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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.

    With all the buzz surrounding mobile marketing and the proliferation of cell phones, Adotas took some time to talk with AdMob's Vice President of Sales, Tony Nethercutt. How did the idea for AdMob come to fruition?  AdMob founder Omar Hamoui was working on a completely different mobile startup idea.  He ran into challenges...
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...
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...
Without the presence and edge of Heavy.com, broadband programming just wouldn't be the same. While major cable networks like CNN, MTV and Comedy Central have now created specialized online channels for streaming video content, Heavy.com has taken to providing original programming that weaves various facets of entertainment, including biting...
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...
Valencia Gayles (left) represents "transculturalism," which is one of the inspirations behind her pivotal role as Chief Operating Officer with the TRUE Agency, an operation that thrives on transcending cultural borders. Gayles is a Columbia University graduate who has dedicated years and garnered expertise at agencies like Franklin...
ADOTAS -- Contrary to popular belief, we interactive folks don’t sit around waiting for every retail outlet to crumble into brick-and-mortar dust. Not those of us who think about customers more than we think about apps and code, anyway. Heresy for a digital guy, you say? To which I...
ADOTAS -- With the continuous evolution of the online advertorial from the fake blog to fake news site and fake celebrity magazine, these fakevertising sites show no signs of slowing down. The bad news for many companies in our space, especially those that have gotten used to record month after...
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...
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...
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