From The Rock

Frame of Reference

By | April 10, 2014

The other day at my gym, there was this dude who was working out with heavy weights on every machine. He was throwing down on every piece of equipment they have — and with proper form and discipline. He was definitely one of the strongest guys that I’ve seen in... 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 »

Fun PR takeaways from the 2020 Oscars

By | February 12, 2020

Every year when the Academy Awards ceremony rolls around, you’ll find me in the comfort of my bed ‒ well prepared with delicious takeout and my Twitter feed rolling with Oscar commentary. And while Sunday’s show earned the lowest ratings EVER in the program’s history, I loved (mostly) every minute... 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 »

Have you checked your digital front door?

By | October 28, 2020

The digitization of business processes has fully trickled down to small and local businesses, in part because necessity mandated a major transition to online business development in the early months of 2020. Regardless of the reason for this transition, it would be naive to think that we’ll backtrack away from... 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 maintain relevance throughout your entire performance season

By | March 04, 2020

For public relations professionals, campaigns for product launches typically have a similar routine leading up to their release date. We work to build consumer excitement with a goal of achieving impressive sales at the launch, but afterward, we quickly wrap up and move on to another campaign. Season-long campaigns, whether... Read More »

How to stand out among restaurant competition

By | November 07, 2018

It’s no secret that Memphis is growing. In fact, 2,136 new business filings were reported in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report. That’s 338 more than during same time period the year prior. Think new boutique hotels, new apartment buildings and... Read More »

It’s not what you say, but how you say it.

By | September 03, 2013

If you’ve ever spent any significant amount of time around a PR person, journalist or anyone else who writes for the media, you may have heard of AP style. It stands for “Associated Press” style, and it’s meant to guide media writers through some of the more tricky writing rules,... Read More »

Keep it real: How to make your brand’s social media feel authentic

By | March 03, 2021

If you manage a company or brand’s social media account, striking the balance between professionalism and sincerity can be difficult. When in doubt, some folks ask themselves W.W.A.P.A.D. – what would a personal account do? But they’re not fooling anyone by acting as if a corporate account is no different... Read More »