From The Rock

Understanding influencer marketing

By | August 08, 2018

Undoubtedly, one of the top social media trends of 2018 has been the rise of influencer marketing. Why? Because it works. Why does it work? Because consumers are attracted to and connect with authentic, genuine and personal content. Think about it. Are you more likely to purchase a pair of... Read More »

Overcoming first meeting fears

By | July 11, 2018

Starting a conversation with a stranger has always been harrowing for me. If I know in advance I’m going into a conversation with someone I don’t know, it’s almost worse. But, mastering the art of conversation is crucial. The first impression you make on someone can shape your entire relationship,... Read More »

Employee policies that build rapport

By | April 25, 2018

THIS BLOG POST ORIGINALLY RAN ON THE GREATER MEMPHIS CHAMBER WEBSITE. VIEW THE ORIGINAL POST HERE.  As we mentioned in our first post of this series, a business’s employees are its most valuable asset. As such, employers should work diligently to create policies that build up employees as individuals and a... 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 »

Triple check before you hit “post”

By | February 28, 2018

It’s now 2018, and we hope you realize the impact that social media has on everyday life and business. If you need more proof, a single tweet by Kylie Jenner last week negatively impacted Snapchat’s value by more than $1 billion. Still not convinced of social media’s power? Facebook is... Read More »

Public relations is like a fine wine

By | February 21, 2018

Let’s talk wine for a bit. I’m not an avid wine drinker, but I appreciate a nice glass of red wine from time to time. As I was thinking about a lovely glass of Malbec I had on Valentine’s Day, I wandered down a rabbit hole that I couldn’t help... 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 »

Beyond barbecue

By | December 01, 2017

How to break the mold when pitching your city’s unique assets to national outlets Nationally, Memphis is synonymous with dry-rubbed, slow-roasted barbecue. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pulled pork plate, but I know that Memphis has amazing assets beyond the barbecue pit that deserve national attention. When... Read More »

Smellevision: PR of The Future

By | January 21, 2016

In my first session of the 2015 PRSA ICON, entitled “Multi- Sensory Magic,” Mike McDougall addressed how scent, taste and touch will redefine immersive public relations. He laid the framework by sharing a few stats.   Now most of us, especially professional communicators such as myself, would like to think... Read More »

Kelli’s Version of How to Win Friends and Influence People

By | January 14, 2016

Not long ago, I was in a security line at the airport. I was about seven months pregnant, so while it wasn’t really a secret, most people wouldn’t say anything unless I did. The guy in front of me didn’t think that way. He turned around and asked when I... Read More »