From The Rock

Body Language: An Important Communication Skill and Tool

By | September 29, 2016

We’ve all heard the saying “actions speak louder than words.” This rings true because oftentimes, our body language is what people remember most. Good or bad, it can leave a lasting image in your mind that shapes what you think of someone, particularly in the business realm. Reading body language... Read More »

How hard are you failing? #FAIL

By | April 06, 2016

We all know that popular hashtag. Was it the mini-caramel apple bites or the complicated Cookie Monster cupcakes, a 10 p.m. toddler temper tantrum or your fifth straight failed media pitch? #FAILs are sometimes posted in good fun, but other times, they can weigh on you for weeks. This point... Read More »

Why PR is like the relationship between Downton Abbey’s Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes

By | March 09, 2016

Author’s note: Spoiler alert! Season six plot details are revealed in this blog. If you’re a Downtown Abbey devotee like me, you’re aware of the budding relationship between Mr. Carson and Mrs. Hughes over the last two seasons. Last season’s proposal by Mr. Carson to Mrs. Hughes was a dream... Read More »

Lauren’s Top 10 Times Our Team Had Tons of Fun

By | February 15, 2016

Part of my job as the culture ambassador is to plan meaningful team-building events where we all come together to simply have fun, give back through volunteering or take time to eat lunch at monthly potlucks. So, naturally, for my 10th anniversary social media takeover, I had to go with... Read More »

Taking Advantage of Our Emotions This Season

By | December 22, 2015

During the Super Bowl, advertisers take advantage of the game’s huge TV audience, and in recent years have been using ad content to engage customers online through social media. This strategy can also be seen during the holidays, when consumers are scouring the Internet, sales pages and TV spots in... Read More »

Do what makes you happy – Fun things to do in Memphis this fall

By | September 17, 2015

I’ve adopted a motto – “do what makes you happy.” This revelation came to me one day after popping the top on a Sweet Leaf Peach Iced Tea, which includes a quirky or inspirational message under each bottle cap. I’ve kept this bottle cap and frequently flip it between my... Read More »

The Most Important Thing to Remember in an Interview

By | August 13, 2015

We work every day to brainstorm, develop and pitch story ideas to media outlets for nearly all of our clients. It’s a valued PR tactic that benefits clients tremendously when executed properly. We also conduct media training for clients to prepare them for interviews when needed. One of the biggest... Read More »

3 Tips for Breaking Through Writer’s Block and Boosting Creative Writing Skills

By | June 19, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, as I focused intently on a lengthy project, I hit a typical mid-afternoon writer’s block. This was the part of the day where I battle the urge to crawl under my desk and take a nap – 2 p.m. It’s nap time at 2 p.m.... Read More »

5 Fast Ways to Get Your News Every Day

By | June 09, 2015

Thankfully, the world of digital media is evolving and making the user experience more fun and accessible. If you’re a news hound and need to stay on top of what’s going on around the world throughout the day, there are some new and efficient digital news platforms (as well as... Read More »

What’s in Your PR Survival Kit?

By | April 23, 2015

Earlier this year, I had a jam-packed day of meetings – four consecutive meetings in different locations to be exact. As I left the office the evening before, I failed to put some key items in my bag. These items were pretty standard office supplies – a notebook for taking... Read More »