Media & Marketing Archive

GateHouse Buys Log Cabin, Other Morris Publications for $120M

by Kyle Massey 8/9/2017 11:26 am

Months of speculation about a possible sale of the Log Cabin Democrat, Conway's daily newspaper, came to fruition early Wednesday when Morris Communications announced a sale to GateHouse Media.

Inuvo Reports 2Q Revenue Up, $1.4M Loss

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 8/9/2017 09:51 am

Advertising technology and digital publishing firm Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock on Tuesday announced second-quarter revenue of $18.3 million, up 16.8 percent from the same quarter of last year.

Citizens Bank Won't Fill Marketing Position After Don Hale Departure

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Don Hale's back in the workaday world, having left his marketing post as a senior vice president of Citizens Bank of Batesville a couple of months ago.

Pay Escalates for Top College Administrators in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Between fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2017, a more typical compensation increase for Arkansas university administrators was between 10 and 20 percent.

Maddison Stewart Joins Farm Bureau's Media Department (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Maddison Stewart has been hired as a social media specialist at Arkansas Farm Bureau, headquartered in Little Rock.

Well-Traveled Native Says, 'Good Afternoon Arkansas'

by Kyle Massey 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Elicia Dover returns home to become a co-host of of "Good Afternoon Arkansas," the Little Rock market's first news, talk and lifestyle show to go live in the afternoons.

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It All

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Shelby Woods with his marketing agency, Cranford Johnson Robinson & Woods, became the state's top tourism marketer, publishing the Arkansas Tour Guide for 50 years and helping rebrand Arkansas as a “Natural State” for visitors.

Branding Arkansas Came Naturally for CJRW

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

It's emblazoned on everything from pencils to pillows, jigsaw puzzles to hot-air balloons. It's stamped into Arkansas license plates and enshrined as the state's official nickname.

Lofty Labs Continues to Expand After Amazon Certification

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Lofty Labs of Fayetteville has nearly doubled its staff this year and is close to reaching $1 million in annual revenue, Casey Kinsey, company president and founder, said last week.

Confessions of an Ad Man (Jim Johnson, Not Ogilvy)

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

At 82, Jim Johnson's mind is sharp, roaming through the decades he spent in advertising in Little Rock as one of the founders of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods.

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Add Associate Attorneys (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Randal Hobbs and Shawn Rowland have been hired as associate attorneys at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Inuvo Reports Preliminary 2Q Revenue Rise, $1.4M Loss

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2017 04:05 pm

Inuvo Inc. of Little Rock announces preliminary second-quarter revenue of $18.3 million, up 16.8 percent from the same quarter of last year.

Annette Herrington Elected Chairman of AETN Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2017 10:49 am

Annette Herrington of Little Rock has been elected chairman of the Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission for fiscal year 2018.

Last Reporter, John Lyon, Is Laid Off at Arkansas News Bureau

by Kyle Massey 7/24/2017 11:36 am

The last reporter standing at the Arkansas News Bureau, John Lyon, was laid off Friday when GateHouse Media effectively closed the operation, which was based in North Little Rock.

DF&A Names Scott Hardin Communications Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 08:46 am

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration says Scott Hardin has been hired as its director of communications, effective July 31.

New Publisher Coming to Pine Bluff Commercial

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

It's a pretty sound bet that a Las Vegas advertising executive will take over next month as publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial.

Chicago Ad Firm Experiences Tech Difficulties After Legislative Rejection

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas lawmakers, unimpressed with Arkansas Tech's out-of-state choice for marketing, rejected the deal last week when the Legislative Council's Review Subcommittee declined to “review” the contract.

Former Pine Bluff Publisher Byron Tate Pushes on at Arkansas Press Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Last July, Byron Tate was reeling after his dismissal as publisher of the Pine Bluff Commercial. This July he's rejoicing in his new role as president of the Arkansas Press Association's board of directors.

Paul Petitte Anchored Again in Fort Smith

by Kyle Massey 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Veteran newscaster Paul Petitte started last week as a reporter and weekday co-anchor of “News Sunrise” for KHBS/KHOG-TV in Fort Smith and northwest Arkansas.

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