From The Rock

Preparing to say “I’m sorry”

By | April 10, 2019

In the world of incessant internet conversations, it’s less about if your company will misstep and more about when. While outrage culture can nab businesses for the slightest infractions, this newfound accountability is a good thing. It pushes companies to pursue endeavors with integrity for fear of retaliation in the... Read More »

Where we work when we’re not at work

By | March 27, 2019

  I joke that I can sleep anytime, anywhere. I’m known to slink away at any family gathering to snag a nap on the guest bedroom floor. I’ve slept through countless hurricanes (Florida kid), and have lived next to train tracks twice in my life, never once losing a minute... Read More »

A peek behind the curtain – how I respond to bad experiences as a customer

By | March 06, 2019

Being a PR practitioner sometimes ruins things for you. In our role, you often get to peek behind the curtain, seeing the inner workings that the average consumer doesn’t see. I’ll give you an example. Nathan and I just bought a home, and as a part of our move, we... Read More »

Meet our level 2 intern, Addison Walker!

By | March 01, 2019

Each season, our office welcomes newcomers to the front desk in the form of interns. At Obsidian, our intern-to-full-time pipeline is one of our greatest sources of pride and PR talent. To say we take our internship program seriously would be an understatement! This winter, we added Addison Walker to... Read More »

Why a PR firm should be a part of your merger or acquisition planning team

By | February 20, 2019

Why a PR firm should be a part of your merger or acquisition planning team Last week, we received a breaking-news alert that SunTrust Bank and BB&T would soon be merging. The combined assets of the two banks will make it the nation’s sixth largest bank – so it’s evident... Read More »

Planning for milestones – Have an upcoming milestone or anniversary? Wow your followers with a celebration.

By | January 30, 2019

Let’s celebrate! Cue Kool & the Gang – there’s a party goin’ on right here! It may not feel like a party if you’re reading this at your desk on a rainy Wednesday morning, but in my opinion, there’s always something to celebrate. In the PR world, we’re constantly looking... Read More »

OPR’s leading ladder-climber – Lauren Hannaford

By | January 04, 2019

  In today’s corporate culture, tenured employees are few and far between. Gone are the days when a recently graduated young professional takes a job and stays with the company for the remainder of his or her career. But, there are a few rare gems that find a career path... Read More »

OPR Predictions for 2019

By | January 03, 2019

We’re BACK in the office and 2019 is now in full swing! Many of you may spend the next week or so doing the same thing I’m doing – looking forward and planning for the year ahead. In public relations, planning is essential but simultaneously challenging. Our industry is ever-changing,... Read More »

A reflection on 2018

By | December 31, 2018

What a year it has been! This year has brought growth to our firm in so many ways. From honing our skills to bringing on new talent, we’re grateful for everything that transpired over the last 12 months. A few of our team members pinpointed successes, favorite moments and how... Read More »

The gift of encouragement

By | December 19, 2018

I’m going to come right out and say it – the end of the year, and all it brings, can be really hard. Balancing copious holiday parties with gift shopping and work can leave you feeling spent and exhausted. And those are all of the GOOD things going on at... Read More »