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How to Innovate with Analytics to Create and Capture Value

by Stone Ward Staff

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” -Bill Gates

It's not you, it's us. Love, Little Rock

by Liz Hamilton

While the Amazon HQ2 RFP generated 238 proposals, there was one “thanks, but no thanks,” response from Little Rock that gained national attention. Through an “it’s not you, it’s us” break up letter that ran in the Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos), Little Rock politely declined to respond to the request.

A New Look for the National Women’s Soccer League Championship

by Tom Lillig

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new media and broadcast partnership with A+E Network and Lifetime to kick off its fifth season. This created the perfect opportunity for the Stone Ward Chicago team to help rebrand the NWSL Championship. Building an identity for the annual pinnacle event was important to celebrate the strength of the league and the women who play in it for years to come. 

Camp Reality: What To Expect?

by Stone Ward Staff

Camp Reality is what we at Stone Ward call our internship program. And the name lives up to the expectations. 

Internships are a funny thing. You may pursue opportunities in a “big city,” assuming the companies have “big” work projects and offer a more immersive experience. You think the program is a “bigger deal.” Did it ever cross your mind you can find something just as valuable in Little Rock? 

Standing Room Only at the Arkansas Arts Center

by Stone Ward Staff

You have until December 31 to view the latest exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center — The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design. With more than forty exceptional examples of American chairs, this is the first comprehensive survey of its kind to be shown at the Arkansas Arts Center.

What Building a House Taught Me About Listening to Experts

by Danny Koteras

I built a house this year, which I have never done before, and it was awesome. Didn’t have a single argument with my wife nor had to “give in” on anything. I took the approach that I wasn’t going to fight over shades of gray. But that’s not what this is about. This is about realizing there are people who do their job every day and are a lot smarter than me when it comes to their work.

Stone Ward Named Top Place to Work for Second Year in a Row

by Liz Hamilton

PR News annually designates its “Top Places to Work” based on employee growth opportunities, best communication practices, benefits packages, salaries, office perks and a collaborative workplace design.

Among several cultural aspects that contributed toward Stone Ward receiving this recognition for the second year in row, the agency enjoys these employee perks:

Congratulations to Edward Logan!

by Dana Dussing Berry

Earlier this month, Sport Clips Haircuts announced the promotion of Edward Logan to chief operating officer.