Arkansas Week Tonight

So far, I’ve managed not to embarrass myself or my family too much, so I’ll be on “Arkansas Week” again tonight (8 p.m., AETN) to talk Dillard’s, Alltel and Tom Coughlin, the former Wal-Mart executive who now faces jail time for ripping off this employer.

I’d like to think I held my own today during this morning’s taping, but honestly, my suit was no match for David Sanders.

UPDATED: You can listen to the show’s podcast now here, and see Windows Media Player video here.


In Sync: Footnotes on Networking

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Sync magazine interviewed me for part of its look at networking. Because space in print is finite, I’ve added some more stuff from my notes and The Ladder for anyone who wants more info on the topic, including some cool tips from Skip Rutherford.

You can see all that and more here.

Another THV Appearance

More TV for ya. I was on KTHV’s 6 p.m. newscast Monday night for our regular Arkansas Business on THV report. This week: how UCA’s kicking everyone’s butt on enrollment and how they’re doing it.

Meanwhile, I’m set for AETN’s “Arkansas Week” on Aug. 31. Here’s hoping for a business-heavy news week that week.

The Onion, MySpace Form Partnership

The Onion says it’s formed a content sharing partnership with MySpace:

Expect an onslaught of emo jokes: Satire publication The Onion will be providing audio, video, and print content to social-networking site MySpace through a partnership announced on Tuesday night. There is now a branded Onion page on MySpace, with article and blog content as well as audio podcasts; additionally, content from the publication’s online video hub, the Onion News Network, is now available on the MySpaceTV portal.

The press release issued by the New York-based Onion (a full version is posted at the Silicon Alley Insider) is naturally tongue-in-cheek. “The news business is like the tobacco business: you want to reach new readers at as young and impressionable an age as possible,” Sean Mills, president of The Onion, is quoted as saying. “MySpace was, of course, a natural partner in that regard.”

We would have thought, given this piece of reporting, that Facebook might be a better partner for The Onion.