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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.

Mergers and acquisitions seem to be fundamental tactics in the online industry. From Google's high-stakes, highly publicized purchase of YouTube to DoubleClick expanding its video division with the services of Klipmart, the need to consolidate and renovate business models can partly explain why Internet/interactive advertising is on a consistently...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- When you write pay-per-click ads you are trying to serve two masters. The search engines, as you are at the mercy of their quality scoring mechanism for your placement and also the customer, whose attention you are trying to attract. But it’s not just any customer –...
ADOTAS -- Data is at the heart of all phases of the marketing campaign cycle -- planning, execution, interaction, and measurement. Marketers are still exploring the best ways to leverage third-party and in-house customer data across all of those phases to gain decision-driving insights and tangible results. Neustar AdAdvisor provides...

Big Data: Hype or Hope?

ADOTAS – Big Data. Everybody’s talking about it. You’d think it was a cure-all, the ultimate panacea. The greatest thing to hit marketing since the Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?” campaign. All kinds of companies in almost every niche industry are trying to extract value from Big Data. Like ancient...
ADOTAS -- Online advertising companies believe that voluntary standards are the best way to police tracking online, but the Federal Trade Commission might not be so sure.As a conclusion from speaking with to FTC Director Charles Harwood at the Tech Policy Summit last week, he believes users must be...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- Sapient says it is the largest interactive agency in the world. It bills itself as “the only interactive agency to take creativity, strategy, and technology out of silos, and develop a truly blended approach to creating emotionally resonant, online brand experiences.” But things haven’t always been...
With six bestselling books under his belt, numerous awards to his credit, and wide acclaim as a speaker, author, entrepreneur and self-named "agent of change," Seth Godin was a natural addition to our OMMA/Advertising Week special issue. An MBA graduate of Stanford University, Godin has lived up to the...
As ADOTAS continues its sojourn across the pond to gain some firsthand perspective on overseas online/interactive advertising culture, we arrive in London, where we have an engaging chat with Dave Smith, Managing Director of New Media Maze. Formed in 2000 and based in the heart of England's capital, New Media...
Video-on-demand has been a hotly covered topic in ADOTAS as of late, and its impending explosion couldn't have come at a better time considering our YouTube-devoted era. Following our lengthy chat with Vin Bhat at Bollywood content provider BODVOD, as well as similar multicultural, a la carte video outlets including...
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