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Wrangler cashes in on 'Old Town Road' with scannable denim | Mobile Marketer
Wrangler jeans brand debuted a mobile scanning function that activates an experience based on "Old Town Road," the popular crossover country/hip-hop song by rapper Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. When mobile users visit the WranglerOnMyBooty.com microsite, they're asked to scan the back pocket of their Wrangler jeans to unlock a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the song's music video, according to a company announcement.
The mobile capability was inspired by the song's lyric that says, "Cowboy hat from Gucci, Wrangler on my booty," and teases a new, limited-edition clothing collection tied to the release of the music video.
clothing  music  qr  partnerships 
2 days ago by dancall
NBCUniversal’s scannable ShoppableTV takes viewers directly to e-commerce sites | TechCrunch
NBCUniversal is launching a new feature it hopes will increase conversion rates for advertisers. Called ShoppableTV, it displays QR codes during specific moments in TV shows and take viewers directly to e-commerce sites once scanned. The company says this is the first time QR codes have been used on national TV to drive direct sales.
tv  ecommerce  qr  trends  future 
17 days ago by dancall
HBO Crowns Snapchat as King of Its 'Game of Thrones' Augmented Reality Promotion at SXSW « Mobile AR News :: Next Reality
In one experience, fire and ice envelope a map of Westeros, while another experience ignites a "Hand of the King" replica pin with flames. On banners throughout the experience, blood-red thrones emerge from behind portraits of the show's characters, while in a tent devoted to Daenerys, the shadow of the Mother of Dragons appears alongside silhouettes of her Unsullied army.
The activation is part of the larger "Bleed the Throne" campaign, which serves not only to promote the new season, but also to assist the American Red Cross in soliciting blood donations.
snapchat  augmented-reality  csr  qr  tv  partnerships 
10 weeks ago by dancall
Danone links illustrated yogurt packaging to Spotify playlists | Mobile Marketer
French food group Danone teamed up with Spotify on an artistic campaign for its Light & Free yogurts aimed at young adults. The "Light and Free Ink" campaign in the U.K. includes customized packaging with Spotify QR codes that unlock a curated playlist until March 31, Mobile Marketing Magazine reported.
U.K. street artist Nerone, designer Morag Myerscough, illustrator Justin Poulter and graphic artist Neil Stevens designed the Light & Free packaging and selected songs for each Spotify playlist.
Danone will run video and display ads on Spotify to urge listeners to visit a music hub for Light & Free, a sugar- and fat-free Greek yogurt that comes in eight flavors.
fmcg  music  spotify  qr 
12 weeks ago by dancall
Shopify, 11 Honoré bring QR-code shopping to New York Fashion Week | Retail Dive
Shopify and 11 Honoré, a luxury, size-inclusive e-commerce retailer, offered attendees of this week's New York Fashion Week show a catalog with runway looks that featured QR codes enabling real-time mobile shopping, according to a Shopify email sent to Retail Dive.

The Shopify QR Shopcodes allow users to scan codes with their mobile smartphones to be steered directly to 11 Honoré's online store to purchase products in real time.

Shopify also partnered with 11 Honoré on a physical pop-up store to offer shoppers designer items that were on the runway and products that are also available on the retailer's online store. The pop-up is located at 157 Hudson St. in New York.
retail  qr  luxury  ecommerce 
february 2019 by dancall
This Lego Wear pop-up shop in London requires Snapchat
Lego Wear is helping with the launch of a pop-up shop in London. The interesting thing about this shop is it has nothing in it - no merchandise whatsoever - save for a Snapcode. While at first you might think this is expensive real estate, even for a pop-up, the idea is that once customers open their Snapchat app and scan this code they’ll be in for a shopping experience unlike any other.

What is Snapchat, how does it work, and what is it used for?
Once the Snapcode is scanned, users will have access to the entire store through their Snapchat app. Looking through their phone users will see an augmented reality fashion boutique. The store will appear loaded with limited-edition clothing items for adults. Included in the augmented reality experience is an interactive DJ booth, an arcade, and Lego mannequins that model the clothes.
pop-up  stunts  retail  snapchat  qr  ecommerce  future  trends 
february 2019 by dancall
Oreo snacks on AR with Snapchat lenses, digital stickers | Mobile Marketer
Oreo is rolling out a European campaign with image-messaging app Snapchat that celebrates "the playful side within all of us," Campaign reported. The "Oreo People" effort includes special packaging with Snapcodes that mobile users can scan to unlock a cookie-themed augmented reality (AR) lens, filters and digital stickers of "Oreoji" characters.
The Mondelez-owned brand is placing the Snapcodes on 134 million product packages throughout Europe. Oreo fans in the U.K. can access a video game that challenges players to virtually "zorb" — roll downhill inside a transparent ball — while dodging obstacles.
fmcg  snapchat  qr  augmented-reality  GAMES  competition 
january 2019 by dancall
QR Codes Find Renewed Focus With Foster Farms | PYMNTS.com
DORI provides the brand with an opportunity to communicate with its customers “at the moment of purchase,” according to Ira Brill, a director with the company, in an interview with PYMNTS. Through DORI, consumers can print coupons for the company’s products or add them to their loyalty cards.

