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We research, analyze, assess, and evaluate communication patterns and behavior

About
Two pioneering women with IBM Selectrics founded Adcom Designs back in 1980. We’ve helped professionals save time, improve results, and create stronger organizations ever since.

We call the San Francisco Bay Area home, but we’ve gained experience and insight from working with a wide range of businesses across the US and Asia. Being nimble has kept our firm relevant throughout tectonic shifts in technology and the economy.

By focusing on communication skills, our clients build better relationships at all levels — between coworkers, clients, and customers. And that’s where we come in; we focus on ​f​ront-​end inquiry​ and assessment; ​development and delivery of​ relevant, engaging experiences and tools​; and comprehensive analysis and measurement to quantify service and program ROI.

Our projects range from week- or month-long assignments to cross-functional, multi-year, multi-region engagements.

  • Organizational development
  • Learning and training
  • Policy and government Affairs
  • Human resources
  • Change management
  • Communication and marketing
  • Organizational advancement
Team
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Natasha Terk Managing Director

Natasha is the managing director of Adcom Designs. She improves communication skills and team dynamics through a relentless focus on each client’s business, brand, and competition. She manages the development of new systems, processes, and guidelines for things we don’t always quantify. Three recent years of consulting work in Asia inform the rigorous evaluation and metrics she offers our clients around the world.

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Christopher Disman Manager of Content Development

Christopher manages Adcom’s content development; he loves language as much as he loves to craft innovative solutions for our clients. He takes the time client managers can’t spare to evaluate employees’ communication challenges. He brings an experienced eye to organizational style guides and to the firm’s instructional design, custom-tailoring our solutions to help employees’ communication skills shine.

Services
We research, analyze, assess, and evaluate communication patterns and behavior; engage stakeholders; and implement interventions. We partner with our clients and maintain a laser focus on their business outcomes, brand, and culture.

We develop communication plans, strategic plans, videos, infographics, procedure manuals and policy recommendations, style guides, white papers, and much more — all to improve clients’ efficiency and effectiveness.
Write It Well
Write It Well is our training business. We lead workshops, webinars, coaching engagements, train-the-trainer, and blended programs. They all build or deepen measurable, job-relevant communication skills.

We also publish The Write It Well Series on Business Communication, a series of eight books available on Amazon that showcase our time-tested, proprietary methodologies.
Clients
Our corporate clients include Visa, PayPal, Nestlé USA, Nestlé Health Science, Nespresso, McDonald’s, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Sony PlayStation, and Golden State Water.

Our governmental clients include the Counties of Santa Clara and Alameda and the Cities of San Francisco, South San Francisco, and Palo Alto.
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News
24 May 2016
Case study: Sales, relationships, and communication skills

Sales teams can miss opportunities to deepen relationships and put the customer’s interests first. This case study shows how we helped one of the largest US nutritional supplement companies strengthen their sales, presenting, and meeting skills — at both the local and national team levels. Read more...

Contact
We have offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we’d love to hear from you.

You can reach us at
(510) 655-6477