Understanding mobile loyalty platforms that are transactional

Mobile marketing loyalty

There are many different types of transactional mobile loyalty platforms and, like the old punch card and plastic cards with the magnetic stripe, each of these new programs designed for mobile devices has their own benefits and drawbacks. Consider the following types of mobile loyalty platforms that are of a transactional nature: • Optical character recognition (OCR) mobile loyalty platforms To take advantage of these platforms, consumers must download a dedicated app into their smartphones and snap the image of each of their receipts. The concept behind this method is…

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New form of QR code boosts mobile commerce through instructional encouragement to scan

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  Survey says…half of mobile campaigns have implemented a QR code. Scanbuy.com data has indicated that half of all marketers have already implemented QR codes as an element of their overall mobile marketing, and an additional 86 percent intend to incorporate it into their mobile commerce efforts in the future, making it clear that these barcodes are growing in popularity. The question that remains is whether or not it will have the desired impact on consumers and whether or not they will actually use them. Though the awareness of QR codes,…

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NFC and QR codes to help mobile marketing grow to new heights

Mobile Marketing

  Interactive mobile marketing is becoming more important as consumers grow more mobile. Smart phones and other such devices have enabled people to enjoy a constant connection to the Internet no matter where they may be in the world. Because consumers are becoming less sedentary, static marketing may no longer be the best options for companies launching new marketing campaigns. Attention is being drawn to technologies like NFC and QR codes, but some companies believe that these are nothing more than a novelty. A new report from Smith’s Point Analytics,…

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Philadelphia International Airport using QR codes to promote artists

QR code Scanning

QR code scanning for more information helps artists. The Philadelphia International Airport has announced that a new series of QR codes will be accompanying its various art installations. The airport is home to some famous works of art from Mary Smull and Anne Schaefer, which many travelers have enjoyed for years. The airport believes that adding QR codes to these works of art could help travelers experience them in a new way. The codes will begin appearing this month on art throughout the airport and can be scanned by any…

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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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QR codes used to help find children who have gone missing

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QR codes used to help to find missing children   Milk cartons and posters displaying the image of missing children have just gone much more high tech with the addition of QR codes that can be scanned using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Though the print ads still serve their purpose to help to reach a broad audience of people and find out if a missing child has been spotted, they are very limited in the amount of information that they can provide. With the addition of the…

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

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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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Annual student sculpture event at Washington University has a new mobile twist

QR Code Art

QR code art   Washington University and University City’s 26th annual Student Sculpture Project began on April 1, with an event at Centennial Commons, after which point the various art pieces will remain available for public viewing until September. The pieces on display were selected from among those submitted by the Washington University Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts sculpture students. Their submissions included both proposals and models, as well as the budgets they would require. They were submitted to the University City Municipal Arts and Letters Commission.…

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Study shows that consumers are eager for mobile coupons, but few receive them

Mobile Commerce

A recent study from the Mercator Advisory Group… an independent market research and analytic firm based in the U.S., suggests that the demand for mobile coupons is growing, but few people are getting such items. Mobile coupons are a growing trend in the world of mobile marketing and commerce. These digital coupons are often used as an incentive to encourage mobile consumers to scan a QR code or interact with an NFC-based advertisement. These coupons can be used at retail stores for savings or to redeem a reward. According to…

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Well.ca launches Canada’s first QR code pop-up store in Toronto

Virtual Store

Well.ca, an online retailer based in Canada, is set to bring virtual pop-up stores to North America this month. The company has announced that Canada will be home to North America’s first pop-up store, which will feature a wide line of products, each associated with their own QR code. The store will be located in downtown Toronto and will be open through the end of April. Consumers will be able to find a wide range of products at the store from brands like Tide, Crest and Head and Shoulders. Pop-up…

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Youth Unlimited gathers community support to build the world’s largest QR code

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Youth Unlimited North York, a non-profit organization based in Ontario, Canada, is embarking on a journey to build the world’s largest QR code. The current record holder is Air Fest, a day camp company also based in Canada. Air Fest’s QR code comes in at a massive 15,625 square feet, a standard that Youth Unlimited believes it can beat with the help of volunteers. The organization is reaching out to the youth community in Toronto, petitioning their aid in the construction of the gargantuan QR code. As of now, the…

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