- Orbit Media GroupFounder, 1997 - present
- @Me+BondCo-Founder/Partner, 2011 - 2015
- This Magnificent LifeDigital Media Director, 2015
- Beachball MediaFounding Parnter, 2015
- View2gether.comCEO, 2007 - 2009
- Producer, "Facebook Diaries", 2006 - 2007
- Participant MediaChief Vision Officer, 2003 - 2006
- Glam Media, Inc.Consultant, 2007 - 2008
- ComcastConsultant, 2007 - 2008
- MyHeartwill (current)
- This Magnificent Life (current)
- Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids (current)
- Orbit Media Group (current)
- Adams/Kearney (current)
- Beachball Media (current)
- XML Keynote, Melbourne, Australia (current)
- Should Facebook Pay Us To Be Products? (current)
- Tiffany's & Co and Me (current)
- Ronnie Kahn: A Woman With A Mission (current)
- Facebook Diaries (current)
- Former Facebook Man Has No Regrets (current)
- Channel Ten News Piece (current)
- The Chris Adams Project (current)
Manalto is a provider of enterprise social media management solutions. Manalto enables organizations to efficiently manage their social media assets at scale, with alignment to their structure. Manalto delivers controls to support brand management and risk management across social media. Manalto has offices in Los Angeles and Washington DC, and supports customers globally.
Alphatise is the smarter way to shop, where you can have a say in what you pay. Use Alphatise to shop for anything you want, and receive offers from your favourite stores.
VoiceByte was the brainchild of Australian brothers Michael and Stephen Fenech whose goal was to create a way to easily add the missing element of social media – the emotion and authenticity that can only be delivered with your voice.
It was plainly obvious that some things that are shared on social media via text don’t do the moment justice. Ever since that day, the team at VoiceByte has been focused on delivering a platform that brings authenticity to social networking.
Spiral Toys (OTCQB: STOY) August 2014 – Present (10 months)Greater Los Angeles Area
Spiral Toys, a RoCap company, has developed an integrated hardware/software/cloud solution that enables mobile-connected entertainment as part of their user experience. Spiral already has completed product development and has products in the marketplace, as well as an ongoing co-development agreement with a major entertainment studio.
Impact Academy October 2014 – Present (8 months)Brisbane Area, Australia
Creating the most desirable collaboraitve environment for Impact Entrepreneurs to scale their impact rapidly.
Orbit Media Group provides business/strategic/corporate development, marketing and sales consulting to its clients all geared toward connecting leading industry brands around media, entertainment content and revenues. Clients include: MyHeartwill.com, Quickflix.com.au, Vimation.com, Budweiser, Facebook.com, Comcast, HBO, Glam.com, Stomp.com.au and Turtle Pond Productions (owned by Tribeca Film Festival co-Founder). Past clients include Amazon.com, Lycos.com, Intel, College411.com.
Orbit’s latest project is an interactive children’s story application for Apple iOS and Android devices called “Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids” which is an original story from the creator of the NY Time Best Selling Graphic Novel and movie “Cowboys & Aliens." The application takes young readers on a journey through the lives of three boys - a little Cowboy, a little Native American and a little Alien - who meet while playing with their toys and become friends. Available now in iTunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cowboys-and-aliens-the-kids/id452170494?mt=8 Every App sold benefits Starlight Children's Foundation.
Spondo is a video streaming and content syndication platform with proprietary technology that revolutionises the way content owners and organizations connect and create revenues from video and other digital assets.
With market-validated and world-class PPV, tVOD, aVOD and a distributed syndication model and revenue distribution engine, Spondo has a significant competitive advantage over other platforms in that with Spondo, any content can be monetized anywhere, on any device, by anyone - not just one-to-one, but one-to-many.
Think “eBay meets Spotify for Video.” Our goal is to enable a million networks of one.
Spondo currently has offices in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia and Los Angeles, California and deals/events with: Cinedigm, TV4, Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, The Starlight Children's Foundation, Josephmark, ROAR and many others.
Beachball Media 2011 – December 2013 (2 years) Brisbane Area, Australia, Los Angeles, California
A beach ball... It's a great way to describe how today's media choices bounce into our lives. Their messages touch us and then we pass them on. We create the best ideas, products, content and campaigns for the best clients working with the best people for the best results globally.
Adams/Kearney November 2008 – January 2013 (4 years 3 months)
A motion picture company based in Los Angeles, CA and Melbourne, Australia with a goal to seek out and celebrate Australian-originated projects to the global entertainment/film industry. We currently have over 10 movies in various stages of Development and our first feature, "Jucy," which both my partner, Steve Kearney and I served as Executive Producers on, will have it's international debut at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival.