In terms of communication, QR codes can be helpful for consumers who might be confused about product information on a brand’s packaging. DORI can point consumers to resources that offer explanations for common poultry terms. Brill described the interface for that feature, which describes terms such as “organic” and “all-natural,” as a Spin The Wheel application.
food  qr 
october 2018 by dancall
Good Housekeeping Comes To The Mall Of America For A Holiday Season Pop-Up | PYMNTS.com
The GH Institute is the testing arm of the Good Housekeeping brand – it reviews and ranks many thousands of products per year for the magazine, as well as for its associate web portals, Good Housekeeping Online and Green Good Housekeeping Seal. The pop-up shop brings brands the ability to not only get recommendations from the lab, but also to buy them directly.

Buy them, but not walk out of the shop with them, as one of the design features of the shop is that it will be shoppable with Amazon SmileCodes, which shoppers can use in the Amazon app to pay for their goods and have them delivered to their homes.
amazon  pop-up  Christmas  retail  partnerships  qr  ecommerce  delivery 
september 2018 by dancall
Scandit Marries AR, IoT To Boost eCommerce | PYMNTS.com
For the user, think of it as an eCommerce experience in an in-store setting, said the CEO, but which can be extended to logistics, healthcare and government. Computer vision, Mueller said, “offers the universal means to identify the presence of an object, identify what type of object it might be and then keep track of it,” all while the person wielding Scandit’s technology looks at the object from various perspectives, locations and angles.

The movement to that holistic, data-rich view has come as barcode scanners have evolved, moving toward mobile devices and phones that have cameras, of course — making information capture possible. For Scandit, he said, barcode scanning can represent a jumping-off point for retailers seeking to enhance in-store productivity and the consumer experience.
qr  recognition  new-companies  ai  retail  ecommerce 
august 2018 by dancall
Instagram's Testing 'Nametag' Codes to Promote Accounts | Social Media Today
Instagram is reportedly looking to launch a new feature called ‘Nametags’ which would enable users to create their own, customized Instagram code which can be scanned in using the app’s camera, immediately connecting you to that users’ account.
inspiration  qr  recognition 
april 2018 by dancall
Drop shop – Contagious I/O
Jordan Brand also partnered with Snapchat, logistics company Darkstore and Shopify to make the trainers available before their general release through Snapchat’s ecommerce feature. Those who attended the above-mentioned party in LA could scan a Snapcode to access a feature within the Snapchat app which enabled them to buy the new sneakers and take delivery of them within two hours.
sportswear  snapchat  ecommerce  qr 
march 2018 by dancall
Nike's Air Jordan pre-release on Snapchat sells out in 23 minutes | Mobile Marketer
Nike became the first brand to sell a product directly through the Snapchat app over the weekend, with a special pre-release of its Air Jordan III "Tinker" shoe that will hit stores in March, according to TechCrunch. People who attended a Nike party after the NBA All-Star game on Feb. 18 could scan exclusive Snap codes to open the app and purchase the sneakers for same-day delivery. The shoes sold out within 23 minutes.
E-commerce platform Shopify and startup Darkstore managed order-taking and delivery for the special sneaker promotion. Agency R/GA developed the activation. 
snapchat  ecommerce  sportswear  qr  scarcity 
february 2018 by dancall
Cadbury's scannable chocolate boxes activate a video message from a loved one | Mobile Marketer
Cadbury, the U.K. confectioner owned by Mondelez, is putting Valentine's Day chocolates in special boxes that can interact with a smartphone to record and send a video message to a loved one. Each Cadbury Milk Tray package has a unique code that can be scanned with a smartphone camera to let people record and save a personalized video message linked to the code, according to a press release shared with Mobile Marketer.
The recipient of the chocolates then uses a smartphone to scan the same code and view the video message, which can also be shared directly on social media. The personalized boxes are available in 133 Tesco stores in the U.K. leading up to Valentine's Day on Feb. 14.
qr  fmcg  video  valentine 
february 2018 by dancall
Amazon is experimenting with its own QR code style ‘SmileCodes’ | TechCrunch
Amazon has apparently been testing these codes in pop-up shops and Amazon Lockers (pictured above) in Europe for a few weeks now, but the company says these codes will make their U.S. debut in a few different magazines (Cosmopolitan and Seventeen) come February.
amazon  qr  retail  ecommerce 
february 2018 by dancall
QR Codes Reignite Loyalty Programs | PYMNTS.com
Until recently, the QR code was one of the great contenders in the race to ignite mobile commerce. But according to new reserach from Juniper, the humble QR code may be facing a rich second life as a driver of mobile loyalty.

New data released by the firm indicated that 1.3 billion mobile QR code coupons were estimated to have been redeemed last year, and the figure is set to grow by a lot — to 5.3 billion by 2022. Juniper also assigned a 2022 deadline for 4 billion mobile-enabled loyalty cards being activated by 2022 — nearly doubling the 2017 rate.

The QR-based coupon redemptions, according to Juniper, will occur across 1 billion phones and take a major boost from the fact that Apple has finally decided to include a QR code scanner in its iPhone product.
qr  ecommerce  retail  stats 
january 2018 by dancall
Cath Kidston Capitalises on Pinterest’s Lens Tool | Stylus | Innovation Research & Advisory
British lifestyle brand Cath Kidston’s collaboration with Pinterest leverages the latter’s visual discovery tool Lens. This uses image-recognition tech to directly match whatever a user points their smartphone at to on-site ‘Pins’.

As the first UK brand to use Lens, the move – which connects the brand’s physical spaces to its social presence – exemplifies the type of dual-platform engagement discussed in Social Media to Store.

