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The Best QR Code Campaigns of Q2 2012

by david

The start of a new quarter is always a good time to take a step back and reflect on the latest developments in the industry. Today is no exception, as we've hand-picked the best and most innovative QR Code campaigns from the 2nd Quarter, 2012.

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QR codes for London commuters

by david

For those of us who live in London, and have the dubious pleasure of using public transport daily, QR codes are becoming part of the landscape. We see them in the daily newspapers, on billboards, advertisements, etc. To the surprise of many, including your humble correspondent, marketers seem undeterred by the complete lack of wi-fi or 3G network in the underground. This led us here at Scanbuy to wonder, and assess, how successful these QR codes could be. Over the last 12 months, we’ve…

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Virtual Shops: From Experiment to Fruition

by david

The latter half of 2011 was highlighted by a series of mobile-commerce experiments using QR codes. The goal was to understand the changing nature of shopping, driven by shoppers' adoption of mobile technology. These initiatives sent a shockwave through the retail industry and mobile commerce quickly made the jump from fiction to reality. Today, mobile shopping is rapidly becoming a legitimate part of an integrated, multi-channel retail strategy. In fact, the scale and frequency of these…

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Best QR Code Campaigns of Q1 2012

by david

Not too long ago, we selected our top QR Code Campaigns for 2011, a collection that featured some very inspired and creative work. With 2012 well on its way, it seems marketers are growing even more skilled and ambitious  in their QR efforts. So if you're among the 86% of marketers planning to use QR codes, here's a selection of the best campaigns in 2012 to some extra inspiration. Company: SAS Industry: Tourism Scandinavian Airlines launched a promotion that required two mobile…

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QR Codes Get Social at SXSW

by david

SXSW kicked off this week and ScanLife is going to help you fill up on Twitter Followers with your very own QR Code. With the help of Taco Bell and Viafo, we will be hosting the ScanSocial Game.

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Our Top Mobile Barcode Campaigns of 2011

by david

In 2011 we saw some pretty amazing mobile barcode campaigns. If you're searching for inspiration, look no further. Here's our top 10: Taco Bell and MTV teamed up to help promote this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. QR Codes were placed on all of Taco Bell’s “Big Box Remixed” packages and large cups and delivered a variety of exclusive VMA content to users. The campaign led to over 400 thousand scans in six weeks. Find out more. Contestants had to find 5 Mercedes-Benz cars…

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Fresh Campaign Examples

by david

We’ve posted our recent campaign examples from the past few months. As always, the campaigns ranged from various industries including Retail, Wireless and Quick Serve Restaurant (QSR). This set included our single biggest campaign ever, one that saw hundreds of thousands of scans in a six week period! Three of these campaigns, Starbucks, Taco Bell and Sonic, all came out of the QSR category. We're seeing an increased interest in this category as the technology continues to become more…

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July, 2011 Campaigns

by david

We’ve just released our latest campaign examples from July. Like always, campaigns ranged from a variety of industries including Tourism, CPG and Retail. The summer has also become a popular time for sweepstakes, as we had codes linking users to contests from Hanes, JanSport, Tilly's and more. And in perhaps the most bizarre code use we’ve ever seen, a man from Paris had an EZ code tattooed to his chest, becoming the first ever animated tattoo. July’s Key Campaigns:…

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When QR Codes Go Wrong

by david

Due to the enormous growth of mobile barcode technology, thousands of marketers are turning to QR codes to engage with their audience. While great news, we’ve found that many codes are providing a poor user experience simply because the codes were published incorrectly. Some codes are not scanning at all, making them useless and discouraging to potential customers.

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QR Codes & Mail = Big Savings This Summer

by david

ScanLife has also entered into a Business Alliance with the U.S. Postal Service® and to show our support for this fantastic effort, we will be offering a 10% discount to any customer that uses our platform as part of their 2D barcode/mail campaign!

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