From The Rock

Tips to set (and crush) your 2020 career goals

By | January 15, 2020

Hello, 2020! As we head into a new year – and a whole new decade – I’m sure we’re all resolving to make some changes personally and professionally. What steps are you taking to actually achieve your career aspirations this year? As PR folks, you know we don’t do anything... Read More »

Why clarity in customer communication is important for businesses

By | January 08, 2020

Have you ever been handed a set of forms to fill out only to be confused by what they are even asking for? Or, find conflicting or insufficient information in paperwork or online that only makes the whole process more complicated and drawn out? The lack of clarity in so... Read More »

OPR’s leading ladder-climber – Lauren Hannaford

By | January 04, 2019

  In today’s corporate culture, tenured employees are few and far between. Gone are the days when a recently graduated young professional takes a job and stays with the company for the remainder of his or her career. But, there are a few rare gems that find a career path... Read More »

“Above and beyond”

By | May 09, 2018

It’s a phrase every employee hears at some point in his or her career from leadership. “We expect you to go above and beyond” or “We need you to go above and beyond on this project!” That phrase can oftentimes be perceived as stay late, work harder, do more and... Read More »

Lauren Hannaford: From Intern to 7 Years with OPR

By | February 01, 2016

1. Lauren, tell us the most memorable moment you’ve had at Obsidian since joining the firm seven years ago? Wow, this is hard because there are so many! I’ll go with one funny and one serious memory.Not a month into my internship at Obsidian in 2008, the team set off... Read More »

Do what makes you happy – Fun things to do in Memphis this fall

By | September 17, 2015

I’ve adopted a motto – “do what makes you happy.” This revelation came to me one day after popping the top on a Sweet Leaf Peach Iced Tea, which includes a quirky or inspirational message under each bottle cap. I’ve kept this bottle cap and frequently flip it between my... Read More »

The Most Important Thing to Remember in an Interview

By | August 13, 2015

We work every day to brainstorm, develop and pitch story ideas to media outlets for nearly all of our clients. It’s a valued PR tactic that benefits clients tremendously when executed properly. We also conduct media training for clients to prepare them for interviews when needed. One of the biggest... Read More »

5 Fast Ways to Get Your News Every Day

By | June 09, 2015

Thankfully, the world of digital media is evolving and making the user experience more fun and accessible. If you’re a news hound and need to stay on top of what’s going on around the world throughout the day, there are some new and efficient digital news platforms (as well as... Read More »

What’s in Your PR Survival Kit?

By | April 23, 2015

Earlier this year, I had a jam-packed day of meetings – four consecutive meetings in different locations to be exact. As I left the office the evening before, I failed to put some key items in my bag. These items were pretty standard office supplies – a notebook for taking... Read More »

A Shoutout to Parents

By | January 06, 2015

A couple months ago, the Obsidian staff came together for a day-long annual retreat where we discussed a number of topics, including advice on handling some of the challenges we face on a daily basis, company updates, “guess that scary movie score,” how to work more efficiently, tools and resources... Read More »