13 percent of consumers in Europe have scanned an outdoor QR code advertisement

QR Code Display

According to the results of research from CBS outdoor and Kantar Media, only 13 percent of consumers in Europe have ever scanned an outdoor advertisement’s QR code. That same study indicated that the awareness of these two dimensional barcodes among consumers has reached about 40 percent. Equally, though, when compared to other forms of mobile interactive technologies, QR codes have shown a very positive performance. The report of the research findings, entitled “Interactive Europe”, was created based on an analysis of both a quantitative and qualitative nature, spanning 6 different…

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QR codes are serving more purposes than ever from talking comics to payments and prizes

QR Code Marketing

QR codes are now doing more than ever before, as they become an element of mobile payment systems such as Simply Tap, the new Valiant interactive talking comic book experience, and can provide clues for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) scavenger hunt for a $40,000 prize. These unique and innovative new uses may help to convince marketers and consumers alike to uses these codes and will show them that without using them, they will be missing out on an important opportunity. Simply Tap-using retailers have been seeing improved…

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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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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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AT&T study results show that small businesses are using more mobile

Mobile Marketing for Small Business Owners

The results of a recent survey by premier communications holding company, AT&T, called the “Small Business Technology Poll” have just been released, and they show that small businesses are continuing to use an increasing amount of the latest wireless technologies, such as 4G devices, tablet computers, and GPS navigation mobile apps. Within the poll, it was also discovered that 96 percent of small businesses are using wireless technologies as a part of their regular operations, and almost two out of every three of those businesses (63 percent) said that it…

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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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Facebook announces partnership with Bango for mobile payment services

social media marketing

Facebook, the largest social network in the world, has announced that an agreement has been signed between it and Bango, and analytics and mobile billing company based in the United Kingdom. The technology at Bango concentrates on an increasing consumer market of smartphone owners who use their devices to access the internet and who are using their devices more frequently for making purchases and other online transactions. The white-label products from the company are able to collect mobile payments for the purchase of online services and content, and can also…

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UK study shows only 20 percent of corporate marketers have a website that was mobile optimized

Mobile Commerce

  An mobile commerce study performed in the United Kingdom is showing that corporate marketers are finding it challenging to meet the demands of their consumers when it comes to the mobile channel. The survey was performed by a digital communications business called Episerver, and included the participation of 200 marketing execs and 1,000 consumers in order to discover their attitudes regarding mobile marketing. The survey determined that among consumers in the U.K., 57 percent own smartphones. Among those smartphone owning consumers 73 percent have used the device to browse…

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Newly launched ScanTip offers real-time NFC tag and QR code scan alerts

Mobile Marketing

Connection hub startup, Kimtag has announced the release of its ScanTip product which provides complete integration of a real-time email alert system for scans of NFC tags and QR codes. ScanTip integrates fully into the Kimtag connection sharing system, which means that its users will now be capable of choosing to receive instant notification of all of the scans made of both their NFC tags and their QR codes. Kimtag Plus and all other Management License products include the ScanTip feature so that it can be easily enabled and controlled…

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QR codes come to the world of racing thanks to Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway

Texas Motor Speedway, the company behind some of the greatest NASCAR races in history, will be adopting QR codes for next year’s racing season. The company will be using the codes in a number of marketing campaigns that are targeted at mobile consumers. Each campaign will be designed to be as interactive as possible, with QR codes playing a vital role in that regard. As more consumers begin to arm themselves with smart phones, QR codes are becoming a popular subject for companies looking to stay viable in the changing…

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