Promoting the new Colour by Cath Kidston bag collection, Colour QR codes are found on in-store swing tags. Visitors simply hover their phone cameras over the code using the Lens icon in Pinterest’s app (no need to download a separate QR code reader) for redirection to a Pinterest board per bag. These feature styling suggestions and details on the design inspiration behind the entire range.
retail  ecommerce  qr  pinterest  o2o  recognition  trends  future 
november 2017 by dancall
Nordstrom, Home Depot put Pinterest's Pincodes in stores | Mobile Marketer
Pinterest has rolled out a "Lens Your Look" feature that lets users take photos of an item in their closet and get outfit recommendations styled around that item and based on their individual wardrobes, according to a blog post by the company.
The platform also unveiled Pincodes, a tool similar to QR codes, that bring users to branded Pinterest boards when they point their smartphone camera at the code icon. The codes will be featured on Kraft Heinz products, in Nordstrom and Home Depot stores, at Kia's exhibit in the LA Auto Show and in the December issue of Real Simple magazine, per the blog post.
partnerships  retail  qr  pinterest  mobile  luxury  fmcg 
november 2017 by dancall
Snapchat’s “Stranger Things” Lens Is The First Of Its Kind
To activate the filter, you can either scan the QR code in this post, or you can use Snapchat’s Shazam function while the Stranger Things theme song plays. 
The project is technically a Sponsored Lens, meaning that Netflix actually paid Snap for this interactive ad. But it’s yet another example of how Snap is not just creating crazy AR demos, but actively shipping them to 173 million daily active users and directly monetizing these user interfaces along the way.
snapchat  augmented-reality  tv  films  qr  creative  advertising 
november 2017 by dancall
16 Ways QR Codes are Being Used in China – Andreessen Horowitz
Bluntly, begging has gone digital in China thanks to the penetration of mobile wallets there. And no one can really claim that they don’t have spare change when they are almost always likely to have their cell phones on them.

In this case, the panhandlers collect physical change from kind strangers, but also (quite brilliantly) provide mobile payment QR codes as another payment option.
qr  apac  casestudies  funny 
august 2017 by dancall
Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app | TechCrunch
Venmo today rolled out a feature designed to make it easier to find friends within its mobile payments app, so you can add them to your connections list or get paid yourself. The feature, found under the new menu option “Scan Code,” is available now in both the iOS and Android version of the Venmo app. When tapped, it launches a new interface that allows you to either use the phone’s camera to scan a friend’s code or view your own, unique Venmo code.
qr  payment 
august 2017 by dancall
Coca-Cola's summer Sprite campaign includes scannable hip-hop lyrics | Mobile Marketer
Sprite, the lemon-lime soft drink marketed by Coca-Cola, reworked its “Wanna Sprite” campaign that started last fall with a summer promotion that urges consumers to scan QR-coded cans and bottles with their smartphones to win prizes. The Summer Sprite Cold Lyrics Series packaging will show phrases from songs mentioning the word cold from hip-hop artists Vince Staples, Lil Yachty, DRAM, Vic Mensa, Kamaiyah and Kap G, according to a press release by the company.
Fans who buy the limited-edition cans and bottles from June 26 to August 28 have a chance to win one of more than 150 prizes each day, including custom Xbox One S consoles, drones, BMX bikes, neon signs, instant cameras, pocket DJ mixers, wireless Bluetooth speakers and merchandise from Nike, GameStop, Sprite and more.
fmcg  qr  music  mobile 
june 2017 by dancall
Apple finally wakes up to QR codes, but it’s too late | TechCrunch
Apple, ever the late adopter, has added QR reading to its camera in what is the latest example of the U.S. company seemingly following a trend with blind optimism that it’ll work out for the best.

QR codes have never been an established thing in the U.S., the country where Apple’s influence and marketshare is highest worldwide, but in Asia — particularly in China — it is a well-established means to enabling payments, website discovery and more. Companies use QR codes on subway advertising in China to drive app downloads or website visits, for example. The humble QR code also enables point-of-sale payment via Alibaba’s hugely popular Alipay mobile payment app or the payment facility within Tencent’s blockbuster WeChat app, two services with over 500 million users.
apple  qr  recognition  apac 
june 2017 by dancall
The iPhone’s camera app can now read QR codes | TechCrunch
Remember when QR codes were the next big thing? In the U.S. you used to be able to find them on billboards, business cards — you name it. They were supposed to change the way we use our devices. Remember CurrentC? But the technology never really caught on stateside, mainly because users had to download a totally separate third-party app to scan them, and the whole system was pretty clunky.

But according to some reports on Twitter, QR codes in the U.S. are about to get a second chance, because the first iOS 11 beta has the ability to read QR codes via the native camera app. That means any iPhone users will be able to open their camera, point it at a QR code, and receive a prompt to follow a URL.
apple  qr  future 
june 2017 by dancall
Apple finally wakes up to QR codes, but it’s too late | TechCrunch
Apple, ever the late adopter, has added QR reading to its camera in what is the latest example of the U.S. company seemingly following a trend with blind optimism that it’ll work out for the best.

