Praise

If you ask us, we’ll tell you we’re among the best of the best when it comes to public relations. But, don’t take our word for it; see for yourself!
  • “Obsidian has benefited our company’s image and vision due to their exceptional marketing strategies and communicative skills. We are met consistently with their professionalism. No assignment or strategy falls through the cracks while being partnered with Obsidian.”

    Family Behavioral Resources

    - Cassi Group, Director of Operations
  • “Since beginning our work with Obsidian Public Relations, we’ve seen increases in all the right metrics. Moreover, we’ve created infrastructure and repeatable processes that allow us to continually see improvement in those metrics. The Obsidian team taught me to think strategically about public relations and when to act proactively to accomplish those strategies. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others because I know they’ll treat every client honestly and fairly.”

    Good Shepherd Pharmacy, RemediChain and HaloScrips

    - Phil Baker, PharmD, Co-Founder
  • “As a growing non-profit, hiring Obsidian Public Relations was one of the best decisions our organization has made. Obsidian not only connected us to meaningful media opportunities, they also consistently produced measurable results and generated creative solutions and ideas to propel our organization forward. Most impactful was their ability to redefine and rejuvenate the power of storytelling to help our organization connect, build, teach and inspire the next generation of musicians.”

    Prizm Ensemble

    - Rod Vester, Executive Director
  • “With the purchase of the BABALU Restaurant Group we moved from marketing internally to employing Obsidian as our marketing/PR representative It was one of the best decisions we have made. Their experience in the marketplace and their ability to handle details across geographic areas enhanced our marketing presence. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with just a small in-house marketing presence. Obsidian provides a complete staff at an excellent price leveraging our capabilities. Thanks, Obsidian.”

    Spell Restaurant Group

    - Rick Spell, Owner
  • “Landers Center is a multi-use facility doing a myriad of events daily. We needed a PR firm that could keep up with our ever-changing demand. Obsidian has met and exceeded our expectations. We have truly found a partner. Their ability to push the envelope, say “no” when that direction is best and most importantly, put forth an incredible product within a defined budget is unmatched.”

    Landers Center

    - Todd Mastry, Executive Director
  • “As a charter management organization, Obsidian has provided infrastructure and support needed for effective communications. Obsidian’s team is an extension of our team. They work collaboratively with our staff on planning, developing and implementing media and marketing tools. It is a seamless relationship. Ultimately, the Obsidian partnership provides us the expertise that we don’t have as a small nonprofit.”

    Gestalt Community Schools

    - Yetta Lewis, Co-Founder and CEO
  • “Our Obsidian team is a constant support and resource to our company. Obsidian has taken the time and attention to learn our business, workforce and has provided a strong and consistent public relations strategy. The Obsidian team is a trusted and invaluable pillar in our overall strategic plan.”

    South Bay Community Services

    - Sara Hart, President and Chief Operating Officer
  • “Obsidian Public Relations has been instrumental in assisting Southern College of Optometry with our public relations effort. From helping us communicate about strategic initiatives to aiding with the development of crisis communication plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, SCO is pleased with Obsidian’s approach. Above all, Obsidian is a valuable partner in helping us communicate the value of our institution to the local community and to prospective students and alumni around the country.”

    Southern College of Optometry

    - Jim Hollifield, Director of Communications
  • “Working with Obsidian PR has been a real game-changer for the Humane Society. They are true partners in our work, and they are invested in seeing our mission fulfilled in our community. As a nonprofit, we have lean staff and have had to approach PR and marketing in a here-and-now way – promoting news and events as they happen. Since working with Obsidian PR, we have been able to turn that around. With their team approach, they not only stay on top of our needs; they stay ahead of them – maximizing opportunities and enabling us to be strategic with our PR and marketing.”

    Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County

    - Ellen Zahariadis, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian Public Relations is a true strategic partner in every sense of the word. The level of personal service you receive as a client makes you feel as if you’re the only one they have. We have relied on their expertise and guidance time and time again – whether helping us navigate a challenging situation, expanding our reach in the digital space or delivering fresh content to all of our communications channels. They are the arms and legs of our two-person communications team, and we couldn’t do half of what we do without them.”

    St. George’s Independent School

    - Lainie Crose, Director of Communication
  • “The Collierville Education Foundation has been working with Obsidian for four years to raise awareness in the community, increase donor recognition and engage teachers. Obsidian has guided us in a makeover of our presentation. They create new collateral; develop blog posts and social media content; write newsletters for stakeholders; build a library of promotional material and provide creative input for fundraising and increased exposure through different media platforms. These are a few examples of the support the agency offers. Obsidian provides a great deal of creative expertise and professionalism that the board of directors deeply values.”

