From The Rock

Get to know our Texas gals!

By | September 12, 2012

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Part of Obsidian’s new Dallas operation, Crissy Lintner and Kerri Guyton headed to the great state of Texas to launch the new office earlier this year. Get to know them now! Kerri Guyton Birthday: Oct. 20 Hometown: I don’t really have a hometown. I was born in San Antonio, Texas,... Read More »

Getting to know our main man — Thomas!

By | September 13, 2012

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The only man among the women of Obsidian, Thomas Whitehead is an integral part of our team, offering valuable insight for our clients and the firm as a whole. He leverages his interests for the good, and you should take time to get to know him! Thomas Whitehead Birthday: June... Read More »

Getting to know the final two…

By | September 14, 2012

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An animal advocate from Memphis and a Louisina-native who bleeds purple and gold, Katie Pemberton and Kelli Eason are our final “getting to know Obsidian” entries. Both are equally as passionate about PR as they are about their personal loves for animals and football. Katie Pemberton Birthday: 9/8/81 Hometown: Millington,... Read More »

Getting to know…

By | September 11, 2012

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Our fearless leader and founder of Obsidian Public Relations: Courtney Liebenrood Ellett. Most people only know her as a powerhouse of PR knowledge, but this mother of two has other interests up her sleeve. Birthday: 5/10/75 Hometown: Collierville, Tenn. College: The University of Memphis All-time favorite restaurant: Have lots of... Read More »

Gift901: OPR’s Memphis holiday gift guide

By | November 28, 2018

If you’ve made your list, checked it twice and realized you still have a bit more shopping to do before Dec. 25, we’ve got your back! Memphis is full of talented entrepreneurs that make shopping local as easy as (pumpkin) pie, so share a piece of the 901 this holiday... Read More »

Halloween Candy Campaigns

By | October 24, 2018

Personally, Halloween is my favorite time of year. Why, you ask? It contains the majority of my favorite things – pumpkins, hayrides, costumes, corn mazes, haunted houses and cooler weather. I’m not the only one who’s a huge fan of all things spooky. In 2017, the National Retail Federation reported... Read More »

Handling mistakes with grace

By | November 29, 2017

As public relations professionals, we strive for perfection (who here is a self-proclaimed perfectionist?!). We’re merely human, though, so expecting everything to turn out perfectly as planned is not based in reality. In fact, it’s often our own mistakes that cause campaigns, relationships and opportunities to sidetrack and go awry.... Read More »

Hottest holiday gifts in the 901

By | November 24, 2017

What’s better than giving someone a super cool gift? Giving someone a super cool locally made gift. Luckily, Memphis is full of talented entrepreneurs that make shopping local a piece of (fruit) cake. Here are just a few our favorite products, vendors and local experiences that are sure to put... Read More »

How to be productive in the busiest time of the year: A few tips to support productivity during holiday travels and vacations

By | November 08, 2017

It’s that time – the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the holidays. When you quickly become inundated with holiday songs, shopping deals and the prospect of seeing family members you’ve not seen all year, it’s easy for your work focus to fade. But once you’ve done all your... Read More »

How to dress professionally on a college student’s budget

By | June 13, 2018

    I think we all relate to this meme of the Grinch. At some point or another, we have all had difficulty figuring out what to wear, especially when it comes to dressing professionally as a college student. There are career fairs, PRSSA events and presentations where a college... Read More »