Maris Callahan

  • Maris Callahan has nearly a decade of PR & Marketing experience culled primarily in the food and restaurant industries. Maris is a skilled media expert and longtime believer in the power of social media. She is passionate about finding the creative story angles that will captivate readers and get her clients on the radars of her vast media connections in Chicago and nationally.

    Maris is passionate about two things: PR and food. Maris gets excited when it comes to helping a company find its story, and then she loves sharing that story with the world through her PR work. She is also passionate about food. For the past six years, she has been writing a personal food blog and recently launched the online magazine In Good Taste (www.ingoodtastemag.com). In addition, she has contributed to various Chicago food publications including Blackboard Eats Chicago.

    Maris also is regularly seen on Chicago TV stations, sharing recipes, cooking tips, and her favorite food brands live on-air. Producers often turn to Maris to be their guest because they know she’ll not only bring a fabulous story, but also she will be a poised and articulate TV personality.

    Maris started her PR career in New York working at Edelman Public Relations, the largest independent PR firm worldwide, where she worked on accounts such as Barilla, Quaker Oatmeal, Back to Nature and Starbucks. While working on the Starbucks account, she helped launch the coffee chain’s ‘Create Your Day’ bakery campaign that introduced a number of wholesome breakfast options and improved baked goods to Starbucks customers. She has also worked at large PR agencies such as Burson Marsteller and Lippe Taylor Brand Marketing, a firm specializing in “direct to women” marketing.

    Additionally, Maris has provided PR, social media marketing and tradeshow marketing support for companies large and small, including Westminster Cracker Company, Madhava Natural Sweeteners, Mediterranean Snacks, Bombay Wraps, Gür Sweets Bakery, Round Barn Winery, Bonfire Wines and more.

    Maris is a member of the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago and has strong media ties with local food media and influencers. In her spare time she enjoys running, yoga, cooking and dining out.

     

 

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