From The Rock

Being politically correct in the workplace

By | September 18, 2015

Merriam-Webster defines ­being politically correct as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” But political correctness means more than just watching what you say and do. In an article by Kate... Read More »

Make the most of your sleep

By | August 14, 2015

It’s amazing to think that when we were children, most of us despised nap time because we’d rather be playing. Now, few things sound better than a good nap! Since graduating from college and starting work in the “real world,” I have come to truly appreciate the value of a... Read More »

Google Tips and Tricks

By | May 27, 2015

We’ve all been there – desperately searching for (whatever) on the Internet and unable to find it. Even though most of us browse the web daily, there’s still plenty of room for us to learn something new about the capabilities and quirks of Google. While browsing the Internet looking for... Read More »

The Greatest Public Relations Firm in History

By | April 02, 2015


Disclaimer: Before we begin, I just wanted to clarify that the views presented in this blog post are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Obsidian Public Relations. When I was in college and finally made the switch from landscape architecture to communication (who knew landscape architecture... Read More »

Jam Session, Party of One

By | December 23, 2014

Headphones. With this invention came the ability to get lost in your own little world and the freedom to listen to virtually any kind of music as you shut out the troubles of the world around you. Although early versions of headphones released around the turn of the 20th century... Read More »

Don’t let the coverage go to your head

By | November 06, 2014

This one goes out to the SEC lovers out there. Recently, my alma mater, Mississippi State University, hosted the famous ESPN College GameDay for the first time in school history – a moment I was excited to experience firsthand. After winning the game against the Auburn Tigers, Mississippi State was... Read More »

Sincerity Shows

By | August 14, 2014

I recently caught the end of a show on National Geographic about why humans lie and how easy it is to spot someone who is lying. It got me to thinking about everyday conversations in the workplace and the importance of showing sincerity to our co-workers, clients and audience. Merriam-Webster... Read More »

Keep your mind open and your chin up: Advice before entering college

By | July 03, 2014

Before you embark on the college journey, there are a few things that you need to be aware of. But, before I dive into my advice for incoming college freshmen, let me share a story about my college experience. After graduating high school, I was so incredibly sure of myself.... Read More »

Green Marketing

By | July 31, 2013

Within the past 10 years, we have seen an obvious and dramatic trend reemerge from the 60s. Being environmentally responsible has become the cool thing to do and be seen doing. Instead of referring to people who care about the environment as “tree huggers” or “hippies,” many people are now... Read More »

Things to know about PR professionals

By | July 19, 2013

If you have a friend, family member, partner or spouse in the public relations profession, there are a few things that you should know about us before you judge our lifestyle. Some of this you may already know, but it hopefully will help you better understand who we are, and... Read More »