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What mobile marketers use to get their message to mobile markets.

A comparison between 2010 and 2011 deployed mobile marketing tactics. I'm sure that 2012 will again see an increase in the use of QR codes.

Scannable Codes
tags, QR
SMS/Text Messages
Smartphone Apps
Mobile Display Ads
Mobile Video
Mobile Coupons
Mobile Games - Branded
Augmented Reality
no information available

Source: Chief Marketer Mobile Marketing Survey

   2011    2010

In 2010 no one bothered to check the use of augmented reality, so data is missing for this year.

Interesting to note is that barcode scanning is up 15% (this includes QR codes, MS tag and other proprietary barcoding technology) and outperforms any other technology used between 2010 and 2011 and I expect it to increase even more in 2012. Mobile apps are also still a popular instrument for branding and marketing.

SMS marketing that was always seen as an urgent and immediate communication channel has declined the most. Even though it is the fastest and simplest way to set up, use and to communicate to mobile devices, I can only imagine that the costs per message in combination with limited interaction and presentation options are the reason it is being abandoned by marketers.


Cross-media contact exchange for a new generation

Publimation, a French company specializing in data driven publishing and communications platforms has combined the old world of business cards with the new generation of digital contact information services in a service called Forever Card.


Best of both worlds

Combining traditional business cards with modern digital systems does have its advantages. The platform is called 'Forever Card' meaning that your contact information is always up-to-date and correct. The system uses the popular 'Flashcode' 2D datamatrix code as well as QR codes.

How does it work

Forever Card allows you to put a QR or Flashcode on your business card. Behind this code is a secure personal portal that provides two functions.

The first allows you to access your contact information and make changes as these happen, like a new social media link, a change of address or telephone number.

The second is a service built for mobile devices to display the contact information you have made available. But it also does a lot more.

  • Direct calling by simply clicking on the telephone number.
  • Direct profile linking to all your favorite social media services with a single click.
  • Get notification if any information is changed so people that scanned your code can update their contact lists.
  • Provide links to your web sites and web services

So even if the business card the QR code is printed on is not longer current, by scanning the QR code they are immediately informed of your current information and can instantly get in contact you.

This is another great example of how QR codes can be used to offer real value added services.

The company behind the Forever Card is Publimation and they can be contacted at:

Publimation France
20, Rue Michodière
75002 Paris
Tel. : +33 (0)1 56 56 76 50
Fax. : +33 (0)1 58 45 15 80


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