Google CEO Eric Schmidt has a fantasy, a world wide advertising domination fantasy: “The long-term fantasy is we walk up to you and you give us, say, $10 million and we'll completely allocate it for you’ across different media and ad types.”Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer aims to have a $6 billion advertising agency reality: aQuantive’s Avenue A/Razorfish.
A former ZDNet blogger, Donna Bogatin is the founder of online directional media properties <a href="http://vipoffers.com/">VIPOffers.com</a> and <a href="http://urbansavings.com/">UrbanSavings.com</a>. In addition to her own ventures, Donna has been advising companies on Web-based business development since 1997, when she created and led an "Internet For Entrepreneurs" workshop for the Small Business Administration. As Adjunct Associate Professor of Information Systems, Donna has instructed at the New York University Stern Graduate School of Business Administration on how companies of all sizes can best use the Internet to gain strategic advantage.</p> <p>Prior to becoming an Internet entrepreneur, Donna was an international investment banker and served as Director of M & A for Societe Generale Securities Corp. Donna holds an M.B.A., M.A. and B.A. from New York University. Find out more at Donna's Website: <a href="http://insiderchatter.com/">InsiderChatter.com</a>. </p>
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