OUR NAME IS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN.
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.
Our firm – built on the power of providing excellent communication insight for our clients – was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2006 by Courtney Ellett. As the largest PR firm in the region, Obsidian now serves more than 60 clients across the United States.
In 2013, our firm was named Small Business of the Year by the Memphis Business Journal, and Obsidian won the coveted VOX award for the best public relations tactic of 2012 given by the Public Relations Society of America, Memphis chapter, for work on behalf of Southern College of Optometry. Most recently, Obsidian was honored in 2021 – our 15th year in business – as a Best Places to Work winner by the Memphis Business Journal.
OFF THE “ROCK” AND
IN THE COMMUNITY
Obsidian PR is proud to call Memphis home, and it is so much more than our office address.
It’s where we live, it’s in our soul, and we are passionate about it. We believe that part of doing business the right way is venturing outside of our traditional daily roles to help in meaningful and impactful ways that align with our strengths and interests as a team. Throughout the year, we find ways to give back through volunteerism in our community and oftentimes to our own nonprofit clients.
Within our own walls, it’s equally important to offer opportunities for mentorship, job shadowing and structured internships. Obsidian’s internship program stands alone as the best way for PR students and recent grads to gain a vast skill set and grow quickly in the PR field.
Check out our internship page to learn more about the two internship programs we offer.
EVENTS & CONFERENCES
Through both volunteer and paid opportunities, the Obsidian team shares professional knowledge through speaking engagements, conferences and key community events.
If you are interested in having an Obsidian professional speak to your group, lead a training session or present at a conference, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.