From The Rock

2019: A Year to Remember

By | December 31, 2019

In my last post, I shared an agency’s perspective of the fun and success that 2019 ushered to our team at Obsidian. But, I’d like for you to hear directly from each team member and what made this year one to remember.  Lauren Ooh, there are probably quite a few... Read More »

5 Fast Ways to Get Your News Every Day

By | June 09, 2015

Thankfully, the world of digital media is evolving and making the user experience more fun and accessible. If you’re a news hound and need to stay on top of what’s going on around the world throughout the day, there are some new and efficient digital news platforms (as well as... Read More »

5 valuable PR takeaways from the 2019 Grammys

By | February 13, 2019

Hi. My name is Courtney, and I am an awards show super-fan. I’m the special kind of entertainment geek who gets giddy for the shows themselves. I order my favorite takeout meal and crawl into bed with remote in hand. Happy. Place. Found.   Although I was knee-deep into fun... Read More »

Are you even ready for media relations?

By | July 26, 2017

Earlier this week, I read an article on PRDaily.com that outlined the characteristics of a “perfect client,” and many of those characteristics related to media relations. (You can check out the article for yourself here.) That’s likely because media relations is one of the most sought after services in public... Read More »

Building a visual identity – creating compelling graphics

By | July 29, 2020

Pause – If you haven’t already, check out our first blog post in this series. You can read it here.  In public relations, we often talk about crafting language or materials that tell a brand story. We associate certain words, phrases and concepts with the essence of a company, and... Read More »

Don’t be afraid, be strategic!

By | July 03, 2019

The sheer mention of the word crisis can lead to immediate feelings of anxiety, stress and concern. And in a business environment, these feelings may be magnified tenfold. It’s understandable – crisis situations (and the way they’re handled) have the potential to make or break a company’s future. The good... Read More »

Examples of media appearances gone wrong – how training makes a difference

By | February 06, 2019

Alexander Graham Bell once said, “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” As public relations professionals, we know how important it is to be prepared – whether it be for a crisis or morning show segment. It’s our job to make sure our clients’ messages are conveyed clearly,... Read More »

Frightening PR: The unexpected interview

By | October 18, 2017

The second installment in our “Frightening PR” series focuses on something that strikes fear in the hearts of PR professionals across the globe: lack of control. Specifically, not being able to see or hear the message your client shares with the media until it runs in print or on air.... Read More »

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 »