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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CBS Outdoor survey shows that QR codes are more popular than augmented reality and NFC advertisements in Europe

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A new survey from CBS Outdoor, an advertising firm specializing in outdoor media, shows that mobile marketing is becoming more popular in Europe. The survey examines the reach of mobile technologies – specifically QR codes, augmented reality and NFC technology. These technologies have become very popular in the world of marketing because of the ability to connect with mobile consumers. Amongst marketers, QR codes were once the favored tool before augmented reality and NFC took consumers interaction to new levels. The survey from CBS Outdoor, however, suggests that consumers do…

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Handy launches new fish tracking program to promote sustainability

Fish Sustainability Tracking with QR Codes

As QR codes reach critical mass in the world of marketing, they are spilling over into other industries and ventures. The codes are finding their way into just about every situation, including sustainability. Specialty seafood retailer Handy has adopted traceable QR codes for their new artisanal fish program for restaurants. Handy has a reputation being meticulous about its products, making extraordinary effort to ensure quality and freshness. The company’s new program is designed to show consumers where its supply of grouper comes from and what was done to it after…

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Position Marketing Group adds QR codes to its Interactive Secured Advertising Technology banners

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The Position Marketing Group (PMG), an interactive and online advertising firm, has announced a new feature for its Interactive Secured Advertising Technology. The company often uses this technology for banners, which are in turn used by businesses for various marketing campaigns. The latest update to the company’s technology will enable businesses to use these banners to promote social media connections. This is accomplished through the use of QR codes. PMG has created its own QR code generator specifically for this new initiative. Social media has become a very popular medium…

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QRDevices launches new service to help pet owners find their missing animals

QR Code Pet Tag

QRDevices, a company specializing in QR code related services, has announced a new service that will let pet owners track down their missing pets with the help of social media. Dubbed QRPetLink, the service will allow pet owners to create their own QR codes and engrave these codes on collars or tags. The codes are linked to a Facebook group that is exclusive to people using the QRDevices service. Through this group, pet owners will be able to enlist the help of other pet owners in tracking down lost animals.…

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Marine Drive Mobile announces the full integration of QR codes into its technology for merchants

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Marine Drive Mobile Corp. has unveiled its new merchant technology which includes the full integration of QR codes. Now, merchants are able to offer customers who purchase deals to redeem their coupons in a paperless way. According to the Marine Drive Mobile CEO, Colin MacDonald, “QR codes are an integral part of the discount deal shopping experience for consumers in 2012.” He explained that by making the paperless redemption available through the use of the software, retailers and merchants will be able to create QR codes simultaneously for every type…

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Constant Contact launches new marketing service that uses QR codes to help businesses connect with consumers

QR Code Service

Constant Contact, an online marketing firm, has announced a new tool to help businesses and non-profit groups to connect with consumers. The company’s new tool, called Scan-to-Join, will allow businesses to create their own QR codes and attach them to sign-up forms. Using these forms, consumers can sign up for newsletters and other kinds of mailing lists that offer some kind of information. QR codes have been used in this way before by other companies to varying degrees of success. By using QR codes, Constant Contact believes that businesses will…

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NM Incite studies the increasing discussions concerning QR codes online

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Social media intelligence firm NM Incite has taken an interest in QR codes. Though QR codes are nothing new, having been developed more than a decade ago, they have only recently been getting more attention from marketers. This attention shot QR codes into the limelight, and consumers around the world have been encouraged to make use of the codes in some way. Because the codes are so easy to use, they have a wide appeal to several industries. The codes have become very popular with businesses, but NM Incite claims…

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Orange QR unveils new tracking software for QR codes

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Orange QR has announced the release of its new tracking software for QR codes, called the Code Tracking Generator, that allows mobile device users to better manage and track the barcodes that they have used. Orange QR is already known for providing access to its search feature for free, so that people can discover more about QR codes and their readers. This new tracking software addresses the fact that while the codes are simple to implement, scan, and use, it is challenging for companies to be able to manage and…

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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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Rock the Vote looks to inspire young people to vote by using QR codes

QR Code Tshirts

As presidential campaigns begin to pick up steam in the U.S., QR codes are likely to play a significant role in getting young, tech-savvy people to vote. Popular non-profit group Rock the Vote has teamed with clothing brands Junk Food and Threads for Thought to launch a new QR campaigned aimed at bolstering the political power of young generations. Rock the Vote has created a series of QR codes that will be branded on shirts from both clothing companies. The group believes that these codes are popular amongst young people,…

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