From The Rock

OPR spotlight: Kelli Brignac

By | October 16, 2017

Six years ago our team welcomed Kelli Brignac to Obsidian, and we haven’t looked back since. Kelli is Obsidian’s only telecommuting employee, but you’d never know she was away because of her stellar work ethic and communication skills. Kelli is a model executive, and we’re proud to have her on... Read More »

Partying with a purpose – why measurable outcomes are essential to the success of an event

By | March 20, 2019

To determine the success of an organizational event, you have to have measurable goals. You don’t want to spend time planning an event for no reason! Having a goal in mind and circling back to that goal throughout the planning process will help you create a purposeful event. Setting goals... Read More »

Perks matter: How to keep your crew happy

By | March 01, 2019

The Obsidian office is full of millennials, a generation defined as individuals born between 1981 and 1996. Another way to describe this generation? Job-hoppers. According to a Gallup report, six in 10 millennials are open to new career opportunities and are more likely that any other generation to switch jobs.... Read More »

PR and other communication disciplines can and should coexist.

By | November 04, 2020

I love public relations. And, I feel fortunate to do what I love and love what I do! What I appreciate even more, however, is the communications industry overall – and all of its respective disciplines. While I’ve solely practiced PR for the last 4 ½ years, I cut my... Read More »

Project Checklist Time

By | October 14, 2014

Ask anyone who knows me, and you’ll hear that I am a very analytical person who asks a lot of questions. I have always believed in the value of questions. It is the only way you can have your thoughts and plans challenged. You should be able to defend your... Read More »

Proofreading! Our tips and tricks.

By | May 13, 2020

Have you ever pressed send on an important email, only to read it back and realize you had a glaring typo? We’ve all been there! All types of writing should be edited, but revising your own work can prove difficult. Proofreading is a learned skill – so we compiled tips... Read More »

Relevant AP Style changes to incorporate into your writing

By | October 26, 2018

The Associated Press Stylebook is an ever-evolving style and grammar guide used by journalists and PR pros, alike. It’s often referred to as the “Bible for professional communicators,” as it definitively (for the most part) sets the standards for language usage within our professions. As the world changes, so does... Read More »

Reviewing your crisis toolbox for 2021

By | October 21, 2020

We all thought we had an adequate crisis plan. Then 2020 happened. We may have been – slightly – off. A crisis plan is a wonderful tool to have in place should your organization face either a small issue or massive crisis that could negatively impact the overall brand, operations... Read More »

RIP mass marketing. Targeting is the name of the game.

By | September 23, 2020

If you’ve ever seen an old print advertisement, you may have rolled your eyes. There are ads with so many words. Some have messages we now know are crazy. Plenty of them are shocking or offensive (so I won’t link them here!). But at the time, those companies and their... Read More »

Seven Deadly Sins of PR

By | September 16, 2020

Working in public relations has taught me a lot over the last few years, but one of the most important things I’ve learned is that the best approaches to client communication strategies are thoughtful, creative and trustworthy. How do we navigate meeting our clients’ needs and ensuring their message is... Read More »