The importance of maintaining the use of QR codes in marketing campaigns

QR Codes Business Cards

Though studies are showing that only a small percentage of Americans have actually used QR codes, many mobile marketing experts are warning companies not to give up on the technology just yet, and that they should seriously consider working them into their marketing strategies for this year. The fact is that while the majority of Americans may not have used the barcodes yet, it doesn’t mean that they won’t do so in the future. Furthermore, the actual potential for the use of the technology is practically limitless. Data from Forrester…

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Flash mob uses QR codes to promote spur-the-moment art gallery

QR Code Art

Last week, strange postcards began showing up in Portland, Oregon. The cards are tagged with a “Party Arty” slogan as well as a QR code. The code, when scanned with a smart phone, resolves to a mobile website that lists an address, date and time. While it all seems very cryptic, it is, in fact, a campaign sponsored by LynkSnap, a mobile technology company, and 40 artists from around the world. The campaign promotes an improvised art gallery that opened last week. QR codes have become quite popular tools for…

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Pearl Media combines QR codes with NFC and augmented reality to make a fully interactive crime scene

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Mobile technology has come a long way, growing more advanced and capable in dealing with everyday routines as time passes. QR codes, NFC and augmented reality technology are three of the most promising technologies to emerge from the mobile industry. Each has been used for a myriad of purposes ranging from marketing to entertainment and information distribution, and have been shown to synergize well when used together. Companies, and consumers, often favor one of these technologies over the other, however, claiming their superiority based upon arbitrary value. This practice belies…

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QR Code Scanning Connects in Business

QR codes are making their presence known around the world. Originally developed by Denso Wave, a subsidiary of Toyota, the codes were used to track inventory. Few thought that marketers would find them useful in any capacity, but they have displayed their versatility in the world of advertising time and time again. They have found their way on billboards, packaging, business cards and a variety of other products. The codes have also been used in marketing campaigns for some of the biggest companies in the world, and as a way…

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QR codes going BIG in the U.K.

The city of Lincoln in the United Kingdom is starting to follow the QR trend as the codes make their way to the City Centre where they will be featured in shop windows. The codes will be used to offer customers exclusive deals and discounts on merchandise. Many are finding the codes to be a better option for their promotional efforts than conventional advertising. For one, the codes are vastly less expensive than traditional advertising. They are also easily generated and printed.  Lincoln is just another in a long line…

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What one business owner is doing with QR codes to help animals

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QR codes are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and more companies are using them to engage their customers in a new way. Jennifer Liu, owner of Fuzzy Nation has just recently begun using QR codes as part of their latest campaign. We were able to get in touch with Jennifer and get her take on the codes.  Can you tell me about your business? We are a wholesaler, branding and design company.  We license Fuzzy Nation branded designs to manufacturers of house ware, giftware, handbags, accessories and watches. We…

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QR Codes and Smartphones…The Dynamic Duo Delivers!

Domex Superfresh Growers, a leading grower and distributor of fruits in the North Western United States, recently received recognition from the prestigious American Advertising Federation. The company caught the federation’s eye with their re-imagined website and use of QR codes. Their use of emerging mobile marketing trends earned them the reward on March 24 and has grown their customer base exponentially. “We have always made our efforts to connect with consumers a top priority,” says marketing and communications manager Loren Queen. Educating consumers about the benefits of healthy fruit has…

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Italian winery announces new QR code on label

Wine QR Code Linked to Carpineto's Mobile Site

Carpineto, a popular winery in Italy, has announced that they will be using QR codes as part of their black label brands to be released in the coming months. The winery boasts of being the first Montepulciano winery to make use of the codes and hopes that they will offer a robust customer experience. The codes will be linked to a mobile website and will present viewers with detailed information regarding the wines as well as offer tips for service and pairing the wines with food. QR codes first appeared…

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Lions, Tigers and QR Codes?

Advertising has gone to the animals, literally. Actually, in this case it isn’t advertising, it’s education. The Santa Barbara Zoo is utilizing QR Codes to give patrons the opportunity to interact with the animals. This is not only brilliant on their part, but a move that should set a standard for every other business out there. QR Codes are small, square, 2-D boxes similar to barcodes. Smartphone’s can download an application that allows them to scan the code and be taken to a website, information or video that has been…

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ShareSquare makes all the right connections

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ShareSquare, a platform that connects audiences with the entertainment industry, made a strong showing at this year’s South by South West conference. They have launched their new initiative today that will make use of QR codes. The company will also offer a content management system that will let clients easily customize the codes as well as obtain real-time analytics. This year’s conference, held in Texas, was overrun with QR codes. As the barcodes become more popular, more companies specializing in their use are beginning to emerge. Mobile technology is likely…

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Home Depot’s New QR Code Campaign Released

Home Depot has long been lauded for its helpful and enthusiastic staff. The retailer has prided itself on the experience it offers customers and is now taking their efforts to the next level by using QR codes in their stores. Today, the retailer announced that they will be using the codes in a series of advertisements that will be launched nationwide. They will also be directing consumers to download scanning applications to their smart phones so that they will be able to participate in the campaign. The codes have become…

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