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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.

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...
ADOTAS -- Haven Home Media was founded in 2008 by Dan Meehan, who is also the president and CEO of the company. It's centered in what Meehan believes is an untapped vertical, the home & garden category. I asked Meehan about the company, which was privately financed but is...
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...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- Ad networks are a tricky business. They could turn out to be advertising gold or end up being a flash in the pan for a company. Setting yourself apart is key and many networks are finding that being transparent is the key to longevity. Michael Katz...
Adotas had an opportunity to talk with Heidi Holtz, the CEO of new CPA Advertising Network Ad-Synergy. In the competitive market of CPA Networks we really wanted to understand how Ad-Synergy is bringing about new opportunities and value to the marketplace.  Q: How did Ad-Synergy get started? In January of 2007, I founded...
Mergers, acquisitions and re-branding seem as common in the interactive space as a scowl on Simon Cowell's face. But the effect of such industry shakeups have for the most part, been hit, miss or meh. Still, as the aftershocks of the Google/YouTube union continue reverberating throughout the digital realm, changing...
Straight from reality into my laptop. The world of text based Internet communications is quickly dissolving into video feeds of human faces, dancing dogs, pasta covered babies, and natural disasters – with a few ads thrown in to cover bandwidth. As consumers, we're constantly looking for new entertainment, but...
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 -- 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...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- The economy has forced companies to scrutinize every line item and every budget for opportunities to save money and cut costs. Advertising and marketing budgets are being slashed left and right. Focus often turns to taking specialized marketing services out of the hands of an agency and...