From The Rock

Sending the wrong message when personal opinion gets in the way

By | July 31, 2014

While the national American Cancer Society has remained mum on an organizational opinion regarding the cold-water challenge, which has swept the nation in recent weeks, one local chapter leader decided to publicly question the viral awareness effort. This local leader said, “I will tell you, I have a few misgivings... Read More »

She’s not sexy and she knows it: Deep life-changing thoughts about Jodi Arias

By | April 23, 2013

Like many people, I’m currently engrossed in the Jodi Arias trial in Phoenix. Sometimes, I listen to it with an earbud in one ear while I work. Occasionally, I’ll check out the live video stream during my lunch hour. When I get home from work, I usually spend a mindless... Read More »

Sports and media – why you should hone your PR skills if you’re planning to go pro

By | November 25, 2019

Think you have what it takes to go pro? Before you’re thrust into the spotlight, take a step back and examine what the title of “professional athlete” entails. Hint: It is so much more than athletic ability. Interviews, endorsements, speaking engagements, charity work – the job description is a lengthy... Read More »

Staff spotlight – Carlee Smith

By | June 19, 2018

Have you met our newest full-time employee? We hesitate to call her “new” because she interned with us twice before joining as an account assistant! Carlee Smith is a recent graduate of Arkansas State University, and a shiny new Memphian. She supports our team on a number of accounts, providing... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Jenna Taylor

By | April 03, 2019

Meet our new account assistant, Jenna Taylor! A recent graduate of Mississippi State University, Jenna blew everyone away during her time as Obsidian’s level 2 intern last fall. In February, Jenna joined us full-time as an account assistant. To help you get to know Jenna, we asked her a few... Read More »

Staff spotlight: Lauren Hannaford!

By | February 15, 2021

Do you want to know a fun fact about Obsidian? Most of our team started out as interns, including one of our directors – Lauren Hannaford! Through her time at Obsidian, Lauren’s been a part of some legendary projects, guided our team toward success and has had some major fun... Read More »

Stand out as a PR student

By | September 05, 2018

Think about your favorite brand. Why do you like that brand? What makes you return to that branding? Why does that brand stick out to you? As PR students, we talk a lot about branding and tactics used to make your company or client stand out. We, as PR students,... Read More »

Step into the spotlight with Carlee

By | September 15, 2021

When you need to revamp your playlist, find fun activities around town or brighten your day with cute puppy pics, Carlee is your go-to gal! She’s been rocking with Obsidian for more than three years now. We chat about what she’s been up to in this month’s staff spotlight. Like... Read More »

Step into the spotlight with Murray

By | April 19, 2021

She is our team’s Sagittarian go-getter, restaurateur’s best friend, sports fan, fitness queen and we’re thrilled to now call her a senior account manager at Obsidian – Murray Lace! For almost six years (including her internship), Murray’s been impressing us with her stellar work ethic and leadership skills. Simply put,... Read More »

The Interview – What You Need to Know

By | January 07, 2013

So, you got a reporter to agree to write a story about you? That’s great! Media coverage in respected publications and programs can make a huge impact on awareness of your company. But just because you’ve gotten the story, that doesn’t mean the work is over…the interview is the most... Read More »