QR Codes on Steroids

Onvert.com Website

What’s a QR Code? They are those rather odd looking black and white square barcode now appearing in your magazines, newspapers and on your favorite products. By scanning them with an app on your phone they can open websites. Truth is we believe the QR code is just a bit, well, boring. Why not shake it up – perhaps add 3D layers, and sound? That humble QR code can do so much more for you if it’s an onvert™ code. Onvert can do everything a QR can do plus 3D…

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How much does location matter to a mobile marketing campaign?

Geotargeting

According to electronic commerce professor Martin Spann, from Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University (MLU), mobile technology is offering marketers a unique new location-based opportunity that has the potential to be highly lucrative. He explained that “The smartphone is a location-based service,” and that this “means you can integrate the online world with the offline world.” Therefore, according to Spann, smartphones and tablets have done a great deal more than simply allowing a consumer to remain engaged in the virtual world while they are on the go within the real world. It also…

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ConnectMe QR releases new mobile marketing platform to broaden its customer profile

ConnectMe QR app

ConnectMe QR, a mobile marketing business, has announced the expansion of its customer profile following the launch of its new subscription service, Advanced Mobile Website Editor and QR code, which was released at the start of the year. The company’s flagship product is called the mCard, and when it was first unveiled, the attention was focused on directing consumers to the contact information and social media of subscribers. However, the Advanced Editor now allows those subscribers to provide further customization to their mCards (the mobile landing page to which the…

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Research shows marketers are struggling with today’s digital tools and massive amounts of data

MCommerce

The annual BRITE conference from Columbia Business School was held on March 5, 2012, its Center on Global Brand Leadership and the New York American Marketing Association (NYAMA) revealed the findings of the first BRITE-NYAMA Marketing Measurement in Transition Study. This research involved the participation of the senior marketing execs from large corporations so that the researchers could obtain an improved understanding of the way that practices are evolving in the following categories: marketing measurement and return on investment, collection and use of data, and the way that traditional and…

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How to evaluate a mobile loyalty program

Mobile Loyalty Program Marketing

Mobile loyalty programs are becoming increasingly popular among smartphone users, and retailers, restaurant owners, and other merchants are starting to recognize the size of the potential that they hold. However, all loyalty programs are not created equal over the mobile channel, so it is important to know how to evaluate one for its efficacy. Use the following questions to help to decide whether or not a mobile loyalty program has the best chances of success: • Is the program transactional? Even though it is being used through a new technology…

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European chess magazine uses QR codes to serve fans of the sport

QR Code Magazine

Chess may not get a great deal of attention from all over the world, but in Europe the sport is a big deal. Given that chess players and enthusiasts are often very tech-savvy, their interests can often be piqued with the use of technology. This has led the French magazine Europe Echecs to make use of QR codes in its latest issue. The publication believes that the codes will help engage readers with new content and enable them to find the information they are looking for easier. The March issue…

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Top recommendations for the local-mobile return of pay per call

Mobile Marketing

Pay per call is a service that gives marketers the ability to pay a flat fee for every call that results from a campaign or ad, and though it had shriveled over the years, the mobile explosion has made it likely that the advertising technique will come back with a vengeance in 2012. Local search is no longer limited to laptops and desktop computers, but is now working its way into the mobile universe, too, as consumers increase their reliance on their smartphones and tablet computers. Marketers are recommending that…

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CommerceTel Corporation announces its selection as the UFC mobile tech partner

Ultimate Fighting

Award-winning proprietary mobile marketing solutions and technology provider, CommerceTel Corporation, has announced that it has been selected by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in order to provide mobile marketing strategies for device users, such as text alerts, voting, and initiatives for in-venue and in-broadcast special offers. The UFC is currently the sports organization with the most rapid growth worldwide, providing the top events for mixed martial arts (MMA) that are available to nearly one billion homes around the globe. The UFC was first broadcast on network television in November 2011,…

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Constant Contact takes on mobile marketing to an entirely new degree

Mobile Marketing

Constant Contact has announced that it will be embracing mobile marketing to a much greater degree with a new partnership with DIDMO, the developers of the Magmito cross-platform solution for mobile app creation. Though it wasn’t too long ago that the primary focus of the teams at Constant Contact was on services that provide email marketing, the company has now widened its potential and its offerings so that it will have the opportunity to achieve much more significant growth than their customers – past and present – may have expected.…

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Zmags accelerates mobile growth with $7 million in financing

Mobile-Commerce

Top rich media mobile and social merchandising provider, Zmags, has announced that it has achieved financing worth $7 million from Square 1Bank as well as its current investors, Northcap Partners and OpenView Venture Partners. This additional funding has come at a time when Zmags has every intention to build on its customer portfolio by adding world-class, innovative consumer brands and retailers such as Express, Kenneth Cole, and Tesco. Those organizations are already using CommercePro, from Zmags, to form consistent and intelligent marketing and merchandising campaigns using the power of platforms…

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