Long-time Arkansas Business Publishing Group Editor Lance Turner recently joined Ghidotti, a Little Rock-based public relations and content marketing agency, as an Account Supervisor. Lance joins the agency following a 24-year tenure with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, where he served as a reporter, online editor and editor of Arkansas Business for the past two years. In his new role, Turner will oversee campaign strategy development and execution for Ghidotti clients and lead the media relations team.
“There is no doubt that Lance brings an unparalleled foundation of business expertise to our clients,” said Chief Executive Officer Natalie Ghidotti. “Lance has been leading coverage of businesses and organizations in Arkansas for 24 years both in print and on broadcast, and we are thrilled he is now bringing that incredible knowledge to our clients and team. Our agency has always had a reputation for some of the best media relations minds in the state, and adding Lance to the team continues that differentiator well into 2024 and beyond.”
Turner graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Arkansas State University in 1999 and joined Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock in May 1999. In addition to writing general assignment business news stories, he wrote the Outtakes media column, covering Arkansas radio, TV, newspapers and advertising firms.
In 2000, Lance became the first online editor for Arkansas Business Publishing Group, helping launch arkansasbusiness.com, which posts local breaking business news daily and published the market’s first daily e-newsletter, The Daily Report.
Turner was an online editor from 2000 to 2021, overseeing content for Arkansas Business Publishing Group sites and editing The Daily Report and Morning Roundup e-newsletters. He was named editor of Arkansas Business in August 2021. During his time as editor, Arkansas Business was named best newspaper for its size category – medium tabloids – at the Alliance of Area Business Publishers 2023 Editorial and Design Excellence Awards contest.
For nearly 15 years, Turner appeared regularly on KTHV-TV, Channel 11, providing daily business news reports on the CBS affiliate’s morning show, “Wake Up Central,” and co-anchoring the station’s election night coverage. He’s also been a frequent panelist and guest host of the Arkansas PBS weekly public affairs program, “Arkansas Week.”