Shopper Revolution - QR Codes


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Shopper Revolution - QR Codes

  1. 1. QR Codes 2011
  2. 2. QR Code Basics <ul><li>What is a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A QR (Quick Response) Code is a matrix code (or two-dimensional bar code). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do you use a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photograph/Scan QR code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decode (via app/text) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where do you use a QR Code? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QR Codes are usually printed; anything from buses, magazines, billboards, product packaging, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also digital; e.g. mobile payments </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. QR codes take you instantly to… <ul><li>URLs </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Business Card Info </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook page </li></ul><ul><li>Any Online Content </li></ul>Code at right was used in an ad for HBO’s “True Blood” that ran during the last episode of “Lost”. Viewers who DVR or TIVO recorded the episode could go back, still the screen, and scan the code, which takes you to an interactive web page for the HBO series.
  4. 4. Why use a QR Code? <ul><li>Overall Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delivering more information more quickly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connecting the online and offline world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy way to receive/deliver information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often linked to a personal device (mobile phone) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Marketer Benefit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture consumer data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish relationship with consumer </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Examples of Print Physical Store Locations Multimedia Product Packaging Mobile Shopping
  6. 6. <ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Movie trailers </li></ul><ul><li>Videos – viral, instructional, advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive web sites </li></ul>Examples of Usage
  7. 7. Examples of Usage <ul><li>Golf Digest November 2009 issue featured codes from throughout issue </li></ul><ul><li>Go to on your phone to download free software </li></ul><ul><li>Each tag featured video link for tips from various golf pros </li></ul><ul><li>Note: their instructions say to “snap it”, but no need to take photo - just position code within frame after opening reader software on your phone </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of Usage <ul><li>BBC produced a QR code featuring the name “BBC” in its design </li></ul><ul><li>This code links viewers to the BBC TV and radio web site </li></ul>
  9. 9. Overall POV <ul><li>QR codes are an interesting emerging tactic to monitor and test, but not one that is essential in the marketing toolbox (in North America). It’s a great secondary option for consumers to receive/deliver information, but a poor requirement due to low adoption rates among shoppers . </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Adoption (QR Scanners not on many phones) </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Use as secondary option (first being SMS/Text ) </li></ul><ul><li>As little steps as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Quick delivery of good content </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation: Include in next marketing campaign as a secondary option. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Appendix
  11. 11. What you need to read a QR code <ul><li>A web-enabled mobile phone with a camera </li></ul><ul><li>QR code reader software installed on your phone </li></ul><ul><li>Some commonly used reader software (usually free) includes Barcode Scanner on Androids, Messenger 5.0 on Blackberries, and Semacode on iPhones </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pros of QR code use <ul><li>Easy, quick access to web links and videos via mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Inviting, fun, interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Most code reader programs are free </li></ul>
  13. 13. Cons of QR code use <ul><li>There are many different QR code reader software programs available, and no single program works on every code. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many code generator programs and types of QR codes – and you can’t read all of them with just one reader program. </li></ul><ul><li>Three code reader programs were necessary to read all codes in this report on an Android – Barcode Scanner, ScanLife, and Microsoft Tag Reader ( </li></ul>
  14. 14. More Information <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Stan Stevens, Digital Strategist </li></ul><ul><li>248.936.2336 </li></ul>