The importance of mobile marketing is gaining traction within small and medium enterprises in the UK

A new marketing study suggests. Whilst many large businesses have been steadily investing in mobile marketing over the last few years, this progression has been much slower with smaller companies. In the study by PB Smart Essentials, it has been suggested that as few as 8% of small and medium enterprises even have a mobile optimised website. A mobile optimised website is a key for encouraging mobile commerce but it appears that smaller businesses are left wondering why (and even how) they should go about creating one. The study aimed…

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Sushi restaurant in London launches interactive QR code campaign

QR Code Display

London’s first Temaki Sushi restaurant is scheduled to open in March of this year. For now, the store is still under construction, but the owners are taking the opportunity to reach out to consumers early. Construction is being concealed behind a vibrant display upon which QR code fish are waiting to be scanned by tech savvy pedestrians. The restaurant, called Yoobi, has launched a campaign to generate hype for the grand opening next month and has begun encouraging smart phone users to scan the code for deals. Scanning the code will…

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QR codes in magazines up by 228% according to Nellymoser

QR codes in Mobile commerce Magazine Ads

A new study from Nellymoser, a company specializing in mobile computing, shows that QR codes are gaining popularity amongst magazine publishers. The codes have proven quite useful for print media, which has not fared well with consumers in the advent of technology. More people are using their smart devices to access digital content, crippling print as a form of media. Publishers have begun turning to QR codes and other mobile technologies to make magazines and newspapers more appealing to a new generation of tech-savvy consumers. According to Nellymoser, QR code…

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QR code on the run with local errand service

QR codes have found their way to Kitsap Errand Runner, one of Washington State’s most prominent errand running services. The codes have been growing in popularity in the state and are catching the attention of more people. Part of their appeal lies in their ability to connect consumers directly with businesses, creating a tangible link between the two. Owner of Kitsap Errand Runner, Bryan Garrett, has begun experimenting with the codes after seeing them in advertisements. At first, Garrett had no idea what the codes were. QR codes are, essentially,…

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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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AR Marketing: M-commerce comes in many forms

More and more businesses are using mobile advertising and marketing to reach on the go consumers. Now, we can add one more; Valpak. Best known for the envelopes full of coupons they mail out to people; now they have a mobile, augmented reality application. Valpak is a part of Cox Target Media. Target Media works with customers to develop innovative advertising placement strategies. Target Media uses media evaluation and analysis, detailed market and media research and strategic media planning and placement. Valpak uses the new application to interact with the…

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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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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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QR Codes and Mobile Marketing Trends

QR codes have been around for decades now. They were first developed in the mid-80’s by Denso Wave, a subsidiary of Toyota, to keep track of inventory. Smart phones were non-existent in that era, so usefulness of the codes was limited. As smart phones and other mobile devices rose to prominence, the codes became a popular tool for marketers to connect with consumers. In Japan, the codes are now used extensively for just about everything. Marketers around the world agree that QR codes are the next step in mobile advertising.…

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QR code services available for real estate agents

RealBird Inc., a provider of electronic marketing resources for real estate industry professionals, has announced the release of their mobile website designed specifically for real estate agents is now available for use. The website will allow potential buyers to browse property listings via their smart phones. Buyers can also set up appointments for tours and sign up for regular updates from agents. The site will be able to be accessed by scanning QR codes that will be available on property signage and flyers. “Mobile websites and QR codes have now joined…

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Kodak jumps into the QR code craze

Kodak is expected to make an announcement within the coming days regarding their plans to incorporate QR codes into their marketing efforts. The codes will be put to use on packaging for Kodak’s various products, giving consumers a chance to further interact with the company via the content linked to the codes. The company has already developed mobile sites and videos that will be used with the campaign. QR codes have established their place in marketing as a number of businesses have experienced success through their use. The codes present…

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