Adapptiv: Service Means to Serve

Quality in products and services. What a novel concept. Not.

Service isn’t what it used to be. From getting your order wrong at the drive-thru, to buying a big-screen TV at a big box store, people seem to have forgotten how to treat each other. We may be futurists and tech freaks, but one old-school philosophy we are fully on board with is keeping quality of service and client satisfaction high like it used to be 30 years ago. Call it Karma or just good business, but it sets us apart in a sea of mediocrity.

Some of the Services We Offer at Adapptiv

  • Corporate Identity, Branding & Rebranding
  • Cross-Media, Trademarked, & Unique Visual Identities
  • Print Advertising, Magazines, Brochures, Mailers Etc.
  • Websites, Landing Pages, Mobile Apps, & More
  • Full SEO and Ad Targeting Online & Off
  • Customer Relationship Management & Social Media Planning
  • Creative Writing, Article Generation, Seeding & Copy Editing
  • Technology Consulting, Product Design & Positioning
  • Evaluating Products/Services for Current & New Markets
  • Conference & Event Planning, Strategies & Management
  • Viral Video Marketing (Shooting, Effects, Editing, Delivery)
  • Video Editing, Motion Graphics & 3D Production
  • Campaign Budgeting, Media Buys & More
  • Education, Training, Employee Re-Training Courseware

Call us at (415) 480-4583 or even better, fill out our Consultation Request Form. Don’t forget to add Adapptiv to your contacts.

Adapptiv Serves Your Business So You Can Serve Your Customers Better

That’s not something we just made up to sound good either. It’s part of the package at Adapptiv. We want our clients to know they have an invaluable partner at Adapptiv.

Whenever possible, we also make every effort to invest in you as much as you invest in us. We prefer to work on projects where there is some room for sharing in your success when we achieve it for you. We don’t work for free, far from it. What we will look at though is your future business potential, and see what we can do about making our fees in part, dpendent on the success we achieve for you.

Values & Strengths (Click/Tap to Expand)

We're a Technology-Centric Creative Agency

We know tech. Not like some people say they know it, we live it and have for 37 years. Founded by Chris Tome, Adapptiv has a rich history of working with, consulting and/or working for, and consulted with Fortune 500 companies to help create products, specifically in the field of Computer Graphics (CG) hardware and software.

We have worked successfully with other non-tech related companies and brands in the past, but we’re going back home to California soon to focus on what we love and do best, working with technology firms. From consumer electronics to our specialties in CG technology, we have the tools, creativity, deep knowledge and boundless energy to drive your business to new levels of success.

We are Identity & Branding Experts

From the time he could hold a pencil (Yes kids, before iPads!) our Chief Creative Architect drew. Anything. When animation became something he realized people created (about four), Chris devoured anything to do with Disney, Warner Bros. etc. Upon seeing Star Wars at seven, he knew that film, visual effects, and design in general would be a driving force in his life.

Graduating with honors and a degree in Advertising Design from the Art Institute in 1989, Chris was well known at the University for teaching the computer graphics teachers and running the open labs at the school almost exclusively. For most of his time there, his PC’s were always far more powerful and capable than those the fledgling CG programs had throughout his years there.

Fast-forward almost thirty years and with Adapptiv, you’re dealing with a founder and company that has literally done it all at one time or another. From print to web, film to games, and broadcast to online media, we have created and/or collaborated to create graphics, corporate identities, print materials, magazines, game models, brochures, websites, and much, much more.

Experience comes with time, with success as well as failure. At Adapptiv, we have already learned the hard lessons, and studiously researched and taken the best of many disciplines to form our creative mantra. We know you’ll be thrilled with our results, and all we ask is that you embrace change. Change is good.

We Have Extensive Marketing & PR Experience

As far back as 1984, our Chief Creative Architect sold Macintosh computers with LaserMaster postscript printers to photo typesetting service bureaus and helped retool an entire industry in Florida. Moving into the CAD space selling some of the first x86 based AutoCAD systems at ProComp Inc., Tome saw the birth of the 3D revolution before it ever went mainstream.

Fast forward to 1994 and a move to San Francisco, our founder went from a successful job marketing and doing UI work at Xaos Tools to the sole promoter of LightWave3D on the Silicon Graphics IRIX platform. From there it was an extended five year gig at Miller Freeman / CMP Media as the Technical Editor for 3D Design Magazine and the Conference co-chair for the 3D Design Conference. With some of the most incredible people he’s ever had the pleasure of working with and learning from, he helped grow the magazine and conference to one of the most popular CG brands in the 1990′s and early 2000′s.

