From The Rock

Does Your Brand Need A Blog?

By | March 05, 2015

Not every brand needs a blog, but if you have the time and resources to maintain one, you should consider starting one today. Blogs are a prime example of content marketing that most any business can leverage. Content marketing is the abstract term for strategically delivering valuable, relevant, useful and... Read More »

Don’t let the coverage go to your head

By | November 06, 2014

This one goes out to the SEC lovers out there. Recently, my alma mater, Mississippi State University, hosted the famous ESPN College GameDay for the first time in school history – a moment I was excited to experience firsthand. After winning the game against the Auburn Tigers, Mississippi State was... Read More »

Frightening PR: Event disasters and how to avoid them

By | October 31, 2017

A few weeks ago, we shared a checklist to help you plan and promote events successfully. For me, the planning stages of event preparation are the easy part. There’s set protocol, you’re working with a team you know and you have full control over the outcomes. The day of the... Read More »

Green Marketing

By | July 31, 2013

Within the past 10 years, we have seen an obvious and dramatic trend reemerge from the 60s. Being environmentally responsible has become the cool thing to do and be seen doing. Instead of referring to people who care about the environment as “tree huggers” or “hippies,” many people are now... 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 respond to an unfavorable review vs. an untruthful review

By | July 24, 2019

It’s a fact that in today’s society of swiping, typing, texting, instant messaging (and I could keep going with the -ings), people feel more empowered than ever to voice their opinion. And, the bandwidth and instantaneous nature of social media and other digital platforms give people easy access to do... 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 worth a little operational discomfort

By | March 21, 2018

When people ask about my daughter, I tell them she’s a hot mess. She’s only 2, but a few weeks ago in church, she clapped after a baptism and said “YAY! WE’RE DONE!” She used her outside voice to ask where Nonna and Aunt Bekah were. (They live out of... Read More »

Marketing vs. Advertising vs. Public Relations. Get it Right.

By | August 13, 2013

“OH! You want to go into the PR field? So you’re learning to do market research and make advertisements, right?” I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count how many times I heard this when I discussed my career aspirations with others in college. Even more surprising, I continue... Read More »