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DORSEY CARSON: Let’s do the simple but hard thing on infrastructure

As I walk door-to-door through neighborhoods during our campaign for Jackson City Council, there is one thing strikes me over and over: the vast quantity of treated water that I see running down our curbs, flooding our streets, and overloading our already-stressed sewer system.  To date, the solution to our water problems being proposed by some of our City’s leaders ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE — 10 essential tips for B2B marketing success in a digital economy

If you’re a small-to midsize-sized business (SMB) and in the business-to-business (B2B) space, you know how challenging the digital revolution has been for marketing and branding. Not long ago, a sale needed some sort of human interaction – even with the web. Now, from fact-finding to brand-relationship building, your customers rely on the Internet to do it all. How can ...

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Can Metrocenter rise from the ashes? Again

Jackson’s 36-year-old Metrocenter Mall is set for yet another second act. This one will be stage managed by a group of veteran Kansas retail developers from Colby Capital and Walter Morris Cos. as well as Jackson commercial real estate broker Scott Overby. They have adopted the name Jackson Commons, LLC. The Kansas developers have redone distressed retail centers in nine ...

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OUR VIEW: JRA evolving toward transparency? Maybe, maybe not

Some Jackson Redevelopment Authority board members may have had to fight back a groan Wednesday at the idea of spending money for an image makeover. One member even compared the idea to putting perfume on a pig. Maybe for him it is. He’s looking at things from the inside, after all. Here on the outside, we see any new willingness ...

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Kellogg Foundation commits $2.3 million to Civil Rights Museum

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tuesday received a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $2.3 million endowment. The endowment will go toward the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s development of educational programs for the Civil Rights Museum. The $2.3 million will fund a partnership between Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the William Winter Institute for Racial ...

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Federal jury: Jackson must pay $600,000 for violating developer’s free speech rights

A federal court jury late Thursday afternoon delivered a $600,000 judgment against the City of Jackson on a claim the Jackson Redevelopment Authority violated the First Amendment free speech rights of a principal of a local development company that sought JRA bond money to buy downtown’s Deposit Guaranty building for a residential conversion. In ruling for Jackson-based Advanced Technology Building ...

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TODD SMITH — 5 hottest Twitter innovations from big brands

Big name brands are testing myriad interactions on Twitter these days to stand out. While some marketers are bulking up their tweets with buttons to drive sales, some of the most interesting uses aren’t about social media at all. Instead, brands such as Mountain Dew, Specialized bikes and Evian enlist Twitter in conjunction with traditional tactics such as on-the-street or ...

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TODD SMITH'S SPIN CYCLE — Measurement plus metrics equals PR success & branding relevance

Measurement and metrics are integral and complex parts of our PR world, and it’s increasingly being driven by social media in the digital domain. In fact, the branding, PR, marketing and ad industries recently converged in Measurement Week 2014 in New York, a four-day conference focused on all things measurement, analytics, media success and ROI. Many of the sessions showcased ...

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