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Uncensored interview with mogul Ken Minnick
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

That's right. It's the uncut, word-for-word transcript of the AdBanter interview with Ken Minnick -- long considered one of the most knowledgeable online ad minds in the industry. To capture the hard-hitting, gritty nature of this exclusive interview, we've chosen to publish the completely unedited version. This is similar to a "Director's Cut" movie, only a lot more steamy.  [Full story]

"Yes-man" Russell Farmer
by Mark Woodruff, Special to, in yet another fictious exclusive, gets to "Yes-man" Russell Farmer before all of the competition. In this special peak inside the industry, Farmer tells us what it's really like to be an icon to all other "yes-men" around the world.  [Full story]

Successful Internet ventures
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

A lot of high-falootin', smarty-pants Internet minds are out there right now envisioning intricate combinations of technology, strategy and markets that -- when cooked properly -- ultimately will generate the next colossal Internet ventures certain to waggle the planet from its very axis. Ever heard of ebay? Yahoo!? Well, you should be made aware that each of the aforementioned Web sites likely has been visited by more than a handful of these brainy, renegade e-thinkers who I like to call: e-thinkers.  [Full story]

Movin' on up!
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

What happens when a 19-year-old body-piercing kid from the IBM mailroom works his way up the ranks and grabs the ear of senior management to talk online advertising?

Read through an excerpt from a Mark Woodruff article that did not even come close to appearing in Fast Company magazine.  [Full story]

Making you a banner expert
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

Hi boys and girls! Boy do I have some special news for you. I have a program that will make you rich beyond your wildest dreams, taking your initial ten dollar investment and making you a millionaire several times over. And the key is simple: Banner advertising.

So, you've decided to become a banner expert? Read my Super 6 Steps for Banner SuccessTM and five minutes from now, you'll be On the Road to Banner Gold!TM [Full story]

I love Online Advertising
by former San Sabistan rebel leader Mercado "Billy" San Sabos

Dear peoples of the Internet, no longer do I use high-profile Web sites to disguise war messages to my mountain-based guerillas of the San Sabistan rebellion. Now, all my work is regarding Internet specialty of online advertising, and this I know like the back of the hand.
 [Full story]

Online Advertising with the Magic 8-BallTM
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

AdBanter: For decades, people around the world have turned to you for answers to significant questions such as: "Should I marry my fiancée?" "Should I sell my stock when it gets to 40?" "Should the United States invade Grenada?" You've provided millions of answers to an immense variety of questions. Let me ask you this: Do you think that online advertising has seen its peak?  [Full story]

Advertising Icon Larry Tate
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

Larry Tate, one of the greats ever to grace the advertising business, recently sat down with our guy Mark Woodruff for an exclusive interview. Sure, Tate's dead and has been for a while. But this is the Internet and new ground is being broken every day. Consider this the first back-from-the-dead chat on the Net (unless Vanilla Ice's career has chatted before). [Full story]

The real truth about y2k
by Mark Woodruff, Special to

NEW YORK - During the last several months of 1999, companies that rely on online ad banners to promote their products and services expressed concern that the millennium bug might create some technical snafus for their online advertising campaigns. The response from incredulous Y2K experts and advertising industry authorities alike had been a general scoffing with some eye-rolling and a healthy, audible dose of "Chuh! As if!" [Full story]

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