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The Adotas Internet Advertising Spotlight Section focuses on the leading people and companies of the Internet advertising marketplace. Internet advertising spotlight is an in-depth interview to get behind the blah blah and learn what really makes people and companies tick. Adotas is proud to provide monthly spotlight coverage of Internet advertising people and companies so you can remain informed and competitive.

Q: It was recently reported that Netflix subscriptions have surpassed cable subscriptions. What does this mean for advertisers? How should they adjust their approach to TV and video advertising in the wake of changing consumption habits? A: In many ways, changing consumption habits has been a boon for advertisers. With...
ADOTAS -- Joe Smith wakes up one morning, walks out the front door of his apartment building and takes a selfie with the 3 feet of snow that have piled up on his Toyota Camry. He tweets out the photo with the header “OMG, that is A LOT of...
ADOTAS -- There is a fundamental flaw in advertising. Advertising is essentially arbitrage, leveraging a disconnect between the value of your audience’s attention and the cost to reach it. All arbitrage is inherently short lived. Eventually the marketplace will catch up and realign those values. Eventually the marketplace will...
ADOTAS -- In a recent article titled “The Death of CPM,” the CFO of a B2B digital marketing platform company asked, “Are the old metrics still working?” This question implies that CPM once worked and no longer does. The effectiveness of cost per...

The Death of CPM

ADOTAS – As the success of ad tech has continued to surge in the past year, one of the questions that has been on everyone’s mind is: Are the old metrics still working? In general, the consensus seems to be “no.” As user behavior changes, our understanding of how to...
ADOTAS – There are now more places than ever before not just any eyeballs, but the right eyeballs. Clicks are now but one type of measurement at our disposal. Nielsen ratings are passé due to DVRs, web viewing, smartphone, and large public viewings. When we talk to our clients,...
Everyone’s asking the same question – how do brands stay successful in the current competitive landscape? One thing is for certain, if you’re a brand, consumers are your best friend. Adotas presents a Q&A with Dave Carruthers to address these questions.  Q: How does the relationship between brands and consumers...
Adotas presents a Q&A with Maggie Mesa, Head of Mobile at OpenX. Maggie shares her thoughts on how publishers/developers approach topics like ad fraud, viewability, and safety. She shares her insights on trends in mobile today.   Q: What are some exciting developments happening in mobile, today? A: The growth of mobile in the...
ADOTAS - Beware, New Yorkers -- the affiliates are coming, and they're coming in droves. From August 21 to 23, around 4,000 representatives of the performance marketing industry are expected to descend upon the New York Hilton for Affiliate Summit East (register here), the 18th affiliate conference hosted by founders...
Smartcuts author Shane Snow sent 1,000 cold emails to high-level executives. The silence was deafening. The almost-zero response from this massive experiment reflects the experience many marketers suffer through themselves. Yet the potential business generated from email marketing is far too great to ignore: Email marketing delivers an average of...