A free QR code statistics generator is now being offered by uQR.me. And it’s pretty nifty, say the mobile marketers who have tested it out.
uQR.me, if you’re not familiar, was created by Mobile Leaves, which also provides free QR codes.
According to Mobile Commerce News, not only does this free service generate QR code statistics, but it is already calculating the success of millions of QR codes from around the world.
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McDonald’s is taking a multichannel approach for marketing itself as the official restaurant sponsor for this year’s NFL season. This is their second season sponsoring the league.
McDonald’s kicked off their campaign two days before the start of the season. They are using several marketing efforts including scanning QR codes, offering rewards to fans, and using web-enabled marketing platforms.
For the campaign, there are materials displayed at the point of sale at 14,000 restaurants nationwide featuring the “McDonald’s Tailgate Photo Sweepstakes” which rewards fans for their images that reflect “Tailgating McDonald’s-style.”
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Scanbuy, the mobile engagement solutions provider known for serving up hearty insights into the growth and progress of the QR code industry, has just released its quarterly trend report showing that it processed nearly 22 million mobile engagements in Q1 2014.
If you’re keeping score at home, that’s a 20% increase from Q1 2013. Scanbuy says this expansion demonstrates continued strong growth and interest among mobile consumers.
“Mobile triggers continue to help consumers make product choices, engage their favorite brands, receive more informative information, quickly download their favorite apps, and much more,” explains Mike Wehrs, CEO of Scanbuy. “With millions of mobile engagements completed each month, and with user activity distributed fairly evenly across age groups, and areas of interest, there’s no question consumers continue to value ScanLife for the quickest route to more information and the best deal.”
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Barcodes, Mobile Commerce, QR Codes, Technology
It can easily be argued that QR codes have gotten a bad reputation, but not because they couldn’t be easily read and engaged using practically any smartphone but more because of what happened after they were scanned.
The simple fact is that QR codes were so easy to use to route a consumer to a business’s website that the majority of businesses actually neglected to take the steps necessary to keep a consumer engaged once they actually arrived at their website.
What most businesses didn’t understand was that, just like near field communication (NFC), QR codes are simply a trigger; they can lead a consumer wherever a company wants to but, once done, that company actually has to have something engaging, interesting or valuable to keep them there.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Predictions, QR Codes, Resources, Smartphones, Tablet Devices
This year at SXSW, QR codes are everywhere. And while they’re nothing new in the digital realm, their growing adoption among consumers and companies is notable nonetheless.
Last night in Austin at the mega convention, Mahala introduced its new digital commerce platform, which allows consumers and fans to purchase digital content or merchandise directly from artists, labels or merchants, using their mobile phones.
The team at Mahala clearly picked the perfect event and venue to tout its newest offering.
Posted in Android, Announcements, Infographics, iOS, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, QR Codes, Technology
According to the findings of a new study published by comScore MobiLens and the Mobile Marketing Association, young males in the United Kingdom are the individuals most likely to scan QR codes.
The entire millennial generation has been pegged as target demographic for QR codes if you’re a marketer looking to get the most bang for your buck.
Although some industry analysts have become concerned that QR codes are not the novelty they once were, the study reveals that a good portion of the population is still enamored of QR codes and willing to scan and use them when appropriate.
Posted in Marketing Strategy, Mobile Advertising, Mobile Advertising Campaigns, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, QR Codes, Technology
Streamline LTD, Kent’s oldest and largest supplier of taxis, has launched its new Scan, Click & Go service.
The first of its kind, Scan, Click & Go enables customers to simply scan a quick response code (QR) at venues in and around the town to book their car.
Within seconds a SMS is returned to the user confirming the booking and vehicle details.
“It is the first time any such technology has been used in the region to book taxis and is a much needed advance in technology,” a press release from the company reads.
Posted in Announcements, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Analytics, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, News, Platforms, QR Codes, Resources, SMS / Text, Technology