From The Rock

Learning to live as a Type A person in a chaotic life

By | May 23, 2018

Earlier this week, I lost it. I was in my millionth war with my 2-year-old about getting ready in the morning. It goes something like this. Me: “Let’s get dressed.” Her: “I want to wear the bumblebee. NO. I don’t want the bumblebee. I want the star dress.” Me: “The... Read More »

Fans are great, but advocates are more valuable

By | May 16, 2018

Let’s talk about sports. Specifically, let’s talk about my relationship with the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis is the first city that I’ve lived in that has an NBA team. I came to Memphis with a minor allegiance to the Miami Heat, but my proximity to the FedExForum is exponentially closer than... Read More »

“Above and beyond”

By | May 09, 2018

It’s a phrase every employee hears at some point in his or her career from leadership. “We expect you to go above and beyond” or “We need you to go above and beyond on this project!” That phrase can oftentimes be perceived as stay late, work harder, do more and... 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 »

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 »

Hottest holiday gifts in the 901

By | November 24, 2017

What’s better than giving someone a super cool gift? Giving someone a super cool locally made gift. Luckily, Memphis is full of talented entrepreneurs that make shopping local a piece of (fruit) cake. Here are just a few our favorite products, vendors and local experiences that are sure to put... Read More »

Frightening PR: Fears of a new PR professional and how to overcome them

By | October 09, 2017

Fresh out of college, degree in hand, and you’ve landed your first PR job! In my case, I have internship experiences under my belt, so I knew a thing or two about working in an agency before I graduated. But, what happens when the only thing that you know is... Read More »

Promote U: Getting published

By | September 27, 2017

If you followed the advice in our first post of this “Promote U” series, Creating a Content Plan, then you should have a list of topics on which you can produce content, as well as an inventory of channels through which you can push content – your website, blog, newsletter, etc.... Read More »

Promote U: Creating a content plan

By | September 20, 2017

Welcome to the first post in a series from Obsidian’s Promote University – or “Promote U” – the ins and outs of promoting yourself, your product or your business through creative, original content. This post focuses on creating a content plan, which may seem like a daunting task, but it’s... Read More »