Candy Lab aims to make marketing more robust with augmented reality

Augmented Reality app

  Candy Lab attempts to tackle interactive marketing issues Augmented reality is all the rage these days. Consumers are taking to augmented reality like a seal to water, which has created a promising opportunity for advertisers looking to connect with these tech-savvy individuals. Though advertisers are well aware of the marketing potential of augmented reality, few have found a way to engage consumers in an effective manner that is not considered intrusive. An augmented reality startup called Candy Lab may have the answer to this problem. Cachetown app turns advertisements…

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Steely Eye Digital Media shows 23% of London advertisements not mobile optimized

QR Code Scanning

QR Code scanning stats in London QR codes are becoming a common sight throughout the London transportation system. The codes often accompany large advertisements. The codes adorn billboards as well as posters found in the subway network and have been relatively successful among tech-savvy consumers. It has been difficult for marketers to encourage consumers to scan QR codes with their mobile devices lately. While there seems to be no shortage of smart phones capable of scanning the codes, consumers have shown little to no interest in using them. In London,…

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Mobile users watch large amounts of video

Mobile commerce

Mobile marketing with videos is a hit According to the results of a recent survey, 31 percent of consumers as a whole have already viewed at least one product video over a smartphone screen within the last three months. Among owners of smartphones, themselves, the number of individuals who had watched a product video on their mobile device screens spiked to 49 percent. According to Craig Wax, the CEO of Invodo, they were surprised by the results of their research. He explained that while they naturally knew “that consumers were…

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Lufthansa adopts QR codes as the insignia for its fleet of planes

QR Code Campaign Lufthansa

QR codes are making travel a little easier QR codes have become a staple in mobile marketing around the world. They first grew in popularity in Japan, the land of their birth, but quickly spread to other countries where they were used in marketing campaigns designed to engage tech-savvy consumers. Though the codes have been used in numerous industries, the travel industry has had the most difficult time in incorporating the mobile technology. This difficulty is most apparent in the efforts of airlines. These companies have attempted to make QR codes…

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Rapidly increasing adoption of mobile devices boosts Google’s advertising income

Mobile gaming

A Marin Software report has indicated that advertisers this year will increase their mobile paid search budgets by more than double, and that Google’s revenue from mobile adds will grow 4 to 8 times more rapidly than its ad revenue for desktop computers. The fast adoption of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets is clearly altering the way consumers are using search engines, and this has caught the attention of advertisers. The report, which was produced by the top online advertising management platform for agencies and advertisers, Marin Software,…

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Captain Morgan releases new free Captain’s Conquest mobile social game

Captain's Conquest

Captain Morgan, the maker of the Original Spiced Rum, has announced the release of a cutting edge new social game for mobile called “Captain’s Conquest”, that provides its players with rewards for adventure, exploration, and social influence in real life. It is a free download – from both the Apple App Store and the Android Market – that functions by turning the cities in which mobile device users live into an open sea map that encourages its players to navigate throughout the world of Captain Henry Morgan. The purpose of…

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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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Mobile apps may be the solution to save newspapers

Mobile Commerce Trends

The struggle faced by newspapers that are currently battling to keep their subscriber base due to the significant online competition as consumers start to use their mobile devices on an increasing basis for reading their news every day. According to Amy Mitchell from Pew Research Center, consumers are moving away from the trend to search for news and are now using their mobile devices to use a specific news app or website. She added that “People are committing to go back to the brand or outlet they like and trust…

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The continuing importance of location to mobile commerce and marketing

Geotargeting

According to the latest Mind Commerce Publishing report, entitled “Mobile Location Commerce 2012-2017”, mobile commerce is predicted to achieve a 39 percent compound growth rate from now through until the completion of 2017, as a result of the omnipresence of smartphones and tablet computers. Location-based commerce is forecasted to be one of the primary initiatives that will exist among the mobile environment within the next three years. In fact, location-based services were a key element of the report, and are expected to have an important impact on boosting sales. Geolocation…

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Linking Mobile works to bring transactional QR codes into offline marketing techniques

QR Codes shopping for men

Linking Mobile has announced that it is creating an affiliate cost per acquisition (CPA) model that will sell ads based on the use of transactional QR codes through offline marketing channels. The strategy has already been implemented for the first time, in the form of the printing of the barcodes onto 100,000 leaflets that promote the Accident Advice Helpline (AAH), which Double Bubble has been distributing through advertising throughout London. Instead of paying for the printing and the hand-outs up-front, AAH will instead be charged for the advertising using the…

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