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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 -- Usually in this column I offer opinions, or report observations. This time, though, I want to put forth a theory, and discuss a little of how I think it impacts creative. Here's the theory: Mass is gone. Niche is all that exists anymore. We know that traditional advertising was...
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...
ADOTAS -- Online advertising companies believe that voluntary standards are the best way to police tracking online, but the Federal Trade Commission might not be so sure.As a conclusion from speaking with to FTC Director Charles Harwood at the Tech Policy Summit last week, he believes users must be...
Despite the fact that Bollywood is arguably the most productive film industry in the world, its appeal here in the States is scattered. But with South Asians, Europeans, curious bystanders, Indian cultural enthusiasts and many more comprising the audience, why is mainstream appeal still hard to come by? Well, according...
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...
It takes some impudence to call yourself "the premier" of anything, but for a company like IGA Partners —whose tagline reads "the world's premier in-game advertising agency" — such braggadocio may be justified.In just three short years, the company has evolved into a multimillion dollar, worldwide operation by...
It might seem a tad hasty to call 2007 the year of widget advertising. But if a company like Freewebs has any say in the matter, the final ¾ of the year will set the tone for '08 to be just that. Founded in 2001 by 3 brothers with a...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- With ample justification and data to boot, much of the sky around the advertising industry has been falling in recent months for newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. Why? Because advertising in these media is quickly becoming a relic of the past. Traditional media and therefore most traditional...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- HipCricket, a mobile marketing company, has been changing the way advertisers think about reaching their audiences since 2004. The company has created an awareness of mobile marketing that has helped legitimize this portion of the industry. CEO of HipCricket, Ivan Braiker spoke with Adotas about the...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- To identify America’s most powerful and enduring brands, look no further than the Fortune 500. In 2008, the top ten corporate titans were: 1) Walmart; 2) Exxon Mobil; 3) Chevron; 4) General Motors; 5) Conoco Phillips; 6) General Electric; 7) Ford; 8) Citi Group; 9) Bank...