From The Rock

Saving time on social media

By | September 29, 2021

Saving time on social media “Just put it up on social media.” It’s a flippant statement thrown out around mahogany tables by executives whose only knowledge of social media comes from the teenagers at home. Posting content on social media is more than a few words strung together with a... Read More »

Pixel perfect no longer?

By | September 17, 2021

When it comes to data privacy online, my personal theme song would be Uncle Kracker’s “Follow Me.” I keep no secrets. My search history would align perfectly with a marketer’s guesses about my browsing data. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen behind the curtain. I know how retargeting campaigns work: I’ll... Read More »

Off the Rock, On the Record: “These are a few of our favorite things”

By | September 16, 2021

We’re getting into the holiday spirit early…because why not? On this quasi-season of Off the Rock, On the Record, we’re bringing in themes tied to some of our favorite times of the year! Season nine, episode one is all about giving. If you’re looking to shop or support a local... 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 – daily grind edition

By | September 03, 2021

In my last two posts (here and here), we talked about tech tools that can improve your need for basic graphic design or your inter- and intra-office communications. But sometimes, technology just makes things easier for you. And when we’re all always busy, saving a little time here and there... Read More »

Must-have tech tools for marketers – communication edition

By | September 03, 2021

Technology has taken over the world (mostly). That’s abundantly clear in marketing, where the way we communicate was unfathomable a generation ago. If you’re working in this industry, there are some key tech tools you need to know about. In my last post, we talked about those that make basic... 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 »

Three tools to provide your stakeholders to help them accurately share your message

By | September 01, 2021

In this digital world we live in, it’s never been easier to spread your organization’s message far and wide. However, as you’re working to get your key messages out on your organization’s official platforms, it can be easy to forget to utilize the most useful advocates for your cause –... 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 »

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 »