From The Rock

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 »

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 »