Media & Marketing Archive

An Old Friend, the LCD, Joins Paxton News Chain

by Kyle Massey 6/10/2019 12:00 am

The Log Cabin Democrat's circulation has dwindled to 3,925 on weekdays and about 5,300 on Sundays, about half what it was in the mid-1980s, even as the town has grown to 65,000 people. The decline shocks nobody following the daily newspaper industry, which is dying in the internet age.

Charles King Takes VP Role for Philander Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2019 12:00 am

Charles King was recently hired by Philander Smith College in Little Rock as the new vice president for institutional advancement.

Bryan Cochran Joins Channel 7 as Sales Director (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/10/2019 12:00 am

Bryan Cochran has been hired as the new director of sales for KATV in Little Rock.

Olivia Farrell: Six-Legged Stool Approach Key to Success

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/5/2019 10:31 am

From treating vendors as partners to hiring the best talent and serving the community, Olivia Farrell shared her "six-legged stool" approach to running a media company at the Rotary Club of Little Rock's weekly luncheon.

John Allison, Marcy Doderer Headline Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2019 10:26 am

Emerging leaders from business, nonprofit and policy sectors can again learn from some of the most successful and recognizable names in Arkansas as part of the Arkansas Business Executive Leadership Academy.

GateHouse Sold Conway Paper to Paxton, Former Publisher Says in Post

by Kyle Massey 6/3/2019 11:42 am

The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway has been sold by GateHouse Media to Paxton Media Group of Paducah, Kentucky, according to the paper's group publisher until Friday, Kelly Sublett.

AETN Foundation Lawyers Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Lawyers are talking and meetings are set in the power struggle between the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network and its nonprofit fundraising arm, the AETN Foundation.

Log Cabin Democrat, Other GateHouse Papers Primed for Purchase

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

They're not writing the headlines yet, but media industry insiders are whispering about a possible sale of the Log Cabin Democrat and three other GateHouse Media newspapers in Arkansas to the Paxton Media chain of Paducah, Kentucky.

Millennial Incomes: Median Hits $69,000 in 2017

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Median incomes of U.S. households are rising again, and “those headed by a Millennial (someone age 22 to 37) now earn more than young adult households did at nearly any time in the past 50 years,” according to the Pew Research Center.

Have Tools, Will Travel: Arkansan Featured in Ad

by Kyle Massey 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Rocky Hyatt can easily tell you why he talks up Channellock pliers; he's not as sure why the Pennsylvania toolmaker chose him for an ad campaign.

Businessman Fears Arkansan Is Posing as a Doctor – Again

by Mark Friedman 6/3/2019 12:00 am

An Arkansas man who wore M.D. on his name tag and hung an unearned medical diploma in his office for years may be at it again five years after pleading guilty to practicing medicine without a license.

Fake It Till You Break It (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Overestimating one's own competence is not really the news here. What's new is the consistency with which other people — complete strangers, even — interpret confidence as competence.

And Now: Good News (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/3/2019 12:00 am

We have suggested to Michael Pakko, the state economic forecaster, that the volume of Movers & Shakers landing in our queue be considered an economic indicator. By that indication, Arkansas' economy is humming.

Transaction of $10.7M Flows to Chenal Creek (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 6/3/2019 12:00 am

An affiliate of Crow Holdings of Dallas bought the 27,718-SF retail center in west Little Rock.

A Tan and a Job (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 6/3/2019 12:00 am

With unemployment continuing to be at undeniably low rates, the labor market is tight. Usually tight labor markets — more jobs than available or desirous workers — result in increased wage pressure as businesses increase salaries to attract the workers they want. And that contributes to inflation. But there is no wage pressure.

Young, Changose Named to Asian Business Board (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Mark Young and William “Goose” Changose have joined the board of directors of the Arkansas Association of Asian Businesses.

Ember Strange to Lead UCA Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Ember Strange has been named executive director of the University of Central Arkansas Foundation in Conway.

Presenting the 40 Under 40 Class of 2019: An Annual List of Rising Stars

by Gwen Moritz 6/3/2019 12:00 am

Meet 40 impressive young business and community leaders of Arkansas who will give you confidence that our state will be in good hands for decades to some.

Stone Ward Gets Best Workplace Honor

by Kyle Massey 5/29/2019 10:40 am

Stone Ward, the Little Rock advertising agency with offices in Chicago, has been named by Inc. magazine as one of the best workplaces in America for 2019.

Interview: Walter Hussman on the Future of Arkansas Newspapers

by Kyle Massey 5/27/2019 12:00 am

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Publisher Walter Hussman was interviewed May 21 in a 45-minute telephone conversation, three days after he had published a letter to subscribers laying out the Little Rock newspaper's plan to cut print publication to Sundays only.