From The Rock

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 »

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 2020 was the best year ever (sort of)

By | December 30, 2020

2020: the worst year ever (according to everyone). I was one of those people. But was it the worst year ever? If we rewrite the headline, maybe 2020 was a pretty good year. If nothing else, 2020 has been a lesson in perspective. And in PR, we always like to... 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 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 »

Is virality the best social media goal?

By | December 16, 2020

Virality is the crown jewel atop the tiara of social media metrics. Having a tweet go viral could expose your brand to hundreds of thousands of people in one fell swoop. Why wouldn’t we all strive toward virality?  While going viral can be awesome for your social media presence, I... Read More »

It starts with one step

By | September 01, 2017

Launching a new campaign is a massive undertaking, but the enormity seems larger when the goal has the whopping number of 100 million attached to it. This was the task that our American Paper Optics team faced when they began their project with APO in August of last year. One... Read More »

Listen up! 3 PR-approved podcasts we recommend

By | May 20, 2020

If you feel like you’ve binged all the shows Netflix has to offer, might I suggest a pivot to audio? For many of us on the Obsidian team, podcasts serve as a news source, an outlet to get our creative juices flowing or just a way to sink our teeth... Read More »

Meetings: Love them or hate them, you’ve got to prepare (and other tips) 

By | November 18, 2020

Meetings, meetings and more meetings. Some people dread heavy meeting weeks while others thrive off of group discussion and planning. Leading successful meetings is a part of our job, and that success can be defined by outcomes following those meetings. Everyone has experienced the full spectrum of good and bad... Read More »