From The Rock

Everyday editing and writing reminders

By | February 26, 2020

While each day in the life of PR professionals varies, one thing always remains constant amid the flux of meetings, calls and tasks – writing! Writing is the foundation of our career, and a strong base is required for steady growth. To help you stay on track,  here’s a list... Read More »

The baby in the king cake: finding your unique proposition

By | February 19, 2020

A few weeks ago, my husband, our two daughters and I cut into a king cake. We found a pink baby and learned — (not really a) SURPRISE! — we’re having a third baby girl. Learning our new baby’s gender with a king cake during the Mardi Gras season was... Read More »

Fun PR takeaways from the 2020 Oscars

By | February 12, 2020

Every year when the Academy Awards ceremony rolls around, you’ll find me in the comfort of my bed ‒ well prepared with delicious takeout and my Twitter feed rolling with Oscar commentary. And while Sunday’s show earned the lowest ratings EVER in the program’s history, I loved (mostly) every minute... Read More »

The good, the bad and the influencer

By | February 12, 2020

Influencers are the modern-day reality TV stars – they’re elusive, intimidating and suddenly making a huge splash while garnering a lot of attention. They started out as people with expertise on a specific topic with a trusted audience (think contractors with home renovation tips) but grew into internet mini-celebrities. And... Read More »

Three ways to have fun with your client: You gotta get out of the office!

By | February 05, 2020

As a PR professional, I’m in the business of building relationships (or at least that’s a vital part of what I think our industry is all about). From establishing rapport with my colleagues and industry partners to reporters and influencers, I keep a keen eye on making sure my relationships... Read More »

The best of the Big Game advertisements

By | January 31, 2020

Super Bowl ads are polarizing – football purists hate anything that takes away from the game, and your average partygoer loves them. They come in many shapes and sizes, from tear jerkers to comedy gold, all with the same goal of leaving a branded impression on consumers. There’s stiff competition,... Read More »

PR professionals are a latte like coffee

By | January 29, 2020

  If you are what you drink, then I am undoubtedly coffee. The truth of the matter is this – I am a thirsty person. I have two cups with me at all times, alternating sips between ice cold water and piping hot coffee. This lifestyle choice is not great... Read More »

Meet Ashley Schaller! 

By | January 25, 2020

Meet Ashley Schaller!  January brings new beginnings, and at Obsidian, that means new interns! We added Ashley to the team at the first of the year, and she’s already bringing valuable skills and support to the table. As a graduate of the UofM and a previous St. Jude intern, she... Read More »

Three PR lessons from 2019 crises

By | January 22, 2020

Take a look through Obsidian’s blog in the crisis category, and you’ll find nearly 40 posts on how to plan for, manage and rectify crisis situations or issues. Crises are a part of life for PR firms so we’re never surprised when another strikes. Whether that’s three times in one... Read More »

Tips to set (and crush) your 2020 career goals

By | January 15, 2020

Hello, 2020! As we head into a new year – and a whole new decade – I’m sure we’re all resolving to make some changes personally and professionally. What steps are you taking to actually achieve your career aspirations this year? As PR folks, you know we don’t do anything... Read More »