Media & Marketing Archive

Audria Strain Directing Special Events at Centers for Youth & Families (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Audria Strain has been hired as director of special events at Centers for Youth & Families in Little Rock.

Ridge Road Village Draws $7M Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/3/2017 12:00 am

An affiliate of New York's Dwight Capital acquired Ridge Road Village Apartments in North Little Rock for $7.05 million.

Aristotle Finds Partner with Searchmetrics

by Kyle Massey 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Aristotle Inc. of Little Rock is the first certified agency partner in North America for Searchmetrics, a global leader in search marketing. The German company has had a long relationship with Aristotle and CEO Marla Johnson.

Communications Group Captures Motion Account

by Kyle Massey 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The Communications Group has been named the corporate marketing agency for Motion Industries of Birmingham, Alabama, one of the nation's leading distributors of industrial replacement parts.

Cranford Co. Recognized at District Addy Awards

by Kyle Massey 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Cranford Co. of Little Rock won 20 awards overall in the regional ADDY Awards for the 10th District of the American Advertising Association in Fort Worth, Texas, finishing second to GSD&M of Austin, an agency of 400 employees.

KNWA Adds Jennifer Penate to Morning Team

by Kyle Massey 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Jennifer Penate is a new morning anchor at KNWA and its sister station KFTA, broadcasting out of Fayetteville.

Acxiom Moves Toward Creative Corridor Offices

by George Waldon 3/30/2017 01:49 pm

Acxiom Corp. signed a lease this week for 11,215 SF of office space in downtown Little Rock's Creative Corridor.

Plan to Change Procurement Rejected in House Committee

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 01:35 pm

An Arkansas panel defeated an effort to revise the state procurement proces, siding with engineers, architects and attorneys who testified that a bill to emphasize price in awarding state contracts was flawed and unnecessary

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

Gateway Town Center Goes Westward

by George Waldon 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial projects topping $21 million are beginning to come out of the ground at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Majestic Fire Prompts Splash of Hot Springs Development

by Mark Friedman 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs three years ago helped prompt a wave of development in the downtown district.

An Out-of-State Ad Firm for Arkansas Tourism? Unlikely, but Possible

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Will the state of Arkansas award its biggest advertising contract to an out-of-state agency? Little Rock marketing pros think probably not, but the idea isn't inconceivable.

Three Women Take Charge at Log Cabin Democrat

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Cynthia Crabb, Betsey Barham and Kelly Sublett took over officially last week as the Log Cabin Democrat, Conway's daily newspaper, dispensed with having a publisher.

ADDYs Add Up for Cranford Co.

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Cranford Co. was the big winner again at the recent Little Rock ADDY Awards at Rock Town Distillery, including Best of Show for its Twitter “Social Events” campaign, Best of Print for CARE's “Paws on the Runway” and Best of Public Service for “Heifer Integrated Campaign.”

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

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.

Vaughn Names KARK Successor, Kyle King of Texas Stations

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 09:07 am

Mike Vaughn, the general manager of KARK-TV before becoming a senior vice president and regional manager of Nexstar Media Group, has named his replacement at the Little Rock NBC affilliate: J. Kyle King, formerly general manager of KMID-TV in Odessa-Midland, Texas.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Bill Seeks to Change Procurement Process; Businesses Want to Understand It

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Procurement laws are complicated, state Sen. Jimmy Hickey says, and he should know: He has helped rewrite them more than once.

I've Never Been So Insulted (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Lately, I'm not sure anything is an insult — at least nothing that is intended to be. Words hurled as put-downs seem to be promptly turned into slogans.

Trust, but Verify (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/13/2017 12:00 am

This week is Sunshine Week, a time to celebrate access to public information and open government. It's timely, considering that the 91st General Assembly has been busily chipping away at the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, already less robust than it was when it was a national model 50 years ago.

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