Competitrack report shows QR codes’ rise to stardom in 2011

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Competitrack, a full service advertising tracking firm, has released a new report concerning the performance of QR codes in 2011. Last year, QR codes exploded in popularity, appealing to a multitude of companies looking to connect with consumers with smart phones and other mobile devices. Though the codes had been around for years in Asian markets, they were still very new in the West, where consumers had little experience with such technology. Competitrack’s report suggests that that unfamiliarity is rapidly evaporating. The firm analyzed some 7,300 advertisements using datamatrix barcodes,…

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Magazines are finding greater use of QR codes

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Meredith Corp has announced that it will be joining the growing trend for magazine use of two dimensional barcodes, by adding Microsoft Tag as a standard advertising tool in its range of magazines. The company has already been using the barcodes in its publications such as Traditional Home, Better Homes and Gardens, and Family Circle, and its figures show that among the readers who scan the tag, between 10 and 20 percent will either view or use the ad in some way. That said, the actual number of individuals who…

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New 2D barcode sweepstakes record set by SHAPE Magazine

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Top women’s active lifestyle magazine, SHAPE, has announced the massive success of its mobile sweepstakes that used 2D barcodes… such as QR codes, and Microsoft Tags – which broke previous records of the use of the technology, with almost 400,000 scans. The sweepstakes was detailed in the November issue of the magazine in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the brand. The campaign was created by the mobile marketing company called Nellymoser, and involved an interactive sweepstakes that gave the magazine’s readers the chance to win one of nearly 1000…

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New survey shows QR code usage on the rise

A new survey released by MGH Modern Marketing, a full service marketing agency, shows that enthusiasm for QR codes is at an all time high. The codes have displayed their prowess at content distribution since they began seeing extensive use in the U.S. nearly two years ago. Originally developed in Japan, few thought the codes would catch on like they have. Thanks to the widespread use of mobile devices, the codes are now becoming a cornerstone of marketing. MGH’s survey shows that 70% of smart phone users have used, or…

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