Media & Marketing Archive

CJRW Takes On Changes in Marketing Industry

by Luke Jones 3/10/2014 12:00 am

CJRW has been roiled by staff defections recently, departures that have left the state's largest ad agency increasingly dependent on its big clients, the biggest being the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism worth $8.4 million this year.

Plans in Place for New HQ on Main Street for CJRW

by Luke Jones 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Last month Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods announced that it would be moving its offices to the 21,000-SF Fulk Building at Main and Third streets in downtown Little Rock, the longtime home of Bennett's Military Supply, which will be moving elsewhere downtown.

Minimum Wage Proposals Spark Disagreement

by Mark Friedman 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Whether raising the minimum wage — a burning issue in the tourism and hospitality industries — will actually help all the people it's aimed at is a question of deep disagreement, even among experts. There does appear to be, however, consensus on the minimum conditions necessary to have a sustainable economy.

Acumen's Goal: To Own the Southern Lifestyle Marketplace

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

In December, Acumen Brands of Fayetteville announced objectives for 2014 that one company executive called “insane.” The leadership wanted five new programs to keep the company vibrant and growing, among those programs “flash sales” and “Marketplace.”

Walmart Foundation Donates $1.5 Million to Bentonville's Amazeum

by Marty Cook 3/10/2014 12:00 am

The Walmart Foundation donated $1.5 million to the Amazeum, the interactive museum scheduled to open in 2015 in Bentonville. The money donated will allow the museum to have a temporary gallery, Amazeum officials said.

Accountability Sans Jerkiness (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 3/10/2014 12:00 am

A CEO can delegate just about everything except culture. And every company will have a culture, whether it just happens or is implemented purposefully and continually by leadership in every decision and hire.

Stephanie Purifoy Takes Over Development for Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Stephanie Purifoy has been promoted to development director at the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in Little Rock. Purifoy started with the organization as field manager for the alliance's program Cooking Matters at the Store. Leslie Bass will succeed Purifoy as field manager. Bass previously worked in central Arkansas to identify and recruit groups to participate in the alliance's Arkansas No Kid Hungry programs.

Mike Bieker Appointed Director of University of Arkansas Press

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Mike Bieker was recently appointed director of the University of Arkansas Press in Fayetteville. He is taking over for Larry Malley, who retired in December.

Naturals GM Justin Cole on Playing Ball with Local Leadership, NWA Business Community (Executive Q&A)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Until his promotion, Justin Cole, 32, had served as the assistant general manager of the Northwest Arkansas Naturals since its move to Springdale in 2007. He previously was a sales manager and co-general manager of the Wichita Wranglers.

Tanglewood Apartments Gets New Landlord in $3.27 Million Buy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Seven-digit deals in central Arkansas include the purchase of Tanglewood Apartments in Little Rock, 800 acres of farmland in east Pulaski County and the home of the new Soul of the South network.

Mike Beebe Names 44 to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2014 03:53 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday announced 44 appointments to state boards and commissions.

Former AY Publisher Harrell Moves to Gatehouse

by Luke Jones 3/5/2014 03:01 pm

Scott Harrell has been named publisher of Gatehouse Media publications for the company's Arkansas and northern Louisiana region.

Exclaim Health TV, P. Allen Smith Enter Licensing Agreement

by Gwen Moritz 3/4/2014 01:11 pm

Exclaim Health TV has licensed home, garden and lifestyle content from P. Allen Smith Cos. to be broadcast in facilities — generally doctors' offices, hospitals and wellness centers — that subscribe to Exclaim's networks.

Six Walton Family Members Make Forbes Wealthiest List

by Mark Carter 3/4/2014 10:49 am

Six Arkansans and those with Arkansas ties find themselves on the Forbes list of the world's 500 richest people, released this week.

NWA Entrepreneur Swings for 'Grand Slam' in Professional Development

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos and GPA launched the online tool Serve2Perform.com, where users can network and connect to skills training and other learning-development opportunities.

Adam Arroyos' 5 Tips for Startup Success

by Mark Carter 3/3/2014 12:01 am

Adam Arroyos of Innovate Arkansas client firm Grandslam Performance Associates shares his five tips for startup success.

UALR Lab Translates Big Data Into Dollars

by Jan Cottingham 3/3/2014 12:00 am

Humans are digitizing every aspect of life, translating every thought, every endeavor into something that can be read on a computer screen. This act of translation is creating infinite bits of new information — big data, to use the phrase popular in the world of technology.

Board Game Stores Thrive in 21st Century, Provide Customers With 'Anti-Tech' Activities

by Luke Jones 3/3/2014 12:00 am

In a world of photorealistic video games and constant entertainment via tablets and smartphones, the old standard of games printed on paper and cardboard is increasingly popular.

More Workers Earning Graduate College Degrees, Earnings

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2014 12:00 am

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the number of adults who finished some graduate school rose 24 percent from 2008 to 2013, increasing from 29 million to 36 million.

AY Drops Publication of Talk Business

by Luke Jones 3/3/2014 12:00 am

A shakeup has occured between former publication partners Vicki Vowell and Roby Brock. Since 2012, Vowell Inc., which publishes Little Rock's AY Magazine, had also been printing Brock's bimonthly Talk Business Arkansas publication. But late last month Brock announced that he and Vowell were no longer working together.