The future of mobile advertising is native

| March 9, 2017

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Nearly two-thirds (63.2%) of all mobile display ads will be native by 2020, summoning $53 billion in total advertising spend, according to a new research study conducted by global business analyst IHS Technology and commissioned by Facebook’s Audience Network.

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