    Collierville Education Foundation

    - Chuck Lesnick, President
  • “We have partnered with Obsidian over the last two years, and found them to be professional, attentive and knowledgeable. They have worked hard to effectively communicate our message and mission to our base as well as the general public. It has been helpful in many ways to work with a firm that has experience with nonprofits. Their willingness to jump in, their go-getter mentality and accessibility have helped to build our organization.”

    Tennis Memphis

    - Melinda Hoehn, Director of Business Operations
  • “OPR has been instrumental in getting the word out about the programming we do in housing and community development. They bring highly professional attitudes and craft culturally appropriate messaging in our social media and digital communications. Our events and digital outreach would not be as robust without the quality work of the OPR team.” 

    United Housing, Inc.

    - Amy Schaftlein, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian has been a game-changer for the Christian Community Foundation. We needed a rather broad skill set to help us communicate with our audiences, and we had a limited amount of capital to hire the employees needed. With Obsidian, and in particular Taylor Jolley and Carlee Smith, we got it all in one relationship. They have helped us in all of our areas of need, and along the way, they have become like family members of our team here at CCF!”

    Christian Community Foundation

    - Rex Jones, President
  •  

    “Obsidian is over-the-top dedicated to the work; attentive; very smart; creative; and always available.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

    - Dwayne Spencer, President and CEO
  • “Obsidian’s staff drills down and analyzes what we do, then tailors ways to tell our successes to our audiences.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    West Tennessee Home Builders Association

    - Don Glays, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian took a holistic approach, looking at our organization as a whole and seeing what things would be beneficial to put out in the community and in the press.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Madonna Learning Center

    - Leigh Ellis, Former Special Event Coordinator and Adult Program Administrator
  • “Obsidian has not only provided the education necessary for ServiceMaster by Stratos to understand the way to go to market, but they have also helped us refine the message and create the channels to distribute the message.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    ServiceMaster by Stratos

    - Stacy McCall, President and CEO
  • “Obsidian took us from being neophytes to being really something that is credible, believable and valuable, and we have a presence when we talk to people that is different than what it was a year ago.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    West Tennessee Veterans Home

    - Holly Swogger, President, Board Chair
  • “One of Obsidian’s strengths is that you can come to them with an idea, and they make it grow; they make it bloom.”

    View full testimonial here. >

     

    Memphis Zoo

    - Laura Doty, Marketing & Communications Manager
  • “I refer people to Obsidian probably on a weekly basis, and I can honestly say the best money I spend is with Obsidian.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Cannon Wright Blount

    - Jud Cannon, CEO
  • “Obsidian was a tremendous help for us.It was way more than we could have ever done and we are so appreciative for that!”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee

    - Jo Anne Fusco, Executive Director
  • Tom's Tiny Kitchen

    “They are the consummate professionals, and more importantly you get value for your money.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Tom’s Tiny Kitchen

    - Tom Flournoy, Owner
  • “Obsidian has done a great job of focusing on what our core business values are and making sure that they target the proper media and audiences to ensure our message gets to the right people. ”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Architecture, Incorporated

    - Joey Hagan, Principal
  • “Obsidian is willing to re-prioritize to make our current need No. 1. They are a very reliable team – an excellent team – with much knowledge in public relations.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Brooks Museum of Art

    - Andria Lisle, Director of Public Programs and PR Manager
  • “My experience with Obsidian has been more than positive, and working with Obsidian is one of the best decisions we’ve made.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Red Door Wealth Management

    - Fred Hiatt, Chief Operations Officer
  • “For me, Obsidian’s services are better than any ad I would do myself. They do their best and take personal pride in getting our school out there.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    The Maria Montessori School

    - Maria Cole, School Founder and Head Mistress
  • “Overall, our business has grown from the time we began two years ago by about 25 percent. I think the growth aspect of what the firm has done for us is a good template for any company looking to hire a PR firm.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Renshaw Property Management

    - Bob Renshaw, Owner
  • “We have received more coverage in print, television and special events in the past year than in the past two decades. We are very appreciative of the hard work, expertise and professionalism of the firm.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    HopeWorks, Inc.

    - Ron Wade, Executive Director
  • “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship the last few years with Obsidian. Their creative team did a fantastic job in helping us to rebrand our company and then managed the revision of our website and creation of new sales material. They are proactive in meeting our needs and keeping our name in front of our customers and prospects.”

