From The Rock

How does being bilingual benefit PR professionals? 

By | October 16, 2019

The public relations industry is vast – every business in every country needs public relations. With the lines of business blurring across international boundaries, how do we support clients in their effort to gain the attention and support of audiences abroad? Simple – use their language! I can’t think of an... Read More »

How to avoid your own version of March Madness

By | March 20, 2014

Basketball season is coming to a close, which means NCAA March Madness has finally arrived! I always love this time of year because of all of the competitiveness with brackets and contests everywhere you go.  Plus, I love cheering on the Memphis Tigers!  And although they are fun, the March... 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 »

International PR experience – is it worth it?

By | October 14, 2020

In 2018, I interned at a social media and marketing agency in Shanghai. Many people (including my worried parents) questioned my reasoning for interning in a country so foreign to me, and I can now say that interning in one of the largest cities in the world was one of... Read More »

It’s Summer Time!

By | July 12, 2013

Summer is finally here! The good thing is that there is an endless amount of activities to do in Dallas. Personally, I am tired of the whole “bar scene” in Dallas, so finding different and unique alternatives is just what I need. Here are just a few to get youstarted:... Read More »

Join us in celebrating Small Business Week!

By | April 30, 2018

Obsidian is the largest boutique PR firm in the Mid-South. We service national brands and startups from across the country. We’re a woman-owned small business and a certified women business enterprise and locally owned small business in Shelby County, Tennessee. This week is the US Small Business Association’s National Small... Read More »

Keep your mind open and your chin up: Advice before entering college

By | July 03, 2014

Before you embark on the college journey, there are a few things that you need to be aware of. But, before I dive into my advice for incoming college freshmen, let me share a story about my college experience. After graduating high school, I was so incredibly sure of myself.... Read More »

Learning to live as a Type A person in a chaotic life

By | May 23, 2018

Earlier this week, I lost it. I was in my millionth war with my 2-year-old about getting ready in the morning. It goes something like this. Me: “Let’s get dressed.” Her: “I want to wear the bumblebee. NO. I don’t want the bumblebee. I want the star dress.” Me: “The... 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 »

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 »