Examples of the best (and worst) QR code marketing techniques

Scanning QR codes

QR codes have been continuing a trend of positive hype for more than a year now and are now appearing on more ads, products, and other locations than ever before. Though many have predicted that the increased use of these codes will mean that there will soon be a decline in the number of first time users, this is far from the case. In fact, the opposite is true. As the number of individuals who own smartphones continues to rise, so does the number of first time QR code users.…

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South East Labels looks to teach businesses how to use QR codes effectively

Mobile Marketing for Small Business Owners

QR codes growing more popular with businesses, but not so with consumers As the number of consumers in the United Kingdom approaches critical mass, companies are beginning to realize that now is the time to make use of mobile marketing. For this reason, QR codes are becoming widely used by companies interested in reaching out to mobile consumers. These consumers have shown only mild interest in the QR codes and their associated campaigns, but the demand for the codes from the country’s companies has not shown signs of abatement. As…

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QR codes used to help find children who have gone missing

QR codes missing children

QR codes used to help to find missing children   Milk cartons and posters displaying the image of missing children have just gone much more high tech with the addition of QR codes that can be scanned using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Though the print ads still serve their purpose to help to reach a broad audience of people and find out if a missing child has been spotted, they are very limited in the amount of information that they can provide. With the addition of the…

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Position Marketing Group adds QR codes to its Interactive Secured Advertising Technology banners

Mobile Marketing

The Position Marketing Group (PMG), an interactive and online advertising firm, has announced a new feature for its Interactive Secured Advertising Technology. The company often uses this technology for banners, which are in turn used by businesses for various marketing campaigns. The latest update to the company’s technology will enable businesses to use these banners to promote social media connections. This is accomplished through the use of QR codes. PMG has created its own QR code generator specifically for this new initiative. Social media has become a very popular medium…

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Constant Contact launches new marketing service that uses QR codes to help businesses connect with consumers

QR Code Service

Constant Contact, an online marketing firm, has announced a new tool to help businesses and non-profit groups to connect with consumers. The company’s new tool, called Scan-to-Join, will allow businesses to create their own QR codes and attach them to sign-up forms. Using these forms, consumers can sign up for newsletters and other kinds of mailing lists that offer some kind of information. QR codes have been used in this way before by other companies to varying degrees of success. By using QR codes, Constant Contact believes that businesses will…

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Scan mobile company uses QR codes to create a stir among the crowds

*Great video by scan.me explaining what a QR Code is Founded in 2011 by Garrett Gee, a Brigham Young University student, Scan is a company that creates technologies such as NFC image recognition and QR codes in order to bring businesses and individuals from the real world together into the digital sphere. It has not yet been a year since Scan’s app was released, and it has already received over 10 million downloads from the Android Marketplace and the Apple App Store. There are users of the application in over…

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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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Tag Smart Pets announces new service that lets people find their missing pets with the help of QR codes

QR Code Pet Tags

In the United Kingdom, more than 5,000 pets go missing each week. Most never find their way back home, despite the best efforts of their owners. Over the years, emerging technologies have made it easier for people to find their furry friends when they get lost, but it can be quite expensive to equip an animal with a radio frequency chip that is always broadcasting. Tag Smart Pets, a company specializing in mobile technology for animals, has announced a new QR code service that is designed to be a cost…

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Codee Software announces the opening of its App Store

QR Codes check in

Codee Software Inc. has now released the next version (2.0) of its QR code platform, at the same time that it has opened the doors of its Codee App Store. The Codee App Store is designed to provide mobile consumers with a range of different apps that will give them better use and control over the QR codes that they use in their everyday lives. They can buy a QR code app that is relatively inexpensive and goes above and beyond the traditional scanning app. These also provide consumers with…

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Heineken incorporates QR codes into the Open’er Music Festival for better attendee connections

QR Codes

Heineken has revealed the results of providing attendees with free QR code stickers at the company’s 2012 Open’er Music Festival, to spread its brand message, “Open Your World”. Last summer’s Gdynia, Poland festival saw Heineken with computers set up so that attendees could create short messages that describe themselves, then convert that message into a QR code and print it out onto a sticker, called a “U Code” by the company, that they could wear while they were at the event. According to the Poland marketing manager for Heineken, David…

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