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
One of our team’s greatest strengths is our tenure. With so many long-standing team members, we’re able to tap a deep well of experience and expertise for our clients. This month, we asked our colleague Whitney Albert a few questions about life as a PR professional. With more than three years of experience at Obsidian and more than 10 in the industry, she has a ton of knowledge to share with us.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!
Event promotion is a blast – especially when the event goes so well! This year, we worked with the Mid-South Fair, supporting their amazing lineup of events and attractions. The fair saw a 48% attendance jump from 2018 to 2019, and our team earned more than 115 media mentions in the month of September alone. Cheers to a Fair well-done!Want similar results?
In the last few weeks, I’ve felt accosted by several “viral” campaigns that left me cocking my head and furrowing my brow. The consumer in me sighed as the PR practitioner side took a more skeptical approach. Were these campaigns were created to be intentionally bad or controversial so they […]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.”
We were fortunate to bring in not one, but two interns during the summer of 2019! D’Marius joined us from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dee contributed as a strong writer and creative thinker, and we were sad to send him back to school in August! See what Dee had to say about his summer 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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In the last few weeks, I’ve felt accosted by several “viral” campaigns that left me cocking my head and furrowing my brow. The consumer in me sighed as the PR practitioner side took a more skeptical approach. Were these campaigns were created to be intentionally bad or controversial so they... Read More »