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If PR were an animal, it would be a …

There is no single right or wrong answer to this metaphor (said any knowledgeable PR practitioner). A good argument could most likely be made for several different animals, as PR has many characteristics and strengths. However, I’m inclined to state a case for one possible answer here, and…

One is the loneliest number…or is it?

In public relations, there are many approaches to building a client base. Some firms choose to focus their efforts on one niche – hospitality, city branding, retail, technology, etc. And they are very good at what they do. Others, like Obsidian, take a different approach by only working…

“Hey client, are you there?”

Like many industries, PR pros occasionally run into clients who understand the importance and value of PR, but for various reasons, have a hard time carving out ample time to communicate with their communication team and provide what’s needed to execute strategy in a timely manner. Over the…

Make it rain…ideas, that is!

Let’s brainstorm! We love getting that email around here. Brainstorming sessions are not only fun, but you can also get a lot done in a short amount of time thanks to the brainpower of your co-workers. When we come together to brainstorm for a client, the entire team…

The Case of the Stinky Watermelon

Recently, my domestic bliss was briefly interrupted by a heated discussion with my husband about the proper way to dispose of a watermelon. Let me explain. Last week, a stench started emanating from our garbage can outside. I never knew about it or smelled it because I keep…

Before the Launch

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to work with numerous companies and startups to plan for and implement strategic communications initiatives to launch new products, services, brands or businesses. Whether we helped in naming the business from day one or simply handled the media relations, the common…

Content is key to ‘content marketing’

Brands have a fantastic advantage in today’s society, as consumers have taken it upon themselves to go looking for more information on the companies that they do business with, rather than sitting back and waiting to be sold on a product or service through strong-arm tactics. All brands…

The Disconnect Created by Technology

If you gave someone a call a few decades ago and he or she was away from the telephone, you’d have to wait and call back. Then came caller ID and voicemail, so the days of waiting by the phone and guessing who was calling disappeared. Those were…