Praise

If you ask us, we’ll tell you we’re among the best of the best when it comes to public relations. But, don’t take our word for it; see for yourself!
  • “We wanted the experts to help us make the best of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; so we chose Obsidian. At every turn and every opportunity, Lauren was there advising us. She really helped us shape the right times and moments to take a story and pitch it to the right outlet. Obsidian is over-the-top dedicated to the work; attentive; very smart; creative; and always available. Working with Lauren felt very personal, as though she was just in the office next door!” View video testimonial here. >

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

    - Dwayne Spencer, President and CEO
  • “Sometimes, we are so busy doing good things that we don’t have time to share the information about these good things we do. Obsidian’s staff drills down and analyzes what we do, then tailors ways to tell our successes to our audiences.” View video testimonial here. >

    West Tennessee Home Builders Association

    - Don Glays, Executive Director
  • “We loved our monthly meetings with Obsidian and being able to look at where our needs were, as far as community events, and at our social media and analytics, what was driving people to our website, and how we could bump up our recognition in the community…Obsidian took a holistic approach, looking at our organization as a whole and seeing what things would be beneficial to put out in the community and in the press.” View video testimonial here. >

    Madonna Learning Center

    - Leigh Ellis, Special Event Coordinator and Adult Program Administrator
  • “Obsidian really helped us create a cohesive and consistent message. For an organization that had a lot of different things we were doing, being able to articulate those things in one cohesive and easily understood message was something we got from the PR 180 program… Obsidian also taught us we need to pay attention to what our presence is like in the media, which is something we had not thought much about. During our time with Obsidian, we got an article in The Commercial Appeal, which was huge for us, particularly for our opening night concert of the PRIZM Chamber Music Festival.” View video testimonial here. >

    PRIZM Ensemble

    - Lecolion Washington, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian has not only provided the education necessary for ServiceMaster by Stratos to understand the way to go to market, but they have also helped us refine the message and create the channels to distribute the message, which has been invaluable to our company.” View video testimonial here >

    ServiceMaster by Stratos

    - Stacy McCall, President and CEO
  • “Obsidian took us from being neophytes to being really something that is credible, believable and valuable, and we have a presence when we talk to people that is different than what it was a year ago.” View video testimonial here >

    West Tennessee Veterans Home

    - Holly Swogger, president, board chair
  • “If I could describe Obsidian PR in three words, they would be quick, fundamentally sound and a team. All of these are super important for us here at the Memphis Zoo because we are like a family. Obsidian has helped us with some the most challenging, as well as most heartwarming things happening at the Zoo. One of our red pandas had a baby, and we needed help with a name. Obsidian developed a great social media campaign that allowed visitors near and far to vote for a name, and it was a phenomenal success! One of Obsidian’s strengths is that you can come to them with an idea, and they make it grow; they make it bloom.” View video testimonial here >

    Memphis Zoo

    - Laura Doty, Marketing & Communications Manager
  • “You just can’t put a price on the publicity Obsidian generates for our company. I don’t have to spend my time trying to make sure our business name is out there because I know Obsidian is always thinking about ways to do that, whether it’s a straightforward story about tax or an out-of-the-box story angle I never would have thought of. I refer people to Obsidian probably on a weekly basis, and I can honestly say the best money I spend is with Obsidian.”

    Cannon Wright Blount

    - Jud Cannon, CEO
  • “Obsidian was a tremendous help for us. We needed a lot of publicity for our Chili Cook-Off, and they got us on TV, they got us in RSVP, they got us in the newspaper…It was way more than we could have ever done and we are so appreciative for that!” View testimonial video here >

    Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee

    - Jo Anne Fusco, Executive Director
  • Tom's Tiny Kitchen

    “Obsidian has been very attentive to our needs in every regard, whether it’s social media, print media or TV. We would not be where we are today without their help and guidance. They are the consummate professionals, and more importantly you get value for your money.” View video testimonial here >

    Tom’s Tiny Kitchen

    - Tom Flournoy, Owner
  • “We have continued to work with Obsidian over the past several years because of the value they offer us. Obsidian has done a great job of focusing on what our core business values are and making sure that they target the proper media and audiences to ensure our message gets to the right people. We have loved working with the Obsidian team over the past few years – they’re lively, young, hip and progressive. They’re very creative, and it’s a good fit for a creative business such as ours.” View video testimonial here >

    Architecture, Incorporated

    - Joey Hagan, Principal
  • “Obsidian Public Relations is an important part of the Brooks Museum of Art team because their staff steps in and augments what we’re already doing to ensure we’re on our PR A-game. We have a lot of changing PR needs and priorities are shifting. Obsidian is willing to re-prioritize to make our current need No. 1. They are a very reliable team – an excellent team – with much knowledge in public relations.” View video testimonial here >

    Brooks Museum of Art

    - Andria Lisle, Director of Public Programs and PR Manager
  • “My experience with Obsidian has been more than positive, and working with Obsidian is one of the best decisions we’ve made. Their team has generated more ideas of how we can promote our services and professionals than we could have ever come up with on our own. They embraced our culture, learned our story and have helped shape the public’s view of Red Door Wealth Management. I have recommended Obsidian to my friends and will continue.”

