How to Take Action with Social Insights — Free Webcast ›
Popular Today on Business 2 Community: All Popular Articles

Profile: Chris Abraham

Chris Abraham is a leading expert in digital: social media marketing, Internet privacy, online reputation management (ORM), and digital PR with a focus on blogger outreach, blogger engagement, and Internet crisis response. Chris is a social media and digital PR consultant and founder of Gerris digital.

A pioneer in online social networks and publishing, with a natural facility for anticipating the next big thing, Chris is an Internet analyst, web strategy consultant and advisor to the industries' leading firms. He specializes in Web 2.0 technologies, including content syndication, online collaboration, blogging, and consumer generated media. Chris Abraham was named a Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer by Forbes, #1 PR2.0 Influencer by Traackr, and top-10 social media influencers by Marketwire; and, for what it’s worth, Chris has a Klout of 77 the last time he looked.

Chris is currently Director of Social Media at Unison Agency, where he is expanding their social media offerings by starting a social media practice. Unison is an integrated brand agency combining strategic, creative, and technology services to help their clients build and strengthen their brands.

Chris recently completed a five-month contract with Reputation.com as Team Lead, Special Projects, in sales for their "Whale Hunting" team. Chris was one of two whale hunters tasked with closing clients for their high-end Picasso Online Reputation Management (ORM) and Executive Privacy products, from $10,000-$100,000/month campaigns for high-net-worth and high-profile individuals and Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Reputation.com, Chris ran his own digital PR and marketing company, Abraham Harrison, LLC, from Washington, DC, Portland, Oregon, and Berlin, Germany, with clients including: Kimberly Clark, The Daily, Habitat for Humanity, Greenpeace, The Fresh Air Fund, International Medical Corps, Sharp, Pew, Alzheimer’s Association, and others. Previous to starting AH, Chris worked on the Interactive Team at Edelman Public Affairs in Washington, DC, consulting with clients such as Wal-Mart, Shell, and GE on blogger and social media strategy. Before Edelman, Chris was Technology Strategist for New Media Strategies, a pioneer in online brand promotion and protection with clients including Sci-Fi Channel, Buena Vista, TomTom, Paramount Pictures, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Disney, Reebok, EA, RCA, and NBC.

In the early nineties, Chris joined The Meta Network, a seminal online virtual community based in Washington, and so began his career as an expert in online community development, social media, social networking, and online collaboration. Chris has had a web presence since 1993 and started blogging in 1999, focusing on community, connection, innovation, and brand extension. As a technologist, Chris has consulted T. Rowe Price, the US Department of Treasury CIO, Friendster, Deutsche Telekom, and others.

Chris has taught blogging courses for the Writer's Center of Bethesda, has been a guest lecturer on public affairs blogging at Columbia University's SIPA school and the American University in Washington, DC, the Emergent Technologies Advisor to the Urban Institute's Communications Advisory Board, and a Renaissance Weekend participant since 2001. Additionally, he is the go-to expert on social media, citizen journalism, technology, and the Internet for BBC World Service, CNN Radio, and CNet's BNet.

Chris received his BA in American Literature from The George Washington University, studied American Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, studied French at the University of Hawaii, and studied German at both the Washington and Berlin Goethe-Instituts. In addition to the Huffington Post, Chris blogs for his own blog, ChrisAbraham.com, for Biznology.com, for Socialmedia.biz, and for MarketingConversation.com. Chris has written for AdAge’s DigitalNext and Global Idea Network blogs.

Chris is indulging his mid-life crisis by buying a motorcycle and taking up the shooting sports including trap and target shooting with both rifle and pistol. Until he gets the novelty of gun ownership out of his system, you’ll find Chris in South Arlington, Virginia, right across the river from his beloved Washington, DC.

Follow Chris Abraham:

Social Sharing Buttons:  
Articles by Chris Abraham
Search and Replace Will Change Your Blog Forever

Search and Replace Will Change Your Blog Forever

If you’ve been blogging for a long time, your life has probably changed a number of times. You’ve developed a history that has been, until now, etched in stone. But... read more

Remember LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing

Remember LinkedIn for Social Media Marketing

Promoting yourself, your brand, your products, your services, and your clients via social media is what we’re about here at Biznology. Social media marketing is what I have been doing... read more

Know Thyself–The Only Road to Digital Marketing Success

Know Thyself–The Only Road to Digital Marketing Success

Digital Marketing

People can see you’re fat. Or bald. Or hairy. Or gray. Or old. Or short. Or tall. Or skinny. Go ahead and wear that wig or those lifts. Go ahead... read more

Social Media is a Life Sentence

Social Media is a Life Sentence

Before you take the next step of using social media for business purposes, realize that it’s a life sentence. Not unlike needing to take anti-rejection medications every day for life... read more

Persistence is Fertile

Persistence is Fertile

Strategy

If you want to be heard above the din of the Internet, you need to speak clearly and with persistence. It’s not uncommon for someone at a loud bar not... read more


Powered by GetApp
All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus

All Online Digital Roads Lead to Google Plus

Google can’t get any of us to use Google Plus, but they’re still trying. And they’re pushing hard. One of the reasons I love blogging is, for good or evil,... read more

A Social Media Hoarder Intervention

A Social Media Hoarder Intervention

Are you a social media hoarder? Is it time for a bit of a social media spring cleaning? What defines you? Your current creativity, expertise, and work? Or, all the... read more

The Law of Large Numbers is the Digital Marketer’s Friend

The Law of Large Numbers is the Digital Marketer’s Friend

Digital Marketing

Here’s the most poorly-kept secret in the marketing, PR, sales, and religion world: conversion is a numbers game. Whether it’s getting into the NY Times or, going viral on YouTube,... read more

Google Unmasks the Anonymous With Google Authorship

Google Unmasks the Anonymous With Google Authorship

Content Marketing

1

Google has a goal in mind and it has more to do with visitor identification as it relates to targeted advertising than it has to do with improving the quality,... read more

Dominate Your Personal Brand On Google Images

Dominate Your Personal Brand On Google Images

Branding

My buddy has a problem. He doesn’t like what comes up on Google Images when he searches. He’s not suffering from a reputation disaster or an embarrassment of embarrassments, he... read more

Remember to Tend to Your Technology

Remember to Tend to Your Technology

Tech & Gadgets

Today we’re going to jump the gun and do a little Spring cleaning in the form of the New Year’s Resolution. Right now, before you read any further, tell each... read more

Fulfill Your Resolution to Blog in 11 Steps

Fulfill Your Resolution to Blog in 11 Steps

So “blogging” is on your 2014 New Year’s resolution. Good for you. My goal is to guide you well past the first 28-days and into habituation. Starting blogging is not... read more

Are You a Social Media Polymath?

Are You a Social Media Polymath?

Are you a one-trick pony? Are all of your conversations meta, meaning do you only discuss social media and social networks, the platforms and vehicles, rather than about content, narrative,... read more

Your Website Sucks

Your Website Sucks

Online Marketing

1

For the last year, I had been acting Director of Social Media at Unison, probably one of the most fashion-forward, innovative, creative, and tech-savvy web application development companies I have... read more

Justine Sacco’s (and IAC’s) Social Media Mistake

Justine Sacco’s (and IAC’s) Social Media Mistake

It’s Christmas Eve. Some of you will be offline and away from your Twitter account for stretches of time between now and 2014. Do you know where your tweets are?... read more