QR codes have never been an established thing in the U.S., the country where Apple’s influence and marketshare is highest worldwide, but in Asia — particularly in China — it is a well-established means to enabling payments, website discovery and more. Companies use QR codes on subway advertising in China to drive app downloads or website visits, for example. The humble QR code also enables point-of-sale payment via Alibaba’s hugely popular Alipay mobile payment app or the payment facility within Tencent’s blockbuster WeChat app, two services with over 500 million users.
apple  qr 
june 2017 by dancall
The Evian Babies Are Back, and They’re Taking Over Snapchat in Adorably Oversized Duds – Adweek
The campaign will have digital elements—including a Snapchat filter that is already available via a Snapcode on 300 million Evian bottles; it will be available to all users on June 10—as well as out-of-home billboards, social, event activations and a clothing line partnership with Rad.co. Brand ambassadors Maria Sharapova, Stan Wawrinka, Lucas Pouille, Madison Keys and Lydia Ko are featured in the campaign elements.
fmcg  advertising  snapchat  qr 
may 2017 by dancall
QR codes are back! But are they really better than before? | Mobile Marketer
Pepsi, Jeep, Snapchat, Pinterest, Facebook Messenger, Spotify. The list of brands and platforms recently making a commitment to QR codes is impressive, especially considering that not too long ago they were widely disparaged as unattractive and not useful for either consumers or marketers.

The return of QR codes reflects how mobile marketing has grown more sophisticated in the past few years. The quick growth of Snapchat, for example, has put a deeply integrated QR code reader into the hands of 161 million savvy smartphone owners. In another sign of mobile’s maturation, Pokemon Go’s surprise success last summer suggests that users are interested in engaging with the real world using their devices.

Some things haven’t changed since QR codes were last a trend. Marketers are still hungry for ways to measure their digital efforts and prove there’s an attractive return on their investments. Additionally, marketers continue to seek out best practices for merging their online and offline efforts. With no runaway winners apparent, many may be willing to give QR codes another try.
qr  future  mobile  trends 
may 2017 by dancall
Spotify Introduces 'Codes' to Stimulate More Sharing
This week, Spotify launched an new way for users to share music on the app.  And it’s as simple as taking a picture of the code attached to the song art.
You can find these codes directly on the Spotify app, have a friend send you one, or capture one printed on a flyer or billboard. Once you scan the code, you have access to more music from the artists, tracks, and albums you love.
spotify  music  qr  mobile  widgets 
may 2017 by dancall
‘Facebook Rewards’ QR codes dangle discounts for offline purchases | TechCrunch
Facebook wants to prove it drives brick-and-mortar foot traffic with its latest feature test. TechCrunch has discovered a previously unreported Facebook feature where users can scan a personalized QR code to score discounts or bonuses when they buy something in-person at certain shops. Some users see the Rewards feature listed in the More tab of their Facebook mobile app.

When asked, Facebook told us it has been running the test over the past few months, and provided this statement: “To help businesses continue to connect with customers where they are, we’re running a small test that enables people to use the Facebook app to collect and redeem rewards when they make a purchase at a participating store.”
facebook  loyalty  qr  retail  trends 
may 2017 by dancall
Snapchat's Mysterious 'Snap to Unlock' Ads Start to Pop Up | Digital - AdAge
These are Snapchat's new twist on old QR codes, which had a brief flirtation with relevance about 5 years ago. The QR code, it's worth remembering, was a digital marker that consumers could capture with their smartphones, directing them to special offers and other mobile marketing promotions.
Now, Snapchat has turned the concept into an ad format called Snap to Unlock. Brands put the codes, which look like Snapchat logos, on billboards, in stores or on products for people to scan.
snapchat  qr  outdoor  o2o  competition  GAMES 
september 2016 by dancall
Hershey unwraps ingredient transparency via new QR code approach - Mobile Marketer - Strategy
The Hershey Company wants to update the consumer packaged goods sector's approach to on-pack mobile by piloting SmartLabel QR codes that promote ingredient transparency and provide quick access to brand representatives.

Hershey’s holiday-themed chocolate is getting a mobile overhaul this year as the brand ramps up to promote ingredient transparency with consumers. Its Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate products are the first to receive the SmartLabel treatment, which will enable customers to scan the packages with their smartphones to learn of any potential allergens or artificial flavors.
fmcg  qr 
november 2015 by dancall
Paytm Introduces Cashless Payments Using QR Codes
Paytm introduces QR code based payments in its Wallet app which can be used by shopkeepers or service providers to start accepting digital payments. Customers can either pay using their Paytm Wallet balance or with their saved payment instruments.
qr  payment  india 
october 2015 by dancall
What’s in a Boarding Pass Barcode? A Lot — Krebs on Security
“I found a website that could decode the data and instantly had lots of info about his trip,” Cory said, showing this author step-by-step exactly how he was able to find this information. ‘

“Besides his name, frequent flyer number and other [personally identifiable information], I was able to get his record locator (a.k.a. “record key” for the Lufthansa flight he was taking that day,” Cory said. “I then proceeded to Lufthansa’s website and using his last name (which was encoded in the barcode) and the record locator was able to get access to his entire account. Not only could I see this one flight, but I could see ANY future flights that were booked to his frequent flyer number from the Star Alliance.”
qr  ti  privacy  fail 
october 2015 by dancall
Pictures of Chinese People Scanning QR Codes — Chrysaora Weekly — Medium
Maybe I’m wrong about their pending obsolescence, though. Scanning a QR code is a gesture, and all gestures (taking a selfie, 1–4 kisses on the cheek) can be awkward to learn. The alternative is one we’re increasingly familiar with: digital interactions designed to be “seamless,” which is to say invisible and outside of our control. No one scans a QR code without clear intention. Maybe, in the near future, we’ll find that refreshing rather than antiquated.
qr  apac 
june 2015 by dancall
Heinz’ once-and-done approach to QR codes backfires - Mobile Marketer - Social networks
The mistake stems from a campaign contest created by Heinz that used QR code technology and took place from 2012 to 2014. Once the contest expired, so did the domain rights of the Web address the code directed to, with a porn site taking over. 

