From The Rock

‘Don’t check the basement’ and other ‘horrific’ advice

By | October 31, 2018

If you’re reading this blog post on the day it goes live, Happy Halloween! I have to admit, I’m partial to this fall holiday for all of the spookiness it brings. My teenage years were filled with scary movies, haunted houses and ghost stories, a unique connection shared with my... Read More »

3 examples of companies that treat their employees right – and how you can mimic them on a smaller scale

By | April 17, 2019

If you ask any of OPR’s team members why they most enjoy working at Obsidian, I can guarantee they’ll all have the same answer – our company culture. Having happy and healthy employees is a prerequisite for long-lasting company success, and our firm certainly isn’t the only business out there... Read More »

3 reasons why your PR team should know your company plans

By | November 20, 2019

Businesses and organizations continually go through changes, sometimes minor and other times major. Some business leaders believe the minor changes are not noteworthy, and as a result, keep such details to themselves. Changes like a business’s facility renovations, personnel updates or budget cuts are often kept quiet if management doesn’t... Read More »

5 things I learned during my MBA program

By | April 03, 2019

I expected to learn a lot from my Master of Business Administration program at Mississippi State, and I did. However, something I didn’t see coming was how much I would develop as a professional during my time in the program. Nothing prepared me more to hold a full-time job and... Read More »

5 training sessions a PR firm can provide for your organization

By | March 13, 2019

Hiring a public relations firms can lead to a number of successes for your business, such as public awareness, reputation enhancement and relationship building with target audiences. While a PR team executes most of the work behind the scenes, there is an army of people within an organization who also... Read More »

A year of stranger, better things

By | January 17, 2018

Yeah, I’m a little late to the party. In fact, I think I’m even late for the after-after-party. The Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things debuted in summer 2016, which means we’re almost a year and a half to the day from that premiere. For that long, I have sat on the... Read More »

Blue-footed boobies aren’t the only things that evolve – let’s talk about language.

By | June 17, 2020

If you read Shakespeare in grammar school, then you at least subconsciously understand that language evolves over time. I highly doubt people are sliding into a prospective partners’ Tinder inbox with, “But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” A much more modern (and less romantic) message might be, “What’s... Read More »

Building a visual identity – capturing stellar photos

By | July 29, 2020

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 we use these words throughout our materials to reinforce key messages for our constituents. As PR professionals in a world... 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 »

Capturing the holiday magic on social media: authentic or cringeworthy?

By | December 18, 2019

What would the holidays be without brands capitalizing on/exploiting seasonal cheer? I don’t remember a world without red and green Hershey’s Kisses wrappers or a December commercial without faint sleigh bells in the distance. Honestly, for some people, over-the-top holiday spirit is half the fun – I mean, how else... Read More »