SpyderLynk introduces Snap-to-Buy mobile shopping solution for advertisers and publishers

SnapTag

Leading marketing technology firm, SpyderLynk, best known for its development of the SnapTag, has unveiled its latest release, the Snap-to-Buy technology that allows publishers and advertisers to integrate m-commerce into their traditional media ads. What Snap-to-Buy provides is the ability to use traditional media, such as print ads in magazines, to connect the consumer to social, mobile, and m-commerce arenas. This fully-customizable technology lets brand advertisers provide consumers with the chance to obtain additional information about a product being advertised, “like” it on Facebook, share information about it with friends,…

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SnapTags versus QR codes for mobile marketing

SnapTag QR Codes

The results of a new SpyderLynk infographic study have been released, comparing the two most popular marketing barcodes, QR codes and SnapTags. This particular comparison looked into the functionality, accessibility, and brandability of the codes, as well as the costs that are associated with their campaigns. For example, QR codes can only be accessed by people who have downloaded a QR code reader, while SnapTags are only available to individuals whose smartphones have a camera feature. Both of them give various options for tracking data and reporting. SypderLynk CEO, Nicole…

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Innovative SnapTags will be shown off at upcoming marketing events

Snaptag-Barcodes

Since QR codes first hit U.S. shores in 2008, the marketing industry has been awash with innovation. The codes successfully launched a new marketing industry that was more focused on connecting to mobile consumers; a demographic that advertisers had been having trouble reaching in the past. QR codes catapulted mobile barcode technology into the limelight and have bred several spin-offs that have enjoyed varying degrees of success. One of the more successful variants of mobile barcodes is the SnapTag, created by SpyderLynk, a mobile marketing firm. SnapTags are a form…

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Toyota uses Japanese pop-icon Hatsune Miku to promote new 2011 Corolla

Toyota Augmented Reality

Augmented reality has been growing in popularity in Japan recently. The nation is well known for its creative, and sometimes mind bending, use of technology. Augmented reality seems to fit well with the demands of consumers, especially when it can be used to bring one of Japan’s most beloved pop music idols to life. Toyota has developed a new augmented reality application that marks the partnership between the automaker’s Corolla brand and one of Japan’s leading music divas, Hatsune Miku. Dubbed “MikuScape,” the application can be used to see Miku…

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Nissan leverages QR codes to sell cars after hours

Nissan Headquaters

Japanese automaker Nissan is about to launch a new mobile marketing campaign using QR codes. The company has had trouble in recent months stemming from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster, which led the company to cease production for several days. Instead of waiting for everything to return to normal, however, the company has embarked on a new initiative to boost sales in the U.S. using QR codes. Nissan has announced that all of their 2012 models will feature a code that will allow customers to do more than just…

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Toyota introduces ToyoTag QR codes

Toyota mobile payments

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A has announced that it will be including quick response (QR) codes into its marketing mix, to allow mobile phone-using customers to obtain instant access to vehicle quotes, promotions, safety tips, videos, and other tools, information, and features. Calling the 2D barcodes the ToyoTag, customers of the major car manufacturer can capture the image of the logo within a ring in order to obtain content related to the company and its products. The feature works with both standard mobile phones and smartphones alike. The SnapTag reader can…

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