The porn site taking over the address means that any customer scanning the old QR codes now will unknowingly be directed to the explicit Web site. For a product with a long shelf life and a strong appeal to families, this is a major problem. With the social media field giving consumers a much louder voice, this kind of mistake can cause a lot of pain and agony for these brands. 
qr  fail  fmcg 
june 2015 by dancall
Alibaba Is Turning the Lowly QR Code Into a Fakes Fighter | Alizila – News about Alibaba Group, Taobao, Alibaba.com and China e-commerce
The company recently announced a drive calling for each and every item produced in a broad range of product categories to carry unique QR-code-based ID tags that link to an Alibaba-run database of detailed product information. Using the system, which Alibaba calls the Blue Stars program, consumers can scan QR codes on product packages in stores, enabling them to view information from the manufacturer such as the origin of the product; online shoppers can verify authenticity after receiving goods and get refunds if they turn out to be fakes.
qr  fraud  apac 
may 2015 by dancall
Alibaba Invests In Israeli Startup Visualead For Its QR Code Technology | TechCrunch
Launched in early 2013, Visualead, which says that 500,000 businesses in 200 countries already use its tech for offline-to-online mobile marketing, seeks to stand apart from competitors by letting users create QR codes that blend into designs, instead of looking like randomly placed crossword puzzles.

The company claims that consumers are up to four times more likely to scan one of its Visual QR Codes than a run-of-the-mill black-and-white QR code. Visualead’s codes can be used in images, animations, and videos.
qr  ecommerce  trends  deals  apac  alibaba 
january 2015 by dancall
Why Snapchat Rejected Facebook’s $3bn Acquisition Offer, and Other Secrets from Email Leak | Mobile Marketing Magazine
In August, Snapchat agreed to buy Scan.me, a QR code and iBeacon tech firm, for $50m (£32m) – of which $14m was cash. The emails call the deal “Super secret as usual (won’t be announced publicly)” and reveal that Scan.me’s team of seven engineers would be joining Snapchat “in the coming weeks”.
In September, it picked up Vergence Labs, creator of ‘Epiphany Eyewear’, a pair of smart glasses which can record and store video, for $15m. Other emails suggest that Snapchat loaned Vergence $2m prior to the deal.
Snapchat’s July acquisition of video tech company AddLive was already announced in July. However, the email reveals the amount Snapchat paid: $30m, $10m in cash and the remainder in stock and employee incentives.
snapchat  deals  qr 
december 2014 by dancall
Toys R Us taps QR codes for easy navigation to Thanksgiving deals - Mobile Commerce Daily - Multichannel retail support
The chain’s “Black Friday Made Easy” initiative consists of a range of new services, including digital store-specific maps that can be accessed by scanning a QR code found near the store entrance.  The location-specific digital maps will help smartphone-armed shoppers easily find a specific toy or deal.
retail  qr 
november 2014 by dancall
CurrentC Is The Big Retailers’ Clunky Attempt To Kill Apple Pay And Credit Card Fees | TechCrunch
Rather than NFC, CurrentC uses QR codes displayed on a cashier’s screen and scanned by the consumer’s phone or vice versa to initiate and verify the transaction. The system is also designed to automatically apply discounts, use loyalty programs, and charge purchases to a variety of payment methods without passing sensitive financial data to the merchant.
payment  qr  retail 
october 2014 by dancall
Why McDonald’s still bets on QR codes for mobile activations at scale - Mobile Marketer - Strategy
Serving as a cost-efficient source of mobile technology, QR codes were likely McDonald’s choice of execution for this reason, but the emergence of beacons have shown to provide in-depth metrics regarding consumers’ use of the beacon. As more efficient tech tools grow in prevalence, McDonald’s could give beacons some attention for its future campaigns.
qr  casestudies 
september 2014 by dancall
General Mills cereal boxes to offer mobile gaming app, promo codes - Mobile Marketer - Gaming
Each cereal box has a code that can be scanned using a smartphone to launch the virtual experience. 
qr  augmented-reality  kids  mobile  fmcg 
august 2014 by dancall
7 awesome QR code marketing campaigns
One shopping mall in Singapore hired four life-size QR mascots – in the form of shopping bags emblazoned with huge QR codes – for its last annual summer sales campaign. The characters at the VivoCity mall, called VivoCity Codeys, pranced around, enticing shoppers to whip out their phones and start scanning.
qr  apac  creative  retail  payment 
july 2014 by dancall
Apple Rolls Out iTunes Pass For In-Store iTunes Account Top-Ups | TechCrunch
The feature is a key one for Apple’s ability to reach an even wider range of customers with its digital content stores – enabling a simpler method for iTunes account top-ups means that the company can better serve its customers who either aren’t able or don’t want to use credit cards to automatically transfer funds to their account. Kids who don’t yet have credit but earn their own cash through part-time jobs or allowances are one example of this type of customer, but also customers in markets like China who might not have as ready access to credit as consumers do in the U.S.
apple  qr  payment 
july 2014 by dancall
Share a Coke U.S. push enlists QR codes, new ads and social media - Mobile Marketer - Content
“We also will have unique creative, point-of-sale displays and in store merchandising, as well as a Coca-Cola Freestyle activation. Fans who have the Coca-Cola Freestyle app on their mobile phone can scan a QR code on the dispenser’s home screen, follow the prompts and send a friend a coupon for $1 off a 20-ounce Coke.”
mobile  fmcg  qr  coupons 
june 2014 by dancall
Alibaba Unveils QR Code Strategy | Marbridge Consulting - China Wireless News
Chinese e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group today announced the official launch of the company's "Mashang Tao" business strategy and accompanying merchant QR code platform, designed to increase the integration of QR codes into Alibaba's family of e-commerce sites. The platform will primarily allow for the creation and management of QR codes for partner Alibaba merchants, offering a unified QR code standard and technology. The new QR code system will allow customers to make Alibaba platform-powered online and online purchases, and well as access merchant after-sales services.
qr  apac  ecommerce 
june 2014 by dancall
Coca-Cola bottles turn musical when on-pack lyrics are scanned - Mobile Marketer - Media
Coca-Cola has a new campaign in China that puts lines from popular songs on bottles of soda, allowing for on-demand access to content and creating a shareable experience via popular social application WeChat.
Each Lyric Coke bottle features a QR code that can be scanned to activate a short clip featuring the lyric on that bottle. The animated musical clips are designed specifically to be shareable in social media, and are being positioned as a whole new way to consume music – the shareable musical soundbite .
fmcg  qr  apac  wechat  music 
june 2014 by dancall
Cebu Pacific holiday advert that only appears in wet weather to announce 'it's sunny in the Philippines' | Mail Online
It is certainly one way to inspire bored commuters on a rainy day - a travel advert that only appears in wet weather.

