Media & Marketing Archive

ALL-CAPS OUTRAGE (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/6/2014 12:00 am

My position has always been that voters should have a reasonable opportunity to decide the wet-dry question. I would prefer that they be able to decide it on a county-by-county basis, but the liquor store owners, through their friends in the Legislature, made it unreasonably difficult and expensive to get county-specific referendums on the ballot. So now we'll get a statewide vote instead.

To Succeed, Liquor Stores Must Adapt

by Jan Cottingham 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Package stores face in an uncertain environment if voters in November approve the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.

Texas Tourism Turns Down Oxford American

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

When Oxford American first started focusing its music issues on Southern states, the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism funded the issue's accompanying CD in an advertising partnership valued at $33,000.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas' first state lottery commissioners weren't eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game.

Stephens Media Sells Off Newspapers in Washington, Hawaii

by Lance Turner 10/3/2014 03:28 pm

In case you missed it, Stephens Media LLC, which is owned by Little Rock's Stephens family but headquartered in Las Vegas, has sold some of its newspapers in Washington state and Hawaii.

#ARPX TV Ads Reviewed (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 10/3/2014 11:27 am

With political ads flooding the airwaves, we asked political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford to offer their critiques of TV spots in the U.S. Senate and governor race.

Tech Wildcatters Founder: Focus on Your Strengths

by Mark Carter 10/2/2014 11:13 am

Tech founder Gabriella Draney presented a lunchtime address, "Building World-class Ecosystems with Technology Startups," as part of the Clinton School of Public Service Speaker Series at the school's Sturgis Hall in the River Market District.

ARK Challenge: Tagless Continues Trend Toward Social Entrepreneurship

by Mark Carter 9/30/2014 11:12 am

Social entrepreneurship seems to be as important to today's rising generation of entrepreneurs as turning a profit. Gabe Couch's Tagless seeks to partner shoppers with personal stylists who will hook them up with nonprofit, second-hand clothing distributors.

World Trade Center Arkansas Gets $600k Grant to Help Boost State Economy

by Mark Carter 9/29/2014 10:39 am

The World Trade Center Arkansas in Rogers, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas, has received a $600,000 federal grant to expand its outreach services to strengthen the state's economy, the university announced Monday.

Tell Me a Story (Rob Anderson Commentary)

by Rob Anderson 9/29/2014 12:00 am

What's your story? If you own a business or have a product to sell and you don't have an answer to that question, then you may be in trouble. Why? Well, let me begin with a story …

Cole McCaskill on What's Central To Bringing More Tourists to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Cole McCaskill is a Hot Springs native who recently stepped into the newly created position of downtown development director. His job is to manage the Hot Springs Metro Partnership's Strategic Plan for Downtown Development, which grew out of the February fire that destroyed the historic Majestic Hotel.

Carl Vogelpohl Leaves Legacy, Returns to Consulting

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Carl Vogelpohl quit as CEO of Legacy Neurosurgery in Little Rock after less than three months on the job to restart his political consulting business, Split Rail Consulting of Little Rock.

Eagle Bank Picks Delta's Michael Bynum To Lead Conway Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 12:00 am

Eagle Bank & Trust lured away Michael Bynum, who had been Conway market president for Delta. Bynum joined Delta in 2011 to lead the company's expansion in the Conway area.

Hutchinson, Ross Agree to Debate; 'Meet the Press' Aims for Cotton, Pryor

by Lee Hogan 9/26/2014 02:56 pm

As the November general election draws closer, there are two more debates on the table for the two most-watched races in Arkansas.

Slater, Others Set for Transportation Panel at Philander Smith

by Mark Carter 9/26/2014 10:21 am

Former U.S. transportation chief Rodney Slater will join several of the state's biggest names in the transportation, technology and logistics sectors for a panel discussion hosted by Philander Smith College on Tuesday.

The Fantastic Politics of 'The West Wing,' 15 Years Later (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 02:11 pm

Popular culture influences our understanding of politics and it shapes the way we view our present circumstances. This week, as new shows premiere on networks and cable, we also mark the 15th anniversary of the indelible political drama "The West Wing."

'Jobs Now' Summit Examines Growing Skills Gap

by Mark Carter 9/24/2014 07:30 am

Ways to address a growing manufacturing skills gap was the focus of Tuesday's "Jobs Now: Arkansas Works When We Do" summit hosted by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.

KATV Sweeps Little Rock Nielsen Ratings Again

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

It was Christmas in July again for Sinclair Broadcast Group's ABC affiliate KATV-TV, Channel 7, as the station swept Nielsen household ratings in all but one broadcast for the third consecutive July ratings period.

Arkansas Business Presents 2014's 'The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s'

by Gwen Moritz 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Since 2009 Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce in a feature called The New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

'Marketplace Morning Report' Moves to New Time on KUAR

by Michelle Corbet 9/22/2014 12:00 am

Starting Monday, KUAR-FM, 89.1 listeners will have twice as many chances to hear American Public Media's “Marketplace Morning Report.” But they'll have to catch it earlier or later as the program, formerly at 6:51 a.m., is moving to 5:51 and 7:51 a.m.