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By | August 15, 2018

Kiki, do you love me? I know… I’m a month late and you’re over it. I am, too. In case you missed it, celebrities and dogs across the internet were dancing to Drake’s song “In my Feelings” as a part of the world’s most recent viral video trend. Some businesses... Read More »

3 examples of companies that treat their employees right – and how you can mimic them on a smaller scale

By | April 17, 2019

If you ask any of OPR’s team members why they most enjoy working at Obsidian, I can guarantee they’ll all have the same answer – our company culture. Having happy and healthy employees is a prerequisite for long-lasting company success, and our firm certainly isn’t the only business out there... Read More »

A Love-Hate Relationship with Conference Calls

By | July 17, 2014

If you have been on the Internet in the past few months, odds are you’ve seen this video called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” The video is funny if you’ve ever been on a conference call. It’s a facepalm moment for people like me who are on conference calls... Read More »

A seat at the table

By | December 13, 2017

Imagine your board room during a crucial business meeting and visualize who is in attendance. Your attorney, financial advisor and c-suite executives are likely present. Is someone from your PR or communication team seated at the table? When you make decisions that impact your business it is crucial that your... Read More »

Coming Together – The Benefit and Importance of Professional Organizations

By | January 10, 2013

I graduated college in May of 2009. I worried, of course, about finding a job in the recession. I thought I had a pretty good shot at getting hired from a previous internship, but by the time I graduated and the market had sufficiently tanked, most of my previous supervisors... Read More »

Death By Meetings

By | June 24, 2015

Yes. It’s a real thing. Meetings can kill… your productivity, that is. Meetings can be absolutely necessary. I’m willing to be optimistic and say that almost all meetings are scheduled with the best intentions. BUT, somewhere between the beginning of a meeting and adjourning one, an abyss can form where... Read More »

Frightening PR: Managing scary personalities

By | October 25, 2017

Picture this. You’ve just landed a coveted media placement for a client. When you tell them about it, you’re told it’s all wrong. In another scenario, you give strategic counsel to an executive regarding a concerning situation. It seems like you’re on the same page, but the results are disastrous... Read More »

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 »

Marathons are not for meetings

By | July 31, 2019

Recently, I traveled to Memphis to meet up with our Obsidian team and to see a few clients. But I made a huge mistake. Between traveling and scheduled meetings, I literally only had nine and a half hours of time in my week to actually get things done. Let’s just... Read More »

Meetings: Love them or hate them, you’ve got to prepare (and other tips) 

By | November 18, 2020

Meetings, meetings and more meetings. Some people dread heavy meeting weeks while others thrive off of group discussion and planning. Leading successful meetings is a part of our job, and that success can be defined by outcomes following those meetings. Everyone has experienced the full spectrum of good and bad... Read More »