MyHeartwill.com June 2009 – January 2012 (2 years 8 months)
MyHeartwill.com is a special kind of website. Amongst the proliferation of online communities sharing the content, information and musings of daily life, MyHeartwill celebrates this trend in a different way: offering a place where people can protect, preserve and pass on the content, memories, stories and intimate details of their lives, sharing only with those they love and trust most. Leveraging the staples of online social networking - words, photos, video and voice - MyHeartwill evolves these tools from simple communication devices to those that can shape, curate and record the multi-faceted parts that make one’s life whole.
Vimation, Inc August 2009 – June 2010 (11 months)
Vimation.com is a video engagement and social syndication platform which enables content producers, networks, brands, agencies and studios the ability to create single-purpose, campaign or programatic engagement products around video. Our proprietary platform not only has elegant and organic engagement and interactivity tools, but also is a world-first and only that enables video containing ads, calls-to-action, ecomm, transactions, subscriptions of any kind to be shared, embedded, emailed, et al to any site - including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter with all monetization, ecomm, ads, et al to travel with the video - therefore no loss of monetization via social media.
Facebook 2006 – 2008 (2 years)
Developed, helped to create and Produced this first-ever hybrid user-generated content/Reality TV show with Emmy and Peabody Award-winning Producer R. J. Cutler and his Actual Reality Pictures. The series, comprising of 8 half-hour episodes, was made entirely from user-created videos from real Facebook users uploaded to the site from calls to action questions posted on Facebook about their lives, likes and dislikes, experiences, thoughts and feelings. The series was simultaneously distributed day and date on: Comcast Cable and Interactive (both their .net portal and VOD), Facebook.com and The Independent Film Channel.
Participant Media August 2003 – January 2006 (2 years 6 months)Beverly Hills, CA
Participant Media is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Through social action campaigns tied to its more than 60 films to date; digital network, TakePart; and television network, Pivot; Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.
Xpherix Corporation January 2001 – August 2003 (2 years 8 months)
Oversaw sales of North America, then Asia Pacific; customers included: Verizon Wireless, ALLTELL Wireless, Telstra
Amazon1997 – 2001 (4 years)Greater Los Angeles Area
Led entertainment-focused business development for the company, doing successful deals with: Dreamworks, Fox, Universal Pictures, Sony, Disney and many others
Lycos, Inc.1997 – 2001 (4 years)Greater Los Angeles Area
Led entertainment-focused business development for the company, doing deals with: Fox, Sony, Universal Pictures, Columbia TriStar, Imagine Entertainment and many others.
Chris Adams is an internationally recognised new media pioneer, media, entertainment and technology executive with twenty+ years of experience in accelerating businesses and innovation. Over that time, he has worked for: Facebook.com, Participant Media (serving at Chief Vision Officer through the company's first slate of films including: "An Inconvenient Truth, Syriana and many others), HBO, Comcast Cable and Interactive, Glam.com, Amazon.com, Lycos.com and many others. He now spends his time serving as a digital strategist, Advisor and Board Director to a number of companies as well as writing children's books, lecturing and speaking.
Most recently, Chris served as CEO and Executive Director of Spondo.com, a social video streaming and syndication company with tools that help anyone with a website, Facebook Page or Blog to become a commercial broadcaster.
Chris also serves on the Global Advisory Board of The Global Poverty Project and as Advisor to Brisbane-based Impact Academy. He is a frequent Key Note speaker with engagements at the Gold Coast Film Festival, the Zero Waste Conference in Adelaide, V21/AIMIA Conference, The TV 3.0 Conference,The Opportunity Green Conference, ideaCity, X Media Labs, Keynote at SPAA and SPADA, The OnHollywood Conference, Telstta's muruD and many others.
Chris did his undergraduate work at The University Chris did his undergraduate work at The University of Denver, then received his MA from USC’s School of Film and TV and his MFA from USC’s School of Professional Writing where he pursued his degrees concurrently. He lectures at Queensland University of Technology in their Creative Industries department.
Chris's is a published children's author with works "Sam The Biggest Fire Truck" and "Cowboys & Aliens: The Kids" available on iTunes. His next book, "Dan The Biggest Dump Truck," narrated by Hugh Jackman, will be available in stores on online in late 2015.
Chris lives in Brisbane, Australia with his wife Sharon and their son, Cooper and is an avid baseball player and coach.
- University of Southern California
- University of Denver