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CHRIS ABRAHAM 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, search engine optimization (SEO), online reputation management (ORM), content marketing, online collaboration, business development, 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 a top 10 social media influencers by Marketwire. He has a Klout score of 78, a PeerIndex score of 77, X Facebook friends, and X Twitter followers. Chris is Principal Consultant of Gerris Corp, a digital agency focused on social media marketing, digital PR, blogger outreach, technology and social media strategy, online engagement, SEO, and ORM. Chris is currently Director of Social Media at Unison agency, where he is expanding their social media offerings by executing a comprehensive, strategic social media marketing plan. 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 5-month contract with Reputation.com as Team Lead, Special Projects, in sales for their "Whale Hunting" team. Chris was one of experts charged with securing clients for their high-end Picasso ORM and Executive Privacy products, campaigns of $10,000-$100,000/month for high-net-worth and high-profile individuals and Fortune 500 companies. Chris was hired by Reputation.com for both his sales acumen and because he was an early adopter of SEO and ORM--developing his brand promotion and protection skills as a Technology Strategist at New Media Strategies. 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, and the Alzheimer’s Association. Services included digital PR, social media marketing, blogger outreach & engagement, SEO, and ORM. Previous to starting Abraham Harrison, LLC, 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. As a technologist, Chris has consulted for T. Rowe Price, the U.S. Department of Treasury CIO, Friendster, Deutsche Telekom, and others. In addition to writing regular articles and blog posts for the Huffington Post, Biznology.com, Socialmedia.biz, and Business2Community.com, Chris maintains his own blog, ChrisAbraham.com. Chris has also written for AdAge’s DigitalNext and Global Idea Network blogs as well as for the Rosetta Stone blog. 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; has been the Emergent Technologies Advisor to the Urban Institute's Communications Advisory Board; and has a Renaissance Weekend participant since 2001. In addition, 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. Community is important to Chris, and as such, he acts as a sous chef dining room captain at Miriam’s Kitchen, a local soup kitchen in Washington, DC. In addition, he also does pro-bono blogger outreach and social media consulting for Miriam’s Kitchen. Chris received his BA in American Literature from The George Washington University. He studied American Literature at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England; French at the University of Hawaii; and German at both the Washington and Berlin Goethe-Instituts.

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