Amy Frazier Turpen, who spent a decade at CJRW (formerly Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods) before becoming media director at rival Little Rock advertising agency Mangan Holcomb Partners in August 2016, is heading for another firm with Cranford in its name, Cranford Co.
Sharon Vogelpohl chaired on the Rotary International Branding Initiative, leading a committee of Rotarians from around the world in developing a branding campaign strategy for the international service organization that debuted at the Rotary International Convention in June.
Arkansas PR and advertising professionals were already scratching their heads over Pepsi’s silly ad featuring the model Kendall Jenner and video of a bloodied man being dragged off an overbooked United Airlines flight, when presidential spokesman Sean Spicer oddly lifted Hitler from the bottom of history’s list of worst dictators.
Longtime state tourism marketer CJRW is one of 13 advertising firms from several states competing for the state's largest ad contract, the $14 million-a-year pact for promoting the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.
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.
After grilling Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong for nearly an hour over the process that awarded a $34.5 million, five-year lottery advertising contract to CJRW, a legislative subcommittee votes not to approve the contract. Later, the full committee kicks the matter back to the subcommittee.
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.