Who we are

Behind the scenes.

Mike Adams, Partner.

Mike has executive produced news and documentary programming for CBS, Knight Ridder and Tribune. Under his management, his newsrooms won several Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as national and regional Emmy’s.

Mike is known as an innovator of new content formats. He developed one of the first 24-hour local cable news channels for Cox Cable; and created and launched the first regional news channel, Chicago Land for Tribune. He developed multi-platform content strategies for Knight Ridder and represented Tribune at the MIT Media Lab. Mike moved from the editing suite to the executive suite, working for the Tribune Company, Knight Ridder, CBS, CPB, The BBC, among others. Mike left network and cable to form a media advisory firm. As Managing Director, Mike leveraged his expertise to help start-up and established companies in the US and Europe with strategic business and communications planning.

Mike leads strategic content development and production. He is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans, and a Fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics.

Nora Barry, Managing Partner.

Ms. Barry has consulted on strategic message and story development for more than 25 years for clients in technology, life sciences, media and entertainment. She has worked with clients to strategize, develop and produce messaging frameworks and supporting narratives for speeches, product launches, videos and media events.

Based on her work in executive communications, Nora developed “Story Strategemata”, storytelling workshops for internal and external communications. She has led those workshops for a number of organizations including Destination D.C., the district’s convention and visitor’s agency.

She has written for The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Engineering News Record and the Philadelphia Inquirer, as well as for a number of online news outlets, including Culture 11 and Women in Hollywood. S

Ms. Barry was graduated from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University with an MS in Communications, where she studied writing and television production. Post-Syracuse she studied directing at the Walnut St. Theater in Philadelphia. She received her BA in Political Science and French from LaSalle University. In addition, she has pursued coursework towards an MBA.