From The Rock

Public relations is like a fine wine

By | February 21, 2018

Let’s talk wine for a bit. I’m not an avid wine drinker, but I appreciate a nice glass of red wine from time to time. As I was thinking about a lovely glass of Malbec I had on Valentine’s Day, I wandered down a rabbit hole that I couldn’t help... Read More »

Public relations’ potential impact is limitless, but results can be limited

By | February 08, 2018

The potential impact of a strong public relations campaign is limitless. You can seismically shift public opinion, deeply endear employees to a company or start a social justice movement when PR tactics are executed perfectly. But there are just some things that PR can’t accomplish or challenges we can’t overcome.... Read More »

A year of stranger, better things

By | January 17, 2018

Yeah, I’m a little late to the party. In fact, I think I’m even late for the after-after-party. The Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things debuted in summer 2016, which means we’re almost a year and a half to the day from that premiere. For that long, I have sat on the... Read More »

A seat at the table

By | December 13, 2017

Imagine your board room during a crucial business meeting and visualize who is in attendance. Your attorney, financial advisor and c-suite executives are likely present. Is someone from your PR or communication team seated at the table? When you make decisions that impact your business it is crucial that your... Read More »

The rise of small towns – attracting big attention to your smallish town

By | December 01, 2017

Small towns have always held a special place in my heart. I was raised in Stuart, Florida, a wonderfully quaint seaside town with a population of less than 20,000. Growing up, I was always amazed at how many tourists flocked to Stuart because I often found myself thinking, “There is... Read More »

Beyond barbecue

By | December 01, 2017

How to break the mold when pitching your city’s unique assets to national outlets Nationally, Memphis is synonymous with dry-rubbed, slow-roasted barbecue. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pulled pork plate, but I know that Memphis has amazing assets beyond the barbecue pit that deserve national attention. When... Read More »

Why we love our clients

By | November 15, 2017

When you look at Obsidian’s client roster, you’ll see a list of reputable, recognizable regional and national names. But, what you won’t see is a list of talented business professionals at these organizations who we work with every day. So many of them make our job a breeze and are... Read More »

How to be productive in the busiest time of the year: A few tips to support productivity during holiday travels and vacations

By | November 08, 2017

It’s that time – the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the holidays. When you quickly become inundated with holiday songs, shopping deals and the prospect of seeing family members you’ve not seen all year, it’s easy for your work focus to fade. But once you’ve done all your... Read More »

Frightening PR: Managing scary personalities

By | October 25, 2017

Picture this. You’ve just landed a coveted media placement for a client. When you tell them about it, you’re told it’s all wrong. In another scenario, you give strategic counsel to an executive regarding a concerning situation. It seems like you’re on the same page, but the results are disastrous... Read More »

Frightening PR: The unexpected interview

By | October 18, 2017

The second installment in our “Frightening PR” series focuses on something that strikes fear in the hearts of PR professionals across the globe: lack of control. Specifically, not being able to see or hear the message your client shares with the media until it runs in print or on air.... Read More »