, what and when — but it may be months or years before the why and how become clear.

Trump Won't Win, but How Much Could He Lose? (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Donald Trump. Man or myth? Well, 69-year-old Donald John Trump is certainly a living, breathing, human male — a man. But there has also been cultivated over time a mythical-like aura associated with the Trump name. Or, more importantly, the Trump brand name. What does the Trump brand stand for? What is its worth, its value?

Group Aims for 1-Gig Service in Little Rock

by Sean Beherec 8/3/2015 12:00 am

In the race to bring higher Internet speeds to the capital city, one group is planning to soon unveil 1-gigabit service in downtown Little Rock, possibly as early as this week.

Inuvo Announces New Ad Product Called SearchLinks

by Austin DuVall 8/3/2015 12:00 am

Inuvo Inc., an advertising technology and digital publishing company in Conway, has launched SearchLinks, a suite of native ad units for mobile and desktop publishers, according to a company news release.

Citing Demand, Metova Plans 100 New Jobs in Conway

by Mark Carter 7/30/2015 10:47 am

Mobile app development firm Metova, which opened an RFID operations center in downtown Conway earlier this year, has announced expansion plans.

Inuvo 2Q Net Income Up 16 Percent

by Lance Turner 7/29/2015 03:44 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Conway said Wednesday that second-quarter net income was $445,000, or 2 cents per share, up 16 percent from $382,000, or 2 cents per share, during the same quarter last year.

Video: Here's How I-30 Would Look After Widening

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/29/2015 10:28 am

The project has been branded the "30 Crossing" and would entail replacing the bridge over the Arkansas River and widening the stretch of I-30 from the Interstate 530 junction in southeast Little Rock to the Highway 67 junction in North Little Rock.

Venture Center Launches Pitch 'N Pint Contest

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 03:11 pm

The Venture Center launched its Pitch 'N Pint series of startup pitch contests at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock's River Market District.