From The Rock

Fans are great, but advocates are more valuable

By | August 07, 2019

Let’s talk about sports. Specifically, let’s talk about my relationship with the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis is the first city that I’ve lived in that has an NBA team. I came to Memphis with a minor allegiance to the Miami Heat, but my proximity to the FedExForum is exponentially closer than... Read More »

Staff spotlight – Addison Walker

By | August 05, 2019

Staff Spotlight – Addison Walker If you’ve been in our building lately, you might have noticed a new desk in our center office. There, you’ll find our newest intern-turned-full-timer, Addison Walker. Addison joined our team in early 2019 as an intern and was hired as an account assistant in May. She’s... Read More »

Public relations is like a fine wine

By | July 17, 2019

Let’s talk wine for a bit. I’m not an avid wine drinker, but I appreciate a nice glass of red wine from time to time. As I was thinking about a lovely glass of Malbec I had, I wandered down a rabbit hole that I couldn’t help but share with... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – D’Marius Gillespie

By | June 04, 2019

Summer is an exciting time at Obsidian! Our office usually grows by one or two employees as we welcome summer interns to our ranks. This year, we have two wonderful interns, and you’ll get to learn more about one of them today! D’Marius was introduced to Obsidian last summer when... Read More »

Memphis – exceeding expectations

By | May 31, 2019

Addison Walker Being a part of something new is always exciting, especially a new town. I went to Mississippi State University, where it turns out, a lot of Memphians attend as well. During those four years, I began to hear of new things like Jerry’s Sno Cones and Ghost River,... Read More »

Winter came and went

By | May 22, 2019

I’m eight years late, but I started bingeing Game of Thrones in late April. I’ve absorbed six seasons worth of content in six weeks, and needless to say it’s taken over my life. My dog is now the self-proclaimed lady of our neighborhood, and I honestly have considered learning Valeryian.... Read More »

I chose Memphis! Here’s why.

By | May 17, 2019

If you love Memphis, she will love you right back. Murray Lace In March 2015, I sat on the front steps of the University House where my PR writing class was held on the beautiful University of Arkansas campus. I had a decision to make. As a girl who lived... Read More »

Asking the right questions

By | May 15, 2019

Asking the right questions of yourself By Courtney Ellett, founder and owner at Obsidian Public Relations Welcome to a three-part series by Obsidian PR on “Asking the Right Questions: Getting the Answers You Need to Run a Successful Small Business.“ It sounds too easy, right? Ask the right questions and... Read More »

My Memphis love story

By | May 10, 2019

Carlee Smith Even though I grew up across the bridge in Arkansas, I’m as quick to claim Memphis as my own as I am to claim Marion or West Memphis. I’m sure some die-hard Memphians may cringe at that. As I approach my year anniversary of making the move across... Read More »

What to do if your talking points are leaked

By | May 08, 2019

I can’t think of a time when I’ve used the word “leak” positively. From pre-release movie spoilers to confidential document disasters, leaks are a nightmare to public relations professionals around the globe. The leaks aren’t going anywhere – our culture seems to be leakier than ever. How can we tamp... Read More »