    State Systems, Inc.

    - Bob McBride, President
  • “It was imperative that we position the brand new Family Safety Center as the place in Memphis and Shelby County where victims of domestic violence could go to gain access to all of the services available to help them. Obsidian did a fantastic job helping us create a recognizable brand and generating awareness about the opening through internal and external communication, as well as media relations, and they continue to help us sustain ongoing communication to our many audiences.”

    Family Safety Center

    - Olliette Murry-Drobot, Executive Director
  • “They are professional and strategic, working with us and encouraging us to embrace new ideas. It has been an incredibly positive experience for us.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh

    - Allison Gilbert, Member and Attorney-At-Law
  • “Everyone in the firm has delivered incomparable customer service, and they all are highly skilled in their areas of expertise.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Vaco Memphis

    - Amanda Patrick, Special Projects Manager
  • “We have enjoyed working with Obsidian for the past two years. When we met with Courtney initially, we didn’t realize Tioga even needed a PR consultant. Now, we don’t know what we would do without them! They have helped us with print articles, social media, nominations, awards and more.”

    Tioga Environmental Consultants

    - Maggie Strom, President
  • “It has been a wonderful experience being involved with Obsidian Public Relations. From the beginning, they have been efficient, reliable and dedicated to me and my business goals. The energy of the people I work with is amazing and contagious. I was very skeptical in the beginning, but truly, that skepticism has vanished as I have seen great business exposure and success. Thank you, Obsidian.”

    Sue Layman Designs

    - Sue Layman, Owner and Artist
  • “SCO is pleased with the high degree of quality public relations Obsidian provides by helping us share the message that the college offers one of the best optometry programs in the country, both for the doctors we educate and the patients we serve.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Southern College of Optometry

    - Jim Hollifield, Director of Communications
  • “I have worked with Obsidian since my business was just an idea. They came on board early and helped me shape my brand – from the name to the messaging – and they have continued to be a key part of my success as Benevere grows. In the first year, they helped me exceed my goal for compounding at my pharmacy, and they have since guided me through Benevere’s evolution into a full-service retail, specialty and compounding pharmacy through a strategic mix of advertising, media relations and other marketing tactics.”

    Benevere Pharmacy

    - Brett Wright, Owner
  • “Obsidian has benefited our company’s image and vision due to their exceptional marketing strategies and communicative skills. We are met consistently with their professionalism. No assignment or strategy falls through the cracks while being partnered with Obsidian.”

    Family Behavioral Resources

    - Cassi Group, Director of Operations
  • “Since beginning our work with Obsidian Public Relations, we’ve seen increases in all the right metrics. Moreover, we’ve created infrastructure and repeatable processes that allow us to continually see improvement in those metrics. The Obsidian team taught me to think strategically about public relations and when to act proactively to accomplish those strategies. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others because I know they’ll treat every client honestly and fairly.”

    Good Shepherd Pharmacy, RemediChain and HaloScrips

    - Phil Baker, PharmD, Co-Founder
  • “As a growing non-profit, hiring Obsidian Public Relations was one of the best decisions our organization has made. Obsidian not only connected us to meaningful media opportunities, they also consistently produced measurable results and generated creative solutions and ideas to propel our organization forward. Most impactful was their ability to redefine and rejuvenate the power of storytelling to help our organization connect, build, teach and inspire the next generation of musicians.”

    Prizm Ensemble

    - Rod Vester, Executive Director
  • “With the purchase of the BABALU Restaurant Group we moved from marketing internally to employing Obsidian as our marketing/PR representative It was one of the best decisions we have made. Their experience in the marketplace and their ability to handle details across geographic areas enhanced our marketing presence. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with just a small in-house marketing presence. Obsidian provides a complete staff at an excellent price leveraging our capabilities. Thanks, Obsidian.”

    Spell Restaurant Group

    - Rick Spell, Owner
  • “Landers Center is a multi-use facility doing a myriad of events daily. We needed a PR firm that could keep up with our ever-changing demand. Obsidian has met and exceeded our expectations. We have truly found a partner. Their ability to push the envelope, say “no” when that direction is best and most importantly, put forth an incredible product within a defined budget is unmatched.”

    Landers Center

    - Todd Mastry, Executive Director
  • “As a charter management organization, Obsidian has provided infrastructure and support needed for effective communications. Obsidian’s team is an extension of our team. They work collaboratively with our staff on planning, developing and implementing media and marketing tools. It is a seamless relationship. Ultimately, the Obsidian partnership provides us the expertise that we don’t have as a small nonprofit.”

