And of course, our creative community (that’s you!) has been in on the secret for ages. Here are just a handful of our favourites:
PHP Developer and self confessed “general geek” Ben Dodson uses no ordinary contact details, only a QR code on his Business Cards to help people he meets keep abreast of his many, many online projects and social networking profiles, including Twitter, Delicious, Facebook, and Flickr. Plus, the images show off all of his hobbies!
As part of their re-branding, Barefoot Media have made their QR code a central feature of their Business Cards design. Account Executive Sam says, “We’ve recently redeveloped the Barefoot brand with a new logo and new website and needed our business cards to represent these changes. There’s only so much information you can fit on a business card and we felt that a QR code was the perfect way for people to visit our website on the move and find out more about us and the work we do.” It’s also proven to be a real talking point!
Project manager Bert Heymans uses QR codes on his Business Cards to send people to an online profile page specifically designed to look good on mobile phones. And in case you like his cute cartoon avatar and want your own, he made it at Very Important Pixels.
These cool MiniCards are the handiwork of Jonas Caruana from Training Mobs, an online social fitness community that helps you find group workouts in your area. “Our MiniCards have been a huge hit” Jonas tells us. “We were at the Spartan Race just north of Montreal recently and handed out close to a thousand!”
A regular on the stand up circuit, comedian Inel Tomlinson knows a thing or two about self promotion via his MOO MiniCards. When he set up his own night, Kinetic Comedy, he decided to keep audiences coming back with Microsoft tag competitions that link directly to his website. Why not have a go?
Our Marketing &Product VP Lisa met the charming Kevin Gawthrope, a Social Media and Web Marketing director, at South by Southwest last year – and naturally, they swapped cards! Kevin’s cards are great – they remind you where you met him with text, what he looks like with a personal avatar within the Microsoft tag and the tag then also directs you straight to his website – or as he calls it, his “one stop shop for all my pet projects!”
Found a really different use for QR codes or Microsoft tags on your MOO Cards? Comment below – we’d love to see what you’ve come up with.
As a big fan of QR codes I am forever surprised how often they are linked to a company webpage rather than to a video, which a far easier to view on a mobile device and a more compelling format to communicate your message. Worse, I scanned a QR code in the NY Times magazine last weekend that did not work on my new Android phone, no matter how many times I tried.
http://patamardimagens.com/blog/work/novos-cartoes-de-visista-com-qr-code/ my MOO cards are Qr-Coded since March and I’m implementing Qr-Codes on my business and MOO Stickers are helping
Love that you added QR, now if you could just make them the correct standard business card size I’d never use anyone else.
I found i nice little article on how to make them look sexy too.
I have just received a new batch of moo business cards with QR code: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johanvanderwijk/5990269128/
My QR code links directly to my website (which is optimized for mobile devices), but next time I will make it link to a specific url such as /card so I can point it to any content I like and set up google analytics tracking.
How timely! I just placed my order for these postcards & moo stickers this week to promote my Cafe Rorschach Facebook page!
My friend Anneli at Skaar Design (http://www.skaarinc.com/) created them for me.
My QR code on my bus card is a vCard, not as cool as pointing to a video or such like, but it does mean the person you’re giving the card to can scan and save all your details to their contacts quickly and easily.
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