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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 - Online advertising has been a continuously evolving frontier since its advent. True innovators provide solutions and become leaders in the industry. A firm that is emerging as such an innovator is Video Performance Network. Video Performance Network is the web’s first Video Revshare Network, bringing a whole...
ADOTAS - For more than half a decade, Berlin-based tech firm Sponsormob has remained relevant in an industry characterized by incessantly shifting trends. Founded in 2006 by CEO Peter Glaeser and COO Jet Patel (pictured), Sponsormob created the first CPA network for mobile, and now the company has rebranded itself,...
Search engine marketers bank on the fact that when you search for an item or topic, their site or ad will catch your eye. In reality, though, how much of their overall online time do users actually spend searching? Studies revealed that the answer is not much. Searches, even...
ADOTAS - Tell us about the origins of TARGUSinfo. What compelled you to produce AdAdvisor by TARGUSinfo and what need in the industry has been fulfilled by it? TARGUSinfo was founded in 1993. The company’s mission has always been to deliver accurate and actionable attributes about consumers, in real...
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...
ADOTAS -- Social media has revolutionized advertising in countless ways, and while industry grapples with the changing landscape, one thing is certain -- new platforms require a new approach. In recent months, offer-based channels have been thrust into the spotlight, and into the middle of the lead quality debate. While...
Anthem paid out $115 million in 2017 to settle a number of class action lawsuits brought by victims of a data breach. That sum is the highest in history, but it's hardly the only astronomical figure like this. Litigation regularly leads to multi-million dollar penalties. The figures are only going...
What would possess the founder of successful online advertising network to step down and set off on an odyssey to re-create the comparison shopping paradigm? In 2005, then-DoubleClick CEO Kevin Ryan, along with CTO Dwight Merriman, and R&D software developer Eliot Horowitz, left their lucrative online advertising company...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- Email marketing can be both effective and controversial. As a marketer, this is a great opportunity to reach a targeted group of engaged customers. However, you do run the risk of some of your messages getting lost, falling through the cracks or getting spammed. E-mail marketer...
ADOTAS -- Adland, it seems, is offended by fat. A recent Advertising Age article  bemoans a proliferation of “belly fat” banners that are cropping up increasingly online. Published by “some of the web's shadiest advertisers,” more and more websites are apparently so revenue-starved that gluttony is newly enticing. But as GA...