From The Rock

Stop. Give thanks, 2019 edition.

By | November 27, 2019

This blog post was originally written by Lauren Hannford in 2013. In honor of Thanksgiving 2019, Taylor Jolley gave it new wings (RIP, turkey friends).  When asked to write a blog about thankfulness six years ago, Lauren poetically laid out a case for the beauty of Thanksgiving and its transcendent... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Kelli Brignac

By | November 01, 2019

Our office is full of SEC alumnae, so it’s only fitting that one of our fall staff spotlights would be riddled with football references. Kelli Brignac – our colleague who works remotely from Lake Charles, Louisiana – has been enjoying a season of dominating performances by her LSU Tigers (and... Read More »

What a PR professional’s nightmares are made of

By | October 30, 2019

As the weather cools and darkness falls, Boogiemen and monsters in the closet fill the minds of young children struggling to fall asleep. The noise you swore was a zombie? It was just a falling tree branch outside your window. Your childhood nightmares were just a figment of your overactive... Read More »

Nonprofits! Let us help you share your mission.

By | October 23, 2019

There is something about the nature of philanthropic work that makes it inherently difficult to define. Nonprofit staff members wear multiple hats and work diligently to ensure the communities they serve receive the essential services their organization provides. And while staff members are entrenched in their work and deeply understand... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Whitney Albert 

By | October 01, 2019

Staff Spotlight – Whitney Albert!  One of our team’s greatest strengths is our tenure. With so many long-standing team members, we’re able to tap a deep well of experience and expertise for our clients. This month, we asked our colleague Whitney Albert a few questions about life as a PR professional.... Read More »

Make meetings work for your schedule

By | September 25, 2019

For me, true luxury can be caviar or a day with no meetings, no appointments and no schedule. – Michael Kors I’m a prepper. I have a nightly ritual that includes my extensive skin care regimen, meal prepping and mentally running through how I’d like the next workday to flow.... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Brittany Mizell

By | September 06, 2019

We love bringing new interns into the fold, especially when they have diverse and interesting experiences to draw from. Though Brittany graduated from Mississippi State (like a number of our past interns), she brings so much to the table – from foreign language competencies to experience working abroad. She’s added a... Read More »

Differing digital drops – what’s behind the strategy?

By | August 26, 2019

I’ve reached a point in my digital consumption where the options on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO GO no longer feel endless. I’m more interested in new season drops of shows in which I’m already invested. Within the past few months, three of my favorite shows released new seasons... Read More »

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 »