From The Rock

Are you even ready for media relations?

By | July 26, 2017

Earlier this week, I read an article on PRDaily.com that outlined the characteristics of a “perfect client,” and many of those characteristics related to media relations. (You can check out the article for yourself here.) That’s likely because media relations is one of the most sought after services in public... Read More »

Please stop… mass-pitching reporters

By | June 22, 2017

The focus of this second post in our new series, “Please Stop” (intended to point out things some PR people do that give the rest of us a bad rap), is among the biggest fails on behalf of PR people: mass-pitching reporters. It’s a flop that continues to mar the... Read More »

Please stop… using these headlines in your news releases

By | June 18, 2017

We’re kicking off this new series on the blog called “Please Stop,” which is intended to point out some of the things that not-so-great PR people do that give the rest of us a bad rap. This week, our focus is on news releases – specifically, headlines of news releases.... Read More »

Obsidian PR Turns 10: Retrospective from Owner Courtney Ellett

By | February 01, 2016

When asked about the early days of Obsidian, I always come back with the same response – I started at home with two clients and a laptop. Sure, that is an accurate account of our founding and one I’ll continue to use when asked. But as we celebrate our 10-year... Read More »

The List: Top 10 Reasons Obsidian Rocks

By | February 01, 2016

In honor of our 10th anniversary, we decided to share 10 reasons why Obsidian is one of the best places to work and among the best in the PR biz!

Lauren Hannaford: From Intern to 7 Years with OPR

By | February 01, 2016

1. Lauren, tell us the most memorable moment you’ve had at Obsidian since joining the firm seven years ago? Wow, this is hard because there are so many! I’ll go with one funny and one serious memory.Not a month into my internship at Obsidian in 2008, the team set off... Read More »

Meet Obsidian’s longest-tenured client: Cannon Wright Blount

By | February 01, 2016

When Courtney Ellett started Obsidian PR 10 years ago, Cannon Wright Blount was one of her first accounts. Partner Jud Cannon explains why he’s continued working with OPR year after year – becoming our longest-tenured client to date!

Obsidian’s 5th Annual PR 180° Project is Under Way!

By | November 30, 2015

FIVE years! Can you believe it? We’re so excited to kick off our Fifth Annual PR 180° Project. We’re giving two organizations six months of free PR (which is about 180 days), and they’re sure to make a 180-degree turn in terms of their PR successes because of our counsel and... Read More »

Meet our new Obsidianite, Murray Lace!

By | October 26, 2015

We’ve got a new member on our full-time team at Obsidian PR! Murray Lace, who originally joined our firm as a level 2 intern over the summer, recently was promoted to account assistant at the firm. She’s yet another great testament to the wonderful employees who have come from our... Read More »

You Are Thinking Too Small

By | June 24, 2015

How big are your dreams? Do you think we ever unknowingly limit ourselves regarding our own potential, or the heights we can reach? When considering that new product, strategy or external launch, do we borderline on the “big hairy audacious goals” proposed byJames Collins and Jerry Porras or settle for the “11... Read More »