Law firm takes advantage of eye catching QR Codes on business cards

QR codes have infiltrated almost every industry of business. From public Libraries to real estate and everything in between, the codes are showing no signs of abating any time soon. As they popularity continues to soar, more professionals are taking note and looking into ways they can incorporate the barcodes into their lives. Such is the case with Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, the world’s first law firm to use the code. The firm has long relied on traditional forms of contact with its clients. While the business card may still…

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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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QR codes help spice up celebrity charity auction

It should come as no surprise that the fashion industry is susceptible to emerging trends. QR codes are becoming an increasingly familiar sight accompanying designer clothing. Selfridges, a prestigious retail establishment in London, recently played host to a charity event sponsored by the Oxfam Curiosity Shop, which is selling second hand clothing donated by A-list celebrities. The clothes come with a QR code, linking shoppers to exclusive content via Oxfam’s mobile website. Among the celebrities that have donated their clothing to the event are Colin Firth, Annie Lennox, and Scarlet…

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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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Lender’s QR code campaign designed to connect offline with online

Security One Lending, a company that specializes in reverse mortgages, introduced their latest initiative making use of QR codes. The codes will be featured on the company’s print and online advertisements and will help their customers obtain a better overall experience. Security One hopes to close the gap between their online and offline endeavors through use of the codes, a trend more companies are following as mobile technology becomes more prominent. The company’s loan officers will be able to connect with clients that use the codes, guiding them to the mobile…

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Lowes new look sporting Microsoft Tags all over the place!

Improving home improvement may sound redundant, but to the home improvement retailer Lowes, it was something that needed to be done. In 2010, Lowes started a new business campaign that would help redefine them and reintroduce them to the consumer market. When the economy took its downturn several retail businesses felt the crunch. Consumers had very little to spend, and when they did spend, they did their homework; looking for goods with the best value for the price. During this time, Lowes decided to reunite with people, on a more…

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Italian winery announces new QR code on label

Wine QR Code Linked to Carpineto's Mobile Site

Carpineto, a popular winery in Italy, has announced that they will be using QR codes as part of their black label brands to be released in the coming months. The winery boasts of being the first Montepulciano winery to make use of the codes and hopes that they will offer a robust customer experience. The codes will be linked to a mobile website and will present viewers with detailed information regarding the wines as well as offer tips for service and pairing the wines with food. QR codes first appeared…

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M-Commerce is on the move!

Companies that have online shopping sites are getting a major boost from mobile and social media. With the extremely high number of mobile phone users and the phenomenal number of Facebook users (not to mention Twitter, LinkedIn, Tribe, Yelp, Web 2.0 and countless others), companies are getting exposure all over the world. It is important to have a good marketing plan before going to advertise on a social media site; with thousands of other companies having the same idea, you don’t want to be lost in the crowd because of…

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Company enjoys success with QR Code promo

Stemlit Growers, a Washington based provider of organic fruits, was one of the first companies to adopt QR codes in early spring of last year. They began using the codes before they became popular and have enjoyed the attention their produce has been getting since implementing the codes. Now, Stemlit is taking their mobile marketing campaigns to the next level by adding QR codes to in-store displays and point-of-sale materials. The 2d codes can be scanned with any smart phone that has a barcode reading application. They originated in Japan,…

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QR Code news in the newspaper

The Appeal-Democrat or A-D, a print and online news publication, has been recently recognized for its big innovation in multimedia. According to Editor and Publisher, otherwise known as E&P, the news publication is being spotlighted in their article listed, “10 Newspapers That Do It Right”. A-D was written up as one of the five newspapers that standout individually with a taste for technology. Editor and Publisher goes on to say that the small town paper hurled itself into a bright future by being in the QR code generation through it’s blogs and live webcasts.  The…

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A hit or miss on magazine’s QR Code release

The premier issue of Vancouver’s new monthly Hush Magazine is brimming with QR codes. From ads to editorials, they are nearly on every page of the magazine. Hush describes itself in one tagline – raw, honest, and local. The more in-depth definition lies in the magazine’s goal, which is to reinvent what a magazine actually is by blending print, video, and social media. The Hush team has been laboring to keep the magazine secret during its four years of development. The team chose Valentine’s Day specifically for the imagery of…

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