Posts Tagged ‘JACKSON’

PHIL HARDWICK — Commencement speeches we will never hear

The 2014 graduation season will be remembered for speeches not made. And that is not a good thing. It is not new for students to protest against the selection of graduation speakers. During the 1960’s, students spoke out and criticized at graduation ceremonies to protest the U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Things settled down for a […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: Farewell to the orange and blue of Southwest Airlines

As we reported previously, Southwest Airlines has left Jackson for greener pastures. Most of us in Jackson are probably sorry to see those orange and blue planes fly away and not return, because it’s bound to limit our travel options, potentially increase costs, and generally take away some measure of convenience.  A great airport is […] [...]

New buyer interest in Jackson’s Landmark Center after UMMC drops deal

A potential new buyer is ready to seek a deal on downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center now that the University of Mississippi Medical Center no longer wants the vacant office building. The Hertz Investment Group, owners of 1.2 million square feet of metro Jackson office space, wants to be 100 percent sure UMMC is out of […] [...]

UMMC drops purchase of downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center

by Published: June 16,2014

Tags: Business, Downtown Jackson, JACKSON, Mississipi, real estate

The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s purchase of the Landmark Center — a deal considered a much-needed game changer for downtown Jackson — is dead, UMMC officials say. » UPDATED: New buyer interest in Jackson’s Landmark Center after UMMC drops deal UMMC officials say they ceased negotiations with owners of the 366,500 square-foot building after other […] [...]

Todd Smith’s Spin Cycle — Google takes a bite out of the Apple, supplants Top Technology Co. as most valuable brand

Google has taken a big bite out of the Apple – and has knocked the Cupertino, Calif. tech giant off as the most valuable brand in the world, according to a recent branding study. Millward Brown, a national brand and marketing research company, has ranked Google as the top brand in the world in its […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE — Time – Like other media outlets in our digital world – blurs line between news and advertising

Another media outlet has bitten the dust, and blurred that time-honored line between the news and advertising side of journalism – featuring ads on the front page/front cover. Time Inc., the nation’s largest magazine publisher, is now running Verizon Wireless ads on the cover of two of its most iconic titles, Time and Sports Illustrated. […] [...]

Aviation marketers give their prescription for Jackson airport

by Published: June 13,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, Mississippi, transportation

A pair of New York commercial aviation marketing specialists shared their thoughts on how executives at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport can strengthen the airport’s role as Central Mississippi’s main aviation draw. Rocco Cipriano, president of Westchester-N.Y.-based Aviation Marketing, said a good first step is to break down the kinds of travel for which fliers […] [...]

Jackson airport’s regional draw, role in feeder system seen as strengths after Southwest loss

Southwest Airlines’ final take off from Jackson- Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Jackson Saturday left local passengers without the option of a low-cost, no-frills carrier they have relied on for 17 years. For the airport, the departure left marketing and revenue challenges to overcome. To start, executives at Mississippi’s largest airport must confront the […] [...]

THE SPIN CYCLE — How journalists use social media to report the news, pinterest branding campaigns

A new report from the Indiana University School of Journalism shows how U.S. journalists are using social media to report the news. Based on online interviews with 1,080 U.S. journalists conducted last fall, the new report updates previous findings and adds new ones concerning the role of social media in journalism. Key findings: » 78 […] [...]

Completion of downtown Jackson’s Clark building awaits state funding

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: Business, downtown, JACKSON, Mississippi

A cash-infusion from the Legislature for buildout of the rehabbed Robert G. Clark Jr. Building downtown is state government’s best hope for relief from an office space squeeze that has it down to 4,000 square feet of spare space. The Clark building, 301 Lamar Street, would raise the state’s available office space by 50,000 square […] [...]

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