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Wayne Cranford
Media & Marketing

Cranford’s Elegance (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

Wayne Cranford was a student of quality. A master of tone. Not only in the written and spoken word, but also in the way it was written and spoken. read more >
Media & Marketing

A Farewell to Titans, Portis and Cranford

Ross Cranford likes to think his dad, Wayne Cranford, is “having a scotch and soda with Charles Portis somewhere.” read more >
Wayne CranfordChairman Emeritus, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods

Wayne Cranford, Pioneering Arkansas Ad Man, Dies at 87

Wayne Cranford, an advertising pioneer who brought Madison Avenue creative approaches to Arkansas and provided the “C” in the name of prominent Little Rock agency CJRW, died Saturday in hospice. read more >
Ron Robinson (file)

PR Icon Ron Robinson Dies at 75, Leaving Name on Theater

Ron Robinson, who started as an intern and rose to become chairman and CEO of marketing powerhouse Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, now CJRW, died Tuesday in Little Rock. read more >
Wayne Cranford and Jim Johnson
Media & Marketing

Confessions of an Ad Man (Jim Johnson, Not Ogilvy)

At 82, Jim Johnson's mind is sharp, roaming through the decades he spent in advertising in Little Rock as one of the founders of Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods. read more >
Chris, left, Jay and Ross Cranford have formed Cranford Co., a new advertising agency to be located in downtown Little Rock. | (Photo by Wil Chandler)
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Brothers Take Creative Act to New Cranford Co.

Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford have formed a new advertising agency called Cranford Co. — actually a limited liability company — to be located in downtown Little Rock. Their father, Wayne, will be “of counsel” to Cranford Co. read more >
Chris, left, Jay and Ross Cranford have formed Cranford Co., a new advertising agency to be located in downtown Little Rock.
Media & Marketing

Cranford Brothers Announce New Advertising Agency

Jay, Ross and Chris Cranford, who left Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods this spring, have formed Cranford Co. and are in negotiations for office space in downtown Little Rock. Their father, Wayne Cranford, will be "of counsel" to the agency. Cranford Co. is in negotiations on about 2,000 SF of office space in downtown Little Rock. read more >
Chris Cranford with his father, Wayne Cranford
Business Services / Media & Marketing / Small Business

Other Cranfords Out at CJRW

The last two Cranfords at Little Rock's Cranford Robinson Johnson Woods are reportedly out, with one having resigned yesterday, and the other "expected" to resign soon. read more >
Media & Marketing / Tourism

Two Cranfords and Peacock Leave CJRW in Latest Departures

The shakeup continues at Cranford Robinson Johnson Woods: Last week three executives, including two of the Little Rock ad firm’s namesake Cranfords, resigned. read more >
Media & Marketing

CJRW’s Shelby Woods and Wayne Woods Inducted into AdFed Hall of Fame

Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods of Little Rock says two of its top executives have been inducted into an American Advertising Federation hall of fame. read more >
Wayne CranfordChairman Emeritus, Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame 2012: Wayne Cranford

An innovator in advertising and marketing communications, Wayne Cranford recently celebrated 50 years of his iconic Little Rock agency. His and the agency’s history are dotted with enough firsts to fill the pages of several scrapbooks – first Arkansas agency to create and place a local color television advertisement, the first Arkansas agency to win a national Addy award, the first to buy a national network program, just for example. read more >