QR Codes on Steroids

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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 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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Progenitor of QR codes releases new guide to help people understand how to use the technology

Mobile Marketing QR Codes

Though QR codes have only recently been getting a great deal of attention, they are not a new technology. The codes were first developed in Japan by Denso Wave, a subsidiary of Toyota. The company designed QR codes as a way to efficiently keep track of inventory. When Japanese marketers got hold of the barcodes, however, they found that they could create interactive advertisements with the codes. Today, QR codes are nearly everywhere in Japan, but fairly rare in Western societies. Though the codes are now becoming famous in the…

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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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Research from Scanbuy shows awareness and adoption of QR codes solid among American marketers

Mobile Marketing

A recent study performed by Scanbuy, Inc. – the creator of the mobile barcode platform, Scanlife – has shown that marketers in the United States are very aware of two dimensional barcodes and they are adopting this technology quite solidly among many industries. The study included the participation of over 100 marketers from businesses ranging from small to quite large, and within industries such as retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Its results showed that half of the key decision makers are already using the technology as an element of their overall…

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Report highlights some of the pitfalls in QR code use that could break marketing campaigns

QR Codes

Though QR codes have been used extensively in Japan, many companies using the codes in the U.S. have yet to follow the examples set by the Eastern market. Many of the businesses and marketers using the codes do so as a way to quickly engage consumers. This instant-satisfaction treatment has proven successful, to an extent, but marketers could see much better results by avoiding simple pitfalls. The Mobile Marketing Association has released a new report detailing some of the problems facing the use of QR codes. The report offers up…

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QR codes may collapse beneath the weight of augmented reality

QR Codes check in

QR codes have had a very lucrative year. More companies are beginning to realize the importance of mobile marketing and the codes have proven to be one of the best ways to engage mobile consumers. The codes have been used into a number of industries, including music, entertainment and fashion, and are becoming increasingly popular amongst jobseekers. QR codes may be a staple of mobile marketing now, but that may change next year as more companies begin investing in augmented reality technology. Augmented reality has been gaining momentum in the…

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Mobile Marketer gives Hipcricket top service provider title

Mobile Marketing

Mobile Marketer, one of the top news organizations in mobile media, marketing, and commerce, has honored Hipcricket – a company from Augme Technologies, Inc., by naming it the 2011 “Mobile Service Provider of the Year.” Every year, the Mobile Marketer publication hands out its annual awards to organizations that have shown “outstanding work that moved the mobile needle for brands and marketers.” Also recognized by the publication this year, was a client of Hipcricket, Macy’s. It was named the “Mobile Marketer of the Year” for 2011. Mobile Marketer applauded Hipcricket…

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iLoop Mobile joins Google GoMo to offer solutions and services for the mobile web

Google News

Mobile marketing services and solutions industry leader, iLoop Mobile, has announced that it has partnered with Google GoMo in order to provide companies with superior options, resources, and tools that will allow them to “go mobile” and take advantage of marketing for the mobile environment. The GoMo initiative by Google is one that is designed to assist companies to communicate with consumers by way of their mobile devices. There are a number of different services provided by GoMo, as well as industry resources and information that will make it easier…

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AT&T provides small and medium companies with mobile multimedia marketing solution

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AT&T is offering small and medium businesses a new Messaging Toolkit, which allows them to offer their customers real-time special offers, promotions, and product updates that can help them to bring their companies to the next level. The toolkit gives these companies the opportunity to take advantage of multimedia mobile marketing solutions in a do-it-yourself format which can be accessed from a web-based cloud platform that is simple for them to use. The Messaging Toolkit by AT&T has everything that a small or medium size business needs to implement a…

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New analytic platform for QR codes and other mobile barcodes could become a useful tool for small businesses

QR Code Statistics

Codeascope, a new mobile barcode startup, has announced the launch of its first analytics and management platform. The platform allows users to create a variety of barcode and other datamatrix tags. The creators of the platform have put emphasis on QR codes, as they are becoming quite popular in the marketing world. The thing that sets Codeascope apart from other analytic and management tools is that it is completely free, allowing users from all walks of life and industry to make use of QR codes and track their performance. Since…

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