Subscribe Register Login

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 9:07 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Acxiom keeps momentum at Conway site

Future excites CEO after firm moves back ‘home’

By Emma Hurt

This article was published April 30, 2017 at 2:13 a.m.

Acxiom CEO and President Scott Howe rides a bicycle between buildings earlier this month at the company’s corporate headquarters in Conway. Howe said that Acxiom today reminds him of Amazon when it first began expanding its business beyond books.

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe (left) talks with Marc Haynes, vice president of administrative services, and Sherry Hamilton, senior marketer/corporate communi...

Scott Howe wants Arkansas to know that Acxiom is growing and he's excited about it.

Acxiom CEO Scott Howe (left) talks with Marc Haynes, vice president of administrative services, and Sherry Hamilton, senior marketer/corporate communi...

This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for $2.95. Click here to search for this story in the archives.

Print Headline: Acxiom keeps momentum at Conway site

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: Acxiom keeps momentum at Conway site

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 total comments

TravisBickle says... April 30, 2017 at 9:05 p.m.

He should never ride a bike or look like he's trying to work out. Not a good look for someone his age. Who are we supposed to believe, an Ivy league money changer or someone who spent 4 decades building a company? Just over a month ago in this space Charles Morgan wrote that "the company is the shadow of its former self, that's for sure." and that it was a mistake for all the leaders and execs to abandon here, meaning Conway. Howe is hoping he can confuse the market long enough to make the market think that the company is capable of things it is probably not. Sometimes big ideas can get you places even when you don't know how to execute the idea into a product that works. And he thinks he can pull that off?? Doubtful. Axe-em will be belly up within 5 years. Why would you sell a building for $10M less than what it cost to build 14 years ago?? They're in pump and dump mode right now. And hatchet boy Marc better remember that every dog has its day.

( | suggest removal )

ScottHowe says... May 1, 2017 at 9:34 p.m.

Hi Travis,

It’s Scott Howe.  We agree: I don’t look good riding a bike, working out, or in any other pose – and no one is going to mistake me for George Clooney (or even Robert DeNiro for that matter). Mine is a face only a mother could love!  With regards to your question about the Little Rock building, our view was that we would rather have funds to reinvest back into our products, facilities and people than own a largely empty building.  As we evolve as a company, we can’t ever sit still but rather need to accelerate innovation and new capabilities.  As we accomplish that, I believe we’ll see that Acxiom's best days lay entirely ahead.

As we get our alumni programs off the ground, I hope we'll see you at a future event.

( | suggest removal )

MarcHaynes says... May 2, 2017 at 12:48 p.m.

Hello Travis,
Marc Haynes here. Most decisions solving for improvements and efficiencies come with both positive and negative effects. My vision is to always create the most positive situation for the greatest number of people.. including associates, shareholders and alumni. And when a negative element is an outcome, I want to be there to support those impacted. Let me know if there is something I can do for you.

( | suggest removal )

TravisBickle says... June 9, 2017 at 9:45 p.m.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online