Media & Marketing Archive

Kaki Hockersmith To Put Designs on 1836 Club

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson and his partners, Mark Camp and Rod Damon, have hired Little Rock interior designer Kaki Hockersmith to design the interior of their new project, the 1836 Club.

Lean Times Leveling Off, But State's Golf Industry Still Scrambling

by Marty Cook 3/14/2016 12:00 am

More than 10 years after the formation of the Natural State Golf Trail, the sport is struggling to regain its popularity, especially with a younger generation that seems more interested in smartphones than sand wedges.

New Owners Leave Lindsey's Resort in Familiar Hands

by Alexis Hosticka 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Lindsey's Resort has a fresh start after foreclosure last March completely shut down the quaint attraction on the Little Red River at Heber Springs, just as the resort was marking its 50th anniversary.

Let the Sun Shine (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Arkansans have had the legal right to know more about what all levels of our government are saying and doing for longer than most other Americans, but legislators do keep chipping away at the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act — and refusing to adopt technology that could improve its service to taxpayers.

Conversations That Cut the Medical Bill (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Customer conversations — those interactions in real time, generally face to face — are ripe for improving engagement, service levels, loyalty and growth.

Charlie Gocio Brought On at Sells Agency in Fayetteville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Gocio, a Little Rock native, previously worked as a communications associate with the Clinton Foundation in Little Rock and was a public information coordinator for Arkansas Tech University's Ozark campus.

Kane Webb on Leading the Life of Leisure at Parks & Tourism

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

Kane Webb was appointed executive director of the Parks & Tourism Department in 2015 by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

KUAR/KLRE General Manager Ben Fry Dies at 54

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2016 11:31 am

Ben Fry, the longtime general manager of Little Rock public radio stations KUAR and KLRE died early Thursday. He was 54.

Kevin Zaffaroni Appointed Chairman of Tech Park Board

by Alexis Hosticka 3/10/2016 09:13 am

Retired Acxiom Corp. executive Kevin Zaffaroni was appointed chairman of the Little Rock Technology Park board on Wednesday, filling a seat left vacant by Mary Good, who will retire March 15.

Drones: Farmers' Eyes Take To Arkansas Skies

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Drones have the potential to revolutionize agriculture in Arkansas, but the nature of that revolution remains unclear, farmers and those who work with them say.

FAA Delay Costing Little Rock's ArkUAV Firm

by Jan Cottingham 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The FAA Reform & Reauthorization Act of 2012 required the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate unmanned aircraft systems — drones — into U.S. airspace by 2015, but that deadline has come and gone and the agency still hasn't issued clear and final rules regarding commercial drones.

Crystal Bridges Loans Georgia O'Keefe Painting to London's Tate Modern

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has loaned Georgia O'Keeffe's Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 to the Tate Modern in London for what's being called the biggest O'Keeffe exhibition ever in Britain.

Nelson Design of Jonesboro Turns to Bankruptcy for Help

by Mark Friedman 3/7/2016 12:00 am

In 2006, Michael Nelson decided at the worst possible time to borrow $2 million to expand his house design business. Within months, the housing market came to halt as the country entered the Great Recession.

If You Loved ‘Spotlight' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/7/2016 12:00 am

On Monday, newshounds were flying high. A time capsule celebrating the work of a newspaper that was so well staffed that a team of reporters could spend months at a time on a single project had been named the Best Picture of 2015 the night before. On Tuesday, the euphoria crashed and burned.

A Leap in Time and Thought (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 3/7/2016 12:00 am

Last week's leap day brings to mind the notion that we as consumers adjust every so often to the dynamics of the marketplace.

Marketing Little Rock Metro Never Easier for Chamber

by Mark Carter 3/7/2016 12:00 am

The chamber is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year and recently unveiled a new logo and slightly altered name to mark the milestone. The chamber is just that now. No more “of Commerce.” Sleek and modern, just how chamber officials want the city to be seen.

Chuck Spohn Follows Broadcast Career with Media & More

by Mark Carter 3/7/2016 12:00 am

For 15 years, Media & More President/CEO Chuck Spohn was the man at Little Rock television stations KLRT and KASN, the market's Fox and UPN affiliates. Spohn was vice president and general manager from 1997 to 2013, when his stations were sold and consolidation led to his launching a new career.

Under 40 Forum to Bring Together Honorees for Collaboration

by Alexis Hosticka 3/4/2016 10:58 am

In an effort to put some of the brightest young minds in Arkansas to work together, the first ever Under 40 Forum will address attracting and retaining young talent within the state.

You Can Make Nominations Now for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2016 07:00 am

For the 23rd consecutive year, Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Jonesboro A&P to Decide on 2 Convention Center Proposals

by George Jared 3/1/2016 11:21 am

Two competing groups are petitioning Jonesboro's advertising and promotion committee for incentives to build large hotels and convention centers.