During that time, Chris also co-created the Guerilla Gallery venue at SIGGRAPH, which was destined to become The Studio, an official venue for more than 15 years at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. He also spearheaded efforts for five years at the San Francisco SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter, where he arranged for events like evenings with Pixar, Digital Domain, ILM, and many others. After defining the events and working with the speakers to prepare the monthly meetings, he could often be found serving attendees beer from the Sierra Nevada kegs that were a mandatory staple of any SFSIG event.

Through all these amazing times and others. Chris has worked on marketing campaigns; PR blitzes, events, sales and marketing materials, and consulted with Apple, SGI, Intergraph, IBM, nVidia, ATI, and a plethora of other CG industry heavy-hitters.

As an integral part of multiple print and online publications, Mr. Tome has provided creative direction, production, and publishing support services for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500s to dot-com start-ups. Consult with Adapptiv today to put that experience and creative energy behind your next project.

We See a Bigger Social Media Picture

To understand social media in all its’ forms, you really need the experience and history with social technology that we have possessed since before the Internet was called the Internet. As early as 1980, we were creating BBS (Bulletin Board Systems) forums on consumer computers from Commodore and Radio Shack on 300-baud modems, and had to install multiple phone lines to handle the demand.

Social is not just about the flavor of the day or year. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can all be replaced, but the world, driving social media will dictate what comes next. Not the other way around. When you understand the need for people to congregate with like minds, share with anyone who cares, and network in real-time on a global scale, you’re starting to grok what social media really means.

It’s light-speed connections that change global dynamics, personal and business. That is the power of social, and we really do “get it.”

We Know how to Develop & Deploy Web, Mobile, and Apps

Your web footprint is your 21st Century 1st impression. It’s mission critical, and what visitors to your sites and/or apps may only feel on a subconscious level will make the difference between success and failure. From posting some of the first QuickTime movies for sales purposes ever on the Internet at Xaos Tools, to the dotcom 1.0 boom and bust in the San Francisco Bay Area, to the resurgence with Web 2.0 and the explosion of social networks, we have been at the forefront of New Media technology. We’ve seen companies make it; we’ve seen them fail. At Adapptiv, our web and mobile solutions are as responsive as the designs themselves; we scale to any platform, any device.  Smooth as silk.

We save you time, money, and grow your brand while helping you save on unnecessary expenses and planning your media across the promotional spectrum so you’re not paying twice (or three, four or more times) for the same work. It’s part of the benefit of having touched and grown intimately involved with all mediums. Not to mention playing for both teams on the editorial and the commercial side of the field.

We can help your app rise to the top if it’s worthy. We can perform SEO that is far more than just keyword research and Google Analytics research. We can expand your site’s global reach and cross language barriers. We are firm believers in content as a driving force, and everyone has stories to tell. We make them ones you can benefit from long term, and that keep people coming back.

We Love to Educate at All Levels

Chris may seem a wizard of sorts, a true digital Renaissance man, but you’ll never find him hiding behind some thick velvet curtain; pulling strings to make your campaign magically “dance.” Education has always been one of his core passions;  at Adapptiv we want you to know what we’re doing and why. How much you want or need to know is up to you. We’ll provide the services, and if you so desire, we’ll even work to train your people how to do it themselves!

Part of embracing change is in knowing that one must create, then to some degree, abandon. This is a figurative abandon of course, we’re with you as long as you need us. What we mean though is that we’re always looking for the new, the change agents to work with. Whether you’re currently that type or simply wish to be, we want to accelerate your success, and we’re not afraid to work in a glass box while we do it. Just like open source software is more secure than closed systems, being totally transparent not only engenders trust, it encourages new thinking. When we train a business to bring some of what we’ve done for them in-house, that’s success for us, and shows that the business is ready to go to the next level. We often continue to work in other capacities with these companies, and other times we have taught them and given them enough where they’re ready to fly solo. That’s great, and we can pursue the next business in need of change.

We think a climate of sharing knowledge, being open and honest is just an awesome way to live our lives generally. Why shouldn’t it apply to business?

The Adapptiv Approach Delivers:

  • Targeted creative, delivered on-time and on budget.
  • Multi-use digital media that saves time/money.
  • Strategic planning to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Smart allocation of marketing dollars.
  • Service and quality oriented client interactions
  • Brand compliance with fresh solutions.
  • Transparent solutions and information sharing
Words to Inspire…

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter F. Drucker

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain

 “Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.” – Roger Babson

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

Chris Tome – Chief Creative Architect & Digital Concierge’

As the founder of Adapptiv LLC, Chris created literally everything you see here. From the site itself, to all the graphics, video, animation, and copy. Immersed in computer graphics from a very young age, his degree in Advertising Design is nothing compared to the decades of real-world experience he’s enjoyed. He is well versed in many creative disciplines both analog and digital, grew with the Web when it was still ARPA/DARPA Net, and has a gift for promotion and marketing. He can improve your page rank, tell you how to do it, and brand your business for local and global domination with a visual look and feel that will be fresh and unique.