The clever campaign has sprayed-painted Hong Kong streets advertising a deal to the sunny Philippines so that it only shows up when the pavement is wet.

The quirky advert, from airline Cebu Pacific, announces to dreary commuters: 'It's sunny in the Philippines'.
ti  qr  outdoor  stunts 
may 2014 by dancall
Papa John’s Brings Customer Feedback to Pizza Boxes with SMS and QR Codes | Mobile Marketing Magazine
Papa John’s is rolling out packaging for its takeaway pizzas featuring a call to action inviting customers to rate their experience via mobile.
By scanning a QR code on the pizza box or texting a provided shortcode, recipients will be able to score their overall experience and write a quick review. This will be accompanied with a new feedback widget on the Papa John’s website, as part of a wider initiative to gather and act upon customer feedback.
qr  fmcg 
may 2014 by dancall
QR Codes Are Alive and Well and Living in China | Global News - Advertising Age
But not so fast: In China, those checkerboard-like codes are enjoying a renaissance.
That's thanks to WeChat, Tencent's hot mobile app, which has 272 million monthly active users and features a QR code scanner. WeChat blends elements of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, and it's branching into e-commerce.
QR codes – which let people scan a code using their smartphone to enter contests, connect with brands on social media or buy products -- have long been prominent in Japan and South Korea.
qr  apac 
march 2014 by dancall
With $96.7M In Funding, PowaTag Launches Its Mobile And Audio-Triggered Commerce App | TechCrunch
Powa Technologies, a UK-based e-commerce startup that has raised nearly $100 million in outside funding in the last seven months, is today finally taking the wraps off its flagship product: PowaTag, an e-commerce app that combines elements of mobile payments, QR Codes and audio recognition to provide an all-in-one solution for brands and retailers to target customers in different physical and online environments and encourage them to buy products right then and there.

Powa tells me that it’s signed up some 240 brands to the product so far — including large retailers like French-based supermarket giant Carrefour and Universal Music. To coincide with the launch, the app is now live, but Dan Wagner — the CEO and founder, who is also a repeat entrepreneur in the e-commerce space — tells me commercial deployments will only be rolling out gradually over the next couple of months.
qr  payment  new-companies  mobile 
march 2014 by dancall
Tesco Goes AR and QR for Christmas | Mobile Marketing Magazine
Tesco has rolled out QR code and Augmented Reality (AR) window shopping at 11 of its Metro stores in the run up to Christmas. The stores are at Newcastle Eldon Square, Bristol Broadmead, Canterbury, Gravesend, Harlow, Peterborough, Kensington High Street, Birmingham Caxton, Manchester, Cardiff and Liverpool.

The window displays will enable shoppers to buy goods from their mobiles without setting foot in the store. Featured products will include Christmas gifts such as children’s bikes, best-selling toys and Tesco’s new home ware range. When the code is scanned, the product appears on the customer’s phone and they are able to buy it and then collect from the store the following day.
augmented-reality  mobile  qr 
december 2013 by dancall
Australia Post uses QR codes to link video messages to parcels - mUmBRELLA
Australia Post is urging gift senders to shoot a 15 second video of themselves speaking to the recipient which can be viewed via a QR code on the parcel.
The “video stamp” has been developed by creative agency Clemenger BBDO Melbourne.
The new feature is being promoted with a national TV, digital, print, online video and outdoor campaign, as well as a website and Apple and Android apps.
november 2013 by dancall
Denny’s fires up mobile strategy with QR codes plus augmented reality - Mobile Commerce Daily - Content
Restaurant chain Denny’s is continuing to rely on augmented reality and QR codes with Warner Bros. movie “The Hobbit” this holiday season with a campaign that integrates social media.
The new promotion also includes a strong social element giving The Hobbit fans a chance to win exclusive gold coins from the latest installment of the trilogy on Denny’s social channels. The strategy builds off of last year’s promotion, which featured QR codes and delivered over 400,000 engagements.
qr  casestudies 
november 2013 by dancall
Walmart Bus Stops Allow Shopping During Commute - PSFK
The time you spend waiting for a bus can normally be put to better use, if only you weren’t stuck at the bus stop. That’s exactly why Walmart has decided to bring the supermarket to you, making it possible to do some of your weekly shopping while you wait.
retail  qr 
june 2013 by dancall
BBC News - Mercedes-Benz adds QR codes to save car crash victims
Daimler is to paste Quick Response (QR) code stickers on to its Mercedes-Benz cars.

