From The Rock

Our favorite holiday campaigns

By | December 06, 2017

The shopping rush that takes place during the holiday season spurs marketers to create commercials that pull at the heart strings. The more memorable a campaign, the more likely consumers will spend their hard-earned money at your business. Obsidian has been carefully watching holiday commercials over the past few weeks,... Read More »

Learn from Nikon’s mistake – diversity in campaigns is not optional.

By | September 15, 2017

Recently, Nikon released profiles of the 32 photographers across the South Pacific that would test shoot on the company’s FX-format D850 campaign. One thing (or group) was glaringly missing from the lineup – not a single female photographer was included. Twitter and the internet ignited, as they do, with photographers... Read More »

Asking for a review – how, when and what to say

By | June 07, 2017

By now, we all understand the power of the online review. I mean, how often do you find yourself skimming reviews before booking a hotel room or purchasing a product online? According to Nielsen’s 2012 Global Trust in Advertising report, online consumer reviews are the second most trusted source of... Read More »

What does your social media portfolio look like?

By | May 10, 2017

We often hear questions like these: “What social media platforms should our company use?” “Where should we focus our social media efforts?” “What social platforms make the most sense for our business?” These are great questions, and I’m glad to hear people asking them. It’s much better to be strategic... Read More »

When is it time to rebrand?

By | April 26, 2017

Generally speaking, there isn’t a set time limit to maintain any specific brand image. A brand that was thoughtfully developed may continue to be applicable and relevant to the growing business and the ever-changing marketplace for decades. However, there will most likely be a time within the lifespan of any... Read More »

Why in the world would you hire a PR agency?

By | March 19, 2017

Right off the bat, there are a number of answers that can be given for this question: Your company is experiencing (or is about to experience) a crisis You have a special event or product launch coming up You just want to get more exposure for your brand. While these... Read More »

Why do YOU share content?

By | December 07, 2016

This will be the question of the future for all brands, according to marketing consultants like Mark Schaefer of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, who I had the pleasure of hearing speak at a recent combined luncheon of the Memphis chapters of the American Marketing Association and the American Advertising Federation. Through... Read More »

Do’s and don’ts for social media this holiday season

By | December 01, 2016

The holiday season is a busy time for businesses, so efforts like posting on social media sometimes fall to the backburner. But, you can leverage social media to boost customer relations and sales this holiday season if you navigate the social networks with care. Here are some do’s and don’ts... Read More »

THINK before you post

By | October 03, 2016

At this point in the game, not having an active social media presence for your business is like having a pen but no paper to write on. We live in such a fast-paced, digital environment that social media outlets are essential when it comes to communicating with your audience. It’s... Read More »

Snapchat – Get with it!

By | August 30, 2016

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a technology-addicted, stereotypical millennial. The first thing I do when I wake up is reach under my pillow and grab my iPhone. My eyes squint as the screen illuminates, and muscle memory leads my fingers to my first source of infotainment for... Read More »