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Chris Abraham CV and Résumé

The résumé and curriculum vitae of Christopher James Abraham of Arlington, Virginia, United States

EXPERIENCE

Gerris Digital, Arlington, VA                                           May 2012-Present

Principal & Founder

  • Offered extensive consulting services for wide array of businesses.
  • Evaluated and improved search engine optimization and online reputation management.
  • Managed all aspects of marketing, digital PR, blogger outreach to ensure successful marketing campaigns and increased brand recognition.
  • Secured high-profile clients including Unison Agency, White & Company, Eyeglass.com, RLMPR, iCre8t Results, and Reputation.com.

Unison Agency, Washington, DC                                February 2013-2016

Director, Social Media

  • Launched social media practice focusing on online brand recognition.
  • Used comprehensive social media campaign to drive sales efforts.
  • Worked with founder and president, Robert Fardi, on business development projects.
  • Secured high-profile clients including AAFMAA, Sage North America (Sage One & Sage 50), Snikiddy, and CFCNCA.

Reputation.com, Redwood City, CA                  July 2012-December 2012

Team Lead, Special Projects

  • Sold reputation management services in subscriptions from $10,000-$100,000 per month to high net worth and high-profile individuals.
  • Provided detailed technology and strategy recommendations to staff and business owners.

SocialAlly, Ontario, CA                                        February 2012-July 2012

President

  • Developed business strategy, tactics, and processes for social media and digital PR.
  • Training social media and blogger outreach team.
  • Secured high-profile clients including Mizuno Volleyball and McKinney.

Abraham Harrison, Arlington, VA                       August 2006-March 2012

Cofounder and President

  • Developed and oversaw the executive of comprehensive marketing plans and strategies including, but not limited to, SEO, SEM, PPC, ORM, content marketing, blogger outreach, and customer engagement.
  • Managed business operations and development.
  • Secured high-profile clients including Alzheimer's Association, Aruba Tourism, Deutsche Telekom, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Home Shopping Network, International Medical Corps, Kimberly-Clark, Mitsubishi Motors, National Association of Home Builders, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Qorvis Communications, Sharp Electronics, Snapple, USOC Winter Team, T. Rowe Price, and Friendster.

TEACHING & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Georgetown SCS, Georgetown University                             2014-Present

Guest Lecturer

  • Influencer marketing

Georgetown SCS, Georgetown University                             2014-Present

Guest Lecturer

  • Online reputation manegement

Georgetown SCS, Georgetown University                             2014-Present

Guest Lecturer

  • Organic search engine optimization (SEO)

South-by-Southwest (SXSW)                                                               2013

Panelist

  • Outsourcing & Offshoring Social Customer Service

NVTC Social Media Committee                                                             2012

Moderator

  • Meaningful Measurement: The Impact of Social Media panel discussion

School of Journalism and Comm., University of Oregon                     2011

Guest Lecturer

  • Digital PR and social media marketing

School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University  2010

Guest Lecturer

  • Web technology and entrepreneurial journalism

University of Maryland College Park                                                    2009

Guest Lecturer

  • Digital PR and social media marketing, COMM 350 (Public Relations Theory) and COMM 370 (Mediated Communication)

American University and Georgetown University                               2009

Guest Lecturer

  • Social media, marketing, and technology career and internship opportunities

Department of History, American University                                      2008

Guest Lecturer

  • History in the Digital Age class

Writer’s Center                                                                         2005 – 2007

Instructor

  • Blogging Basics & Intermediate Course: how to blog, including SEO, strategy, writing for online consumption, story ideas

School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University       2005

Guest Lecturer

  • Blogging and viral marketing strategies for the Executive Masters in Public Affairs program

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

Potomac Boat Club                                                              2016 – Present

Senior Member

Scottish Rite Mason, Southern Jurisdiction                        2009 – Present

32nd Degree 

Freemason, Naval Lodge No. 4, F.A.A.M.                                             2004 – Present

3rd Degree Master Mason

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I am a prominent expert in organic search engine optimization (SEO), online reputation management (ORM), Internet privacy, social media marketing, content marketing, blogging, and digital PR. My passion is using my expertise in online community outreach and advocacy to promote and protect client online brands employing nearly two decades of professional blogging, SEO, PR, marketing and ORM experience.

I have extensive experience in application development, web application development, SEO, and site optimization, and viral and word-of-mouth marketing. In addition to the experience highlighted on my resume, I have also held senior management positions with companies including New Media Strategies and Edelman. I consider my other strengths to be my interpersonal skills, and my mastery of sales, technology, and strategy.  

I am a pioneer in online social networks and publishing with a natural facility for anticipating the next big thing; and I am an innovator and expert in Web 2.0 technologies, including content syndication, online collaboration, blogging, and user-generated media.

Some of my recent honors include CyberAlert’s #10 of the 30 Most Influential Bloggers in Public RelationsTraackr’s #1 PR2.0 InfluencerBlogtrepreneur #15 of the top 23 Social Media Power Influencer#33 of the top 50 Forbes Social Media Power Influencer, and #3 of the top 10 MarketWire social media influencer.

From speaking at national conferences and universities to participating in high-profile webinars, I am comfortable in front of an audience and enjoy sharing everything I’ve learned in the past 20 years with others.

Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.