Media & Marketing Archive

Acxiom to Expand Share Repurchase Program

by Lance Turner 4/2/2018 11:44 am

Data services provider Acxiom Corp. of Conway says it will expand its share repurchase program by $100 million to $500 million and extend it through Dec. 31, 2019.

Informed Consent (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The business of buying and selling personal data, always a little creepy, is overdue for a good, hard look.

Mike Sells Pushes Tourism In 2 Corners of State

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The Sells Agency retains its Fayetteville contract and adds Texarkana to tourism client list.

El Dorado Newspaper Seeks GM

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

The El Dorado News-Times is looking for a new general manager after the departure of Ronnie Bell, who resigned last month.

Missy Penor Checks Out at Visit Bentonville

by Kyle Massey 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Missy Penor has departed as director of communications for Visit Bentonville after a little more than a year there.

Middling and Mediocre (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/2/2018 12:00 am

Retail growth has been on the extreme ends of the spectrum, with those mainstream-conscious stores in the middle maintaining a recession-related status quo. Little to no sales growth.

Horne Forms Company to Run Pine Bluff Radio Stations

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2018 03:56 pm

Bluff City Radio LLC, the chain of stations owned by Paul Coates and former Gov. Mike Huckabee, has reached a deal for PB Radio LLC to operate its four properties in Jefferson County.

Update: Facebook Decision Will Cost Acxiom Up to $25M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/29/2018 09:34 am

Facebook's decision to stop offering advertisers data provided by third-party aggregators will cost Acxiom Corp. up to $25 million, the Conway data mining company announced late Wednesday. Acxiom said the decision to end Facebook Partner Categories will hit both revenue and profitability.

Noalmark Broadcasting Names New GM for South Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/28/2018 02:14 pm

Noalmark Broadcasting Corp. of El Dorado has a new general manager for its 10 radio stations in south Arkansas, and he comes with a familiar name.

Plan Now for a 'Black Sky Event' (David Maxwell Commentary)

by David Maxwell 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The causes that would trigger a black sky event take the response and restoration to a new level. In a longer electrical outage, the cascading effects magnify.

After Wait in the Wings, Michael Griffin Leads Fort Smith Regional

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Michael Griffin, director of the Fort Smith Regional Airport, says that the steady rise in passengers indicates the area's continued growth.

What's the North Metro? To Log Cabin Democrat, an Opportunity

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway introduced the North Metro Business Journal this month, partnering with the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce to highlight real estate news, groundbreakings, construction and company innovations in the area around Conway.

Modern News of Harrisburg for Sale

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

The Modern News of Harrisburg, which has published weekly for 129 years in the Poinsett County seat, is in sales talks with an unidentified newspaper group.

94.9 Goes From Big to Hot

by Kyle Massey 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Radio station KHKN has updated its format in more ways than one, shifting from late 20th-century oldies to current hit music, rebranding itself as HOT 94.9, All the Hits.

If Your Mother Says ... (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/26/2018 12:00 am

Do you know who your source is and can you talk directly to that source?

Raycom Media Names Hatton Weeks GM at KAIT

by Lance Turner 3/23/2018 11:45 am

Raycom Media of Montgomery, Alabama, names Hatton Weeks vice president and general manager of KAIT-TV, Channel 8, in Jonesboro.

Baltz Fired, Standridge Laid Off at CARTI

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Brad Baltz, an oncologist at CARTI, was fired last week.

John Kirk Writing Winthrop Rockefeller Biography

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

John Kirk is writing the first full-length biography of Arkansas Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller.

Entertainment Spots Hit Stage in Northwest Arkansas

by Marty Cook 3/19/2018 12:00 am

JBGB and The Grove look to fill a niche in fast-growing northwest Arkansas.

One Day Last Week (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2018 12:00 am

So many big news stories happening that not all could get the attention they deserved.