Media & Marketing Archive

Tally of Largest Commercial Building Projects in Arkansas Hits $2.4 Billion

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

The dollar total of largest commercial construction projects in Arkansas registered nearly $2.3 billion this year. The tally reflected a 1.2 percent decline from more than $2.4 billion in 2015.

Tax Credits Help Little Rock Company Raise $1.25M for Movies

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Gary Newton hopes "Antiquities," which filmed primarily in North Little Rock, will be the first in a string of movies to come out of the startup film production company he created with Graham Gordy and Daniel Campbell.

Hark, 2 FM Stations Sing, and Christmas Fills Air

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

Two Little Rock radio stations have switched to an all-holiday format for the next few weeks.

Drier Climate Lures KARK Meteorologist Kira Miner Away from Little Rock

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

KARK-TV weather watcher Kira Miner is trading AR for AZ, leaving the Little Rock NBC affiliate to become the morning meteorologist at KOLD-TV in Tucson, Arizona, a somewhat smaller market.

Former Disney Artist Brings Magic to Rogers PR Firm (Movers & Shakers)

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

David Kersey, a former Disney digital artist, has been hired as a senior creative director at inVeritas in Rogers. Kersey will lead creative projects throughout the country while serving in the northwest Arkansas office.

Bryan Dorathy Named Regional Exec for Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield (Movers & Shakers)

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

Dorathy will oversee sales and marketing, provider networks and general operational functions. He has worked in the health insurance industry since 1995.

LiveRamp Will Acquire Two Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/29/2016 02:01 pm

Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock says its company, LiveRamp of San Francisco, will acquire marketing startups Arbor of New York City and Circulate of Philadelphia for about $140 million.

John Rogers To Plead Guilty at February Hearing

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

John Rogers, the alleged serial fraudster, will be changing his plea to guilty on one count of felony wire fraud on Feb. 3 in Chicago's U.S. District Court.

Bad Morale in Advertising: How LR Firms Are Coping

by Kyle Massey 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas advertising executives generally agree morale issues in their industry are real, and several said their agencies are confronting them.

KARK Channel 4 Wins Local 'Cage Night' Election Battle

by Kyle Massey 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Riding the wave of NBC's national election coverage, Little Rock's KARK won the local ratings battle as Donald J. Trump won the political war.

Reggie Hill Joins University of the Ozarks Management (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Reggie Hill has been hired as assistant vice president for advancement and director of enrollment management at the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

InVeritas Hires State Commissioner of Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 01:24 pm

InVeritas of Little Rock announced Monday that State Commissioner of Revenues Tim Leathers would join them as vice president of consulting on Jan. 1.

Speculation Brimming Over Potential Sale of Acxiom Building

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff could be buying the Acxiom Corp. building in downtown Little Rock.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

Boswell Mourot Fine Art Ready for Art Basel Miami Beach

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

For what may be the first time, an Arkansas art gallery will be participating in Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most important and prestigious art shows in the world.

Know Thy News Sources (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Education and the Facebook equivalent of spam filters would go a long way in preventing unscrupulous entrepreneurs who have figured out that “news” is a lot more profitable if you don't have to invest in any actual reporters.

Trump Triumph, Media Fail: The View From Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 11/21/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, journalists and media educators weigh in on a new media world following the election of Donald Trump as president.

Confidence Continues Slump in US Institutions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Americans' confidence in the country's major institutions remains low, lagging behind historical averages, according to the pollster Gallup.

BET Founder Robert Johnson Aims to Help Others With Good Ideas

by Kyle Massey 11/18/2016 04:19 pm

Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and America's first African-American billionaire, tells tales from a charmed business career during a humor-filled talk at the annual meeting of the Little Rock Regional Chamber.

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