    Red Door Wealth Management

    - Fred Hiatt, Chief Operations Officer
  • “My idea of working with someone regarding public relations has changed dramatically after having this partnership with Obsidian. It makes it so much easier to spread the word – we have so many fun events at our school, and they do a great job of doing that for us. Businesses are always wanting some kind of exposure whether an ad or otherwise. For me, Obsidian’s services are better than any ad I would do myself. They do their best and take personal pride in getting our school out there.” View video testimonial here >

    The Maria Montessori School

    - Maria Cole, School Founder and Head Mistress
  • “We felt like we needed the support of a PR firm to help grow our business, and Obsidian has done a great job in that aspect. They’ve grown Renshaw Property Management and have helped us open a new division, Renshaw Rehab, so it’s been a positive relationship. Overall, our business has grown from the time we began two years ago by about 25 percent. I think the growth aspect of what the firm has done for us is a good template for any company looking to hire a PR firm.” View video testimonial here >

    Renshaw Property Management

    - Bob Renshaw, Owner
  • “One would think that a 26-year-old organization that has a solid reputation of helping serve the poor in the city would be fairly well known, but such has not been the case. Without the assistance from Obsidian, the message would still be hidden. We have received more coverage in print, television and special events in the past year than in the past two decades. We are very appreciative of the hard work, expertise and professionalism of the firm.” View video testimonial here >

    HopeWorks, Inc.

    - Ron Wade, Executive Director
  • “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship the last few years with Obsidian. Their creative team did a fantastic job in helping us to rebrand our company and then managed the revision of our website and creation of new sales material. They are proactive in meeting our needs and keeping our name in front of our customers and prospects.”

    State Systems, Inc.

    - Bob McBride, President
  • “It was imperative that we position the brand new Family Safety Center as the place in Memphis and Shelby County where victims of domestic violence could go to gain access to all of the services available to help them. Obsidian did a fantastic job helping us create a recognizable brand and generating awareness about the opening through internal and external communication, as well as media relations, and they continue to help us sustain ongoing communication to our many audiences.”

    Family Safety Center

    - Olliette Murry-Drobot, Executive Director
  • “As a law firm, we have appreciated the work and efforts of Obsidian to market and promote both our firm and our individual attorneys. They are professional and strategic, working with us and encouraging us to embrace new ideas. It has been an incredibly positive experience for us, and we look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with their talented staff.” For more, view the firm’s testimonial video >

    Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh

    - Allison Gilbert, Member and Attorney-At-Law
  • “We have enjoyed working with Obsidian for the past two years. When we met with Courtney initially, we didn’t realize Tioga even needed a PR consultant. Now, we don’t know what we would do without them! They have helped us with print articles, social media, nominations, awards and more.”

    Tioga Environmental Consultants

    - Maggie Strom, President
  • “It has been a wonderful experience being involved with Obsidian Public Relations. From the beginning, they have been efficient, reliable and dedicated to me and my business goals. The energy of the people I work with is amazing and contagious. I was very skeptical in the beginning, but truly, that skepticism has vanished as I have seen great business exposure and success. Thank you, Obsidian.”

    Sue Layman Designs

    - Sue Layman, Owner and Artist
  • “Having Obsidian’s expert guidance on both internal and public-facing communication has helped our organization immensely. From small projects to special events to spreading the word about new member initiatives, their commitment to providing the very best service to our organization has maximized communication on all levels.”

    West Tennessee Home Builders Association

    - Don Glays, Executive Director
  • “Southern College of Optometry’s relationship with Obsidian Public Relations coincides with significant growth in the level of public awareness and engagement we’ve experienced throughout Memphis. Partnering with Obsidian has proven a worthwhile investment for us as we work to communicate the meaningful impact that Southern College of Optometry makes on the region. SCO is pleased with the high degree of quality public relations Obsidian provides by helping us share the message that the college offers one of the best optometry programs in the country, both for the doctors we educate and the patients we serve.” View video testimonial here >

    Southern College of Optometry

    - Jim Hollifield, Director of Communications
  • “I have worked with Obsidian since my business was just an idea. They came on board early and helped me shape my brand – from the name to the messaging – and they have continued to be a key part of my success as Benevere grows. In the first year, they helped me exceed my goal for compounding at my pharmacy, and they have since guided me through Benevere’s evolution into a full-service retail, specialty and compounding pharmacy through a strategic mix of advertising, media relations and other marketing tactics.”

