Tagged: jim johnson

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.

Branding Arkansas Came Naturally for CJRW

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

It’s emblazoned on everything from pencils to pillows, jigsaw puzzles to hot-air balloons. It’s stamped into Arkansas license plates and enshrined as the state’s official nickname.

Confessions of an Ad Man (Jim Johnson, Not Ogilvy)

by Kyle Massey 7/31/2017 12:00 am

At 82, Jim Johnson's mind is sharp, roaming through the decades he spent in advertising in Little Rock as one of the founders of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods.

Jim Johnson Promoted at Stone Bank (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Jim Johnson has been named senior vice president and senior lending officer of the Harrison location of Stone Bank.

Ad Man Jim Johnson Joins Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame

by Kyle Massey 4/14/2016 7:00 am

Little Rock artist and former ad man Jim Johnson, a rebel with a brush or a guitar in his hand, has been elected to a thoroughly distinguished group – the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Wayne Cranford

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2012 12:00 am

An innovator in advertising and marketing communications, Wayne Cranford recently celebrated 50 years of his iconic Little Rock agency. His and the agency’s history are dotted with enough firsts to fill the pages of several scrapbooks – first Arkansas agency to create and place a local color television advertisement, the first Arkansas agency to win a national Addy award, the first to buy a national network program, just for example.

The Downtown YMCA

by Neal Moore 6/1/2007 12:00 am

She still pretty much looks the same even after more than 10 years of being dormant. I see her from my office window every day. The memories are still there.

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