4 Deceptive Mobile Ad Tricks and What Marketers Can Learn From Them

These ads are sneaky—but do they work?

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Despite the explosion in mobile advertising (eMarketer pegs mobile to generate $70 billion in the U.S. this year, up from $47 billion in 2016), mobile advertising, by and large, still sucks. Creative is often jammed into small boxes and ad formats that litter websites, and in some cases, marketers use deceptive design tricks to incentivize people to click.

@laurenjohnson lauren.johnson@adweek.com Lauren Johnson is a senior technology editor for Adweek, where she specializes in covering mobile, social platforms and emerging tech.
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