Posts Tagged ‘media’

TODD SMITH’S SPIN CYCLE — Maximize your holiday PR with these tips for your list

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: advertising, Business, Deane Smith & Partners, media, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

Every year, we distribute thousands of holiday season news releases. From gift guides and product launches, events and end-of-year wrap ups, there are many ways brands use news releases to successfully insert themselves into the holiday news cycle. After all, smart PR pros understand that news releases can directly impact end-of-year, holiday sales. To help […] [...]

Mississippi to get $59K in Sirius XM settlement

by Published: December 5,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, NEWS, Sirius XM

JACKSON — Mississippi will receive $59,413 from Sirius XM Radio Inc. in a national settlement to resolve complaints about misleading advertising and billing practices. Attorney General Jim Hood says the additional restitution for consumers has no cap and will depend on how many eligible residents of the state apply and the facts specific to their […] [...]

THE NEXT CHAPTER — Wally Northway ending a ‘great ride’ chronicling Mississippi’s business stories

Greenville native Wally Northway had written a lot of songs but never a news story when he ventured into newspapering at the Mississippi Business Journal in 1997 after a career as a college administrator. A few thousand stories later, the soon-to-retire business journalist can lay claim to a career well spent. “I always felt like […] [...]

Late food critic Claiborne getting a marker in the Delta

INDIANOLA — Craig Claiborne, the late celebrated food critic for The New York Times, will be honored Thursday with a historical marker in his native Sunflower County. The unveiling will take place at 4 p.m. at 208 West Percy Street in Indianola, in front of the home where Claiborne lived as a boy. Claiborne wrote […] [...]

Magazine ranks Bomgar in global Software 500

JACKSON — Bomgar is ranked No. 343 in Software Magazine’s 2014 Software 500. The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world’s largest software and service suppliers, developed for IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing. Bomgar was also recognized as one of the top 10 companies for […] [...]

Mississippi tops again in ranking of physician-friendly states

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — For the second straight year, the Magnolia State is tops when it comes to a physician-friendly locale to practice medicine. Each year, Norwalk, Connecticut-based Physicians Practice compiles its list of the “Best States to Practice,” based on several analytics including cost of living, disciplinary actions taken against physicians, tax burden per capita […] [...]

ALAN TURNER: After 30 Years as GM of WLBT, Dan Modisett is ready for new adventures

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, NEWS

Recently, we had the opportunity to visit with Dan Modisett, general manager of WLBT for the past 30 years. Dan is getting ready to celebrate his retirement at the close of the year, and shared some of his recollections from a long career in Jackson television. Born and raised in Jackson, he received his B.A. […] [...]

Heartland Media, MSouth Equity buying Tupelo TV station

TUPELO — Heartland Media, LLC and MSouth Equity Partners have agreed to acquire the assets of television station WTVA, the NBC and ABC affiliate in Tupelo, from WTVA Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand Heartland’s holdings to five stations. Other stations are located in Utica, New York, and Eugene, Medford, and Klamath […] [...]

Nielsen ratings: WAPT overtakes WLBT overall in newscasts

by Published: September 3,2014

Tags: Business, media, Mississippi, Nielson Ratings, television

  JACKSON —  The Nielsen ratings for July are in, and WAPT has taken over at the top overall for newscasts. The Nielsen ratings win compares all the weekday newscasts head-to-head including 5-7am, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm. WAPT General Manger Stuart Kellogg says, “Our brand at 16 WAPT is The One To Watch. And this certainly […] [...]

R.J. Allen ranked as fastest-growing company in Mississippi

OXFORD — General construction and development management company R.J. Allen & Associates, based in Oxford, has been named the fastest-growing company in the state of Mississippi on Inc. magazine’s recently-released list of the top 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Posting a three-year growth rate of 2,118 percent, R.J. Allen & Associates ranks seventh […] [...]

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