From The Rock

New website design trends enhancing the user experience

By | October 03, 2016

The rise of mobile devices and new interfaces has brought about many changes to the way we experience and interact with websites. In particular, the use of responsive design rather than a simple mobile website has emerged as a preferred way to ensure a great user experience that is seamless... Read More »

The rising tide: why promoting Memphis is good for business

By | August 30, 2016

“A rising tide lifts all boats.” You’ve probably heard this phrase thrown around a time or two. When a community does well, so do its members. And when Memphis succeeds, so do its businesses and its citizens. As communications professionals, it’s our responsibility to let everyone know the tide is... 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 »

Why SEO Will Boost Sales and How to Get Started

By | July 01, 2016

Getting more sales from search engines boils down to three methods – and, it’s actually pretty easy to get started. But before we dig into how this all works, you’ve probably heard of “SEO” or search engine optimization. SEO is basically a set of methodologies and techniques that help your... Read More »

5 Ways to Shake Up Your Marketing Approach

By | July 01, 2016

When we were growing up, my parents made sure we ate dinner together as a family at least a few nights a week. It never failed that my sister filled her plate with bread or macaroni and cheese. At some point she developed a rationale. She said the “bread compartment”... Read More »

Not Exactly What the Doctor Ordered…

By | March 23, 2016

If you remember nothing else from what you are about to read, remember this: patients are customers. With that said, communication professionals who work with or for health care organizations must address them as such through messaging. Blame it on the cost of health care, government policies or easy access... Read More »

Obsidian Public Relations – Where stories take flight (1 minute video)

By | February 18, 2016

Smellevision: PR of The Future

By | January 21, 2016

In my first session of the 2015 PRSA ICON, entitled “Multi- Sensory Magic,” Mike McDougall addressed how scent, taste and touch will redefine immersive public relations. He laid the framework by sharing a few stats.   Now most of us, especially professional communicators such as myself, would like to think... Read More »

Why You Must Try the Sushi Sample at the Grocery Store – The Power Behind the Product Sample

By | October 19, 2015

Think of the many places you have been where you were offered a product sample. In a department store, you might be offered the opportunity to test the latest perfume or cologne. When strolling through a mall, especially around the lunch hour, you are often presented with sample trays of... Read More »

‘It’s wedding season’ — and a few of our other fave commercials right now

By | May 04, 2015

We all have our favorite advertising campaigns, and one of my favorites right now is SouthwestAirlines’ “Wedding Season.” This is a continuation of the fall’s campaign of the same name, featuring the same dancing gal at multiple different weddings (touting Southwest’s fare sale). But, what makes an ad campaign great?... Read More »