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Brooke Vines

Business Services / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Retail

Who Won in Super Ads? Loretta, and a Groundhog

The game plan was simple. Not for the Super Bowl, but for judging the ads. read more >
Botham Jean's parents, Allison and Bertrum Jean, in the NFL's advertisement for its "Inspire Change" campaign.

NFL’s Botham Jean Ad Brings Backlash

One ad timed for the Super Bowl was an NFL spot featuring a Harding University graduate who was murdered by a confused Dallas police officer in 2018. read more >
Peloton CEO John Foley poses for photographs outside the Nasdaq stock exchange in New York City during the initial public offering of Peloton Interactive on Sept. 26.
Media & Marketing / Retail

The Peloton Girl Is OK, Sipping Gin With Friends

When Arkansas Business asked Little Rock marketing execs about the now-infamous Peloton ad, the ad men immediately dragged their wives into the conversation. Not a bad idea, asking a woman, their female colleagues said. read more >
Brooke Vines
Media & Marketing

Brooke Vines, Bill Brookshire Partner Up

Bill Brookshire has left his post as creative director at Little Rock marketing agency Stone Ward to partner with Brooke Vines in a new venture called Vines Brookshire. read more >
Pat Brown has a new title and a growing job now that women-owned businesses have been added to her portfolio at the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Investments / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Small Business

AEDC’s Program for Minority Firms Extends Its Mission

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s online directory of minority-owned firms now lists some 275 certified companies, and Pat Brown’s team is busy certifying women-owned businesses. read more >
Camille Norman
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Camille Norman Joins ERI as Media Director

Camille Norman, an experienced media buyer at Little Rock advertising agencies, has joined Eric Rob & Isaac as the marketing firm’s media director. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food / Transportation

Arkansas PR Pros on Pepsi, Hitler and Unfriendly Skies

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. read more >
Brooke Vines
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

CoreConnect Aims to ‘Demystify’ Digital Communications

A conference aiming to "demystify the digital ecosystem" for marketing professional and business and nonprofit leaders is set for April 27 in Little Rock. read more >
Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

MHP Protests Lottery Pact, Wants CJRW, Ghidotti-Vines Disqualified

Mangan Holcomb Partners is also challenging the awarding of a five-year $34.5 million contract to CJRW. read more >
Lottery tickets on sale at the Site store at the corner of Cantrell Road and Kings Row Drive in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Ghidotti-Vines Files Protest Over CJRW’s Lottery Contract Win

CJRW's triumphant bid for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's $34.5 million marketing and public relations contract has drawn a formal protest from a competitor. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Retail / Tourism

Ad Agencies Ponder Lottery Numbers

Scoring tabulations have left some puzzled Little Rock advertising professionals trying to get the Office of State Procurement’s math to add up. read more >
Lottery tickets on sale at the Site store at the corner of Cantrell Road and Kings Row Drive in Little Rock.
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Retail

Four Agencies Hope To Punch Ticket on Scholarship Lottery

Three Little Rock bidders and a Boston digital marketing agency are in the running for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery’s advertising and marketing work, worth $5 million a year and rising. read more >