Tagged: darin gray

CJRW Breaks Silence on Heathcott Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2019 12:00 am

CJRW Chairman and CEO Darin Gray responds to comments from Gary Heathcott and anonymous advertising industry executives quoted in last week’s Outtakes column.

Update: Heathcott v. CJRW: Will Extra Time Bring Deal?

by Kyle Massey 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Facing a $1.3 million breach-of-contract suit from longtime Little Rock adman Gary Heathcott, marketing agency CJRW is taking a few weeks to answer the legal complaint and may be considering settlement talks, several observers suggest.

CJRW Names 4 Women to Board

by Kyle Massey 1/7/2019 2:16 pm

CJRW, the large Little Rock marketing agency, transformed the gender makeup of its board of directors recently by naming four women to the group, according to Darin Gray, the firm’s chairman and CEO.

Heathcott v. CJRW Offers Glimpse Of Dollar Details in Consulting Deal

by Kyle Massey 12/27/2018 8:37 am

Gary Heathcott’s $1.3 million lawsuit against CJRW offers a rare glimpse inside a lucrative consulting contract, and the need for clarity and close scrutiny in legal agreements.

Gary Heathcott Files $1.3M Lawsuit Against CJRW

by Kyle Massey 12/19/2018 8:20 am

Advertising executive Gary Heathcott files a breach-of-contract lawsuit against his former associates at CJRW, the firm that ejected him from his offices and his accounts last fall over allegations of abrasive behavior and sexist remarks.

Hot Springs So Real You Feel Virtual Steam

by Kyle Massey 10/15/2018 12:00 am

A two-part production, “Hot Springs: The Experience of a Lifetime" is the centerpiece of Arkansas' first VR tourism campaign.

PR Icon Ron Robinson Dies at 75, Leaving Name on Theater

by Kyle Massey 8/14/2018 1:57 pm

Ron Robinson, who started as an intern and rose to become chairman and CEO of marketing powerhouse Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, now CJRW, died Tuesday in Little Rock.

Arkansas Tourism Website Reborn, With Advertising

by Kyle Massey 8/13/2018 12:00 am

For all its images of scenic rivers, brooks and waterfalls, the most striking new feature on the state’s overhauled tourism website may be a revenue stream.

TB&P Announces Northeast Arkansas Publication

by Kyle Massey 1/11/2018 4:43 pm

Talk Business & Politics, Roby Brock’s multimedia franchise of Arkansas business and political coverage, is set to launch a monthly tabloid newsmagazine based in Jonesboro and focused on business and political leaders in northeast Arkansas.

CJRW Promotes Raines, McCune

by Kyle Massey 1/2/2018 2:33 pm

Mark Raines and Wade McCune of CJRW started 2018 with fireworks, gaining promotions to senior vice president and spots on the board of directors of the Little Rock marketing and communications firm.

Gary Heathcott Responds to Arkansas Business Cover Story

by Lance Turner 11/14/2017 10:09 am

Gary Heathcott responds to Arkansas Business' cover story this week, which says that CJRW has removed Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account.

CJRW Drops Gary Heathcott From Scholarship Lottery Work

by Kyle Massey 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock marketing agency CJRW has removed Gary Heathcott from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery account, the agency says, less than three years after acquiring his services and his list of clients in a much-ballyhooed deal.

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.

CJRW Wins $15M Parks & Tourism Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 5/4/2017 5:57 pm

Incumbent ad agency CJRW has held onto the state's richest marketing contract, a highly sought-after $15.2 million-a-year job promoting Arkansas Parks & Tourism. CJRW overcame competition from two other finalists, D&G Collaborative of Little Rock and New Orleans and Birdsall Voss & Associates of Milwaukee.

Jill Joslin Named President of CJRW

by Kyle Massey 12/15/2016 4:05 pm

A longtime associate of Gary Heathcott becomes the first woman as president of the large Little Rock marketing and communications firm.

Update: Natural State Media to Buy the Northwest Arkansas Business Journal

by Kyle Massey 9/1/2016 11:31 am

The Northwest Arkansas Business Journal of Springdale will be acquired by the owners of Talk Business & Politics, the two publications announced Thursday.

CJRW Marks a Year as a Main Street Mainstay

by Kyle Massey 7/11/2016 12:00 am

When Mark Raines peeked inside the Fulk Building a couple of years ago, he couldn’t believe CJRW was considering it as a future home. The historic building at Main and Third streets in Little Rock had long been the home of Bennett’s Military Supplies.

Team SI, CJRW on Data, Results and Landing AEDC Contracts

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission broke up its longstanding single contract into three contracts this year, giving Team SI an $800,000 digital marketing contract and CJRW its advertising and PR contracts.

Wade McCune Returns to CJRW as Creative Director

by Kyle Massey 4/26/2016 3:52 pm

Wade McCune is returning to advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency CJRW as its creative director on May 9.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Media & Marketing

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A media and marketing resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.