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Chris Abraham CV and Résumé

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

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.

EXPERIENCE

FameRep, Oceanside, NY                                                                                      August 2019-Present

Founder & CEO

  • 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.

Newconomy.media, Moscow, RU                                                                          July 2018-January 2019

Executive Editor, Reporter, & Co-Founder

  • Partnered with Managing Editor to produce a daily online digital news source for the cryptocurrency, blockchain, and digital currency industry
  • Wrote long-form and interview content as well as worked with a staff of writers and experts to produce high-quality, timely, and germane content.
  • Worked as a public face for the publication, on the site, on social media, in interviews, and when producing virtual online conferences

Gerris Digital, Arlington, VA                                                                                  May 2012-Present

Principal & Founder

  • Offers extensive influencer marketing and social media marketing consulting services for a 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 TB12, Skinny Coconut Oil, Newconomy.media, SPYRUS, Status Labs, SweatNOW, and others

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

Miriam's Kitchen                                                                                                  2010 – 2017

  • Sous Chef

Scottish Rite Mason, Southern Jurisdiction                                                       2009 – Present

  • 32nd Degree 

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

  • 3rd Degree Master Mason

EDUCATION

George Washington University

Degree Name: BA

Field Of Study: American Literature, Major; Creative Writing, Minor

Dates attended or expected graduation:  – 

Activities and Societies: Phi Kappa Psi, Crew Team

While I started out majoring in Political Science, I changed my Major to American Literature, the very last degree of that title that GWU ever offered. While studying at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, I was a heavyweight rower on the GW Crew, a Founding Father of the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, DC Alpha, I studied abroad in Norwich, UK, at the University of East Anglia (UEA), hosted a weekly house music and comedy show on WRGW radio, and also interned at the DC offices of The Baltimore Sun. I minored in Creative Writing and edited the English Department's newsletter, contributed to the poetry community, and also studied African American Literary Theory and Feminist Theory at the graduate level, focusing on Derridian Deconstructionism. I took a year off between Junior and Senior year and worked as a commercial photographer in Honolulu.

University of East Anglia

Degree Name: Credit hours

Field Of Study: American Studies

Dates attended or expected graduation:  – 

Activities and Societies: Crew Team

I studied Post-World World 2 American Literature, contributed to the poetry community at UEA, worked as a bouncer at the LCR, rowed on the UEA Crew team, spent weekends in Paris, and left class for two weeks to trek Kathmandu Valley.

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Degree Name: Credit hours

Field Of Study: Philosophy

Dates attended or expected graduation:  – 

Activities and Societies: I ran out of courses and credits in High School so I took courses at Chaminade, a college that occupied my high school's, Saint Louis School's, campus. I took courses in philosophy. 

One year of study of philosophy while in high school. Non-degree.

Saint Louis School

Degree Name: Intermediate and High School

Dates attended or expected graduation:  – 

Activities and Societies: Student Body President, JROTC, Ranger Club, Newspaper, Yearbook, Wrestling, Bullseye Club, Photography Club