Tagged: arkansas scholarship lottery

Bar Association Honors Attorney Bill Waddell for Pro Bono Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Bill Waddell was recognized earlier this month as one of five recipients of the American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for 2017.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

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.

State Seeks Pricing in New Bids for Tourism Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 2/15/2017 4:52 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.

State Cancels Bid Process for Tourism Advertising Contract

by Kyle Massey 2/10/2017 11:58 am

The State Office of Procurement canceled its bid solicitation for the state’s biggest advertising contract — the $14 million-a-year deal for marketing state tourism — just days before written responses from agencies were due.

Lottery Ad Contract Process Reveals Fissures

by Kyle Massey 2/6/2017 12:00 am

It wasn’t smooth, but the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has a new advertising agency, CJRW of Little Rock.

Panel OKs Lottery's $34.5M Advertising Contract With CJRW

by Kyle Massey 1/24/2017 5:44 pm

A legislative subcommittee gave a thumbs-up to a five-year, $34.5 million advertising contract to CJRW to market the Arkansas Scholarship lottery. But first, lawmakers got a primer on the limitations they face in reviewing contracts.

As Arkansas Lottery's Luster Fades, Numbers Signal Challenges

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

In the years since the first tickets were sold in 2009, the lottery has lost much of its glossy newness, leaving hard numbers to do the talking.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter’s First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

No Contract, No Conflict: Logic of a Lottery Ad Bid

by Kyle Massey 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Reasons given by the state procurement director on why CJRW was picked for a lucrative Arkansas State Lottery contract over two others has puzzled several Little Rock ad professionals.

Protests Rejected, CJRW Stands to Win Lottery Contract

by Kyle Massey 1/5/2017 4:51 pm

The Office of State Procurement has rejected the second of two rival protests to the awarding of a five year, $34.5 million contract to Little Rock advertising agency CJRW to work for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

MHP Protests Lottery Pact, Wants CJRW, Ghidotti-Vines Disqualified

by Kyle Massey 12/20/2016 4:47 pm

Mangan Holcomb Partners is also challenging the awarding of a five-year $34.5 million contract to CJRW.

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

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

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement’s math to add up.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Picks CJRW for $34.5M Contract

by Kyle Massey 12/6/2016 12:10 pm

Little Rock ad agency CJRW is the anticipated winner of a $34.5 million, five-year contract to provide advertising, marketing and public relations services for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

10 Local Shopping Ideas Inside Little Rock Soirée's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 11/29/2016 12:00 am

A curated selection of great gifts for everyone on your list.

Heathcott Hopes CJRW Selected as Lottery's First Pick

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

The battle for an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery marketing contract worth more than $5 million a year is down to three Little Rock advertising finalists.

Four Agencies Hope To Punch Ticket on Scholarship Lottery

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Three Little Rock bidders and a Boston digital marketing agency are in the running for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s advertising and marketing work, worth $5 million a year and rising.

Bragg: Lottery Generated $35M in Scholarships for Sebastian County

by Marty Cook 9/20/2016 3:27 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has meant millions for Sebastian County students and the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith since the lottery started Sept. 28, 2009, according to its director of advertising and marketing.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Touts $604M in Scholarships

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 9/13/2016 4:35 pm

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery will soon celebrate its seventh anniversary and has awarded more than $604 million in scholarships.

Arkansas Lottery Vendor Says Its 'Most-Prized' Secrets Have Been Taken

by Associated Press 6/24/2016 2:08 pm

A company that works with more than 40 state lotteries says in court filings that a key executive orchestrated a "massive theft" of its most-prized secrets.

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