From The Rock

Getting to know…

By | September 11, 2012

Jake and Savannah

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 »

Happy 7th Anniversary, Obsidian Public Relations!

By | February 01, 2013

Today marks a milestone for Obsidian Public Relations—our seventh anniversary! 2012 was a whirlwind year for our firm, with an expansion into another market, new clients and our first full year in our new office in South Main. Let’s recap: We moved into our digs at 493 S. Main in... 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 »

Introducing From the Rock

By | July 06, 2012

Welcome to Obsidian PR’s new blog, From the Rock. A quick shout-out goes to our colleague Thomas Whitehead for naming our new endeavor. Thank you, Thomas! From the Rock is an obvious reference to our company’s namesake – Obsidian, the dark natural glass that forms when molten lava meets water... Read More »

Just who is Obsidian anyway?

By | September 10, 2012

lauren

That’s a great question! Who are the fabulous people who make up the Obsidian team? This week we aim to answer that by giving you a better idea of who we are and a little insight into our lives.   Getting to know… Lauren Hannaford Birthday: 4/25/85 Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.... Read More »

Lauren Hannaford: From Intern to 7 Years with OPR

By | February 01, 2016

1. Lauren, tell us the most memorable moment you’ve had at Obsidian since joining the firm seven years ago? Wow, this is hard because there are so many! I’ll go with one funny and one serious memory.Not a month into my internship at Obsidian in 2008, the team set off... 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 »

Meet Obsidian’s longest-tenured client: Cannon Wright Blount

By | February 01, 2016

When Courtney Ellett started Obsidian PR 10 years ago, Cannon Wright Blount was one of her first accounts. Partner Jud Cannon explains why he’s continued working with OPR year after year – becoming our longest-tenured client to date!

Meet our new Obsidianite, Murray Lace!

By | October 26, 2015

We’ve got a new member on our full-time team at Obsidian PR! Murray Lace, who originally joined our firm as a level 2 intern over the summer, recently was promoted to account assistant at the firm. She’s yet another great testament to the wonderful employees who have come from our... Read More »

Obsidian PR Turns 10: Retrospective from Owner Courtney Ellett

By | February 01, 2016

When asked about the early days of Obsidian, I always come back with the same response – I started at home with two clients and a laptop. Sure, that is an accurate account of our founding and one I’ll continue to use when asked. But as we celebrate our 10-year... Read More »