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Facebook has over 550 million mobile users. A recent study indicates that in the next few years, nearly $20 billion will be spent each year on mobile advertising. Facebook is looking to monetize its mobile platform more effectively, and to display ads without hurting the user experience.


1) Propose a method to display mobile advertisements that is unobtrusive and intuitive to the user.

2) If helpful, attach a basic mockup of the interface to show how the ad is displayed or a diagram to explain the page flow.

NOTE: Avoid replicating Facebook’s recently launched Sponsored Stories. Sponsored stories are status updates that double as ads in the mobile news feed.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
5 Winners
will receive $150 each
5 Honorable Mentions
will receive $50 each
$150.00 Square pic 60 formal2 Max Kolysh Massachusetts Institute of Technology
$150.00 P Pamudh Kariyawasam Uc Berkeley
$150.00 J Jim Zhang Carnegie Mellon University
$150.00 N Nikhil Tibrewal Carnegie Mellon University
$150.00 Square pic 60 avatar square Angad Singh Stanford University
$50.00 J Jason Yu Stanford University
$50.00 Square pic 60 picture 36 Paosolski Miguel University of California at Berkeley
$50.00 G Greg Greiner Stanford University
$50.00 D Defu Wan University of Pennsylvania
$50.00 Square pic 60 pro Mikhail Radik University of California at Berkeley
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