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By | August 15, 2018

Kiki, do you love me? I know… I’m a month late and you’re over it. I am, too. In case you missed it, celebrities and dogs across the internet were dancing to Drake’s song “In my Feelings” as a part of the world’s most recent viral video trend. Some businesses... Read More »

The best eats in nearby SEC cities

By | August 01, 2018

While Memphis isn’t home to a Southeastern Conference school, the Obsidian office sure is. Many of us Obsidianites earned degrees from these respected sports-loving institutions, which includes my alma mater, the University of Arkansas. After spending four years immersing ourselves in all the amazing things these culturally rich college towns... Read More »

5 podcasts to improve your daily commute (or summer road trip!)

By | July 25, 2018

There’s only so much time you can spend belting the lyrics to all the Top 100 songs in your car before it becomes a repetitive mess. So, why not turn to something that will inspire, educate, or entertain you while cruising down the highway? Quite a few of us get... Read More »

Am I a good manager? Advice for first-time leaders.

By | July 18, 2018

Managing a team, whether you are a seasoned professional or stepping into a leadership role for the first time, will without a doubt be challenging. Challenges come with the territory. Personalities, work styles, opinions and changing culture dynamics all contribute to the nuanced discipline of being a team manager. When... Read More »

Don’t be like Build-A-Bear: Event planning, anticipation and production

By | July 13, 2018

The current media market makes it difficult for even the largest brands to break through to their consumers. One way to create buzz is to hold a large promotion, like the “pay your age” promotion Build-A-Bear ran this week. While buzz was created, the event was a major flop, creating... Read More »

When tragedy strikes

By | July 03, 2018

Smart businesses work diligently to prepare for avoidable crises. Action steps and communication plans fill pages of corporate emergency management plans. Signs are hung, memos are sent, and drills are run. But, there are rare tragedies that befall a business that cannot be prevented or even prepared for intricately. Because... Read More »

Three easy ways to boost employee morale

By | June 27, 2018

It’s a candidate’s market out there. This year, statistics show that 42 percent of employers worry they won’t be able to find the talent they need, and 86 percent of the most qualified candidates for a given job are already employed and not actively seeking a new position. So how... Read More »

OPR’s summer 2018 bucket list

By | June 20, 2018

We know it’s summer in the South when we’re wiping sweat from our brows after being outside for just a few moments! But, at Obsidian, it’s one of our favorite times of the year because our calendars are jam-packed with awesome activities. Between the Memphis Redbirds baseball games, the Levitt... Read More »

How to dress professionally on a college student’s budget

By | June 13, 2018

    I think we all relate to this meme of the Grinch. At some point or another, we have all had difficulty figuring out what to wear, especially when it comes to dressing professionally as a college student. There are career fairs, PRSSA events and presentations where a college... Read More »

How to stay social when social (media) isn’t your thing

By | June 06, 2018

Well, the secret is out. Hi, my name is Whitney Albert, and I’m NOT addicted to social media. For those who know me well, such as my family, friends and colleagues, this comes as no surprise. I made the decision a few years ago that I would have a presence... Read More »