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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 -- Social media has revolutionized advertising in countless ways, and while industry grapples with the changing landscape, one thing is certain -- new platforms require a new approach. In recent months, offer-based channels have been thrust into the spotlight, and into the middle of the lead quality debate. While...
ADOTAS – Snapchat’s entire existence started off with a feature that never existed before, and the startup wants to continue this trend by building on more functionality and innovations. In terms of monetizing the app, in-app purchases will come first, as Snapchat looks to innovate and create services users...
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...
One of the most discussed strategies in online/interactive today is auction-based advertising. Months ago, ADOTAS published an exclusive byline from Bill Urschel, CEO of AdECN, an auction-based exchange that aims to bring a new kind of stability and revenue-driver to the market. The article in turn created quite a...
ADOTAS EXCLUSIVE -- In the words of our new President, “yes, we can.” Despite regulatory restrictions, pharmaceutical marketers can indeed utilize social media, and start immediately. There is no need for pessimism about the ability of pharmaceutical companies to use social media in their online marketing mix. The common belief...
With the incredible ascent of social media and its influence on marketing, many brands continue to search for answers as to how best tap resources like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr to their advantage. ShareThis provides solutions by enabling publishers and brands to add seemingly simple buttons to their...

Big Data: Hype or Hope?

ADOTAS – Big Data. Everybody’s talking about it. You’d think it was a cure-all, the ultimate panacea. The greatest thing to hit marketing since the Wendy’s “Where’s the Beef?” campaign. All kinds of companies in almost every niche industry are trying to extract value from Big Data. Like ancient...
ADOTAS -- Google Analytics is free—like nearly every other Google service except advertising on its search pages. Free is a magical word. It sprinkles fairy dust everywhere it goes. It can open the mind of even the stoniest corporate curmudgeon. It can spark a flicker of hope in even the...
Before Pointroll, Eyeblaster and Unicast made their T-Rex-sized imprint on the rich media landscape, a little outfit called EyeWonder was stirring the pot with graphically-enhanced online ad implementations that would help set the stage for the interactive video phenomenon we're witnessing today. Ads are now beamed through in-stream, rollover, pre-roll...
ADOTAS -- Internet Week will bring the Internet to life across New York City during Internet Week New York 2014 from May 19-25. The weeklong festival is expected to draw more than 45,000 people to over 250 events taking place both citywide and at the Internet Week New York...