Media & Marketing Archive

Johnny Cash's Footsteps Lead Tourists Back in Time to Dyess

by Kyle Massey 3/6/2017 12:00 am

The legacy of American musician Johnny Cash attracts history buffs and music fans from dozens of countries and every state to his boyhood home in the Historic Dyess Colony, the largest agricultural resettlement of the Depression-era New Deal.

Sources: KATV Owner Sinclair Approaches Tribune Co. About A Deal

by Jessica Toonkel and Liana B. Baker, Reuters 3/1/2017 11:05 am

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. has approached rival U.S. broadcaster Tribune Media Co. to discuss a potential combination, people familiar with the matter tell Reuters.

Gary Lay Firms Acquire Mass Enthusiasm, ARCA

by Kyle Massey 2/28/2017 11:48 am

Gary W. Lay of GWL Advertising has completed deals to acquire Mass Enthusiasm and for GWL's See Spot Run Productions to absorb Audio Recording Corporation of Arkansas

Conlon Settlement Offers Small Payouts to John Rogers Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

An 11th-hour settlement spared Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza from deciding how to divvy $1.5 million from last year's auction of the famed Conlon Collection, formerly owned by John Rogers

The Trouble With Transparency (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Would it be OK if every taxpayer-funded construction bid was let based on fake bids? I'm pretty sure that even Jake Files knows the answer to that.

CJRW Lottery Strategy: Playing To Win Over Millennials

by Kyle Massey 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The day after CJRW signed a hotly contested $34.5 million advertising contract on Feb. 16, a team led by Gary Heathcott at CJRW was busy putting a new face to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

Fundraising, Statue of Liberty Style (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 2/27/2017 12:00 am

The story behind the Statue of Liberty's trip to America involves marketing, competition, envy, and the media, including lessons for fundraising today.

All Theater, Except For... (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton, our junior U.S. senator, gamely faced a couple of thousand constituents in Springdale last week in a bit of political theater that was irresistible to the national news networks.

Democrat-Gazette Cuts Include Columnists Fellone and Haymes

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 03:32 pm

Two of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's better-known columnists — Frank Fellone and Linda Haymes — were among the latest job cuts at the daily paper on Tuesday.

Kirby & Co. of Hot Springs Gets a New Name, 61° Celsius

by Kyle Massey 2/21/2017 09:16 am

Kirby & Co., the longtime Hot Springs marketing and communications firm, has a hot new name: 61° Celsius.

Librarian Sues Gravette Mayor Over Firing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tucked on the shelf in the little town of Gravette (Benton County) is a legal battle between the now former librarian and mayor. The bad blood started with attempts to close the library.

City of Fayetteville Seeks Director of Economic Vitality

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

The city of Fayetteville is advertising its newly created position of director of economic vitality, a position that was approved by the city council earlier this year.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

Just Because One Can ... (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/20/2017 12:00 am

It may not be illegal for President Trump to tweet-shame a department store chain for dropping his daughter's line of fashion merchandise, but just because he can doesn't mean he should.

Making the Tough Calls (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Decision making — especially when it is hard — is a fundamental part of leadership.

Long After Going Cellular, David Martin Still Selling

by Kyle Massey 2/20/2017 12:00 am

When Alltel Corp. first considered getting into cellphones, David Martin had to figure out not just how to sell them, but truly whether they could be sold at all.

Tiffani Foltz Brings Fundraising Focus to UAMS Myeloma Institute (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tiffani Foltz has been named a director of development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, where she will focus on fundraising activities for the Myeloma Institute.

State Seeks Pricing in New Bids for Tourism Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 2/15/2017 04:52 pm

The state reopened the bidding process on its largest advertising contract Wednesday afternoon, seeking pricing information from ad agencies hoping to land a $14 million-a-year pact for marketing Arkansas tourism and the state parks system.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

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