From The Rock

Staff Spotlight – D’Marius Gillespie

By | June 04, 2019

Summer is an exciting time at Obsidian! Our office usually grows by one or two employees as we welcome summer interns to our ranks. This year, we have two wonderful interns, and you’ll get to learn more about one of them today! D’Marius was introduced to Obsidian last summer when... Read More »

Memphis – exceeding expectations

By | May 31, 2019

Addison Walker Being a part of something new is always exciting, especially a new town. I went to Mississippi State University, where it turns out, a lot of Memphians attend as well. During those four years, I began to hear of new things like Jerry’s Sno Cones and Ghost River,... Read More »

Life’s better on the Bluff

By | May 29, 2019

Lauren Hannaford It took me 26 years to visit Graceland. I’ve only been to the Rendezvous three times. I had birthday parties at Fun Plex and remember when our baseball team was called the Memphis Chicks. And, I grew up taking field trips every fall to the Mid-South Fair at... Read More »

I chose Memphis! Here’s why.

By | May 17, 2019

If you love Memphis, she will love you right back. Murray Lace In March 2015, I sat on the front steps of the University House where my PR writing class was held on the beautiful University of Arkansas campus. I had a decision to make. As a girl who lived... Read More »

My Memphis love story

By | May 10, 2019

Carlee Smith Even though I grew up across the bridge in Arkansas, I’m as quick to claim Memphis as my own as I am to claim Marion or West Memphis. I’m sure some die-hard Memphians may cringe at that. As I approach my year anniversary of making the move across... Read More »

Memphis memories of my childhood

By | May 03, 2019

By Christina Babu Being raised in Memphis throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, I watched in plain sight the evolution of our city’s landmarks and amenities. Mud Island Park lost its luster, and Peabody Place opened and shut down in the blink of an eye. On the other hand, in recent... Read More »

Live: Tom Lawrence on Off the Rock, On the Record

By | May 02, 2019

  Obsidian represents a number of small businesses, and as a small business ourselves, we’re committed to hosting conversations about small businesses that are relevant to people in all spaces. That’s why this season of Off the Rock, On the Record we’re celebrating Small Business Month by featuring a sampling... Read More »

Meet our level 2 intern, Addison Walker!

By | March 01, 2019

Each season, our office welcomes newcomers to the front desk in the form of interns. At Obsidian, our intern-to-full-time pipeline is one of our greatest sources of pride and PR talent. To say we take our internship program seriously would be an understatement! This winter, we added Addison Walker to... Read More »

Planning for milestones – Have an upcoming milestone or anniversary? Wow your followers with a celebration.

By | January 30, 2019

Let’s celebrate! Cue Kool & the Gang – there’s a party goin’ on right here! It may not feel like a party if you’re reading this at your desk on a rainy Wednesday morning, but in my opinion, there’s always something to celebrate. In the PR world, we’re constantly looking... Read More »

OPR Predictions for 2019

By | January 03, 2019

We’re BACK in the office and 2019 is now in full swing! Many of you may spend the next week or so doing the same thing I’m doing – looking forward and planning for the year ahead. In public relations, planning is essential but simultaneously challenging. Our industry is ever-changing,... Read More »