From The Rock

Ease In or Jump?

By | June 17, 2014

Whether I am relaxing by the pool or lying out on the beach, I always find it interesting to sit back and watch what method people choose to take the plunge into the freezing cold water ahead. Are you a jump-right-in/no-strings-attached type, or do you take the ease-right-in-until-completely-comfortable approach? Personally,... Read More »

Enjoying the roller coaster of a PR agency internship

By | August 02, 2017

This summer has been quite transformative for me. I will begin my senior year of college this August, so I’ve been coming to terms with the fact that I’m about to enter adulthood, which is terrifying and exciting. I was also able to travel more than 4,000 miles to spend... Read More »

Frightening PR: Fears of a new PR professional and how to overcome them

By | October 09, 2017

Fresh out of college, degree in hand, and you’ve landed your first PR job! In my case, I have internship experiences under my belt, so I knew a thing or two about working in an agency before I graduated. But, what happens when the only thing that you know is... Read More »

Getting a running start

By | April 09, 2013

Catie Cannon is a senior at Westminster Academy in Memphis. After being accepted into the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, Catie spent a day at Obsidian PR shadowing our team in action. Here’s a quick glance at some of what she learned. So you’re almost... Read More »

Getting Started in Public Relations

By | March 10, 2015

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Given that I’ve recently started my internship here at Obsidian, it seems a fitting time to look back on the steps I’ve taken to get me here and reflect on the lessons learned that will hopefully continue to carry me forward in this exciting career. I initially started college with... Read More »

Getting the most out of your internship – a manager’s perspective

By | August 27, 2012

As the fall semester kicks off at area colleges and universities, our management team’s inboxes become filled with resumes from hopeful students in search of an internship! Many PR internships for fall have been filled by the point, as most students are finding out (we are still looking for a... 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 »

How to recruit and cultivate gifted female leaders

By | July 19, 2017

When I was younger, my mom would never let me watch movies like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White because the princess would always need to be kissed to be saved. I was actually quite frustrated by this as a child. I didn’t understand why we tirelessly watched Mulan, even though... Read More »

Lauren Hannaford: From Intern to 7 Years with OPR

By | February 01, 2016

1. Lauren, tell us the most memorable moment you’ve had at Obsidian since joining the firm seven years ago? Wow, this is hard because there are so many! I’ll go with one funny and one serious memory.Not a month into my internship at Obsidian in 2008, the team set off... Read More »

Life after college: A few tips for adjusting to the ‘real world’

By | June 14, 2013

As a recent graduate of Louisiana State University, the transition from college life to the so-called real world has been a reality check. Thinking back to the past two weeks since graduation, I’ve discovered some of the realities that I’d like share with you about this life transition. One of... Read More »