From The Rock

Happy New Year! Now what?

By | January 02, 2013

Happy New Year! It’s 2013, and I’m sure we all have our New Year’s resolutions in hand and are making great progress. But does your business have its New Year’s resolutions nailed down? If not, I have a few to get you started – PR resolutions for 2013. Be active... Read More »

How are people getting your news?

By | January 29, 2013

In the not-too-forgotten “old days,” people got their news from two places: the local newspaper and TV’s nightly newscasts. Now, we have so many places to look for news! Newspapers, magazines, TV, blogs – it’s almost information overload. Well, actually, according to some studies, we seem to be becoming a... Read More »

How much is too much?

By | February 27, 2013

Show of hands – how many of us have those friends on Facebook who are over-sharers? Whether they are talking about that last taco they regret eating, their string of continuous bad dates, that very last beer they indulged in or other information that maaaybe we don’t really know them... Read More »

How to Optimize Your YouTube Presence

By | July 15, 2014

While I have been an avid consumer of YouTube videos for years, I had never posted any videos on YouTube until I started working with clients who did. Needless to say, my ears always perk up when I come across advice for improving one’s YouTube presence. I recently came across... 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 »

How to stand out among restaurant competition

By | November 07, 2018

It’s no secret that Memphis is growing. In fact, 2,136 new business filings were reported in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Tennessee Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report. That’s 338 more than during same time period the year prior. Think new boutique hotels, new apartment buildings and... Read More »

How to stay social when social (media) isn’t your thing

By | June 06, 2018

Well, the secret is out. Hi, my name is Whitney Albert, and I’m NOT addicted to social media. For those who know me well, such as my family, friends and colleagues, this comes as no surprise. I made the decision a few years ago that I would have a presence... Read More »

Insider Tip: Holidays and Social Media

By | October 27, 2015

Social media is a beast that PR professionals try to tame on a daily basis. While scheduling tools such as HootSuite and Sprout Social have made posting to social media much easier, creating relevant content is a fun and time-consuming task. Throughout my time with Obsidian, I have worked on... Read More »

Making the cut: Holiday gift guide how-tos

By | September 09, 2019

It may seem like it is much too early to start thinking about the holidays, but if you are a B2C business owner, product maker or one of those super responsible people who buys their gifts with plenty of time to spare, the time is now. From lifestyle magazines and... Read More »

Making your social media efforts measurable

By | March 28, 2018

For brands, social media is not free. That might be hard to hear, but it’s true! The platform is free and you may organically grow your audience, but ensuring your audience sees your content is another story. So, if you’re allocating a portion of your marketing budget to social media,... Read More »