Ask experts around the state to name the next Arkansas company to break out financially, and you’re liable to get a nonanswer, but the experts do predict one thing: The next Big Thing in Arkansas will come in the digital field.
Northwest Arkansas isn’t California’s Silicon Valley and has a long way to go before it can be considered remotely comparable, but technology industry leaders say the area is proving to be on the short list of best places in the field.
Marketing is still marketing, even if it looks a whole lot different in today’s social media world, according to Randy McLeod, a professor and director of the professional sales department at Harding University in Searcy.
Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
Bill Sussman has been named president and CEO of Collective Bias, the global social media marketing firm headquartered in Bentonville. Sussman replaces co-founder John Andrews, who has left the company after helping it secure $10.5 million in investment funding.