Karen James Cody, Principal at The Allyson Group

The Allyson Group has since 1994 offered writing, editing, public relations, and social media to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan market: D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Karen James Cody is the principal.

We produce, edit, and SEO-optimize content to be used on:

  • websites
  • newsletters
  • blogs
  • brochures and special reports
  • RFPs and grant proposals
  • academic papers
  • speeches
  • and more

We are expert editors and copy-editors, with books,  manuscripts, theses, technical and business content, and more in our wheelhouse.

We can give you the complete roadmap to self-publish your book, whether through Amazon or an independent publishing house! Our external partnerships (photography, graphic design, publicity) may save you time and money.

With great writing and strong public relations tactical skills we also help individuals and companies refine core messages and brand their products and services in the minds of customers, employees, shareholders, and the public.

We are publicists who can get earned media for your company, product launch, or event.

In 2014 we added artist representation to our publicity portfolio and represent a small group of visual artists from diverse cultural and artistic backgrounds.

Our bids are based on years of experience and our work comes with a 100% guarantee.

View our Portfolio to see samples of our work.

Our Affiliates

Public Relations

Nona Richardson, MitchRich Communications
Nona Richardson, MitchRich Communications

Nona is the chief strategist and senior writer at MitchRich Communications. She has spent the last 16 years supporting organizations that are impacting the lives of children, families and communities. She is a seasoned strategist, writer, editor, creative director, team builder and executive coach. She has worked in K-12 and higher education, non-profit, philanthropy and public relations agency arenas.



Social Media Strategy & Execution

Fiona B. Wright, Cool Mintz


Graphic & Logo Design



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Karen James Cody is also the principal at KUPENDIZA, a social enterprise marketing company that partners with women’s collectives around the world to market high-quality, everyday luxury handbags. Kupendiza currently offers handmade beaded handbags from the African Women & Youth Initiative in Nakuru, Kenya and Global Borders in Nandi, Kenya; and kanga and kitenge cotton wristlets and yoga mat bags from the Tanzanian collective Bahari Deco Crafts, based in Maryland. We are committed to the principles of Fair Trade and ethical fashion, buying directly from the artisan collectives.



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