From The Rock

My First Intern Spot

By | March 22, 2013

Starting the year off with an intern position with Obsidian is a relief. After having numerous interviews with employers and filling out tons of applications, I was excited about my first opportunity to use my degree in public relations at the Memphis firm. My first week was amazing. I started... Read More »

Let’s keep it green, folks. Keep it green.

By | September 27, 2012

At the Obsidian office, we know how to recycle. We have two separate trash bins – one for cans only and one for other materials – and keep a mountain of newspapers and magazines that are all recycled or donated to the Humane Society of of Memphis & Shelby County... Read More »

The Naughty List

By | September 24, 2012

Please read this sentence aloud: “You know, the restaurant we ate at on Friday was super luxurious, and the staff was wonderful. However, the dining area was outdated, and the tables were sort of tiny. We had a good meal though.” Now – and don’t cheat by glancing back up... Read More »

Hey, customer! Take a chill pill!

By | September 17, 2012

OK, so while this may be what’s coming to mind as you open your mouth to diffuse an emotional customer, good communication skills will filter this statement into something pleasantly soothing and magically transformative. Some may claim that performing magic would be easier than pleasantly responding to an irate customer,... 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 »

Getting to know our main man — Thomas!

By | September 13, 2012

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The only man among the women of Obsidian, Thomas Whitehead is an integral part of our team, offering valuable insight for our clients and the firm as a whole. He leverages his interests for the good, and you should take time to get to know him! Thomas Whitehead Birthday: June... Read More »

Get to know our Texas gals!

By | September 12, 2012

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Part of Obsidian’s new Dallas operation, Crissy Lintner and Kerri Guyton headed to the great state of Texas to launch the new office earlier this year. Get to know them now! Kerri Guyton Birthday: Oct. 20 Hometown: I don’t really have a hometown. I was born in San Antonio, Texas,... Read More »

Getting to know…

By | September 11, 2012

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Our fearless leader and founder of Obsidian Public Relations: Courtney Liebenrood Ellett. Most people only know her as a powerhouse of PR knowledge, but this mother of two has other interests up her sleeve. Birthday: 5/10/75 Hometown: Collierville, Tenn. College: The University of Memphis All-time favorite restaurant: Have lots of... Read More »

Just who is Obsidian anyway?

By | September 10, 2012

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That’s a great question! Who are the fabulous people who make up the Obsidian team? This week we aim to answer that by giving you a better idea of who we are and a little insight into our lives.   Getting to know… Lauren Hannaford Birthday: 4/25/85 Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.... Read More »

PRoofread!

By | September 04, 2012

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I am a lover of words. Someday, I should write a book. At least that’s what my fortune cookie read recently. It’s no secret to my family or friends that grammar is important to me. It is (admittedly) how I judge the validity or reliability of most written communications. This... Read More »