QR codes lose steam in magazine ads

QR codes in magazines

The share in this printed format for the barcodes has fallen to 70 percent. According to the latest results of a Nellymoser study, the mobile responses that the print ads in magazine are having are continuing along in their evolution, as 20 percent of the activations that are generated through these ads come from image-based activations – for example, invisible watermarks – as opposed to QR codes and other barcode based activations. The study looked into the results that were produced by more than 170,000 pages in leading publications. Nellymoser,…

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American Medical ID incorporates QR codes to help with mobile commerce

Mobile Website for American Medical ID

American Medical ID, a company specializing in customized medical identification jewelry, has launched a new mobile commerce site that enables consumers to purchase items like medical bracelets from their mobile device. Traditionally, these items could not be purchased except from a desktop or laptop. Now, however, these products can be ordered as soon as a condition has been diagnosed. The company is promoting this new service with QR coded mailings. The new mobile site showcases the company’s full catalogue of products, which can be viewed from any mobile device capable…

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Athens Regional embarks on a QR-driven campaign to promote mammograms among women

QR Code News

Athens Regional Health Services, one of the leading health care systems in Georgia, has begun using QR codes in an attempt to reach out to patients. The codes are part of a major campaign designed to encourage women to get mammograms. Health screenings can often mean the difference between life and death, especially in the case of cancer, where early detection can save lives. Athens Regional is hoping that the codes will help spread awareness of the importance of screenings for women. The codes have been appearing in print ads…

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Trumpia adds QR codes as a major new part of its mobile marketing offerings

Mobile Commerce News

Leading Multi-Channel Marketing and Messaging solution provider, Trumpia, has announced that it will be adding quick response (QR) code functionality to its offerings on its all-in-one platform, which already includes mobile email, text, IM, voice broadcast, and social media. It is Trumpia’s hope that this will help their clients to achieve faster and better response rates from their online advertising and marketing efforts. Trumpia lets businesses and advertising agencies (both digital and traditional) create their own QR codes with a simple to use, self-service website. Marketers can use the generated…

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Fast cars and fast print ads

With QR codes and other mobile marketing strategies gaining traction, many are wondering what role interactive technologies will play in the future. Many companies, both big and small, all over the world are taking advantage of new trends in the advertising industry, hoping to turn people’s use of smart phones into patronage. While QR codes seem to be the weapon of choice for many of today’s advertisers, there are a growing number of print publications using the codes for a different purpose altogether. The print and digital worlds are often…

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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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The ABC’s of QR codes

  If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur looking for an inexpensive way to get your business name or services out to the people; this is what you need to use. QR Codes. They are starting to emerge now in the U.S. and a few other countries. Japan has used them for years, and many European countries have started using them also. You have more than likely been seeing them all ready on certain product packaging, television commercials, or even on Facebook. They are square, 2D, black and…

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When two worlds collide

The use of QR codes is gaining traction in the print world. As technology evolves, the print industry is looking for ways that it can adapt and keep up with people’s interests. The two industries have been in conflict for many years and, for the most part, both have been unable to succeed over the other. As QR codes rise to prominence, a new line of thought is developing, one that suggests that technology and print can work together instead of competing against one another. The codes are becoming a…

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Lender’s QR code campaign designed to connect offline with online

Security One Lending, a company that specializes in reverse mortgages, introduced their latest initiative making use of QR codes. The codes will be featured on the company’s print and online advertisements and will help their customers obtain a better overall experience. Security One hopes to close the gap between their online and offline endeavors through use of the codes, a trend more companies are following as mobile technology becomes more prominent. The company’s loan officers will be able to connect with clients that use the codes, guiding them to the mobile…

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Canadian newspaper QR code links to mobile website

Newspapers QR Codes

The Drumheller Mail, a community newspaper in Alberta, Canada, is the lates in a line of newspapers that is making use of QR codes. The codes had already appeared in advertisements that have appeared in the newspaper, but now they will be used to connect readers to online content. QR codes are still quite unfamiliar and many readers have yet to make use of them, prompting the newspaper to take measures to educate their readers on how to use them. The codes will allow readers to seamlessly connect to online…

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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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