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The three A’s of crisis management

By | September 18, 2019

So, it happened… your organization just experienced a crisis situation. It’s quite common to feel a sudden onset of vigorous knots in your stomach combined with a growing lump in your throat. You know what I’m talking about – the kind of lump that develops when you’re trying to fight... Read More »

Making the cut: Holiday gift guide how-tos

By | September 09, 2019

It may seem like it is much too early to start thinking about the holidays, but if you are a B2C business owner, product maker or one of those super responsible people who buys their gifts with plenty of time to spare, the time is now. From lifestyle magazines and... Read More »

Confronting my “anything”

By | January 24, 2018

Growing up, my grandmother always told me, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” Throughout my life, I have heard that phrase repeated over and over again. I even began finishing the sentence for her. She passed away a few years ago, but to this day, I can... Read More »

Favorite moments of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

When we asked our team to reflect on the last year, we were surprised that each of their favorite moments was unique and equally contributed to a great year for our firm. In January, Gracie became a full-time staff member. Her stellar work as an intern made her a must-have... Read More »

Why we love our clients

By | November 15, 2017

When you look at Obsidian’s client roster, you’ll see a list of reputable, recognizable regional and national names. But, what you won’t see is a list of talented business professionals at these organizations who we work with every day. So many of them make our job a breeze and are... Read More »

How to be productive in the busiest time of the year: A few tips to support productivity during holiday travels and vacations

By | November 08, 2017

It’s that time – the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the holidays. When you quickly become inundated with holiday songs, shopping deals and the prospect of seeing family members you’ve not seen all year, it’s easy for your work focus to fade. But once you’ve done all your... Read More »

My First Intern Spot

By | March 22, 2013

Starting the year off with an intern position with Obsidian is a relief. After having numerous interviews with employers and filling out tons of applications, I was excited about my first opportunity to use my degree in public relations at the Memphis firm. My first week was amazing. I started... Read More »

Let’s keep it green, folks. Keep it green.

By | September 27, 2012

At the Obsidian office, we know how to recycle. We have two separate trash bins – one for cans only and one for other materials – and keep a mountain of newspapers and magazines that are all recycled or donated to the Humane Society of of Memphis & Shelby County... Read More »

The Naughty List

By | September 24, 2012

Please read this sentence aloud: “You know, the restaurant we ate at on Friday was super luxurious, and the staff was wonderful. However, the dining area was outdated, and the tables were sort of tiny. We had a good meal though.” Now – and don’t cheat by glancing back up... Read More »

There’s no “I” in team

By | September 20, 2012

“No man is an island…and therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” In John Donne’s Meditation 17, he emphasizes the interconnectedness of mankind. It’s also a pretty accurate metaphor for our culture here at Obsidian PR. You see, although each client is officially... Read More »