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The Ad Bowl (There Was Also a Football Game)

Brands brought big stars, special effects and laughs. But local ad pros say the products were lost in the mix. read more >
Amanda Hoelzeman
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Amanda Hoelzeman Named PR Manager at The Peacock Group

Media and communications professional Amanda Hoelzeman has joined The Peacock Group of Little Rock as the strategic communications firm’s public relations manager. read more >
Media & Marketing

A Girl and Her Dog Won the Super Bowl, Local Ad Pros Say

Most advertisers played it safe this year. One marketing exec described the crop of ideas as "remarkably ordinary." read more >
Media & Marketing

Peacock Group Hires KATV’s Katelyn Deckelbaum

As a top manager of the Sinclair-owned station, she oversaw nightly newscasts, day-to-day operations, content and copywriting, as well a script approval. read more >
Allyson Pittman Gattin
Media & Marketing

A Tight Family’s Ties in Public Relations

Allyson Pittman Gattin represents a rare third generation in one family to gain accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America, a first in Arkansas and perhaps in the nation. read more >
Media & Marketing

A Born Entrepreneur Atop LSW Strategic Communications

Lucy Speed Whiteside is one of many in her family to start her own business. read more >

From Lemons to Hoodies, Arkansas Ad Pros Score the Super Bowl

Falling lemons hit the nail on the head, and other heads as well, in the most-praised ad in a funny, fractious and fraternal yearly assessment of Super Bowl commercials by Arkansas advertising pros. read more >
Nikki Heck
Media & Marketing

You Can’t Spell Super Bowl Without PR

Tom Brady was the hero and 30 seconds of commercial time still sold for about $5.5 million, but in most ways Super Bowl 55 on Sunday was like no other. read more >
Denver Peacock
Business Services

Sells Agency, Ghidotti, Peacock Honored at Virtual PRSA Prism Awards

Mike Sells was giddy, Natalie Ghidotti was delighted, and the Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America was all virtual as it celebrated its annual Prism Awards. read more >
A few weeks ago, the Arkansas Chapter announced APR accreditation success by Shira Kelley of the Arkansas Commissioner of Lands office and Lamor Williams of the city of Little Rock. 

Arkansas PRSA Chapter Accredits 2 More, Building on Tradition

When Kristen Vandaveer Nicholson was promoted in February to vice president of public relations at Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI in Little Rock, she had a special request for the story about it on ArkansasBusiness.com. read more >
Denver Peacock and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.
Government & Politics

IABC Honors Mayor Frank Scott, Retired CALS Director Bobby Roberts

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. received the Communicator of the Year Award from the International Association of Business Communicators' Arkansas chapter. read more >
Business Services / Media & Marketing

Like the Game Itself, 2019 Ads Not So Super

Nice ads outnumbered good plays in Super Bowl LIII, a record low-scoring affair that left the New England Patriots champions again, 13-3 victors over the Los Angeles Rams. read more >
Clockwise from top left: Dan McFadden, APR; Kristen Vandaveer Nicholson, APR; Brandon D. Morris, APR+M; Denver Peacock, APR; and Brandi Hinkle, APR
Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Transportation

Three Little Letters That Say ‘A’ Lot in PR

What do the initials APR stand for, beyond some vague notion of achievement in public relations? Several Little Rock communications pros explained, and their answers were surprisingly fervent and personal. read more >
Seated, from left, are Sarah Kinser, Kristen Nicholson, Stella Prather and Kathryn Heller. Standing, from left, Denver Peacock, Lamor Williams, Heather Haywood, Maegan Clark, Jason Brown and Adena White.
Media & Marketing

New PRSA Officers Plan Big Year

The Arkansas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America installed new officers last month, including some of the most recognizable names in the Little Rock communications industry. read more >
Shelby Woods, seen here on Pinnacle Mountain, has marketed Arkansas tourism for a half-century. One key has been the “Natural State” slogan he wears on his shirt.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Tourism

Parks, Streams & Woods: 50 Years of Arkansas Tourism and the Ad Man Who Saw It AllLock Icon

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. 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 >
Jason Schechter
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

From Clinton to Bloomberg, Jason Schechter Traces PR Path

Jason Schecter has been with Bloomberg for four years, and he spoke on his role there to dozens of local PR professionals, along with a group of UALR PR and mass communications studentsr. read more >
Becca Green.
Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

PRSA Elects 2016 Officers

Taking over the top leadership role for PRSA is Becca Green, director of public engagement at Rock Region Metro. read more >
Natalie Ghidotti, president and CEO of Ghidotti Communications
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Smaller ‘Boutique’ PR Firms Popping Up

Last week’s official launch of Aarch Communications shines a light on the continuing rise of small “boutique” firms specializing in public relations, social media, communications and related fields. read more >
The LinkedIn.com profile for Denver Peacock displays his new firm's name, The Peacock Group.
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business / Tourism

Denver Peacock Sets Up New PR Firm

Denver Peacock is the latest former Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods staffer hanging out his own shingle after leaving the Little Rock advertising, marketing and public relations firm. read more >