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Sometimes we forget that the brands we toil over are just the tip of an iceberg; just the small bit of the product or service that's showing above the waves. Beneath the surface, for most brands, is a huge, complex value proposition encompassing all the reasons that make our...

Evolution Of The Arbitrager

The beauty and curse of the internet, especially internet advertising, arises from the little to no barriers to entry. For many, this means the costs associated with doing business, e.g. a social network, have become negligible; for others this means that if suddenly jobless and moneyless, they could find...

IOs Are Eternal

ADOTAS - I had the good fortune last week of sitting through one of the better panels I’ve heard in a long time at the IAB day at Connected Marketing Week in San Francisco. The CEOs/presidents/managing directors from Turn, DataXu, The Trading Desk, Triggit, and AppNexus took the...
The writer’s strike has officially ended and the first big event since the truce has finally taken place, the 80th Annual Academy Awards. This event is not only a huge night for the film industry, but it is another of the few advertising opportunity juggernauts both off and online...
ValueClick is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commision (FTC) for possible CAN-SPAM act violations concerning its lead generation practices. "We continue to believe that we are compliant with all current state and federal regulations pertaining to our lead generation activities, and we intend to fully cooperate with the...
ADOTAS - One of the most interesting television viewership statistics I’ve recently read is Nielsen’s report that this season’s new comedies are showing a significant uptick in viewer engagement, as measured by recall of details within an episode, with a 5% increase over last year. Programmers should be proud of...
ADOTAS - Having survived a canceled flight back from Vegas and the craziness that ensues after being out of the office for a few days, I have finally had the chance to reflect on my experience this year at Affiliate Summit West hosted this year at the Wynn Hotel...
Let's face it. TV 2.0 has rapidly gelled from a sci-fi concept into a fully-functional platform. Companies left, right, above and below are now crawling out of the woodwork with revamped business models and offering innovative tools that have caused us to supplant our normal viewing habits. While months back,...

Grow Your Own Mobile Apps

ADOTAS - Mobile applications are being added to interactive advertising campaigns every day. Your clients are looking to you to help them navigate this new channel. These applications require very specific skills to build the rich and engaging social, local, and media-packed experiences that consumers demand in mobile applications...
I’m one of those crazy people who get up at o’ dark hundred the day after Thanksgiving to officially start my holiday shopping season.  I’m in the stores by 5am with the goal of crossing everyone off my gift giving list by noon.  It’s an annual tradition.  But, this...
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