    Benevere Pharmacy

    - Brett Wright, Owner
  • “We wanted the experts to help us make the best of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity; so we chose Obsidian. At every turn and every opportunity, Lauren was there advising us. She really helped us shape the right times and moments to take a story and pitch it to the right outlet. Obsidian is over-the-top dedicated to the work; attentive; very smart; creative; and always available. Working with Lauren felt very personal, as though she was just in the office next door!” View video testimonial here. >

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

    - Dwayne Spencer, President and CEO
  • “Sometimes, we are so busy doing good things that we don’t have time to share the information about these good things we do. Obsidian’s staff drills down and analyzes what we do, then tailors ways to tell our successes to our audiences.” View video testimonial here. >

    West Tennessee Home Builders Association

    - Don Glays, Executive Director
  • “We loved our monthly meetings with Obsidian and being able to look at where our needs were, as far as community events, and at our social media and analytics, what was driving people to our website, and how we could bump up our recognition in the community…Obsidian took a holistic approach, looking at our organization as a whole and seeing what things would be beneficial to put out in the community and in the press.” View video testimonial here. >

    Madonna Learning Center

    - Leigh Ellis, Special Event Coordinator and Adult Program Administrator
  • “Obsidian really helped us create a cohesive and consistent message. For an organization that had a lot of different things we were doing, being able to articulate those things in one cohesive and easily understood message was something we got from the PR 180 program… Obsidian also taught us we need to pay attention to what our presence is like in the media, which is something we had not thought much about. During our time with Obsidian, we got an article in The Commercial Appeal, which was huge for us, particularly for our opening night concert of the PRIZM Chamber Music Festival.” View video testimonial here. >

    PRIZM Ensemble

    - Lecolion Washington, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian has not only provided the education necessary for ServiceMaster by Stratos to understand the way to go to market, but they have also helped us refine the message and create the channels to distribute the message, which has been invaluable to our company.” View video testimonial here >

    ServiceMaster by Stratos

    - Stacy McCall, President and CEO
  • “Obsidian took us from being neophytes to being really something that is credible, believable and valuable, and we have a presence when we talk to people that is different than what it was a year ago.” View video testimonial here >

    West Tennessee Veterans Home

    - Holly Swogger, president, board chair
  • “If I could describe Obsidian PR in three words, they would be quick, fundamentally sound and a team. All of these are super important for us here at the Memphis Zoo because we are like a family. Obsidian has helped us with some the most challenging, as well as most heartwarming things happening at the Zoo. One of our red pandas had a baby, and we needed help with a name. Obsidian developed a great social media campaign that allowed visitors near and far to vote for a name, and it was a phenomenal success! One of Obsidian’s strengths is that you can come to them with an idea, and they make it grow; they make it bloom.” View video testimonial here >

    Memphis Zoo

    - Laura Doty, Marketing & Communications Manager
  • “You just can’t put a price on the publicity Obsidian generates for our company. I don’t have to spend my time trying to make sure our business name is out there because I know Obsidian is always thinking about ways to do that, whether it’s a straightforward story about tax or an out-of-the-box story angle I never would have thought of. I refer people to Obsidian probably on a weekly basis, and I can honestly say the best money I spend is with Obsidian.”

    Cannon Wright Blount

    - Jud Cannon, CEO
  • “Obsidian was a tremendous help for us. We needed a lot of publicity for our Chili Cook-Off, and they got us on TV, they got us in RSVP, they got us in the newspaper…It was way more than we could have ever done and we are so appreciative for that!” View testimonial video here >

    Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee

    - Jo Anne Fusco, Executive Director
  • Tom's Tiny Kitchen

    “Obsidian has been very attentive to our needs in every regard, whether it’s social media, print media or TV. We would not be where we are today without their help and guidance. They are the consummate professionals, and more importantly you get value for your money.” View video testimonial here >

    Tom’s Tiny Kitchen

    - Tom Flournoy, Owner
  • “We have continued to work with Obsidian over the past several years because of the value they offer us. Obsidian has done a great job of focusing on what our core business values are and making sure that they target the proper media and audiences to ensure our message gets to the right people. We have loved working with the Obsidian team over the past few years – they’re lively, young, hip and progressive. They’re very creative, and it’s a good fit for a creative business such as ours.” View video testimonial here >

    Architecture, Incorporated

    - Joey Hagan, Principal
  • “Obsidian Public Relations is an important part of the Brooks Museum of Art team because their staff steps in and augments what we’re already doing to ensure we’re on our PR A-game. We have a lot of changing PR needs and priorities are shifting. Obsidian is willing to re-prioritize to make our current need No. 1. They are a very reliable team – an excellent team – with much knowledge in public relations.” View video testimonial here >

    Brooks Museum of Art

    - Andria Lisle, Director of Public Programs and PR Manager
  • “My experience with Obsidian has been more than positive, and working with Obsidian is one of the best decisions we’ve made. Their team has generated more ideas of how we can promote our services and professionals than we could have ever come up with on our own. They embraced our culture, learned our story and have helped shape the public’s view of Red Door Wealth Management. I have recommended Obsidian to my friends and will continue.”

