Media & Marketing Archive

AEDC Director's Wife Hired as Anchor for SSN Media

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The wife of Mike Preston, the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, has landed a new job. The television news personality was hired on at SSN Media Gateway at the end of June, according to Managing Partner Jeff Lyle.

With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The fledgling television network is the subject of at least two lawsuits in federal court and has been notified it owes $250,000 on a loan from the state. But at least one board member says he is hopeful that good things are in the works.

Crowdfunding Slow For New Arkansas Times Publication

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Just over a month after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the country, the Arkansas Times is still working to raise money for its niche LGBT publication.

KARK/KLRT Adds Three New Reporters, New Show Host

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The combined newsroom of KARK-TV, Channel 4, and KLRT-TV, Channel 16, has announced the addition of three reporters and a new host for its Sunday political program.

KUAR Opens Online Store

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Development Director Sarah Donaghy said in an email that the station launched the store in response to requests from listeners. Sales are expected to provide “an additional, though modest, revenue source,” she said.

Lessons From Amazon's Prime Day (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 7/27/2015 12:00 am

What can the rest of us businesspeople learn from the success Amazon had selling so much stuff in one day? I believe Amazon's leadership made at least three good decisions when creating and planning its first Prime Day.

P. Allen Smith Talks Food Diversity at Little Rock's TEDx

by Mark Carter 7/24/2015 02:02 pm

TEDxMarkhamSt, Little Rock's first independently organized TED event, kicked off to a sold-out house at the Ron Robinson Theater in the River Market. Global gardening and lifestyle guru P. Allen Smith of Little Rock headlined the morning session.

Paul Greenberg Steps Down as Democrat-Gazette Editorial Page Editor

by Sean Beherec 7/24/2015 11:30 am

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page editor Paul Greenberg will be replaced by editorial writer David Barham, the newspaper reported.

NWA Council Celebrates 25 Years

by Marty Cook 7/20/2015 03:51 pm

The Northwest Arkansas Council celebrated its 25th anniversary at its annual meeting at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Monday.

Social Entrepreneurs Paired with Mentors at Boot Camp

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 01:39 pm

Aspiring social entrepreneurs from Arkansas were paired with mentors at the 2015 Social Entreprenurship Boot Camp held at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Hark, Go Rogue Partner to Expand Entrepreneurial Media

by Mark Carter 7/20/2015 08:50 am

A licensing agreement will bring Go Rogue's content to the Hark network this fall. Go Rogue interviews area entrepreneurs, and Hark records conversations between entrepreneurs and innovators in central Arkansas.

Bourbon & Boots Designs Look Familiar to Vendors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Several Bourbon & Boots vendors have come forward in recent weeks saying that their designs have been dropped from the company's website and replaced with eerily similar ones.

Soul of the South Owes AEDC $250,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

AEDC says Soul of the South owes payment on a $250,000 loan from the Governor's Quick Action Closing Fund that came due June 5. The AEDC granted the loan in December, bringing the total state investment in the company to $1.75 million.

Central Arkansas Transit Authority Set To Debut New Name, New Look

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Central Arkansas Transit Authority will debut its new name and new look Aug. 11, seven months after the CATA Board of Directors voted to rechristen the agency “Rock Region Metro.”

Victor, Spoils, Etc. (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The way Robert Stebbins' job termination as sales director for the Arkanas Scholarship Lottery went down, both on the part of the lottery and then by the under-reported, overplayed articles that appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, was astonishing.

Venture Center Expands Offerings with Startup Federation Collaboration

by Mark Carter 7/17/2015 11:08 am

The Venture Center has joined the Startup Federation, a global network of entrepreneur centers. The partnership provides members of the Venture Center with access to co-working space, resources, mentorship and connections to capital.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.

WRI Event to Focus on Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 7/14/2015 10:14 am

The rise of social entrepreneurship — providing goods and services that provide a positive impact on society — will be the subject of the 2015 Social Entrepreneurship Boot Camp at the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

Arkansas Fellowship Announces Second Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 02:06 pm

The Arkansas Fellowship, a nonprofit program that matches graduating Arkansas college seniors with Arkansas host companies, has announced its second class.

CATA Hires Becca Green as Director of Public Engagement

by Alexis Hosticka 7/13/2015 01:56 pm

The Central Arkansas Transit Authority has named Becca Green the new director of public engagement.