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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.

Lest we forget, Facebook is an ad company first and foremost that earns a majority of its revenue through monetizing the content that people share with friends across its massive social network. (How else would it make money? Through Facebook Gifts? No.) So as a news and personal lifestyle...
Just because the industry is all abuzz about mobile video and rich media, doesn't mean for a second we should forget to put the phone back up to our ears and listen. At least that's the argument Tony Philip, CEO of mobile search and live entertainment company UpSnap would...
After it's raised red flags in the online advertising industry, raised eyebrows amongst consumers and perhaps even lowered the standards of the online space, it's no surprise that Bill Day would declare that adware "dies as a term in the next twelve months." The "term" in question is not only...
Few websites can claim to have changed the way that people find information like Wikipedia. Universally accessible and open to all who would share their knowledge, the Wikipedia contains more one and a half million articles in the English section alone and growing. It's available in 250 languages, and...
ADOTAS -- I was at an event earlier this week, listening to a panel of ad agencies, and was stunned at the blasé attitude toward rules that could radically alter how online serves advertising. While federal privacy rules are still being debated, some regulation could mandate that users opt in...
In a day and age where patience is hardly a virtue and more and more people are adhering to Veruca Salt's "I want an oompa loompa now" way of life, a company that has one too many steps in the purchase process can't last. Fortunately, instant gratification is something...
Agencies, at least from the old Madison Avenue perspective, have always staked their claim as the shadowy conspirators behind the globe's most memorable, forgettable, and simply regrettable campaigns. But with the advent of the online space and more recent channels including mobile, the interactive agencies themselves have cultivated their own...
As a top exec at leading online ticketing service Stubhub.com, Dre Madden is helping pave the way for the next stage of interactive marketing. An interactive industry player since 1997, Dre has racked up an extensive marketing background with experience at leading e-commerce companies and high-growth start-ups. At StubHub,...
ADOTAS -- I’m a huge fan of live sports in general, but the drama and excitement of the Olympics takes it to another level altogether. Every two years I’m delighted by the privilege to spend two weeks watching the best athletes on Earth competing against each other in sports...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- Adotas sat down with with J. Scott Hamilton, the CEO of VoodooVox to discuss the company’s in-call media advertising program, which involves the targeted insertion of ad-supported audio content into the call stream of any type of phone traffic. VoodooVox aims to make telephony free with...