From The Rock

Kelli’s Version of How to Win Friends and Influence People

By | January 14, 2016

Not long ago, I was in a security line at the airport. I was about seven months pregnant, so while it wasn’t really a secret, most people wouldn’t say anything unless I did. The guy in front of me didn’t think that way. He turned around and asked when I... Read More »

Facebook isn’t for everyone

By | September 08, 2015

I have a confession. After work and on weekends, I avoid Facebook. It seems strange for someone who seems to live social media for several clients, but that’s actually the primary reason I avoid it. I’m on Facebook all day long. I’ve got 10 business pages to check on. So,... Read More »

PR Ethics in the Social Media Era: 3 Tips to Remember

By | July 17, 2015

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Brian Williams “misremembered” being a passenger on a military helicopter that was shot down 12 years ago. Justine Sacco, a PR practitioner, sent a tweet on her way to South Africa that started as a joke and turned into the end of her career as she knew it. Although you... Read More »

Sugar Bowl Allstate Mayhem Advertising Campaign

By | March 19, 2015

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During college football season, my husband and I watched the Allstate Sugar Bowl game between Ohio State (excuse me, THE Ohio State) and Alabama. As an LSU fan, you’ll have to forgive me if I really did not care about it. But I digress. The point is, I watched the... Read More »

Marathons are not for meetings

By | January 29, 2015

Recently, I traveled to Memphis to meet up with our Obsidian team and to see a few clients. But I made a huge mistake. Between traveling and scheduled meetings, I literally only had nine and a half hours of time in my week to actually get things done. Let’s just... Read More »

Think you don’t need PR or advertising? Think again.

By | December 16, 2014

Earlier this week, I went to a lunch event with a group of young professionals. As part of the event, we heard from a business owner who took a leap of faith to start his business almost 30 years ago. He talked to us about the risks, the benefits and... Read More »

The Best Form of Marketing

By | October 21, 2014

When I graduated from college, my first job was in the marketing department of a Louisiana-based restaurant company. Part of my job was to work with the general managers to plan and execute various marketing efforts in their areas. But no matter what great events or campaigns we had planned,... Read More »

Only you can prevent word crimes.

By | August 28, 2014

If there’s a funny grammar meme out there, it’s a safe bet to say I’ve seen it (and loved it). My friends and family make fun of me all the time for my love of words. Some of my favorites are to comfort with the words there, they’re, their (sent... Read More »

A Love-Hate Relationship with Conference Calls

By | July 17, 2014

If you have been on the Internet in the past few months, odds are you’ve seen this video called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” The video is funny if you’ve ever been on a conference call. It’s a facepalm moment for people like me who are on conference calls... Read More »

You don’t know what you don’t know.

By | June 05, 2014

This month, I’ll have been in the workforce full-time for five years. And how that time has flown. I still learn something new every day. And when I look back, I realize how much of what I do didn’t even exist while I was in college. They certainly didn’t teach... Read More »