    Gestalt Community Schools

    - Yetta Lewis, Co-Founder and CEO
  • “Our Obsidian team is a constant support and resource to our company. Obsidian has taken the time and attention to learn our business, workforce and has provided a strong and consistent public relations strategy. The Obsidian team is a trusted and invaluable pillar in our overall strategic plan.”

    South Bay Community Services

    - Sara Hart, President and Chief Operating Officer
  • “Obsidian Public Relations has been instrumental in assisting Southern College of Optometry with our public relations effort. From helping us communicate about strategic initiatives to aiding with the development of crisis communication plans during the COVID-19 pandemic, SCO is pleased with Obsidian’s approach. Above all, Obsidian is a valuable partner in helping us communicate the value of our institution to the local community and to prospective students and alumni around the country.”

    Southern College of Optometry

    - Jim Hollifield, Director of Communications
  • “Working with Obsidian PR has been a real game-changer for the Humane Society. They are true partners in our work, and they are invested in seeing our mission fulfilled in our community. As a nonprofit, we have lean staff and have had to approach PR and marketing in a here-and-now way – promoting news and events as they happen. Since working with Obsidian PR, we have been able to turn that around. With their team approach, they not only stay on top of our needs; they stay ahead of them – maximizing opportunities and enabling us to be strategic with our PR and marketing.”

    Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County

    - Ellen Zahariadis, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian Public Relations is a true strategic partner in every sense of the word. The level of personal service you receive as a client makes you feel as if you’re the only one they have. We have relied on their expertise and guidance time and time again – whether helping us navigate a challenging situation, expanding our reach in the digital space or delivering fresh content to all of our communications channels. They are the arms and legs of our two-person communications team, and we couldn’t do half of what we do without them.”

    St. George’s Independent School

    - Lainie Crose, Director of Communication
  • “The Collierville Education Foundation has been working with Obsidian for four years to raise awareness in the community, increase donor recognition and engage teachers. Obsidian has guided us in a makeover of our presentation. They create new collateral; develop blog posts and social media content; write newsletters for stakeholders; build a library of promotional material and provide creative input for fundraising and increased exposure through different media platforms. These are a few examples of the support the agency offers. Obsidian provides a great deal of creative expertise and professionalism that the board of directors deeply values.”

    Collierville Education Foundation

    - Chuck Lesnick, President
  • “We have partnered with Obsidian over the last two years, and found them to be professional, attentive and knowledgeable. They have worked hard to effectively communicate our message and mission to our base as well as the general public. It has been helpful in many ways to work with a firm that has experience with nonprofits. Their willingness to jump in, their go-getter mentality and accessibility have helped to build our organization.”

    Tennis Memphis

    - Melinda Hoehn, Director of Business Operations
  • “OPR has been instrumental in getting the word out about the programming we do in housing and community development. They bring highly professional attitudes and craft culturally appropriate messaging in our social media and digital communications. Our events and digital outreach would not be as robust without the quality work of the OPR team.” 

    United Housing, Inc.

    - Amy Schaftlein, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian has been a game-changer for the Christian Community Foundation. We needed a rather broad skill set to help us communicate with our audiences, and we had a limited amount of capital to hire the employees needed. With Obsidian, and in particular Taylor Jolley and Carlee Smith, we got it all in one relationship. They have helped us in all of our areas of need, and along the way, they have become like family members of our team here at CCF!”

    Christian Community Foundation

    - Rex Jones, President
  •  

    “Obsidian is over-the-top dedicated to the work; attentive; very smart; creative; and always available.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

    - Dwayne Spencer, President and CEO
  • “Obsidian’s staff drills down and analyzes what we do, then tailors ways to tell our successes to our audiences.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    West Tennessee Home Builders Association

    - Don Glays, Executive Director
  • “Obsidian took a holistic approach, looking at our organization as a whole and seeing what things would be beneficial to put out in the community and in the press.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Madonna Learning Center

    - Leigh Ellis, Former Special Event Coordinator and Adult Program Administrator
  • “Obsidian has not only provided the education necessary for ServiceMaster by Stratos to understand the way to go to market, but they have also helped us refine the message and create the channels to distribute the message.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    ServiceMaster by Stratos

    - Stacy McCall, President and CEO
  • “Obsidian took us from being neophytes to being really something that is credible, believable and valuable, and we have a presence when we talk to people that is different than what it was a year ago.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    West Tennessee Veterans Home

    - Holly Swogger, President, Board Chair
  • “One of Obsidian’s strengths is that you can come to them with an idea, and they make it grow; they make it bloom.”

