From The Rock

Prompt pumpkins and public relations

By | October 06, 2021

It’s crazy to think that in 2014 we were still lamenting about how early pumpkin spice lattes hit Starbucks’ menus. If only we knew then that the pumpkin spice latte brand would evolve to include new masterpieces that span the beverage spectrum. No matter what you think about the onset... 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 »

Is your pitch newsworthy?

By | May 24, 2021

Media relations is one of the most important components of a holistic PR strategy. It’s a great way to get in front of different audiences and share your story. But how do you land coverage? The key to media relations is to find a newsworthy topic to share with the... Read More »

Should I Post Reels?

By | March 17, 2021

With the explosive popularity of TikTok in the past couple of years, particularly among Gen Zers and millennials, it is no surprise that Instagram jumped on the short-video content bandwagon. While many content creators have used TikTok for comedy, music, political activism and simply fun, many brands like Chipotle and... Read More »

Where to get outdoors this spring in Memphis

By | February 24, 2021

Winter 2021 has been one of the coldest on record for Memphis. There’s no doubt most of us are counting the days for the temperature to rise and the days to get longer. When it’s time to break out of hibernation, make sure to add these outdoor destinations to your... Read More »

A blog on the importance of… blogging

By | February 17, 2021

I’m not on Hello Fresh’s payroll. I’ve never offered unsolicited advice on banal products like razors or electric toothbrushes. You won’t catch me posting fashion “dupes” on Instagram or attending trendy brunches with bottomless mimosas. For these reasons, you likely wouldn’t classify me as a blogger.  Yet here I am,... Read More »

Timelines: Who needs what when, again?

By | February 03, 2021

When it comes to revving up public relations efforts prioritization is key. It’s not only about chronologically organizing your tactical execution, but also getting your ducks in a row so messages hit the right people at the right time.  Some clients feel the need to immediately make every announcement a... Read More »

On brand: building reputation and transparency through social media

By | January 27, 2021

Social media has been my source of entertainment, news, anxiety, distraction and communication for the last few years – and certainly in 2020 when life got turned upside down. As I tumbled down the rabbit hole of my feeds, I started thinking about why I follow the pages I do.... Read More »

Combating cancel culture

By | January 20, 2021

Cancel culture – what is it? With the rise of social media and the power it has on a brand’s reputation, the idea of cancel culture has entered our mainstream vocabulary. It’s the social “cancellation” of any brand, product, figurehead or company you disagree with or who has wronged you.... Read More »

Culture kick: Employee reviews

By | January 13, 2021

The internet is packed with review sites. On platforms like Yelp!, Facebook, TripAdvisor and Google, consumers can easily share their experiences – the good and the bad and everything in between. Maintaining your reputation through consumer reviews is an essential part of PR. But, so are employee reviews. If not... Read More »