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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.

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...
By Steve Megitt, director of Filament Creative Remaking a digital experience is more than just revamping your style. Being trendy can make organizations feel ahead of the curve, but the challenge comes in knowing when trends stop being relevant. For this reason, a simple redesign only scratches the surface of what it...
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 – 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,...

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 -- 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...
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...
The popular idiom “A picture is worth a thousand words” is no offhanded or inflated saying. Variations of this timeless and still-relevant concept date back to advertising copy from the early 1900s, and in some cases its origins are attributed to an unknown Japanese philosopher or a Chinese proverb....
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...
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