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Three local products to try in 2020

By | September 09, 2020

Memphis has long been known as a food city, but did you know its food products are pretty impressive, too?! From sweet treats to ones that pack heat, there’s something for everyone here in the Bluff City. Follow me here. Shotwell Candy Co.’s Caribbean Coconut Caramels I may eat a... Read More »

Building a visual identity – capturing stellar photos

By | July 29, 2020

In public relations, we often talk about crafting language or materials that tell a brand story. We associate certain words, phrases and concepts with the essence of a company, and we use these words throughout our materials to reinforce key messages for our constituents. As PR professionals in a world... Read More »

Building a visual identity – creating compelling graphics

By | July 29, 2020

Pause – If you haven’t already, check out our first blog post in this series. You can read it here.  In public relations, we often talk about crafting language or materials that tell a brand story. We associate certain words, phrases and concepts with the essence of a company, and... Read More »

Why you should “eat the frog” – A breakdown of helpful productivity euphemisms

By | June 24, 2020

Mark Twain once said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”  While I definitely don’t see myself consuming amphibians any time soon,... Read More »

Catch up with Whitney Albert!

By | June 22, 2020

When we last pointed the spotlight Whitney’s way, she was leading accounts as a senior account manager. Since then, she has risen in the ranks, assuming the role of director of client services. If you know Whitney, then you’re not surprised that her leadership and communication skills have helped her... Read More »

Blue-footed boobies aren’t the only things that evolve – let’s talk about language.

By | June 17, 2020

If you read Shakespeare in grammar school, then you at least subconsciously understand that language evolves over time. I highly doubt people are sliding into a prospective partners’ Tinder inbox with, “But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?” A much more modern (and less romantic) message might be, “What’s... Read More »

The lessons I’ve learned on acclimating to the PR industry!

By | June 10, 2020

Transitioning from a college student to an intern to an account assistant has made it apparent just how much there is to learn upon graduation and how imperative it is that you commit to lifelong learning in the public relations industry. The great thing about starting as an intern at... Read More »

Why PR often gets overlooked and why it shouldn’t

By | June 03, 2020

Public relations can easily go unnoticed, passed over for its more popular (and visible) counterparts like marketing and advertising. Even companies that do recognize the benefits of PR enough to engage a firm sometimes find that leadership tries to put PR on the chopping block when it comes to budget... Read More »

How to avoid that summer slump at work

By | May 27, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend has passed, and you know what that means — school’s out for summer! Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to working adults, but it’s easy to feel the urge to kick back like students during the summer months. For me, all I want to do between June and September... Read More »

Listen up! 3 PR-approved podcasts we recommend

By | May 20, 2020

If you feel like you’ve binged all the shows Netflix has to offer, might I suggest a pivot to audio? For many of us on the Obsidian team, podcasts serve as a news source, an outlet to get our creative juices flowing or just a way to sink our teeth... Read More »