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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 – 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...
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...
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...
Many organizations use their employee training software to track engagement and monitor performance. These analytics help companies develop more effective learning and development resources; however, there’s much more value that can be unlocked in the metrics. In the next four years, eLearning technology will grow at a remarkable rate, with...
ADOTAS -- I’m a huge fan of live sports in general, but the drama and excitement of the Olympics takes it to another level altogether. Every two years I’m delighted by the privilege to spend two weeks watching the best athletes on Earth competing against each other in sports...

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...
*What was the inspiration to start AdBidCentral? The conditions that inspired AdBidCentral came from a variety of factors in my personal and professional life in the middle and end of 2006.  Having been both recently divorced from my ex-wife and laid off from my position during the acquisition of Siebel...
ADOTAS -- At WebMetro we typically provide SEO Action Plans as part of campaigns. As the name implies, an SEO Action Plan is a strategic plan to achieve the ranking, traffic and return on investment objectives from the SEO campaign. Typically our SEO Action Plans are 90-days in duration,...
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...