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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.

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...
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...
Before Pointroll, Eyeblaster and Unicast made their T-Rex-sized imprint on the rich media landscape, a little outfit called EyeWonder was stirring the pot with graphically-enhanced online ad implementations that would help set the stage for the interactive video phenomenon we're witnessing today. Ads are now beamed through in-stream, rollover, pre-roll...
Familiar to millions, media umbrella IDG is as synonymous with the tech world as Lindsay Lohan is with gossip columns. From the time the company was established in 1964 to its current globe-spanning incarnation, IDG has blossomed from a mere publishing arm for trades including PC World, MacWorld and...
While we've been privy to the Pew studies and the like stating the phenomenal rise of minority Internet use—mainly African American and Hispanics—, AOL has actually taken these case studies and created viable subsidiaries dedicated to these markets. With Black Voices and AOL Latino, the online monolith has created...
These days, online shoppers are faced with hundreds of venue choices that allow them to find essentially any product and spend their cash. On June 26, another shopping network joined the roster — Jellyfish.com. However, Jellyfish brings something different to the table, or better yet, to your wallet. Self-proclaimed the...
Having remained dormant for the past several weeks, ADOTAS Conversations finally makes its return, once again providing readers with a Q+A-style profile of important companies/executives in the interactive advertising industry. Appropriately enough, we come full-circle back to the contextual targeting realm with Industry Brains. The four year-old company has specialized...
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...
The name Pointroll is as synonymous with rich media as a bottle of Jack Daniel's is with Motley Crue. In just five years' time, the company has helped spearhead innovation and improved performance within banner ad units through its growing, peculiarly-titled product offering including Fat Boy, Towel Boy and...
While the name Razor & Tie has been quickly gaining notice for its popular Kidz Bop children's music compilations, the company's business model is actually built on a direct response strategy first and foremost. Though the record label division is a considerable cash crop for the company, Razor &...