Stone Ward

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Stone Ward
Formerly
Resneck Stone Ward
Private
IndustryAdvertising
Founded1984; 38 years ago (1984)
HeadquartersLittle Rock, AR
Area served
Little Rock, AR and Chicago, IL
Key people
  • Larry Stone (CEO and Executive Creative Director)
  • Millie Ward (President)
Number of employees
55
Websitestoneward.com

Stone Ward is a full-service advertising agency with offices in Little Rock, AR and Chicago, IL.

History

The agency was founded in 1984 as Resneck Stone Ward, a small shop with three employees and four clients in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas.

By 1991, the agency, now known as Stone & Ward, began working with well-known clients such as Nickelodeon Studios and TCBY. The business continued to grow and was named the Category II Arkansas Business of the Year in 1995.

In 2007, the agency, now called Stone Ward, opened an office in Chicago, which would eventually bring on clients such as Snap-on Tools and US Soccer. That same year, 360 Filmworks, Stone Ward’s in-house production studio, became an independent full-service commercial and video production company. Two years later Stone Ward partnered with Boyette Strategic Advisors to combine economic strategy and marketing expertise.

Stone Ward acquired the Allison Agency in 2010, adding Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken and others to its client list. In 2017, founders Larry Stone and Millie Ward were inducted in the Southwest Advertising Hall of Fame.[1]

In 2018 Stone Ward was selected by PRWeek as one of the nation’s best places to work in the agency world.[2] PRWeek listed Stone Ward’s workplace in the top dozen ad agencies among 78 agencies that competed. The agency was one of four midsize agencies (51 to 200 employees) to be honored. That same year Stone Ward was named a 2018 Bronze Anvil Award of Commendation winner for its Love, Little Rock campaign.[3] Executed on behalf of the Little Rock Regional Chamber and the city of Little Rock, “Love, Little Rock” was recognized in the “Word-of-Mouth (Viral, Buzz, Talk Triggers)” category, honoring tactics that “get key audiences talking or provide an avenue for conversation using different techniques.” The Bronze Anvil awards are presented by the Public Relations Society of America.[4] Stone Ward created the Love, Little Rock campaign to help Little Rock publicly say "No" to Amazon as it sought a location for its second headquarters.[5] The campaign was recognized nationally, and AdWeek called it 'gracious and clever'.[6]

In 2019 Stone Ward was named one of the best workplaces in America by Inc. magazine. This annual list is based on trust, management, perks and employee confidence. Stone Ward was the only Arkansas company to be included.[7] In 2020, Stone Ward was named one of Arkansas' Best Places To Work by Arkansas Business.[8]

Partners

Boyette Strategic Advisors

Boyette Strategic Advisors provide economic development strategy, branding, digital strategy and marketing.[9]

AMIN worldwide

A network of 50 independent marketing agencies, located across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Asia Pacific.[10]

360 Filmworks

360 Filmworks is a full-service video production company owned by Stone Ward.[11]

Notable clients

Notable clients include Snap-on (2006), United States Women's National Soccer Team (2009), Lee's Famous Recipe Chicken (2010) and Sport Clips Haircuts (2008).

In the media

  

References

  1. Oman, Noel (2 April 2017). "Ad firm principals Stone, Ward to be in hall of fame". Arkansas Online.
  2. "PR Week Best Places To Work".
  3. "Stone Ward Receives PRSA Award for Love, Little Rock Campaign". AMP. 23 May 2018.
  4. Massey, Kyle. "Stone Ward Gets Best Workplace Honor". Arkansas Business.
  5. Brown, Wesley (19 October 2017). "Little Rock city, chamber officials say 'no' to Amazon, unveil new economic development campaign". Talk Business & Politics. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  6. Nudd, Tim. "Thanks but No Thanks. How Little Rock Won by Saying No to Amazon". ADWEEK. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  7. "Arkansas Business Reader's Choice Best of Biz 2019 (Advertising Section)". Arkansas Business.
  8. "Arkansas' Best Places to Work | Arkansas Business News | ArkansasBusiness.com". www.arkansasbusiness.com. Retrieved 16 September 2020.
  9. "About". Boyette Strategic Advisors. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  10. "Stone Ward". AMIN. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  11. "360 Filmworks". 360 Filmworks. Retrieved 14 August 2020.

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