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Mobile Ad Trends Prediction for 2017, Twitter Admits Reporting Error, Instagram Adds New Features

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Mobile Ad Trends to Watch for in 2017

The digital ad space will continue to grow throughout the next year, creating new opportunities and challenges for advertisers. Top mobile advertising trends for 2017 include monetization of messaging apps, programmatic advertising dominating digital display adverting, growing concerns with ad blocking, ad fraud and more.

Twitter Admits Video Metric Reporting Error

After a series of measurement errors on Facebook video campaigns came to light last quarter, Twitter disclosed a bug in its Android app that overcharged some advertisers in November and December, inflating video metrics by up to 35%. The social platform has fixed the issue and offered refunds to impacted advertisers.

Instagram adds Live Photo-Boomerang, Wider Colors for iPhone 7s

Instagram rolled out a new update which allows live photos to be converted into Boomerangs – the platform’s program that creates mini looping videos. Users can now post both these and GIFs onto Instagram Stories. The platform also now supports wide color capture and display throughout the app for those with iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, fulfilling all goals from their September announcement.

Lauren Switzer is an assistant account executive with Edelman Digital in Seattle

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