Media & Marketing Archive

NWA Vacancy Rates Stable As New Buildings Go Modern

by Marty Cook 5/1/2017 12:00 am

The success of new office construction is partially based on the quality of product but also because of the demand for it.

Imbalance of Power (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Consolidation of the airline industry has left consumers with fewer choices. It's increasingly a seller's market, and the airlines know it.

State to Hear Final Presentations from Potential Parks & Tourism Promoters

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Presentations to be made by the three final advertising firms vying for the state's parks and tourism account, which used to be open to the public, will be closed this time.

Fayetteville's Old Post Office On the Market

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

The Old Post Office building in the Fayetteville downtown square is for sale, and its star tenant is soon to be on the move.

Stone & Ward Reflect, From Leno to Picasso

by Kyle Massey 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Stone Ward's Millie Ward and Larry Stone have struck a good work-and-home-life balance: They draw no dividing line.

Amy Hopper Leaps Into Innovation Hub (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Amy Hopper has been hired at the Innovation Hub at Winrock International as manager of the organization's Delta I-Fund and will relocate to Little Rock in the coming months.

Conway Corp Trio Complete Journey to Lineman Slots (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Nathan Ball, Jake Ballard and Travis Lauer have been promoted to journeyman linemen at Conway Corp.'s electric department after successfully completing a four-year apprentice program through the Missouri Public Utility Alliance.

Acxiom Building Hosts $25 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Acxiom Corp. sold its 12-story headquarters and supporting five-story parking deck at 601 E. Third St. to Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Wayne Smith Says Balance the Key to Keeping Oaklawn On Track

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Wayne Smith was named general manager in March, becoming Oaklawn's sixth general manager.

KARK Hires New Reporter, Price McKeon

by Kyle Massey 4/19/2017 05:39 pm

Price McKeon, a Floridian by way of the University of Georgia and KOKI, Fox23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has hired on as reporter at KARK-TV in Little Rock.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Jim Morriss, Springdale's Newsman for a Half-Century, Dies at 80

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:52 pm

Jim Morriss, who as a jack-of-all-trades reporter and editor led the Springdale newspaper from the days of molten lead type to the age of computers and a 24-hour news cycle, died April 12 at age 80.

State Keeps Tight Lid on Tourism Finalists

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Did you see that announcement about the three finalists chosen for the state's richest advertising contract — the $14 million-a-year pact for marketing the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism?

Acxiom Returning to Conway Roots

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/17/2017 12:00 am

With the sale last month of its Little Rock headquarters, plans to renovate its Conway campus and hopes of expanding its client base, Acxiom Corp. CEO Scott Howe says his company is evolving.

What Does Acxiom Do?

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 4/17/2017 12:00 am

CEO Scott Howe and several longtime employees explained what Acxiom Corp. of Conway does for its clients.

Advanced Cabling Systems Keeps Climbing the Charts

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Double-digit growth has been a constant companion for Advanced Cabling Systems LLC during its first 20 years of business.

Anne Liebst To Head Boreham LIbrary at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Anne Liebst has been named director of the Boreham Library at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, succeeding Bob Frizzell, who retired at the end of 2016.

Arkansas PR Pros on Pepsi, Hitler and Unfriendly Skies

by Kyle Massey 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas PR and advertising professionals were already scratching their heads over Pepsi's silly ad featuring the model Kendall Jenner and video of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, when presidential spokesman Sean Spicer oddly lifted Hitler from the bottom of history's list of worst dictators.

The Power of Apology (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Last week, United Airlines and White House spokesman Sean Spicer experienced the full-bore blast of social media scorn when they made huge mistakes yet balked at admitting error.

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