Maris Callahan

Chicago, IL USA

Professional Experience

Maris is a public relations and marketing professional who has led numerous successful media campaigns, social media and interactive marketing campaigns, new product launch events, store openings and more. Also a talented writer, frequent television guest and storyteller with a passion for food and lifestyle, Maris has a keen interest in helping companies tell their story and raise awareness to ultimately, meet sales and business goals. As a longtime blogger, Maris has developed strong contacts online and has additional experience developing cross-platform marketing programs using both new and traditional media channels.


Account manager
9 Years
9 Years
Social Media
7 Years


8 Years
9 Years
Home & Garden
9 Years


PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
5 Years
PR (firm) - Fortune 1000 corp. clients
4 Years
Online/new media
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bonfire Wines (10+), Madhava Natural Sweeteners (10+), Pay with Dash (3-5), Reynolds Kitchens (1-2), Mazola (1-2), Women Driving Excellence (1-2), Canon USA (6-10), Starbucks (6-10), David's Bridal (6-10), Vanity Fair Intimates (6-10), Cory Vines (3-5)

Other Work History

For the past five years I have been a freelance public relations consultant and worked with numerous small to midsize companies in the consumer and lifestyle space. I also provide freelance services to agencies of all sizes.

Computer Skills

Word, Excel, OS and XP.


Can provide upon request


PR Portfolio

Attached is an overview of my work, including case studies, media clips and writing samples.