From The Rock

Public relations is like a fine wine

By | February 21, 2018

Let’s talk wine for a bit. I’m not an avid wine drinker, but I appreciate a nice glass of red wine from time to time. As I was thinking about a lovely glass of Malbec I had on Valentine’s Day, I wandered down a rabbit hole that I couldn’t help... Read More »

Celtic Crossing merges culture and locale

By | February 14, 2018

Located in the Cooper-Young Historic District, Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant serves up a variety of pints and Irish fare inspired by my traditional, Irish family recipes for Saturday and Sunday brunch and lunch and dinner seven days a week. Opened in 2005, Celtic celebrates the spirit of the... Read More »

Let’s change the way we talk about Olympic performances

By | February 09, 2018

The floor is yours. You step on stage and the crowd of a dozen locks eyes with you. This is it – it’s THE meeting. You’ve trained your entire professional career for this moment. Your powerpoint is prepped and your notes are cleanly organized on the lectern. You are ready... Read More »

Public relations’ potential impact is limitless, but results can be limited

By | February 08, 2018

The potential impact of a strong public relations campaign is limitless. You can seismically shift public opinion, deeply endear employees to a company or start a social justice movement when PR tactics are executed perfectly. But there are just some things that PR can’t accomplish or challenges we can’t overcome.... Read More »

Staff spotlight – Taylor Jolley

By | February 05, 2018

Since the last time we spoke with Taylor, a lot has happened! Professionally, she’s moved up in the ranks at Obsidian, serving clients as an account specialist and Obsidian as brand and culture manager. In her personal life, she married the love of her life, moved Downtown and adopted a... Read More »

Confronting my “anything”

By | January 24, 2018

Growing up, my grandmother always told me, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” Throughout my life, I have heard that phrase repeated over and over again. I even began finishing the sentence for her. She passed away a few years ago, but to this day, I can... Read More »

A year of stranger, better things

By | January 17, 2018

Yeah, I’m a little late to the party. In fact, I think I’m even late for the after-after-party. The Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things debuted in summer 2016, which means we’re almost a year and a half to the day from that premiere. For that long, I have sat on the... Read More »

Be a better employee by putting yourself first

By | January 10, 2018

Confession – I haven’t stepped foot in a dentist’s office in two years. Crippling anxiety and thinking “I don’t want to take time away from the office for this” have kept me out from under the hygienist’s light. But, I resolved that 2018 would be the year that I ended... Read More »

Staff Spotlight: Lauren Hannaford

By | January 01, 2018

Our director of client services, Lauren Hannaford, started at Obsidian as an intern nearly 10 years ago. During her tenure at Obsidian, Lauren’s honed her professional skills and has become our go-to source for OPR history. If you’re one of our clients, you probably know her well. But, you might... Read More »

Favorite moments of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

When we asked our team to reflect on the last year, we were surprised that each of their favorite moments was unique and equally contributed to a great year for our firm. In January, Gracie became a full-time staff member. Her stellar work as an intern made her a must-have... Read More »