From The Rock

Step into the spotlight with Murray

By | April 19, 2021

She is our team’s Sagittarian go-getter, restaurateur’s best friend, sports fan, fitness queen and we’re thrilled to now call her a senior account manager at Obsidian – Murray Lace! For almost six years (including her internship), Murray’s been impressing us with her stellar work ethic and leadership skills. Simply put,... Read More »

Keep it real: How to make your brand’s social media feel authentic

By | March 03, 2021

If you manage a company or brand’s social media account, striking the balance between professionalism and sincerity can be difficult. When in doubt, some folks ask themselves W.W.A.P.A.D. – what would a personal account do? But they’re not fooling anyone by acting as if a corporate account is no different... Read More »

The ongoing, unexpected benefits of a PR partnership

By | February 05, 2021

When partnering with a PR firm, you might expect amped-up social media content, increased media mentions and stronger brand recognition. What you might not expect are those lesser-known benefits that continue to benefit your business in the long run – like ongoing community interest, enhanced search engine optimization for online... Read More »

PR professionals are a latte like coffee

By | January 29, 2020

  If you are what you drink, then I am undoubtedly coffee. The truth of the matter is this – I am a thirsty person. I have two cups with me at all times, alternating sips between ice cold water and piping hot coffee. This lifestyle choice is not great... Read More »

Meet Ashley Schaller! 

By | January 25, 2020

Meet Ashley Schaller!  January brings new beginnings, and at Obsidian, that means new interns! We added Ashley to the team at the first of the year, and she’s already bringing valuable skills and support to the table. As a graduate of the UofM and a previous St. Jude intern, she... Read More »

Preventing bad reviews through customer service training – after all, the best defense is a strong offense!

By | November 06, 2019

“If I could leave no stars I would!…I’ll be sure to tell all my family and friends about his rude [expletive] customer service…” The above review (edited, of course) is real. It belongs to a family-owned restaurant that has been popular with MY family for years. And I can’t believe... Read More »

Disruptive holiday campaigns that work

By | October 02, 2019

Even though the temperature likely won’t drop below 70 degrees for another month, the city of Memphis is full of holiday cheer! Holiday season is upon us once again, which means it’s time for brands to begin preparing their holiday marketing campaigns. Let’s take a look at why these three... Read More »

What does CSR look like in practice?

By | April 18, 2018

This blog post originally ran on the Greater Memphis Chamber website. View the original post here.  Welcome back! We’re in the middle of a blog series designed to help emphasize the importance of developing and defining corporate culture. This blog post centers around corporate social responsibility, a hot topic for... Read More »

Organized and accountable: tips for staying on top of assignments as an intern

By | March 14, 2018

Being an intern is a lot of work. Being a full-time intern while finishing up your college degree online is even more work. After about a month of the trapeze act I currently call my life, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks on how to stay organized during... Read More »

Celtic Crossing merges culture and locale

By | February 14, 2018

Located in the Cooper-Young Historic District, Celtic Crossing Irish Pub & Restaurant serves up a variety of pints and Irish fare inspired by my traditional, Irish family recipes for Saturday and Sunday brunch and lunch and dinner seven days a week. Opened in 2005, Celtic celebrates the spirit of the... Read More »