From The Rock

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 »

Frightening PR: Managing scary personalities

By | October 25, 2017

Picture this. You’ve just landed a coveted media placement for a client. When you tell them about it, you’re told it’s all wrong. In another scenario, you give strategic counsel to an executive regarding a concerning situation. It seems like you’re on the same page, but the results are disastrous... Read More »

Frightening PR: The unexpected interview

By | October 18, 2017

The second installment in our “Frightening PR” series focuses on something that strikes fear in the hearts of PR professionals across the globe: lack of control. Specifically, not being able to see or hear the message your client shares with the media until it runs in print or on air.... Read More »

OPR spotlight: Kelli Brignac

By | October 16, 2017

Six years ago our team welcomed Kelli Brignac to Obsidian, and we haven’t looked back since. Kelli is Obsidian’s only telecommuting employee, but you’d never know she was away because of her stellar work ethic and communication skills. Kelli is a model executive, and we’re proud to have her on... Read More »

Promote U: Putting your money where your content is

By | October 04, 2017

This is the final post in our series called “Promote U” – the ins and outs of promoting yourself, your product or your business through creative, original content. And we conclude with some news you may not want to hear: sometimes you have to pay to publish and promote your... 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 »

Learn from Nikon’s mistake – diversity in campaigns is not optional.

By | September 15, 2017

Recently, Nikon released profiles of the 32 photographers across the South Pacific that would test shoot on the company’s FX-format D850 campaign. One thing (or group) was glaringly missing from the lineup – not a single female photographer was included. Twitter and the internet ignited, as they do, with photographers... Read More »

Things you should never say to a client

By | September 13, 2017

Navigating client relationships can be one of the most difficult aspects of agency life. When someone contracts you to provide communication or PR support, it can be challenging to balance your expertise with the client’s expectations. New client relationships can be made or broken by those first few interactions, so... Read More »

It starts with one step

By | September 01, 2017

Launching a new campaign is a massive undertaking, but the enormity seems larger when the goal has the whopping number of 100 million attached to it. This was the task that our American Paper Optics team faced when they began their project with APO in August of last year. One... Read More »