From The Rock

Celebrate spooky season with our resident queen of haunts, Jenna!

By | October 21, 2021

Our office is full of fun, unique personalities, but none are quite as infectious as Jenna’s. She’ll hype you up, help you out in a pinch and be there to lend a helping hand no matter the circumstance. For nearly three years, she’s provided laughs and taught us all a... Read More »

Step into the spotlight with Carlee

By | September 15, 2021

When you need to revamp your playlist, find fun activities around town or brighten your day with cute puppy pics, Carlee is your go-to gal! She’s been rocking with Obsidian for more than three years now. We chat about what she’s been up to in this month’s staff spotlight. Like... Read More »

Must-have tech tools for marketers – design edition

By | September 03, 2021

Bill Gates once said: “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” How right he was! No offense to my college or instructors, but the only thing I learned in school that I... Read More »

Stakeholders: How to involve them in communication efforts

By | August 12, 2021

Let’s be honest – stakeholders don’t always understand the reasoning behind communication efforts, and that’s OK. But it’s our job as PR practitioners to ensure they know the who, what, when, where and why of our strategies so that everyone is on the same page when it comes to planning... Read More »

Media mishaps: When OPR’s media training could have come in handy

By | August 03, 2021

At Obsidian, one of the services we offer our clients is media training. We work with clients on all aspects of communicating with the media, from tips for being on camera – such as avoiding fidgeting or fixing your hair – to ensuring they hit all of the major points... Read More »

Three tips for post-COVID communication strategies in 2021

By | July 21, 2021

Over the past year and a half, we’ve helped our clients overhaul their communication strategies to meet real-time needs. An overhaul for many of our clients looked like increasing frequency of communication, adding new methods and continuously updating messaging on a weekly basis. At one point, we all likely received... Read More »

Translating big ideas into big stories

By | June 03, 2021

I suffer from grand ambitions. I have really lofty, complicated ideas that often fail to translate in reality. Like a Pinterest fail or a DIY project gone wrong, my ideas for stories can start out spectacular and end up bland, incomplete or completely off the mark. Where did things go... Read More »

Catch up with Taylor

By | May 11, 2021

Taylor is a jack of all trades – from brand management and podcast hosting to figuring out new technology and being an excellent dog-mom and (soon-to-be) baby mom – she is constantly impressing all of us with her skills and quick wit. Not to mention, there is no one better... Read More »

Why is a hefty arsenal of audiovisual content in a pandemic important?

By | May 06, 2021

COVID-19 taught us many public relations lessons – the importance of well-established internal communication channels, the need for a crisis management plan and the importance of having a PR team by your side. But it’s also taught to capture our own audiovisual content, and a lot of it, for those... Read More »

…And we’re LIVE! The benefits of incorporating streaming across your social

By | March 24, 2021

What’s the latest trend in social media content creation? While it may not be a new concept, more brands are starting to incorporate streaming content into their platforms. Over the last year, we’ve seen a huge increase in brands utilizing new social platforms and features like Instagram’s IGTV, Reels and... Read More »