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Pam Jones

Pam Jones, president of Culturally Connected Communications in Little Rock, says that reaching out to minority consumers these days “is not just good business, it’s smart business.” C3, as the agency is known, has offices in the Gans Building on Second Street.
Government & Politics / Health Care

Cranford Co., Design Group and C3 Win State Work for Vaccine Ads

Three Little Rock marketing firms led by Cranford Co. land $8 million in state Health Department contracts for advertising to persuade Arkansans to get COVID-19 vaccinations. read more >
Esperanza Massana-Crane, the state’s new director of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise, says a hate crimes bill is necessary for Arkansas, a stand also held by her boss, Commerce Secretary Mike Preston, and his boss, Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
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The Costs of a Hateful ImageLock Icon

Senate Bill 3, commonly known as the “hate crimes bill,” boils down to a crucial chance to burnish Arkansas’ image and remove a hurdle to recruiting companies and workers, government officials and business leaders say. read more >
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Finding Some Oases Amid Ad Drought

The advertising gods giveth, and they taketh away, particularly these days. read more >
Myron Jackson, CEO of The Design Group.
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Seizing a Moment for Multicultural MarketingLock Icon

Black pain is not an ad campaign, multicultural marketing scholar Phil McKenzie likes to say, “but there’s always an opportunity to engage.” read more >
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Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic FutureLock Icon

Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >
CJRW at 300 Main St. in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Tourism

CJRW Lays Off 8 From Workforce of 61

CJRW, the longtime Little Rock marketing agency and the state's tourism account holder, laid off eight workers yesterday, eliminating 8 of 61 staff positions. read more >
Pam JonesPresident, Lead Strategist of Culturally Connected Communications
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Pam Jones Advises Corporations to Stay Well-Versed in Diversity

Pam Jones, the president of Culturally Connected Communications, says it’s in companies’ best interest to reflect their consumers. read more >
One of the ads that Culturally Connected Communications reinvisioned for Black History Month.
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Pam Jones Puts Ad Twist on Black History Month

To address a lack of advertising diversity and “stereotypical representation,” Little Rock marketing firm Culturally Connected Communications is taking a different ad every day and reimagining it with brown and black subjects. read more >
Tide's genre-bending series of commercials during Super Bowl LII was a clean win, according to marketing experts.
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Super Bowl Commercials: Tide Cleans Up, Alexa Speaks

Tide scored nearly a clean sweep, Alexa’s voice came through for Amazon and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s voice was hijacked by Dodge Ram. read more >
Pam Jones
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Is LR at Tipping Point After Shooting? PR Voices Weigh In

Arkansas media and public relations professionals fear that negative perceptions of the capital city are reaching a critical mass after the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge downtown. read more >
Pam Jones
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business / Tourism

CJRW Offers 3 Top Tips on Saving Companies’ Reputations

What keeps company chieftains up at night? Financial risks, of course, but also risks to their companies' reputations, Mark Raines told tourism marketing professionals last week at the Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock. read more >
Government & Politics / Tourism

2 Firms Partner with Parks & Tourism to Increase Tourism Diversity

The Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism has partnered with two Little Rock diversity marketing consulting firms — Culturally Connected Communications and Cinco Media Group — to focus on increasing diversity tourism in the state. read more >
Karen Shaw and Pam Jones of Citizens Bank of Batesville
Banking & Finance / Legal

Citizens Bank, Blair & Stroud Make Promotions in Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

Karen Shaw and Pam Jones have been promoted to executive vice presidents at Citizens Bank of Batesville. Barrett Moore and Michelle Huff have been promoted to partners at Blair & Stroud. read more >
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David Bush Joins BancorpSouth As Senior Vice President (Banking Movers & Shakers)

David Bush, formerly senior vice president and commercial lending manager at Delta Trust & Bank, has joined the staff of BancorpSouth in Little Rock as SVP. read more >

CJRW Names Richard McKeown as Senior Vice President

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods of Little Rock has named Richard McKeown as senior vice president and chief public relations officer. read more >