From The Rock

‘Don’t check the basement’ and other ‘horrific’ advice

By | October 31, 2018

If you’re reading this blog post on the day it goes live, Happy Halloween! I have to admit, I’m partial to this fall holiday for all of the spookiness it brings. My teenage years were filled with scary movies, haunted houses and ghost stories, a unique connection shared with my... Read More »

Relevant AP Style changes to incorporate into your writing

By | October 26, 2018

The Associated Press Stylebook is an ever-evolving style and grammar guide used by journalists and PR pros, alike. It’s often referred to as the “Bible for professional communicators,” as it definitively (for the most part) sets the standards for language usage within our professions. As the world changes, so does... Read More »

Halloween Candy Campaigns

By | October 24, 2018

Personally, Halloween is my favorite time of year. Why, you ask? It contains the majority of my favorite things – pumpkins, hayrides, costumes, corn mazes, haunted houses and cooler weather. I’m not the only one who’s a huge fan of all things spooky. In 2017, the National Retail Federation reported... Read More »

Memphis is a (business) woman’s world

By | October 03, 2018

In case you missed it, American Express recently released their State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. The findings hone a positive spotlight on Memphis and the state of Tennessee, both of which ranked within the top 10 for area women-owned business growth. As a woman-owned firm that also employees an all-female... Read More »

Tips and tricks to make your job easier

By | September 26, 2018

We get it. Work can be…well, a lot of work. There are often days when your brain has been reduced to mush and 5 p.m. can’t come fast enough. In the spirit of those days, I decided to ask the team at Obsidian about their favorite tips, tricks and pieces... Read More »

Social media changes and how your business should keep up

By | September 19, 2018

Change when it comes to social media is a never-ending cycle. Platforms are constantly updating their features to keep up with consumer wants, needs and habits. And in turn, businesses must constantly change their social media strategies to keep up with the new social norm and stand out among the... Read More »

Professional development with Whitney

By | September 06, 2018

Welcome to season two of Off the Rock, On the Record! We’re really proud of the content we’ve compiled for this season, and we can’t wait for you to hear what’s ahead. But, if you have an iPhone, you can subscribe directly to our podcast on iTunes so you never... Read More »

Stand out as a PR student

By | September 05, 2018

Think about your favorite brand. Why do you like that brand? What makes you return to that branding? Why does that brand stick out to you? As PR students, we talk a lot about branding and tactics used to make your company or client stand out. We, as PR students,... Read More »

Career transitions with Lauren Hannaford

By | August 30, 2018

Welcome to season two of Off the Rock, On the Record! We’re really proud of the content we’ve compiled for this season, and we can’t wait for you to hear what’s ahead. We’ll be releasing an episode every Thursday for the next three weeks. If you’re subscribed to our blog,... Read More »

Creating a work sanctuary

By | August 29, 2018

I adore the word sanctuary or maybe it’s just the thought of what it represents. It makes me feel warm and safe and cared for. I believe a certain kind of freedom lives in that idea – not all that different from the kind of liberty that takes up residence... Read More »