Back Yard bosses close to new prototype rollout

CEO aims to boost performance of franchised stores
May 12, 2015 2:22 PM

Emma adds Eventbrite feature in emails

During the Marketing United conference last week, the team at Emma took the chance to introduce some new partnerships and features. Most notable among them is a cooperative effort with Eventbrite that will better integrate event information into mailings and track ticket sales, among other things.

“Eventbrite’s new integration with Emma is an especially great benefit to venues or organizations with several upcoming events, providing a seamless and polished way to effectively market an event, or even multiple events, with one email,” said Dylan Serota, head of partnerships for Eventbrite. “This integration with Emma is a reflection of Eventbrite’s commitment to provide top-notch design coupled with actionable analytics for event organizers.”

Check out more details from the release here.

May 4, 2015 8:38 AM

Credit union secures naming rights to riverfront venue

Tullahoma-based Ascend Federal Credit Union has won the race to place its name atop the West Riverfront Park amphitheater, which will be able to hold 6,800 people and open July 30 with a concert headlined by country star Eric Church.

The deal, financial terms for which were not disclosed during an announcement event today, is for 10 years.

Ascend has $1.7 billion in assets, $943 million in loans and about 150,000 members, according to data from the National Credit Union Administration. It posted net income of $19.1 million in 2014, up from $17.1 million the year before. Nine of the organization's 18 locations are in the Nashville MSA, with its main Nashville office having opened on Charlotte Avenue in Midtown last year.

“With this amphitheater, Ascend commits to being the credit union of choice for residents of Nashville and Middle Tennessee,” said Caren Gabriel, president and CEO of Ascend. “And, because our growth objectives are similar to those of this city, we believe the Ascend Amphitheater will be pivotal in securing Nashville’s claim as the entertainment capital of the South.”

Ascend Amphitheater will this summer also host Steely Dan, Phish and ZZ Top, among others. Patrick Rodgers and Adam Gold have a lot more info on the musical side of things here.


Apr 23, 2015 2:59 PM

Emma buys digital marketing company

San Francisco company active in email, social, event marketing arenas
Apr 8, 2015 11:20 AM

Lovell adds Atlanta senior account exec

Lovell Communications has hired a senior account executive with a focus on health care technology companies. Carolyn Edwards joins Green Hills-based Lovell, which is home to a dozen people, with more than three years of public relations and marketing experience and was most recently an account manager at Dodge Communications in Atlanta. She manages media relations, marketing and lead generation efforts for some of the firm's health care IT accounts.

“Carolyn brings experience with a range of health care technology market segments, including revenue cycle, big data and mobile health,” said President Rosemary Plorin. “Her background in health care IT and her expertise in marketing health care services in general will be a great benefit for our clients.”

Mar 25, 2015 1:42 PM

Veteran entrepreneurs launch customer engagement company

Former execs of, Change Healthcare say venture profitable out of the gate
Mar 25, 2015 6:53 AM

Thirty Tigers adds country radio promo group

Local marketing and artist services group Thirty Tigers is branching into country radio promotion with the hiring of four people to capitalize on some recent successes with Chase Rice and Old Dominion. Sarah Skates has details on that plan and more at

Mar 24, 2015 10:54 PM

In Charge 2015: Marketing & PR

Mar 8, 2015 11:44 AM

Digital marketing agency to move to L&C

Digital marketing agency FoxFuel Creative will move its office in mid-summer to the L&C Tower from the Melrose area, Nashville Business Journal reports.

FoxFuel, which spun out of MMA Creative earlier this year, will take the 14th floor of the tower, CEO Colton Mulligan told NBJ. The company has done work for Saint Thomas Health and Yazoo Brewing Co., among others.

FoxFuel will joint San Francisco-based personnel recruitment company IQTalent Partners and boutique eyewear retailer Warby Parker of New York City as recently announced tenants in the modernist tower.

Read more here.

Mar 6, 2015 7:13 AM

Carlisle Transportation changes name to Carlstar

Cool Springs-based Carlisle Transportation Products, which makes industrial belts, tires and wheels, has changed its name to The Carlstar Group. The company, which is owned by private-equity firm American Industrial Partners, employs 4,000 people at seven manufacturing facilities and 10 distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe and China.

Mar 3, 2015 9:47 AM