    View full testimonial here. >

     

    Memphis Zoo

    - Laura Doty, Marketing & Communications Manager
  • “I refer people to Obsidian probably on a weekly basis, and I can honestly say the best money I spend is with Obsidian.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Cannon Wright Blount

    - Jud Cannon, CEO
  • “Obsidian was a tremendous help for us.It was way more than we could have ever done and we are so appreciative for that!”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee

    - Jo Anne Fusco, Executive Director
  • Tom's Tiny Kitchen

    “They are the consummate professionals, and more importantly you get value for your money.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Tom’s Tiny Kitchen

    - Tom Flournoy, Owner
  • “Obsidian has done a great job of focusing on what our core business values are and making sure that they target the proper media and audiences to ensure our message gets to the right people. ”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Architecture, Incorporated

    - Joey Hagan, Principal
  • “Obsidian is willing to re-prioritize to make our current need No. 1. They are a very reliable team – an excellent team – with much knowledge in public relations.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Brooks Museum of Art

    - Andria Lisle, Director of Public Programs and PR Manager
  • “My experience with Obsidian has been more than positive, and working with Obsidian is one of the best decisions we’ve made.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Red Door Wealth Management

    - Fred Hiatt, Chief Operations Officer
  • “For me, Obsidian’s services are better than any ad I would do myself. They do their best and take personal pride in getting our school out there.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    The Maria Montessori School

    - Maria Cole, School Founder and Head Mistress
  • “Overall, our business has grown from the time we began two years ago by about 25 percent. I think the growth aspect of what the firm has done for us is a good template for any company looking to hire a PR firm.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Renshaw Property Management

    - Bob Renshaw, Owner
  • “We have received more coverage in print, television and special events in the past year than in the past two decades. We are very appreciative of the hard work, expertise and professionalism of the firm.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    HopeWorks, Inc.

    - Ron Wade, Executive Director
  • “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship the last few years with Obsidian. Their creative team did a fantastic job in helping us to rebrand our company and then managed the revision of our website and creation of new sales material. They are proactive in meeting our needs and keeping our name in front of our customers and prospects.”

    State Systems, Inc.

    - Bob McBride, President
  • “It was imperative that we position the brand new Family Safety Center as the place in Memphis and Shelby County where victims of domestic violence could go to gain access to all of the services available to help them. Obsidian did a fantastic job helping us create a recognizable brand and generating awareness about the opening through internal and external communication, as well as media relations, and they continue to help us sustain ongoing communication to our many audiences.”

    Family Safety Center

    - Olliette Murry-Drobot, Executive Director
  • “They are professional and strategic, working with us and encouraging us to embrace new ideas. It has been an incredibly positive experience for us.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh

    - Allison Gilbert, Member and Attorney-At-Law
  • “Everyone in the firm has delivered incomparable customer service, and they all are highly skilled in their areas of expertise.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Vaco Memphis

    - Amanda Patrick, Special Projects Manager
  • “We have enjoyed working with Obsidian for the past two years. When we met with Courtney initially, we didn’t realize Tioga even needed a PR consultant. Now, we don’t know what we would do without them! They have helped us with print articles, social media, nominations, awards and more.”

    Tioga Environmental Consultants

    - Maggie Strom, President
  • “It has been a wonderful experience being involved with Obsidian Public Relations. From the beginning, they have been efficient, reliable and dedicated to me and my business goals. The energy of the people I work with is amazing and contagious. I was very skeptical in the beginning, but truly, that skepticism has vanished as I have seen great business exposure and success. Thank you, Obsidian.”

    Sue Layman Designs

    - Sue Layman, Owner and Artist
  • “SCO is pleased with the high degree of quality public relations Obsidian provides by helping us share the message that the college offers one of the best optometry programs in the country, both for the doctors we educate and the patients we serve.”

    View full testimonial here. >

    Southern College of Optometry

    - Jim Hollifield, Director of Communications
  • “I have worked with Obsidian since my business was just an idea. They came on board early and helped me shape my brand – from the name to the messaging – and they have continued to be a key part of my success as Benevere grows. In the first year, they helped me exceed my goal for compounding at my pharmacy, and they have since guided me through Benevere’s evolution into a full-service retail, specialty and compounding pharmacy through a strategic mix of advertising, media relations and other marketing tactics.”

    Benevere Pharmacy

    - Brett Wright, Owner