From The Rock

Don’t be like Build-A-Bear: Event planning, anticipation and production

By | July 13, 2018

The current media market makes it difficult for even the largest brands to break through to their consumers. One way to create buzz is to hold a large promotion, like the “pay your age” promotion Build-A-Bear ran this week. While buzz was created, the event was a major flop, creating... Read More »

OPR’s summer 2018 bucket list

By | June 20, 2018

We know it’s summer in the South when we’re wiping sweat from our brows after being outside for just a few moments! But, at Obsidian, it’s one of our favorite times of the year because our calendars are jam-packed with awesome activities. Between the Memphis Redbirds baseball games, the Levitt... Read More »

How to dress professionally on a college student’s budget

By | June 13, 2018

    I think we all relate to this meme of the Grinch. At some point or another, we have all had difficulty figuring out what to wear, especially when it comes to dressing professionally as a college student. There are career fairs, PRSSA events and presentations where a college... Read More »

Tips For Wrapping Up An Internship

By | August 09, 2017

The sounds of ruffled pages and clinking mugs can be heard at the front desk of OPR as the summer interns pack up their belongings to head back to their universities. Similar sounds flood offices all over the world, as the not-so-new interns complete their final assignments before sweeping up... Read More »

Enjoying the roller coaster of a PR agency internship

By | August 02, 2017

This summer has been quite transformative for me. I will begin my senior year of college this August, so I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that I’m about to enter adulthood, which is terrifying and exciting. I was also able to travel more than 4,000 miles to spend... Read More »

How to recruit and cultivate gifted female leaders

By | July 19, 2017

When I was younger, my mom would never let me watch movies like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White because the princess would always need to be kissed to be saved. I was actually quite frustrated by this as a child. I didn’t understand why we tirelessly watched Mulan, even though... Read More »

You, too, are a foreigner – to a foreigner

By | November 04, 2015

Quick question: what is [insert whatever country, city or state you are from] like? That, my dear reader, is the most asked question I’m sure everybody gets if they look, sound or even smell different than the others around them (minus the typical surface question of “how are you doing?”).... Read More »

A dream deferred can survive

By | October 12, 2015

“What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up, like a raisin in the sun?” These questions asked by prolific writer Langston Hughes describe the sentiments of those who left dreams unrealized while they went on with life based on reality. Some could no longer afford to dream. Some... Read More »

5 things to enhance your intern’s experience

By | August 17, 2015

When I started my internship, there was a great deal of information to take in at one time. This can be extremely stressful, not only to the interns but also to the people who work with them. It takes time to fully explain procedures and then to repeat that same... Read More »

4 Ways To Harness Inspiration

By | May 07, 2015

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Are you in a professional slump? Is it taking all of your energy to produce fresh ideas and serve your clients? Whatever roadblock you’ve found yourself against at work, it could be that it’s time to rediscover your source of inspiration and take a mental break. However, in our busy... Read More »