From The Rock

How to stand out among restaurant competition

By | November 07, 2018

It’s no secret that Memphis is growing. In fact, 2,136 new business filings were reported in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report. That’s 338 more than during same time period the year prior. Think new boutique hotels, new apartment buildings and... Read More »

3 Tangible steps to improve your culture

By | September 20, 2018

This blog post originally appeared on the Greater Memphis Chamber’s website. View the original post here. With pressing items like maintaining visibility in the marketplace and increasing bottom lines vying for attention, company culture may seem to be less important or even get lost in today’s business environment. However, having... Read More »

3 PR lessons we’ve learned from the sports world

By | September 12, 2018

Sports can teach us all a great deal. From how to handle adversity to the importance of practicing your craft, athletics teach lessons that can be applied to so many areas of our lives. As a communications professional who has worked in and around the sports world for years, I’m... Read More »

The best eats in nearby SEC cities

By | August 01, 2018

While Memphis isn’t home to a Southeastern Conference school, the Obsidian office sure is. Many of us Obsidianites earned degrees from these respected sports-loving institutions, which includes my alma mater, the University of Arkansas. After spending four years immersing ourselves in all the amazing things these culturally rich college towns... Read More »

Put local restaurants at the top of your list!

By | May 01, 2018

It’s Small Business Week, and Obsidian is highlighting the small businesses that we serve. Today, you’ll hear from two of our clients in one of the most popular small business industries – the restaurant and food service industry.   When’s the last time that you ate at a restaurant? Was... Read More »

Hottest holiday gifts in the 901

By | November 24, 2017

What’s better than giving someone a super cool gift? Giving someone a super cool locally made gift. Luckily, Memphis is full of talented entrepreneurs that make shopping local a piece of (fruit) cake. Here are just a few our favorite products, vendors and local experiences that are sure to put... Read More »

5 Tactics for Improving LinkedIn Business Profiles

By | August 03, 2016

When growing your brand, it’s important to have a strong online presence. Social media tends to get pushed to the back burner behind more important things like budgets, meetings, planning, etc. However, your company’s social presence is important, too! To establish your business as the go-to in your field, it... Read More »

Communicating with Millennials: 101

By | May 04, 2016

Looking for fresh, new, Millennial faces to add to your team? Then be sure to keep in mind that Millennials are a unique breed—all 80 million of them. According to parade.com, they will make up one-third of the population by 2020. In fact, a stat released in April from the... Read More »

Murray’s Top 10 Downtown Memphis Restaurants

By | February 24, 2016

1. Agave Maria  Photo from Yelp.com 2. Itta Bena  Photo from 10best.com 3. South of Beale  Photo from I Love Memphis blog 4. Pearl’s Oyster House  Photo from burnsland.com 5. Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar  Photo from livetoindulge.com 6. Felicia Suzanne’s  Photo from cbswatchmagazine.com 7. Rizzo’s  Photo from The Commercial... Read More »

Timing is Everything – The best and worst times to post on social media

By | October 20, 2015

There is no doubt that consumers are more active on social media than ever before. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly 75 percent of Internet users participate on social platforms. Although the traffic is skyrocketing on websites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram, knowing what time is the... Read More »