Media & Marketing Archive

The Company You Keep (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/15/2016 12:00 am

It's time for John Goodson to resign as a UA trustee. We are known by the company we keep — and the people we empower.

Brett Parker Named Incoming Media Director of Stone Ward (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Brett Parker, senior media planner and buyer for the Stone Ward advertising agency, will become media director on Oct. 1. He'll replace Debra Reid, who will retire Sept. 30.

Central Baptist College Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

J.D. Gray and Amy Reed have been named director of development and annual fund officer at Central Baptist College in Conway.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Eric, Rob, Isaac and Middle School

by Kyle Massey 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Advertising man Rob Bell knows what it's like to be a creative middle-schooler. Growing up in Searcy, he and Isaac Alexander produced their first TV spot as a seventh-grade project. It was a VHS film for a reading class unit on propaganda, and it celebrated their new invention, an inflatable, portable toilet called the Quickie.

Ghidotti Communications Offers Brief on 'The Arkansas 100'

by Kyle Massey 8/15/2016 12:00 am

One hundred words, one hundred seconds and countless stories told quickly. Those are the concepts behind a new project at Ghidotti Communications, the Little Rock PR firm, which has introduced The Arkansas 100, an email newsletter with an initial audience of 21,000.

SpotRight's Todd Greer on the Marketing Dynamics of Social Media

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Todd Greer heads SpotRight, a consumer insights and analytics company based in Little Rock and Boulder. He previously spent 15 years at Acxiom Corp., serving as SVP responsible for its global data line of business, which represented almost one-third of Acxiom's $1 billion-plus annual revenue.

Eric Rob & Isaac Adds 3 Young Professionals to Staff

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 04:58 pm

Little Rock advertising agency Eric Rob & Isaac has announced three recent staff additions.

Democrat-Gazette's Frank Fellone Ready for A Different Route

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

After about 20 years as deputy editor, Frank Fellone is back out in the newsroom as a reporter, working basically half-time. Fellone, who will continue writing the popular weekly traffic and highways column that gave him the title Mahatma, had been a boss at the paper since becoming state editor in 1980.

Movie Tavern Soon To Offer Dinner and A Movie — In One Place

by Jan Cottingham 8/8/2016 12:00 am

With the tag “Great Food, the Latest Movies, and a Full Bar,” Movie Tavern, founded in 2001 in Dallas, now has 24 locations in 10 states, and soon it will open its first Arkansas location, at Little Rock's Gateway Town Center.

Arkansas Burgers, Diner Fare Ranked by Thrillist

by Jan Cottingham 8/8/2016 12:00 am

An interesting purveyors of lists is Thrillist, an online food, drink and travel publication.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.

What's Your Legacy? (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Even among Arkansas Business' largely affluent readers, few have the resources to make million-dollar donations, but many of our readers are business owners and employers, and every job they provide supports an individual or a family.

Communications Group Gets Account Of Toyota Subsidiary

by Kyle Massey 8/8/2016 12:00 am

The Communications Group of Little Rock, the marketing and advertising firm led by co-founder and CEO Dan Cowling, has been named the PR agency of record for Toyota Material Handling USA, winning a competition with firms from around the country.

LRCVB Expects $11M Impact As 40K Motorcyclists Little Rock

by Sarah Campbell 8/5/2016 12:39 pm

Little Rock welcomed about 40,000 motorcyclists this week for the 39th Annual National Bikers Roundup at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds. Economic developers expect the event to have an $11 million economic impact on the county.

Historic Melba Theater in Batesville Reopens Aug. 12

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/3/2016 12:07 pm

One of the state's oldest theaters, the Melba Theater in Batesville, will reopen Aug. 12 with a grand opening, red carpet gala thanks to the restoration efforts of owners Janelle and Joe Shell and Mandi and Adam Curtwright.

Arkansas Children's Building 'Tapestry of Support' for Planned NWA Hospital

by Sarah Campbell 8/3/2016 09:36 am

Since announcing plans for a freestanding children's hospital in Springdale a year ago, Arkansas Children's Inc. has been visiting with community leaders to build "a tapestry of support" for the project.

Sissy Jones Fights the Good Fight Against Cancer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Sissy Jones, founder of Sissy's Log Cabin, missed being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women's Jewelry Association last month. What they may not know is that Jones is fighting cancer, a battle that meant she couldn't attend the July 25 Awards for Excellence gala in New York.

CALS Main Library Renewal Almost Completed

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Renovations at the Central Arkansas Library System's Main Library, at 100 S. Rock St. in the River Market District, are to be complete this week.


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