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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 EXCLUSIVE -- With ample justification and data to boot, much of the sky around the advertising industry has been falling in recent months for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. Why? Because advertising in these media is quickly becoming a relic of the past. Traditional media and therefore most traditional...
It might seem a tad hasty to call 2007 the year of widget advertising. But if a company like Freewebs has any say in the matter, the final ¾ of the year will set the tone for '08 to be just that. Founded in 2001 by 3 brothers with a...
ADOTAS -- Contrary to popular belief, we interactive folks don’t sit around waiting for every retail outlet to crumble into brick-and-mortar dust. Not those of us who think about customers more than we think about apps and code, anyway. Heresy for a digital guy, you say? To which I...
By Lauren McGrath, VP Studio & Strategy, ACTIVATE A closer look at the power of niche followings If Fyre Festival has taught us anything, it's that relying solely on megawatt influencers and celebrities for reach and exposure can backfire badly for brands that are not careful. In its wake, a new tier...
Andres Angelani, CEO of Softvision shares his insights on blockchain and the importance of digital transformation for business.  Why is it important for businesses to undergo digital transformation? Businesses must evolve in order to see where their customers want to go, and that will only happen with an embrace of agile...
What does the trend toward frictionless media mean to you? I feel that it is the opportunity to deliver online experiences in a truly personalized manner, where every web visitor experiences every web page or an app in a way that is tailored for them - sort of a “web...

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...
It’s that time of year . . . the Major League Baseball playoffs are here and the Fall Classic is just around the corner. The hype and speculation are done. A new World Series champion will soon emerge. Fan attention is at its peak and once again television will be...
ADOTAS -- I’m starting to read doom-and-gloom scenarios now that online privacy has come to the attention of the FTC and the Legislature. Gathering data to better target ads to users has breathed new life into the online ad industry, and the fear is that meddlesome regulations out of Washington...
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