Obsidian is the dark natural glass that forms when molten lava meets water and is rapidly cooled. This is what strategic public relations can do for your company — it tempers fires and gives you a solid, impenetrable foundation in an ever-fluid business environment. Known as The Great Stabilizer, Obsidian the mineral is widely regarded for its mystical power of insight. And so is Obsidian the firm. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Obsidian is known as the go-to firm for companies and not-for-profit organizations alike.
For far too long, public relations has been the invisible and mysterious cousin to advertising and marketing. But, it’s really easy when you think about it. When an organization connects to the people it cares about, that’s PR. When your story is told (in whatever lovely and purposeful fashion), that’s PR. Pure and simple.Learn more about us
In the last three years, we’ve been lucky to share life updates from tenured members of our team, and this month is no different! This year has represented major milestones for Carlee – from scoring a new apartment in the heart of Downtown Memphis to adding an especially adorable four-legged friend to her family. Discover what’s new with Carlee in this month’s staff spotlight!Check out our team spotlight to learn more!
Off the Rock, On the Record is a podcast produced by public relations professionals, for the masses. The Obsidian team banters with guests as they navigate some of the biggest topics within the communication profession. Lighthearted in nature but educational in purpose, this podcast delicately blends entertainment with tactical takeaways. We’re proud of this work, and hope you’ll join us as we release future episodes of Off the Rock, On the Record!Listen here!
Sometimes “ordinary” well-crafted materials can produce extraordinary results. In partnership with the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, we created a strategy for a monthly email newsletter that would inform the organization’s followers of its successes, events and news. Our first distribution not only garnered positive feedback from longtime followers, but it also helped raise funds for the organization – a welcome bonus!Want similar results?
We all thought we had an adequate crisis plan. Then 2020 happened. We may have been – slightly – off. A crisis plan is a wonderful tool to have in place should your organization face either a small issue or massive crisis that could negatively impact the overall brand, operations […]Read From The Rock
ServiceMaster by Stratos is one of Obsidian’s most tenured clients. We work diligently to support growth and employee satisfaction for this ServiceMaster franchise. As Stacy, the company’s CEO, said, “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.”
In fall 2019, we brought on recent Mississippi State grad Brittany Mizell as our level 2 intern. After months of her hard work and getting acclimated to working in a firm, we’re excited to see her transition into her full-time position as account assistant! See what Brittany had to say about her internship at Obsidian.
It’s no secret. Anyone who knows us knows we’re serious about PR. But we have a lot of fun doing it. We are storytellers. We are planners. We are doers. We are your brand’s best friend.
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We all thought we had an adequate crisis plan. Then 2020 happened. We may have been – slightly – off. A crisis plan is a wonderful tool to have in place should your organization face either a small issue or massive crisis that could negatively impact the overall brand, operations... Read More »