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The business of reviews and search for small hotels and restaurants

The business of reviews and search for small hotels and restaurants

If you run a small hotel, restaurant, cafe, or small business, you can win my business away from Marriott International by just being awesome and having all your guests gush about you online in authentic, open, persuasive, and passionate reviews and testimonials.

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Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

Why 9Round should be using SOCi for social media management

OK, this may well be my weirdest post ever, so bear with me. This isn't actually happening; it's theoretical. SOCi is a former client and 9Round is my new HIIT kickboxing gym.

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Use Instagram as the starting point to promote your business online

Use Instagram as the starting point to promote your business online

I chose Instagram as ground zero for Live Tweeting events because with just a little set-up, you can take just one filtered square photo with your smartphone using Instagram and you can automagically post to Facebook, Flicker, Tumblr, Twitter, and Swarm with one click — it just takes a little bold sharing of your organization’s Facebook, Flicker, Tumblr, Twitter, Swarm logins and passwords.

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The fitness gear and tech that will make me strong and skinny in 2016

The fitness gear and tech that will make me strong and skinny in 2016

So, my obsession with Fitbit, Runkeeper, and MyFitnessPal has been an absolutely essential part of my essential weight management and health maintenance program.

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Guest Panelist on FIR #15: The Open Web vs. Content Silos

Guest Panelist on FIR #15: The Open Web vs. Content Silos

Late last year Shel Holtz actually tapped me and asked me to be a guest on his For Immediate Release podcast. FIR was on my bucket list and it was a really enjoyable experience. I hope to do it again. Let me know what you think.

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Add For Immediate Release to your podcast queue

Add For Immediate Release to your podcast queue

Out of thin air, and fulfilling a dream, Shel asked me if I might be willing to join a hand-picked panel of PR professionals and I jumped on it.

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3 predictions for online marketing in 2016

3 predictions for online marketing in 2016

Happy holidays, readers! If you’re here visiting from a global fortune 500 company you may already know some of these predictions because, until now, only enterprises could hitherto afford to innovate and integrate the sort of services and application development required to go from the standard WordPress + Google Analytics + Google AdWords + MailChimp + Facebook set up that most SMBs are rocking for their web presence and online marketing.

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In praise of social media mediocrity

In praise of social media mediocrity

Social media rewards consistency, persistence, and attention, even if it isn't super-service or if you take a full 24-hours to respond to a query or concern.

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Unison Names Chris Abraham as Social Media Director

Unison Names Chris Abraham as Social Media Director

Chris Abraham will be responsible for the direction and leadership of Unison’s social media practice bringing his skills to their global client base.

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The quantum mechanics of blogger outreach

The quantum mechanics of blogger outreach

Pitching all available bloggers simultaneously allows one to quickly — immediately — discern which bloggers are interesting in carrying the story and which aren’t, allowing my team to decommission all unsuccessful instances, releasing valuable resources, in favor of all instances that result in bona fide social media mentions.

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Spotlight on Abraham Harrison Team Member Nina Martin

Spotlight on Abraham Harrison Team Member Nina Martin

Ms. Nina Martin is the perfect example of a go-getter who landed her dream job right out of college. She’s evidence that hard work and long hours can put ya right where you need to be, which luckily in her case, is working on business development at Abraham Harrison.

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Testimonial from Miriam's Kitchen

Testimonial from Miriam's Kitchen

We’re proud to share the testimonial that Jenn Roccanti, Assistant Director of Development at Miriam’s Kitchenwrote for us after Abraham Harrison helped them promote their participation in Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington on November 9th.

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Don’t Save the Whales Still Going Strong

Don’t Save the Whales Still Going Strong

I wrote a blog post entitled Don’t Save the Whales over six years ago in April, 2005, and it is still going strong, for obvious reasons.

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The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties

The Dinner Party to End All Dinner Parties

I have a little corporate apartment in Berlin, in an unfashionable neighborhood called Moabit, right across from the main train station, Berlin Hauptbahnhof. My business partner, Mark, also spends half of his year—the warm months—in Berlin. He fell for the city while an exchange student in high school and he’s fluent in German.

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A Meeting With Swiss Billionaires in Zürich

A Meeting With Swiss Billionaires in Zürich

It was a rare time—my business partner, Mark, and I were in Berlin, and we had scored a meeting with the Zurich-based investment company that had funded two of our clients.

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Be Willing to Say “Huh?”

Be Willing to Say “Huh?”

Nodding my head and saying, “Ja bitte,”—yes, please—is my default.

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Finding the Native Accent

Finding the Native Accent

Perhaps you’re like many Americans who get so bummed out when they spend a lot of time learning a second language, and then they go abroad, excited to use their new language, and foreigners look at them perplexed.

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Top Sieben German Language Films

Top Sieben German Language Films

Movies are one of the most fun ways to get an ear for a language while also experiencing some of that country’s popular culture, scenery and history. I went over lists of top German cinema, and also asked folks via Facebook and Twitter, and came up with a short list of some of the movies you should really check out.

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Listen to Reinforce Your Comprehension

Listen to Reinforce Your Comprehension

I’ve learned that the only way to really learn a language is to soak yourself in it. I try to maximize my exposure to everything German as often as possible. One of my favorite ways to do this is to catch as much native content as possible.

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Third Time’s a Charm

Third Time’s a Charm

In the middle of my German language learning travails, Rosetta Stone reached out to me and asked me to blog about my language-learning process in light of being able to try out their new solution, Rosetta Stone TOTALe. So, here I am.

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Learning German – Round 2

Learning German – Round 2

I arrived in Berlin, terrified of sounding like a toddler and a moron while trying to speak German. So, I just didn’t — I spoke English. After a while in Berlin, I signed up for another language course, again starting at the beginning. This time it was serious: three hours a day, five days a week, for four months.

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Failing with Language Classes

Failing with Language Classes

I have been struggling with learning German for years in spite of lots of classes both in Washington, DC, as well as in Berlin, Germany, a city I moved to over Halloween 2007 through Christmas 2008. While I know a lot about the German language I still don’t feel comfortable as a German speaker.

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Officially Almost Tourist Season in Berlin

When the tour boats rife with rooftop tourists on white plastic chairs glide along the Spree, when the pale-flanked Europeans in tank tops quaff beer on makeshift bar beaches, when the sky is blue and not low clouds of steel gray, when the Fernsehturm glints and glimmers in a bright spiritual cross, then it is surely approaching tourist season in Berlin, Germany.

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Church and State in Berlin

I fancy this photo of the Fernsehturm in juxtaposition to this well-patinaed church tower with the background of the clear blue Berlin sky.

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Concrete Alexanderplatz is like a Reptile Solarium for Berliners

On a Sunday in Berlin, even where there are loads of proper green parks, Biergartens and Tiergarten in this green city, Berliners cannot help themselves. If they’re walking about, looking around, and the sky clears, they’re transfixed. Even in concrete-laden urban jungle Alexanderplatz. They fall to their flanks onto the pavement, tilt their heads up, maybe don their shades, and just expose their alabaster shins and forearms to the sun. If you’ll notice, the youngins use the teps and the proper adults are allowed to enjoy the tons of concrete and tagged public benches.

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Map of the Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn

A convenient map of Berlin's famous Berlin U-Bahn and Berlin S-Bahn

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Guten Morgen Berlin!

When you're in Berlin, Germany, to learn German from the famous Goethe-Institut in Germany's capital, life is good. Blue skies!

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