As with the desktop, Sponsored Promotion ads appear above, but in line with regular emails in the Promotions tab. Here’s a first look at the ads in the Android app from Dutch blog Android World:
It’s not clear how wide spread the testing is or what regions the ads are appearing. A Google spokesperson wouldn’t comment other than to say, “We’re always experimenting with new features, but have nothing new to share at this time”.
If you’ve noticed fewer or no instances of the native-style ads in the Promotions tab on desktops recently, you’re not alone. However, I’m told nothing has changed on that front.
The Gmail Sponsored Promotion ads are in limited beta. Advertisers can request access through their Google reps.
via Marketing Land