From The Rock

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 »

5 Fast Ways to Get Your News Every Day

By | June 09, 2015

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Thankfully, the world of digital media is evolving and making the user experience more fun and accessible. If you’re a news hound and need to stay on top of what’s going on around the world throughout the day, there are some new and efficient digital news platforms (as well as... Read More »

Happy 7th Anniversary, Obsidian Public Relations!

By | February 01, 2013

Today marks a milestone for Obsidian Public Relations—our seventh anniversary! 2012 was a whirlwind year for our firm, with an expansion into another market, new clients and our first full year in our new office in South Main. Let’s recap: We moved into our digs at 493 S. Main in... Read More »

Getting to know the final two…

By | September 14, 2012

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An animal advocate from Memphis and a Louisina-native who bleeds purple and gold, Katie Pemberton and Kelli Eason are our final “getting to know Obsidian” entries. Both are equally as passionate about PR as they are about their personal loves for animals and football. Katie Pemberton Birthday: 9/8/81 Hometown: Millington,... Read More »