4 QR Code Apps for a New Generation
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4 QR Code Apps for a New Generation

QR codes, or Quick Response codes, have existed for as long as we’ve had smartphones. You’ve seen them before, they’re those obtrusive postage stamp-sized black and white pixelated boxes found on printed material. They’ve been a great way to increase consumer interaction, but many people complain that they’re ugly and take away from the design....

6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print
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6 Ways Digital Marketing Has Enhanced Print

In just a few short decades, we have seen the meteoric rise of the internet, cell phones, smartphones, ebooks, and countless other digital media. A popular contention is that the modern digital age has made printing obsolete, eventually going the way of typewriters and film cameras. The truth is print is still very valuable and...

5 Reasons Why QR Codes Are Still Relevant and Important
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5 Reasons Why QR Codes Are Still Relevant and Important

QR codes have been in use since the early 2000’s, and while many marketers and designers predicted they would suffer an early demise much like HD-DVD or Myspace, in 2017 they are still alive and well. Their continued usefulness is due in large part to new applications for their usage and changes to marketing channels....

QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing
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QR Codes® are the LBD of Marketing

Not the Sexy one, the other one… The little black dress is the essential wardrobe staple, the dress that will take you practically anywhere. QR codes may not be as sexy as a little black Chanel® dress, but they are a staple, and they will take you anywhere.  Smartphones are used by 64% of the population in the...

Print + Mobile Codes
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Print + Mobile Codes

Print is only one component in today’s complex communications channel, where value is derived from combining media options. According to market research firm InfoTrends, “print plus” is a major driver of cross-media usage. Over the past few years, a number of new technologies have emerged to make print more interactive. Specifically, mobile has become a major player in the more...

Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 1
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Tips for Writing Irresistible Direct Marketing Content: Part 1

Resist the urge to cram every bit of information into one marketing piece, whether it is an email, flier or direct mail piece. Simplicity is Better:Provide pictures to help your customers visualize the products and services. You can also include a QR Code, taking the user to a mobile site that further engages them in...

VDP Allows Bridal Service Companies and Brides to Get Personal
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VDP Allows Bridal Service Companies and Brides to Get Personal

When Savvi Formalwear, a group of 35 independent formal wear retailers, wanted to connect with more soon-to-be brides, it chose the print and digital trifecta — direct mail, email and personalized landing pages. All of Savvi Formalwear’s direct mail pieces were personalized using variable data printing (VDP), with coupons or incentives such as the two free airline tickets...

7 Memorable Applications of QR Codes on Business Cards
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7 Memorable Applications of QR Codes on Business Cards

Regardless of how you feel about QR Codes® you have to admit when you get handed a business card similar to one of the 10 examples below, you think one or all of the things below: This person is on top of technology. This person is harnessing all the tools to start conversations and get...

How to Serve Up QR Codes That Don’t Disappoint
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How to Serve Up QR Codes That Don’t Disappoint

A QR Code® can either be the cherry or the sour grape on the top of your marketing sundae.  When it comes to prospects interacting with your marketing materials, newsletter, or advertisement, they’re either going to swallow and smile or spit it out. By including a QR Code, and a teaser foreshadowing where it will...