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Stone Ward to Shape USL Arkansas’ Brand

USL Arkansas, the company starting a professional soccer club in northwest Arkansas, has engaged Little Rock advertising agency Stone Ward to develop its brand identity. read more >
Millie Ward, volunteer and board member at Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches
Media & Marketing

Wynne Tornado Damage Hits Close to Home for Stone Ward President Millie WardLock Icon

The Wynne native describes devastating damage to her hometown, including her mother's home. read more >
Still frames from two Super Bowl ads for Baptist Health and Saracen Casino and produced by Stone Ward and Gary Heathcott, respectively
Health Care / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Contrasting Arkansas Ads Made Big Game Debut

Commercials for Baptist Health and Saracen Casino both featured women, but couldn't have been farther apart in tone. read more >
Millie Ward, volunteer and board member at Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Government & Politics

Stone Ward President Elected Chair of Little Rock Branch of St. Louis Fed

Millie Ward has served on the board since 2017. read more >

Stone Ward Gets Award for ‘Go Fish’ Campaign

Stone Ward, the downtown Little Rock advertising agency, has picked up a national award for its “Go Fish” campaign for the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. read more >
Steve Stephens, shown in 1959 (inset) and 2016.
Banking & Finance / Government & Politics / Investments / Tourism

Steve Stephens, Distinctive Voice of Arkansas, Dies at 90

Stephen Owen Stephens, whose fluid baritone made him a broadcast hall of famer and Arkansas' version of Dick Clark with his 1950s dance program "Steve's Show" on KTHV, actually had to work hard on that fabled voice, he said in 2018. read more >
Brett Parker
Education / Media & Marketing

Stone Ward, Lyon Partner to Parse Data

In the partnership, announced this month, Stone Ward will give students in the Batesville liberal arts college’s new data science program access to real-life raw data anonymized by the firm’s data analytics team. read more >
Millie Ward of Stone Ward, Mike Sells of the Sells Agency, Myron Jackson of The Design Group, Darin Gray of CJRW and Sharon Tallach Vogelpohl of Mangan Holcomb Partners/Team SI.
Business Services

Ad, PR Pros Connect While Keeping Their Distance

How some of the state's advertising, marketing and public relations businesses are keeping the messages flowing during the COVID-19 pandemic. read more >
Banking & Finance / Energy / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Public Companies / Retail

Fed in St. Louis Announces Changes to Boards

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis announced this week changes to its Little Rock Branch board of directors and to its overall board of directors, effective Jan. 1. read more >
Education / Health Care / Investments / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Give Your Heart to United Way (Larry Stone Commentary)

For the last 96 years, Heart of Arkansas United Way has served our community by leading initiatives and making investments in local programs that create meaningful, sustainable change in education, financial stability and health. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Tourism

Stone Ward Invites Arkansas to Go FishLock Icon

Millie Ward doesn’t hunt, but she does have a fishing license, and the Little Rock advertising exec’s work for the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission is pushing other Arkansans to join her outdoors. read more >
Stone Ward is running a home-embracing campaign for Natural Gear of Little Rock.
Media & Marketing / Retail

With Stone Ward’s Help, Camo Maker Shows Itself

For advertising exec Millie Ward, the assignment was a paradox: making a camouflage company more visible. read more >
Pets of Stone Ward employees pose in front of the marketing firm's iconic 'O' on Markham Street.
Media & Marketing

Stone Ward Gets Best Workplace Honor

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. read more >
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola (left) and Little Rock Regional Chamber CEO Jay Chesshir.
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits / Public Companies / Retail

‘Love, Little Rock’ Gets PRWeek Affection

Millie Ward spurned Amazon in 2017, and now she’s getting some love for “Love, Little Rock.” read more >
Stone Ward President Millie Ward, right, with two key members of her team, Brett Parker and Ritika Chakrabarty.
Business Services

Dynamic Email: Automation With a Human Touch

Ritika Chakrabarty of marketing agency Stone Ward wants to make clients’ email marketing more human, but here’s her paradox: She uses artificial intelligence to do it. read more >
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola proclaims the city's "break-up" with Amazon.
Media & Marketing

PRWeek Awards Honor ‘Love, Little Rock’ Campaign

Amazon ended up with two brides last month in its search for a mate to its Seattle headquarters, dividing its HQ2 between New York City and northern Virginia. But months before, it got jilted by Little Rock, and quite publicly. read more >
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Still Big on Little Rock (Millie Ward Commentary)

here has recently been what seems to be an unbalanced portrayal of Little Rock — a great deal of criticism and glass-half-empty viewpoints. I’d like to present an alternative glass-half-full view of Little Rock. read more >
Jeffrey Nodelman
Media & Marketing

Eclectic Career Leads Nodelman to Stone Ward

Larry Stone wasn't looking for a new creative chieftain at Little Rock advertising agency Stone Ward, but he embraced an unexpected opportunity in the case of Jeffrey Nodelman. read more >
Pets of Stone Ward employees pose in front of the marketing firm's iconic 'O' on Markham Street.
Business Services / Media & Marketing

Working Like a Dog At Stone Ward, Playfully

Stone Ward's employees in downtown Little Rock and Chicago find that fun and games — among other amenities — leaven a stressful workload at the advertising agency. read more >
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola proclaims the city's "break-up" with Amazon.
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When Little Rock Jilted Amazon: Tale of a Breakup Letter

The whirlwind week of #lovelittlerock started when Millie Ward got a call from Little Rock Regional Chamber's Jay Chesshir, who thought that while 238 cities were pitching to land Amazon, Little Rock could make some noise by saying no. read more >