The importance of maintaining the use of QR codes in marketing campaigns

QR Codes Business Cards

Though studies are showing that only a small percentage of Americans have actually used QR codes, many mobile marketing experts are warning companies not to give up on the technology just yet, and that they should seriously consider working them into their marketing strategies for this year. The fact is that while the majority of Americans may not have used the barcodes yet, it doesn’t mean that they won’t do so in the future. Furthermore, the actual potential for the use of the technology is practically limitless. Data from Forrester…

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Simple technology delivers a wealth of information at QUT

Queensland University of Technology

Technology is at the cutting edge of innovation and leads the charge of human progress. Becoming synonymous with a number of industries, technology plays a vital role to the success of many ventures, whether they are public or private. Society has reached a point where the demand for more interactive technologies has grown too loud to ignore. This demand has led many businesses to adopt QR codes and mobile marketing to appease consumers. However, the codes are not limited to the field of business, as the Queensland University of Technology…

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An ad campaign that will not drain your mighty wallet!

Dynomighty Design, a company known for its innovative and whimsical products, has embarked on a new marketing campaign for the Might Wallet brand. The company is making use of QR codes as an inexpensive form of advertising. Traditionally, the costs of advertising have kept small companies away from TV spots. With QR codes becoming more popular, however, more companies are realizing how they can use mobile technology to offset the costs of ad space. Terrence Kellerman, president and designer at Dynomighty Designs, had been searching for a way to get…

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QR codes going BIG in the U.K.

The city of Lincoln in the United Kingdom is starting to follow the QR trend as the codes make their way to the City Centre where they will be featured in shop windows. The codes will be used to offer customers exclusive deals and discounts on merchandise. Many are finding the codes to be a better option for their promotional efforts than conventional advertising. For one, the codes are vastly less expensive than traditional advertising. They are also easily generated and printed.  Lincoln is just another in a long line…

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Free QR code generation released by Wolfram Alpha

The complex computation engine known as Wolfram Alpha is now capable of generating QR codes. The codes created by the answer engine can be made to link to websites or and email address and can hold up to 7kb of data. They can also be printed to business cars and other materials. This additional feature comes as a response to growing interests in mobile technology. QR codes are rising to prominence as one of the most versatile tools for the distribution of mobile content on a massive scale. Companies are…

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Bank Audi rolls out first time ever QR code campaign

Bank Audi, Lebanon’s largest bank in terms of both customer deposits and total assets, has long embraced technological advancements, integrating them into their services for the betterment of their customers. They are now turning to QR codes to accomplish this aim with a new interactive service. Bank Audi is the first bank in Lebanon to make use of the codes. The new service targets credit and debit cardholders. Customers can scan the codes which will take them to a mobile website that will let them customize their cards. That is…

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QR codes help breathe new life into the library system

Some argue that QR codes will never make it here in the U.S., that we don’t have the same love as Japan does for the codes, but still we keep seeing them pop up everywhere, especially in government run agencies like your local library. While many speculate their success, others keep on churning out new QR code campaigns due to the low cost nature of them, the ability to use tracking systems and the potential of delivering more information to patrons. One of the latest to join the ranks of…

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A glimpse into the mobile marketing future

Mobile technology has some pretty high expectations this year. There have been several new interactive applications in the works; allowing users to “scan” codes, enhance their surroundings and pay for goods with their mobile phone. Businesses are also seeing a lot of new applications that will allow them to reach a wider demographic of potential customers. Over 77 percent of the world’s population is now mobile service subscribers. Mobile device sales rose in 2010 by 18.5 percent, with Nokia being number one in Smart phones and mobile phones sales growth.…

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When two worlds collide

The use of QR codes is gaining traction in the print world. As technology evolves, the print industry is looking for ways that it can adapt and keep up with people’s interests. The two industries have been in conflict for many years and, for the most part, both have been unable to succeed over the other. As QR codes rise to prominence, a new line of thought is developing, one that suggests that technology and print can work together instead of competing against one another. The codes are becoming a…

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QR Codes and Smartphones…The Dynamic Duo Delivers!

Domex Superfresh Growers, a leading grower and distributor of fruits in the North Western United States, recently received recognition from the prestigious American Advertising Federation. The company caught the federation’s eye with their re-imagined website and use of QR codes. Their use of emerging mobile marketing trends earned them the reward on March 24 and has grown their customer base exponentially. “We have always made our efforts to connect with consumers a top priority,” says marketing and communications manager Loren Queen. Educating consumers about the benefits of healthy fruit has…

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Mobile commerce immersion taking place NOW!

Social Media Marketing

Society has gone mobile loco. With mobile technology surging, and more high-tech marketing methods aimed at mobile users, it’s no wonder that over 80 percent of the nation’s population has a cell phone. It isn’t just for tweens and teens; adult usage of mobile applications, web surfing and comparison shopping has increased 20 to 30 percent in age groups 35 through 60years old. Technology for mobile devices is advancing at such an incredible rate it’s unbelievable. It has almost gotten to the point that the technology has out run the…

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