From The Rock

What do you do when an employee goes rogue?

By | July 28, 2020

By Murray Lace and Taylor Jolley Employers and their human resources department are accustomed to handling employee issues when they happen inside the confines of the office. It’s part of their job description to manage the team’s behavior when it goes against company policy. But, what happens when employee mistakes... Read More »

How to communicate with employees

By | May 06, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, the most important audience for a business is not its customer base, it is its internal team. If they are not on your side, how will they ever be able to go out into the marketplace to do great work for your business? Communicating clearly and... Read More »

Quarantine… but make it fun!

By | April 05, 2020

What we’re eating and how we’re staying active During this unique season, gone are the days of us OPR girls rushing off to attend board meetings or to take the kids to basketball practice after hours. We’re at home…with a lot of time on our hands to dig into tasty... Read More »

Sports and media – why you should hone your PR skills if you’re planning to go pro

By | November 25, 2019

Think you have what it takes to go pro? Before you’re thrust into the spotlight, take a step back and examine what the title of “professional athlete” entails. Hint: It is so much more than athletic ability. Interviews, endorsements, speaking engagements, charity work – the job description is a lengthy... Read More »

Making the cut: Holiday gift guide how-tos

By | September 09, 2019

It may seem like it is much too early to start thinking about the holidays, but if you are a B2C business owner, product maker or one of those super responsible people who buys their gifts with plenty of time to spare, the time is now. From lifestyle magazines and... Read More »

Let’s eat! Obsidian’s favorite local restaurants

By | April 24, 2019

Part of establishing yourself as a trusted public relations guru is having a deep understanding of what makes the city you serve special. Here in Memphis, that something special is food. We Obsidian girls know food – from the hidden dives to the prominent local establishments, we’ve got your back... Read More »

Perks matter: How to keep your crew happy

By | March 01, 2019

The Obsidian office is full of millennials, a generation defined as individuals born between 1981 and 1996. Another way to describe this generation? Job-hoppers. According to a Gallup report, six in 10 millennials are open to new career opportunities and are more likely that any other generation to switch jobs.... Read More »

Four Event Planning Mistakes Rookies Make

By | January 09, 2019

As a host, a lot goes into planning an event – large or small. Even a casual Super Bowl party can throw a host for a loop. Do I have enough food? Will they like this beer? Should I get Scoops or Fritos? Will guests stay too long and interfere... Read More »

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 »