Get to Know Alison Blackman
Alison Blackman Dunham aka. “Advice Sister Alison” and “The Advice Sisters” is a writer, photographer, online advice columnist, and consultant. She is also the Editor in Chief of advicesisters.com and leatherandlaceadvice.com. Her focus is beauty, fashion, lifestyle, travel, tech, food and spirits, and entertainment. She has built her reputation offering readers a unique perspective on life and love.
I began creating content and consulting with web sites to provide high-quality interactive content back in 1996. Not long after that I began producing online advice columns with my twin sister, Jessica Blackman Freedman. Together, we created the Advice Sisters and our signature “Double-Take” (two views, “Head & Heart”) Q&A.
We are widely credited with bringing the advice genre, online (* Marriage and Family Experience: Relationships Changing Society 8th Edition by Bryan Strong, Christine DeVault, Theodore F. Cohen, Thompson-Wadsworth Publishers, 2004). The Advice Sisters®,” is a registered, United States Trademark. The Advice Sisters website do-net formerly and now advicesisters.com) have been online since 1997.
When Jessica suddenly passed away, I began focusing more on beauty, fashion & lifestyle.
I have continued to write for other websites, and print publications, with a style that has been described as” ” quirky, funny, intelligent, amusing, and insightful.“
My work has been featured in publications including American Express, the American Chronicle, the Examiner.com, Medical Oncology News, In Touch Magazine, US Magazine, American Singles, Porthole Magazine, The Annandale News, Career Magazine, Beauty News NYC, American Singles, Chai Time, Golden Lotus, Bliss Magazine, and Cupids’ Network, just to name a few.
On The Advice Sisters Beauty/Fashion/Lifestyle Web Site I offer daily reviews, reports, and ideas to help make life easier, more interesting, beautiful, successful, and satisfying.
The main topics are advice columns, beauty, fashion, lifestyle, luxury, travel, relationships, singles & dating, weddings, and careers.
Alison Blackman Books:
I’m the author, co-author, or contributor to a number of books including The Everything Dating Book, 2nd Edition (Adams Media, 2005), Recruiting Love- Using The Business Skills You Have to Find the Love You Want (Cyclone Books, 1998), You Are the Product- How To Sell Yourself To Employers (Piggle Press, 2000/Fabjob 1999), and Feel Great Be Great While You Date (advice sisters, 2004).
I am also a contributing author to How To Survive Dating by Mark W. Bernstein (Hundreds of Heads Books, Inc., 2004) and The Last Job Search Guide You’ll Ever Need – How to Find and Get the Job or Internship of Your Dream, compiled by Steven J. Rothberg (CollegeRecruiter.com Books, 2002). I have also written four self-help E-books.
There are other books on my hard drive just waiting for the right opportunity. if you are a publisher, please get in touch!
Alison Blackman Info: Writer:
I offer editorial content of all types: Columns * Press Releases *Personal Dating Profiles * Business Proposals * Love Letters & wedding vows * Social Media Content. For businesses I offer: Reports, Social Media, Correspondence *Brochures & Fliers * Article Editing. In addition, I offer my expertise as a consultant to anyone who wishes to take advantage of my experience online and especially in social media.
Let me work with you to help you to find a unique voice that maximizes your impact on everything from social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, to better blogging and beyond. If you want to get started but need some help, or if you would like to hire me to provide writing services or content, please feel free to Contact me learn how I can put my skills to work for you.
” I like to write things as clearly as possible but also in a detailed and entertaining manner. In my writing as in my photographic work, my goal is to provide an emotional and factual experience that is very personal, but still relate-able to different types of people all around the world.”
Alison Blackman Info: PHOTOGRAPHY:
My photographic images have appeared on websites around the world. I have also exhibited my photographic work at The Townhouse Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.
“When you look at my photographs, I strive to show you what I’ve personally seen, heard, touched, sensed, and experienced. I am also available to work with you as a freelance photographer. Please feel free to Contact Me for rates.”
have helped people of all ages and cultures, personalities, and issues around the world. I’m the expert but compassionate, virtual “best friend” to thousands of adults around the world. If you are interested in my personal, private advice services,
Please feel free to Contact Me to learn how I can help you reach your goals. You can also learn more about my online and chat advice on this page.
“I believe that most people can find it within themselves to create better, more successful, and happier lives. All they need to reach their goals is a helping hand, good information, and some motivation and inspiration. My goal is to provide this to my readers, followers and private advice clients. You see the forest, but see the path to your goals through the trees!
Alison has appeared on radio and television on such shows as Good Day New York, and …As a motivational speaker, I’ve given talks and workshops on a variety of lifestyle topics at The Learning Annex, George Washington University, The Law School Admissions Service, the Waldorf Astoria, The Packer Collegiate Institute, and Start Fresh.
When I speak, people pay attention. They leave feeling great about themselves, excited about their relationships, and happy that they didn’t miss hearing my presentation. Contact Me to find out how I can speak at your event or organization, or be a guest on your radio or television show.
I love beauty and fashion, and I’ve certainly written a lot about it! But I’m also a certified image and color consultant trained by Beauty for All Seasons
We have reviewed thousands of beauty and lifestyle products of every type and review products on a daily basis. Contact Me if you would like me to review your product or service or if you are interested in learning more about her personal, private, image consulting services.
“I follow trends but want readers and followers to use that information and find what works best for them. All reviews are subjective. It’s my responsibility to describe products in a way that offers information, but I don’t denigrate those I didn’t like. Although I have a solid background on which to base my comments, in the end, the decision to try something is yours, alone.”
Outside of cyberspace, I’m a trained professional who has held executive positions in the private sector in publishing, advertising, and public relations, and in the non-profit and public sectors.
My degrees include a Master of Public Administration degree in Public and Arts Management from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music History and Public Relations, from Syracuse University.
Please Contact Me for more information and ideas about how I can help you reach your goals