    Red Door Wealth Management

    - Fred Hiatt, Chief Operations Officer
  • “My idea of working with someone regarding public relations has changed dramatically after having this partnership with Obsidian. It makes it so much easier to spread the word – we have so many fun events at our school, and they do a great job of doing that for us. Businesses are always wanting some kind of exposure whether an ad or otherwise. For me, Obsidian’s services are better than any ad I would do myself. They do their best and take personal pride in getting our school out there.” View video testimonial here >

    The Maria Montessori School

    - Maria Cole, School Founder and Head Mistress
  • “We felt like we needed the support of a PR firm to help grow our business, and Obsidian has done a great job in that aspect. They’ve grown Renshaw Property Management and have helped us open a new division, Renshaw Rehab, so it’s been a positive relationship. Overall, our business has grown from the time we began two years ago by about 25 percent. I think the growth aspect of what the firm has done for us is a good template for any company looking to hire a PR firm.” View video testimonial here >

    Renshaw Property Management

    - Bob Renshaw, Owner
  • “One would think that a 26-year-old organization that has a solid reputation of helping serve the poor in the city would be fairly well known, but such has not been the case. Without the assistance from Obsidian, the message would still be hidden. We have received more coverage in print, television and special events in the past year than in the past two decades. We are very appreciative of the hard work, expertise and professionalism of the firm.” View video testimonial here >

    HopeWorks, Inc.

    - Ron Wade, Executive Director
  • “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship the last few years with Obsidian. Their creative team did a fantastic job in helping us to rebrand our company and then managed the revision of our website and creation of new sales material. They are proactive in meeting our needs and keeping our name in front of our customers and prospects.”

    State Systems, Inc.

    - Bob McBride, President
  • “It was imperative that we position the brand new Family Safety Center as the place in Memphis and Shelby County where victims of domestic violence could go to gain access to all of the services available to help them. Obsidian did a fantastic job helping us create a recognizable brand and generating awareness about the opening through internal and external communication, as well as media relations, and they continue to help us sustain ongoing communication to our many audiences.”

    Family Safety Center

    - Olliette Murry-Drobot, Executive Director
  • “As a law firm, we have appreciated the work and efforts of Obsidian to market and promote both our firm and our individual attorneys. They are professional and strategic, working with us and encouraging us to embrace new ideas. It has been an incredibly positive experience for us, and we look forward to continuing and growing our relationship with their talented staff.” For more, view the firm’s testimonial video >

    Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh

    - Allison Gilbert, Member and Attorney-At-Law
  • “We have enjoyed working with Obsidian for the past two years. When we met with Courtney initially, we didn’t realize Tioga even needed a PR consultant. Now, we don’t know what we would do without them! They have helped us with print articles, social media, nominations, awards and more.”

    Tioga Environmental Consultants

    - Maggie Strom, President
  • “It has been a wonderful experience being involved with Obsidian Public Relations. From the beginning, they have been efficient, reliable and dedicated to me and my business goals. The energy of the people I work with is amazing and contagious. I was very skeptical in the beginning, but truly, that skepticism has vanished as I have seen great business exposure and success. Thank you, Obsidian.”

    Sue Layman Designs

    - Sue Layman, Owner and Artist
  • “Having Obsidian’s expert guidance on both internal and public-facing communication has helped our organization immensely. From small projects to special events to spreading the word about new member initiatives, their commitment to providing the very best service to our organization has maximized communication on all levels.”

    West Tennessee Home Builders Association

    - Don Glays, Executive Director
  • “Southern College of Optometry’s relationship with Obsidian Public Relations coincides with significant growth in the level of public awareness and engagement we’ve experienced throughout Memphis. Partnering with Obsidian has proven a worthwhile investment for us as we work to communicate the meaningful impact that Southern College of Optometry makes on the region. SCO is pleased with the high degree of quality public relations Obsidian provides by helping us share the message that the college offers one of the best optometry programs in the country, both for the doctors we educate and the patients we serve.” View video testimonial here >

    Southern College of Optometry

    - Jim Hollifield, Director of Communications
  • “I have worked with Obsidian since my business was just an idea. They came on board early and helped me shape my brand – from the name to the messaging – and they have continued to be a key part of my success as Benevere grows. In the first year, they helped me exceed my goal for compounding at my pharmacy, and they have since guided me through Benevere’s evolution into a full-service retail, specialty and compounding pharmacy through a strategic mix of advertising, media relations and other marketing tactics.”

    Benevere Pharmacy

    - Brett Wright, Owner