The black-and-white square barcodes are designed to help firefighters and paramedics get critical information needed to save car crash victims.

The QR codes direct smartphones to a webpage showing how to cut into each type of vehicle to free its passengers.
qr  automotive  csr 
may 2013 by dancall
Net-A-Porter: Augmented Reality Shop Windows | Digital Buzz Blog
NET-A-PORTER are rolling out Augmented Reality Shopping Windows, around the world including Paris, New York, London, Munich and Sydney. The video demo above is from late last year for Fashion’s Night Out celebrations in London and New York, but as of today, it’s been rolled out globally for the new Karl by Karl Lagerfeld collection, with the same sort of features.
retail  mobile  qr  luxury 
april 2013 by dancall
Taco Bell, ESPN see more than 225K QR code scans for recent mobile campaign - Mobile Marketer - Software and technology
Football fans were encouraged to scan the QR codes, which were prominently placed on the packaging.

From there, users were able to watch exclusive mobile videos of ESPN college football analyst Mark May previewing upcoming games.
Last year, Taco Bell ran a similar campaign. However, consumers were offered the option of texting a keyword to a short code and scanning a QR code.
qr  stats  fmcg 
february 2013 by dancall
Weetabix Forced to Remove App for Making Kids Feel Inferior
Whole grain breakfast cereal Weetabix has been told to take down its WeetaKid app after the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled that it was exploiting children’s credulity and vulnerability.

The iOS app used QR codes in conjunction with two games, where the player controlled the WeetaKid hero in order to collect items and build different parts of the world. As reported by Yahoo, the issue was that the game actively encouraged buying boxes of Weetabix in order to fuel the character. A message would display at the top of the screen asking the player if they had a box ready in order to scan the QR code and if they said no, the following messages might appear:
widgets  fail  kids  qr  fmcg 
february 2013 by dancall
Youku Releases QR Codes for PCs | Marbridge Consulting - China Internet News
Chinese online video site operator Youku Tudou (NYSE: YOKU) recently released a 2D barcode (QR code) scanning application for use on Youku.com. A QR code symbol now appears at the bottom of the video window on the Youku.com site. Upon clicking on the QR code symbol, a QR code will appear, which allows users to "move" the video they are currently viewing onto a mobile phone, tablet computer, or other mobile device to continue viewing. The user can also use this application to share videos with friends through text, email, and various microblogging platforms.
workarounds  video  apac  technology  qr  mobile  future 
february 2013 by dancall
Ric Ferraro's Blog: RIP QR Codes –why code-based scanning will give way to image recognition for mobile apps
The new way of recognizing images within adverts (in posters, magazine ads or on packaged goods) is by Image Recognition. Catchoom (based in Spain) is leading the way in this, using a Cloud-based recognition system to achieve image matching in under 0.5 seconds. The user simply points their smartphone’s camera at the image (for example, a logo), Catchoom processes the information with its patented image recognition algorithms, and hey presto! In less than a second, you get a weblink, an image or a video appearing on the phone screen. Compared to QR Codes, the technology really kicks ass, because what are known as “false positives” are vastly reduced. This means, around 99% of users pointing at an image to be recognized will get a perfect match and see the information the publisher has created.
qr  mobile  trends 
february 2013 by dancall
MobiAD » Mobile Advertising News » A Mobile QR Campaign That Makes People Undress In Public
We are always looking for innovative new mobile marketing campaigns to share on MobiAD News - campaigns that manage to engage consumers in unique ways to build a brand or drive sales.

Americanino is a Chilean apparel brand that put together a truly unique “Pop-Up” campaign based on an outdoor QR code. Their “Hypnotize” campaign convinced young Chileans to take their clothes off in public to win new fashion items!
stunts  qr  outdoor  vending 
december 2012 by dancall
QR code scans jumped 50pc on Black Friday: report - Mobile Marketer - Research
Overall, ScanLife saw over a quarter of a million scans completed between 7 p.m. eastern time on Thanksgiving Day and 7 p.m. eastern time on Black Friday using the ScanLife app, making it the busiest day to date for mobile bar code traffic.

The numbers also suggest QR codes are shaping up to be a good way for marketers to deliver rebate offers, with the single best QR code marketing campaign powered by the ScanLife system on Black Friday delivering a promotional rebate offer for a popular DVD title.

By category, the consumer electronics and retail industries saw the most mobile bar code scans on Black Friday.

Other key findings include that during the third quarter, almost 4 million new people scanned mobile bar codes, representing a 45 percent increase over the same period last year.
qr  stats  retail 
december 2012 by dancall
QR code best practice from Toyota | Econsultancy
Overall this is one of the best uses of QR codes that I’ve come across. The technology is often derided as a stopgap until something better comes along, but that’s largely down to the fact that marketers aren’t using it correctly.

