Clark to Leave Sells/Clark at Month's End; Agency Will Change Its Name

Sells/Clark of Little Rock, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm, will change its name at the end of the month as one of its partners leaves the firm, has learned.

Brian Clark, president of the firm, is leaving July 31, according to statement from Sells/Clark.

"Brian's future plans are confidential at this time, but they will be announced at the appropriate time," the statement said.

The 12-year-old firm, whose other partner is CEO Mike Sells, says it will have a new company name on Aug. 1. Sells/Clark's clients include Acxiom Corp. of Little Rock, Carlton-Bates of Little Rock, Arvest Bank of Bentonville and Truman Arnold Cos. of Texarkana, Texas.

As president, Clark managed agency finances, administration and operations, the company said. He led the account services team and provided marketing direction and account supervision to clients.

The company said it will continue to operate out of its offices in Little Rock and Fayetteville. It said there will be "no immediate staffing changes" as a result of Clark's departure.

The firm reported having a staff of 20 employees, ranking it No. 8 in the state, according to Arkansas Business's 2007 listing of the state's largest advertising agencies. Sells/Clark listed $12 million in capitalized billings that year.