From The Rock

How to avoid that summer slump at work

By | May 27, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend has passed, and you know what that means — school’s out for summer! Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to working adults, but it’s easy to feel the urge to kick back like students during the summer months. For me, all I want to do between June and September... Read More »

Listen up! 3 PR-approved podcasts we recommend

By | May 20, 2020

If you feel like you’ve binged all the shows Netflix has to offer, might I suggest a pivot to audio? For many of us on the Obsidian team, podcasts serve as a news source, an outlet to get our creative juices flowing or just a way to sink our teeth... Read More »

Proofreading! Our tips and tricks.

By | May 13, 2020

Have you ever pressed send on an important email, only to read it back and realize you had a glaring typo? We’ve all been there! All types of writing should be edited, but revising your own work can prove difficult. Proofreading is a learned skill – so we compiled tips... Read More »

Meet our summer intern – Amelia!

By | May 13, 2020

There are a few things that signal to our team that summer is upon us (even if the calendar doesn’t say so until June 20). Increased ice cream consumption, days spent outdoors and the start of our new internship cycle are all markers of this wonderful time of year. Our... 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 »

A year of account oversight: what I’ve learned

By | May 06, 2020

Experts say that the first years of life are critical to a child’s development. I think you could say the same about a person’s career ‒ the habits formed and lessons learned during the first few years of one’s career will chart the path for their future success.  I just... Read More »

When trying to break through the noise, it’s not always about who shouts the loudest.

By | May 04, 2020

Undivided attention. That is what I crave at home when I’m breaking down the list of commitments we have for the week. I know that Kevin and Carole’s couple shower and our nephew’s birthday barbecue will be booked over if I don’t have Nathan’s focus when we go through our... Read More »

In urgent or important customer communication, brevity and clarity are essential.

By | May 01, 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that when a crisis strikes, our natural inclination is to either say nothing or very little at all, usually out of fear, or to go overboard with lengthy pieces filled with fluff and feelings. But, when sending an urgent announcement or important information... Read More »

When to join a movement

By | April 29, 2020

In this digital era, movements on social media are flourishing. Especially during these unprecedented times, establishing meaningful connections virtually is essential for brands. Millennials have been dubbed the “crusader generation” for a reason – if they connect with and believe in a campaign or a movement, they’ll take it and... Read More »

We are SO looking forward to this.

By | April 29, 2020

When I think about freely leaving my home to again enjoy my favorite activities, the soundtrack playing in my head is “Out There” from Disney’s 1996 adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” It’s dramatic, I know, but it was my favorite as a kid, and the song melodramatically describes... Read More »