Advertisers need to keep in mind that QR codes are just the delivery method and that it’s the content that defines the user experience.
qr  automotive  mobile 
november 2012 by dancall
P&G focus marketing on mobile QR codes | Chris Reed on Partnership Marketing | Brand Republic blogs
The QR codes are displayed prominently in each advert. Customers are then taken to a specially created mobile site ªªhttp://www.pgtryit.com/ toºº find out more and purchase directly should they wish to do so.

There is a great logic to this campaign which more brands should follow. The most effective print ads will then be focused on delivering responses and the print ads that didn’t generate enough interest, downloads, visits or purchases will be downgraded.
qr  fmcg  newspapers 
november 2012 by dancall
PayPal Tests QR Codes In Shop Windows; Mobile Check-Ins At Stores For Personalized Service | TechCrunch
PayPal is rolling out a number of payments pilots this week in international markets, showcasing the company’s mobile payments technologies. We’ve seen PayPal test payments technologies before larger rollouts — the company recently did this with its in-store payments technology at Home Depot and a deal with McDonald’s.

In Australia, four mid-size retailers are launching an in-store payments technology with PayPal. Using the PayPal mobile app, customers can check-in to a store and then place an order and pay using their PayPal account. The merchant is able to see the name and photo ID of checked-in customers via their point of sale terminal, which supports customer identification for security purposes. PayPal says that this allows merchants to provide personalized service to customers, as well as integrate them into loyalty programs. It’s similar in theory to Square’s Pay With Square functionality.
payment  qr  retail 
november 2012 by dancall
QR code response rates in print magazines higher than direct mail - Advertising - BizReport
New figures from mobile marketing and technology services firm Nellymoser reveal that such action codes in magazines are delivering a better response rate than traditional forms of direct mail.
According to the Direct Marketing Association, typical response rates are 4.4% for direct mail (overall), 4.3% for catalogs and 3.4% for a direct mail letter. However Nellymoser's study, conducted using their Companion App, found that average response rates from mobile action codes ranged from 4.5% to 5.9%.
qr  casestudies  newspapers  advertising  mobile 
october 2012 by dancall
How Apple And Google Could Make QR Codes Mainstream | TechCrunch
So what’s the ideal solution, assuming the goal is to get people to actually use these codes? My suggestion would be to make the camera software just a little bit smarter.

To truly take QR codes to the mainstream, Apple and Google should actually build a scanner into the camera logic. Similar to how the camera senses how much light there is, or if a picture is in focus, it could scan whether or not a QR code was in the frame. This would essentially turn your camera into a constant QR scanner.

If a QR code happens to be in the frame, a message would pop up asking if you’d like to follow the link. If you hit ignore, QR codes would be ignored until the next time you launch the app. No separate app, no new behavior. Just an extension of existing behavior. And of course, you could always turn this off in settings. - via Crissy
september 2012 by dancall
QR Code Usage Among European Smartphone Owners Doubles Over Past Year - comScore, Inc
comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of mobile commerce and QR code usage across the five leading European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) using data from the comScore MobiLens service. The study showed that European smartphone users scanning QR codes via their devices grew by 96 percent in the past year to 17.4 million users for the three month average period ending July 2012. Nearly 3 in every 4 QR code scans resulted in users receiving product information, making this the most popular type of result across Europe. Germany ranked first for usage of QR codes with 18.6 percent of smartphone users making use of the service, several percentage points higher than its European counterparts.
qr  stats  mobile 
september 2012 by dancall
ReadWriteWeb Technology DeathWatch: QR Codes
User Error: For most users, scanning QR codes isn’t all that easy. Many smartphones still require users to download a custom code reading app. The odds that the average user will do so when presented with a code to scan are pretty minimal. The chances the same user will go back home and download the app later? Even for users with an integrated QR code reader, the process still isn’t sufficiently automated. On my Android phone, the process involves five steps, the fourth of which is completely unintuitive.
qr  fail 
september 2012 by dancall
M&S brings digital to the shop floor | Econsultancy
M&S is testing an array of digital goodies in its new Cheshire Oaks store in a move which demonstrates the range of tactics multichannel retailers can use to enhance the shopping experience. 
The new store will use high definition TV screens to showcase products, staff equipped with iPads, virtual counters, lots of QR codes and free wi-fi. 
It's a smart move from M&S, and indicates that the retailer is well aware of the need for the high street to adapt to the challenges posed by the web. 
retail  future  qr 
september 2012 by dancall
11 Reasons You SHOULD Be Using QR Codes at Your Place of Business | Constant Contact Blogs
Still not sold? Here are 11 reasons you SHOULD be using QR codes at your place of business.
qr  how-to 
august 2012 by dancall
QR Box Store Opens Doors In The Hague — The Pop-Up City
Some time ago we featured the box store — a micro-shopping concept from Asia. Twiet.nu is the digital version. The sellers do not only share the costs of expensive display space at an attractive shopping location, they also share digital exposure. Each vendor has his/her own box to promote products offline, but profits from the collective digital services of the concept at the same time. The monthly fee of €129 for a box also includes a social media package of two tweets and two Facebook posts. This way Twiet.nu claims to combine both online and offline promotion.
pop-up  retail  qr 
july 2012 by dancall
QR Code Fatigue - Businessweek
Over the last couple of years they’ve become much more common; in December 2011 they appeared in 8.4 percent of all magazine ads, up from 3.6 percent at the start of the year, according to marketing firm Nellymoser.
qr  stats  newspapers 
july 2012 by dancall
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