From The Rock

Brain-Boosting Breaks are An Important Part of the Workday

By | October 25, 2013

I’ve mentioned in past blog posts that public relations is a very “strategic thinking-intensive” career, and it can lead to brain fuzz. Taking a daily brain-boosting break during your lunch hour is nearly a requirement to maintain a clear mind. I polled the Obsidian team to see what their favorite... Read More »

Building trust on social media

By | January 16, 2019

It was hard to miss – 2018 was a crisis year when it comes to trust on social media. The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica news coupled with Mark Zuckerberg testifying at a congressional hearing led consumer trust in the platform to plummet. In turn, Twitter faced heat over the large... Read More »

Capturing the holiday magic on social media: authentic or cringeworthy?

By | December 18, 2019

What would the holidays be without brands capitalizing on/exploiting seasonal cheer? I don’t remember a world without red and green Hershey’s Kisses wrappers or a December commercial without faint sleigh bells in the distance. Honestly, for some people, over-the-top holiday spirit is half the fun – I mean, how else... Read More »

Coffee Coffee Coffee

By | October 30, 2014

I’ve written about the importance of taking brain breaks during work hours, so I thought a few recent articles about the health benefits of coffee and how to use it to your advantage were interesting, especially as it pertains to drinking coffee at the right time of day to give... Read More »

Coloring Outside the Lines

By | October 07, 2014

There are an abundance of rules when it comes to working in the public relations field. Some are written and strictly kept inside of an ever-updating AP Stylebook, and others are unspoken and passed down from employee to employee in an agency. There are rules for writing, editing, formatting press... 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 »

Communicating with Millennials: 101

By | May 04, 2016

Looking for fresh, new, Millennial faces to add to your team? Then be sure to keep in mind that Millennials are a unique breed—all 80 million of them. According to parade.com, they will make up one-third of the population by 2020. In fact, a stat released in April from the... Read More »

Conscious Capitalism: Have you heard of it?

By | May 13, 2014

I’m fascinated by a movement happening in the business world right now. It’s called Conscious Capitalism. Ever heard of it? Many of you likely have heard of or read the book, “Conscious Capitalism,” by Whole Foods founder John Mackey and Raj Sisodia. The movement is gaining momentum in the corporate... Read More »

Crisis Communication: What you don’t know WILL hurt you

By | January 29, 2017

Crisis communication and management is not the most fun element of public relations. It is certainly one of the most impactful, though, as how a company or organization handles a particular crisis can really make or break its reputation. When a crisis breaks, the rapid and extensive collection of information... Read More »

Cultural Considerations

By | December 26, 2013

America is a melting pot. Or is it? I’ve also heard it described as a salad bowl, because all of the unique things that make up this country still manage to retain a flavor of their own, much like nuts, cheese or fruit does on a salad. Think about it.... Read More »