From The Rock

Snapchat: Join the conversation early

By | May 27, 2014

Snapchat, the popular social media app that allows users to send pictures and up-to-10-second videos to a controlled list of recipients, has gained exponential popularity over the last 18 months, causing consumer brands to take notice. Yet, brands have been slower to join the Snapchat scene because it offers no... Read More »

So, What Do You Do?

By | February 05, 2015

Family events. High school reunions. Catching up with college friends. These are times that, in the post-graduate world, give many people (some who you probably haven’t seen in a while) the opportunity to ask you lots of questions. About everything. You know what I’m talking about? I thought so. Now,... Read More »

Social Media — PR Pros Should be Savvy, Not Sassy

By | January 27, 2015

It is a PR professional’s top priority to make sure that all information presented about, and by, a client is sending the right (and appropriate) message. In the age of social media, it is all too common for an individual or a brand to present messages that are not conducive... Read More »

Social Media: What’s your Game Plan?

By | December 17, 2013

Recently, an employee for the Lacoste clothing company posted a picture of his paycheck on his private Instagram account and wrote, “Paycheck. Still silly to me. Ever since I was a kid I’ve thought it was completely insane that we have to work all our lives. I still feel that... Read More »

Springtime took its time, but it’s finally here! (Unless Mother Nature decides she wants one more dose of winter at some point this week.)

By | April 29, 2014

When Ned Stark proclaimed that “Winter’s coming,” he sure wasn’t kidding! Memphians were treated to a colder, icier and snowier winter than normal this year, so I think everyone is glad for the warmer temperatures and opportunities to get out and about and enjoy the city. In case you find... Read More »

Staff spotlight – Kelli Brignac

By | March 10, 2018

One of Obsidian’s most tenured employees, Kelli Brignac, is a public relations rockstar and one of our most trusted practitioners. She operates out of her hometown in Lake Charles, Louisiana, visiting Memphis at least twice a year to spend time with the team and meet clients. If you haven’t worked... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Murray Lace

By | April 17, 2018

In the OPR office, if you have a question about sports, you head to Murray’s desk. For more than two years (nearly three if you count her time as an intern), Murray has provided restaurant and entertainment clients with top-notch PR services, honing her skills as the office event guru.... Read More »

Staff spotlight – Taylor Jolley

By | February 05, 2018

Since the last time we spoke with Taylor, a lot has happened! Professionally, she’s moved up in the ranks at Obsidian, serving clients as an account specialist and Obsidian as brand and culture manager. In her personal life, she married the love of her life, moved Downtown and adopted a... Read More »

Staff spotlight – Addison Walker

By | August 05, 2019

Staff Spotlight – Addison Walker If you’ve been in our building lately, you might have noticed a new desk in our center office. There, you’ll find our newest intern-turned-full-timer, Addison Walker. Addison joined our team in early 2019 as an intern and was hired as an account assistant in May. She’s... Read More »

Staff Spotlight – Brittany Mizell

By | September 06, 2019

We love bringing new interns into the fold, especially when they have diverse and interesting experiences to draw from. Though Brittany graduated from Mississippi State (like a number of our past interns), she brings so much to the table – from foreign language competencies to experience working abroad. She’s added a... Read More »