QR codes are used, but not for purchasing

QR Code Marketing

A new study conducted in the U.K. and Japan has shown that the barcodes are being scanned but not to buy. The results of a Euromonitor retail technology survey have just been released and they have shown that while QR codes are being scanned by consumers, they are not being used for shopping. The study included the participation of consumers in fifteen different markets. Beyond the use of QR codes, it identified a number of mobile commerce trends. It indicated that consumers in the United Kingdom and in Japan have…

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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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QR codes demonstrate considerable success in Pitney Bowes research

QR Codes

The survey showed that more than a quarter of consumers aged 18 to 34 had scanned a barcode. Pitney Bowes Inc. has released the results of their most recent survey in a report that demonstrated that QR codes have gained a significant amount of acceptance among consumers in the Western world. North American and European consumers both showed an increase in use of the barcodes. There were 5,000 consumer participants in the study, which reported that there is an average use of QR codes of 15 percent among all age…

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Survey shows that QR codes are big in the automotive sector

QR codes automotive car

DMEautomotive highlights QR code interaction among automotive consumers DMEautomotive, an automotive marketing firm, has released the results of a new national survey that focuses on consumer interaction with QR codes. QR codes are widely used marketing tools that have been successful in engaging consumers in a dynamic fashion. The codes have seen relatively limited use in the automotive sector, but DMEautomitive suggests that the codes have strong potential therein. The survey shows that QR code interaction in this sector is on the rise and that consumers are finding value in…

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GMO Japan Market Intelligence shows QR codes are popular in East Asian markets

QR Code Statistics

QR code usage – still room to grow. QR code awareness is a somewhat serious issue for marketers looking to reach out to mobile consumers. The codes have been very proficient in helping establish the mobile marketing industry, but many consumers around the world are still unfamiliar with the black and white blocky patterns. Indeed, consumer awareness of the codes is believed to be quite rare outside of Japan. This may not be the case, however, according to a new survey from GMO Japan Market Intelligence, a business and market research…

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Crow Wing County implements QR codes to get feedback from residents

Crow Wing County in Minnesota

QR codes have made their way to Crow Wing County in Minnesota, where they are being used on local hiking trails. The codes are being used by county officials who are looking for feedback from hikers as well as others throughout the area. County officials believe that many residents will find the codes useful as a large portion of them own smart phones and other mobile devices. Thus far, county administrator Tim Houle claims that the feedback regarding the codes has been positive. The codes can be found at various…

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Report shows the growing popularity of QR codes around the world

QR Code Growth - Image from 3GVision

3GVision, a leading mobile technology company specializing in barcodes, has released their latest report concerning the global growth of QR codes. The company has been releasing these reports at regular intervals for the past two years as a way to help those invested in mobile marketing gauge the progress of QR codes. The report shows that consumers throughout the world are beginning to make use of QR codes. Should these trends continue, the codes are likely to become one of the most powerful marketing tools in the world. According to…

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QR codes may save the print industry; study shows that printed QR codes are more successful than their digital counterparts

QR Code Article

Advertisers have come to adore QR codes. The advent of the digital era has brought about the decline of printed publications which, in turn, has lead to diminishing returns from printed advertisements. Advertisers have had trouble traversing the online world as there is no guarantee that consumers will pay any attention to their attempts at marketing, especially when there are programs that can get rid of advertisements altogether. QR codes, however, are still shrouded in mystique, enticing the curiosity of consumers while offering them a valuable service. The codes may,…

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New survey shows QR code usage on the rise

A new survey released by MGH Modern Marketing, a full service marketing agency, shows that enthusiasm for QR codes is at an all time high. The codes have displayed their prowess at content distribution since they began seeing extensive use in the U.S. nearly two years ago. Originally developed in Japan, few thought the codes would catch on like they have. Thanks to the widespread use of mobile devices, the codes are now becoming a cornerstone of marketing. MGH’s survey shows that 70% of smart phone users have used, or…

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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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Emerging marketing tools giving way to dynamic results

The Halo Group, a New York based marketing and communications agency, attended the Colombia Business School’s Center on Global Brand Leadership BRITE 2011 conference held on March 2nd, and surveyed attendees on their receptivity to emerging marketing trends. The survey itself made use of new mobile technology, QR codes, as a means to collect data from participants. Scanning the code would take attendees to the mobile site that hosted the survey. Halo’s “Marketing Innovation Reality Check” is a 10 question, multiple choice survey that asks participants to rate their response…

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