QR codes bring digital features to print marketing

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Campaigns are being enhanced by quick response codes as it is bringing additional media to printed materials. Although the use of QR codes isn’t necessarily anything new, they have started to truly prove themselves in terms of being able to bring digital components into print marketing, when used in combination with a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. That said, it remains very important to make sure to pay attention to the experience provided to the mobile user. According to Treci Johnson from AmeriCorps VISTA, using QR codes…

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QReach to provide businesses with the means to launch QR code campaigns

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DG3 launches new platform to facilitate the use of QR codes in marketing DG3 Digital Marketing, a marketing and visual communications company based in New Jersey, has announced the release of a new mobile engagement package aimed at leverages QR codes as a way to engage consumers. The package, called QReach, is designed to expose companies to the various uses of QR codes and how they can be implemented in marketing campaigns to reach out to tech-savvy consumers. DG3 has developed the package with print communications in mind, hoping that…

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EMS Internet launches new campaign to promote use of QR codes

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EMS Internet, a marketing and web design company based in the UK, has launched a new initiative that aims to promote awareness of QR codes amongst consumers. In the past, the company had erected large QR codes around its office building. Now, the codes will go mobile, as they will be attached to a pickup truck. The company hopes that the code will attract attention and make people more familiar with the codes. The company is well versed in the use of QR codes so consumers will not have to…

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Bodymetrics announces augmented reality fitting room for Consumer Electronics Show

Augmented reality is likely to be a big hit at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Several companies have already announced how they will be showing off the technology at the event. Many are attempting to bring more practicality to the technology, which has been used extensively as a gimmick for marketing campaigns. Bodymetrics, makers of body-mapping technologies, has announced that it too will be showing off its new augmented reality project at the conference. The company has teamed with PrimeSense, an Israeli technology company, to make…

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BBC continues working with QR codes, plans to expand use in the future

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The BBC continues to experiment with the potency of QR codes. Earlier in the year, the broadcasting company began using the codes in a number of cooking shows that were aired on a variety of its channels. The company chose to experiment with the codes after seeing their potential for consumer engagement. BBC became one of the first broadcasting companies to adopt the codes, expanding their familiarity with viewers. The response to the codes seems to have been wildly favorable, as the company is now looking to expand its use…

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The use of QR codes is still increasing

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comScore has released its latest data, which has indicated that in the United States, the use of QR codes is still on the rise. In June 2011, 6.2 percent of American mobile users – that is, more than 14 million people – scanned a quick response (QR) barcode using a tablet, smartphone, or other mobile device. According to the senior vice president of mobile at comScore, Mark Donovan, QR barcodes are only a single example of the many different ways that mobile marketing can be used effectively for integration into…

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Media company creates a winning mobile campaign

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There have been many interesting uses for QR codes in the past. Regardless of how innovative the ideas might be behind some mobile marketing campaigns may be, they all rely on one simple thing: Participation. Without participation, QR codes are little more than black and white blocks taking up space. Consumers have gone beyond the point of rewarding their attention to companies that use QR codes, due partly because people now know what they are. Given this knowledge, companies have to find ways to return the favor by rewarding consumer…

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Picking the right wine just got a little easier

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Inspired by the success of their contemporaries, more wineries are flocking to QR codes to boost their mobile marketing power. The codes have been gaining traction with vineyards due to their ability to provide engaging content to consumers. Many are taking advantage of the popularity of social media, using the codes to link to their online profiles and make use of social promotion. Despite some industry leaders initially deeming the codes as a marketing phase, they are being won over by their prowess and versatility. J Vineyards & Winery is…

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Mobile commerce immersion taking place NOW!

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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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BMW Augmented Reality Sparkles with 3D Glamour

To launch the new BMW X3 in the Philippines, GMA New Media Inc. (NMI) will work in partnership with Top Gear Philippines and BMW for the creation of ‘augmented reality’ for a magazine. Augmented reality is a term that is used to describe the live view whether it is direct or indirect of a physical environment, with the elements shown through sensory input that are computer generated. For the magazine by NMI, the features of the BMW X3 will be delivered in a 3D format for the readers to have…

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Will QR codes make it to the next level in mobile marketing?

Despite reports that QR code use has risen some 1,200% in the last year, the codes seem to have a long way to go if they want to be popular with the next generation. According to a recent survey conducted by Dubit, a research firm that has worked with children for more than a decade, QR codes may not be as popular as once believed. The new study was conducted in the UK with more than 1,000 British teenagers. The survey found that 72% of people between the ages of…

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