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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.

Predictive personalization, also referred to as digital hospitality, is one of the rare marketing practices that offers nearly equal benefits to both the consumer and the brand – if it’s done right. But, marketers need to be careful they don’t take this valuable tactic too far and cross the...
Just on the heels of Yahoo’s lackluster Q2 earnings call last week, Re/code broke the news that Yahoo will be acquiring mobile analytics and ad marketplace company Flurry for as much as $1 billion although actual financial details have not been disclosed. This purchase coincides with Marissa Mayer’s vision...
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...
ADOTAS -- As we reported earlier this week, Facebook revealed its plans for a mobile ad network at its “F8″ developer conference in San Francisco today. To kick off the conference, founder/CEO Mark Zuckerberg and company announced more than a dozen new developer products, including: Audience Network: Developers now have a new way...
A new series by Datorama Cofounder and Chief Solutions Officer Katrin Ribant As industry professionals, we are suffering from a silo-syndrome epidemic, and the symptoms run deep. Before we get any further, I’m just going to say it: The days of siloed data are over. If you want to keep your...
It’s commonly assumed that creating effective video campaigns means spending big money. But what if I told you that you could spend a fraction of your budget while providing enormous value to your marketing campaign, customers, and end goal? Thanks to the constant evolution of technology and a grown-up...
ADOTAS -- Today, we asked our panel of ad industry experts the following Burning Question: "What are your thoughts on Twitter's $50 million acquisition of Namo Media?" Here's how they responded: “If we’re learning anything at all in the digital ad world here in mid-2014 it’s that Native advertising is an approach...
ADOTAS – Over the past couple of years, we have seen an eruption of discussion surrounding private exchanges. Many big publishers are now moving to the programmatic model via the private exchange path. For example, earlier this year, Google and Time Inc. introduced the Time Inc. Global Exchange, an...
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...
Michael Kahn, Chief Executive Officer, Performics Worldwide, looks at VR, wearables and robots, oh my! Adotas: What do you predict for virtual reality products and how can they be used by marketers to increase engagement and revenue? Kahn: Virtual reality will move past use solely as a marketing tool and drive...