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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.

Waymack & Crew Purchases M-3 Productions

by Alexis Crowe 2/24/2016 7:57 am

Waymack & Crew of Little Rock announced Wednesday that it had purchased M-3 Productions, the video, digital and audio production studio owned by Little Rock ad agency CJRW.

Wayne Woods Retires from CJRW

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Richard McKeown, CJRW’s chief public relations officer, confirmed that Woods had announced his retirement to the board of directors on Dec. 7 and to stockholders on Dec. 10.

CJRW Names Darin Gray Chairman and CEO

by Sean Beherec 7/13/2015 9:32 am

Darin Gray, the company’s president since February 2014, will also assume the roles of CEO and chairman, the company announced on Monday.

Rumors Rumble Over Layoffs at CJRW

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

There was much ado in some media and marketing circles last week over potential layoffs at Little Rock’s Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods.

CJRW Awarded $5.8M Insurance Marketplace Contract

by Sean Beherec 4/8/2015 4:29 pm

The agency beat out two others for the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace contract despite not having the lowest bid.

CJRW Appoints Four to New Roles

by Sean Beherec 3/5/2015 11:55 am

CJRW of Little Rock noted the agency's growth in digital and interactive offerings as the reason for the appointments.

CJRW Buys Heathcott Associates, Firms Merge Operations

by Lance Turner 1/18/2015 7:04 am

CJRW of Little Rock says it is acquiring Heathcott Associates of Little Rock after more than a year of merger talks between the two advertising, marketing and public relations firms.

Sources Say Former CJRW Employee Still Waiting for Stock Payout

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s July 6 article catching up on the transitions underway at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods touched on the touchy topic of the advertising agency’s employee stock ownership plan. Several executives who have departed in recent years still have ownership in the company through the ESOP.

CJRW Names Bill Fitzgerald, Nancy Ferrara to Creative Division Posts

by Lee Hogan 6/4/2014 2:47 pm

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods has named Bill Fitzgerald and Nancy Ferrara to key positions in its creative division.

Two Cranfords and Peacock Leave CJRW in Latest Departures

by Luke Jones 5/5/2014 12:00 am

The shakeup continues at Cranford Robinson Johnson Woods: Last week three executives, including two of the Little Rock ad firm’s namesake Cranfords, resigned.