Megy Karydes established Karydes Consulting in 2007 to offer professional writing, marketing and public relations services to publishers, media outlets, organizations and individuals working for positive social change as well as to support women-owned businesses.
Megy and her team of professionals work with both for-profit and nonprofit organizations to develop communications and marketing strategies for issues and topics such as the environment, fair trade, community development, education, and women-owned businesses.
The firm’s current and past work includes social media campaigns, media training, writing projects, regular contributions to national and regional consumer and trade magazines as well as working with eco-friendly and fair trade organizations, non-profit groups, retailers, interior designers, manufacturers and socially-conscious businesses. See her client list for more information.
Megy brings a broad experience base to her work at Karydes Consulting. Prior to establishing her firm, Megy served as the managing director of marketing for the Chicago Merchandise Mart, worked for Upshot: a marketing agency, Prevent Child Abuse America and Women’s Healthcare Consultants. She has served on several boards and most recently serves on the board of the DC-based Fair Trade Federation. She’s also a founding board member of Chicago Fair Trade and helped the organization put Chicago on the map as the country’s largest city offering fair trade products to its residents.
She appears regularly on television and speaks at dozens of national conferences on topics such as small business marketing, media relations, social media and fair trade topics.
Megy has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Women’s Studies and an MBA in Marketing Management from DePaul University. She lives in Chicago with her husband of more than a decade and two young children who keep her looking very young.
Megy can be reached directly at 312-560-2715 or at megy at KarydesConsulting dot com.