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VisComm Five Hours Free - Marketing and Graphic Design Giveaway

Ever wish you could consult with a marketing pro on best practice to boost your brand?

Have you found yourself in a marketing pickle? Missing or poor quality graphics, in need of a Pantone match, outdated web content?

Are you an entrepreneur who could use help to establish corporate identity?

Do you have a client who would like to learn how to optimize their website for search engines?

Well, spread the word because VisComm.us is offering five hours of complimentary marketing consultation and/or graphic design production.

SERVICES INCLUDE YOUR CHOICE OF:

  • Concept, Design, Production
  • Market Research and Strategy
  • Logo Development
  • Updates to Existing Website Content
  • Social Media Setup
  • SEO Consultation, and more!

To enter for a chance to win VisComm.us Five Hours Free engage with VisComm.us from July 1 thru July 31, 2012.

TWO WAYS TO ENGAGE

  1. Facebook: Visit the VisComm.us Facebook page and Like Us
  2. Twitter: Follow VISCOMMdotUS, Retweet VISCOMMdotUS, or Message us with  “Enter VisComm.us Five Hours Free – Marketing and Graphic Design Giveaway”*

*Each Retweet and Message counts as a separate entry. Enter as often as you like.

Winning hours may be combined with additional billing.

A random drawing will held of all entries. The winner will be notified on Wednesday, August 15, 2012.

RESTRICTIONS APPLY

Winning hours are non-transferrable.

VisComm.us maintains the right to decline services based on ethical standards. Such standards are based on the sole discretion of VisComm.us. Services and feedback provided by VisComm.us are provided for reference purposes only. VisComm.us does not claim responsibility for the outcomes of materials or strategies provided to the Winner.

VisComm.us will consult with the contest Winner to establish an agreed upon set of services equal to five VisComm.us billable hours. Services will be provided to Winner by VisComm.us within 30 days of Winner approval.

If contact is not made and services are not agreed upon within 30 days of Winner notification, the services intended for the Winner of VisComm.us Five Hours Free Giveaway are null and void. In the event that services are not provided to the original Winner, a new Winner will be chosen.

All materials developed for Winner by VisComm.us become the property of the Winner.

Restrictions subject to change.

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QR Codes

QR Codes, short for “Quick Response Code”, could be the next wave of the future. But just what are these digital doo-hickeys? Are they just another Universal Product Codes (UPC)? A strange logo?

These funky codes can be scanned with your iphone, a co-worker’s blackberry, or an android apparatus. Scanning a QR Code allows you to obtain instant answers and links you directly to whatever you may need.

So without further ado, here are our Top 5 Uses for the Modern Day QR Code Marvel:

GET INFORMED

Picture this–You’re walking along a nature trail and you spot a really cool area with a sign post that has a QR Code on it. You whip out your phone, scan it, and instantly you’re able to gather information about the trail, the park, the flora and fauna of the location, park and trail history and other interesting spots to visit.

Take that one step further and imagine you’ve traveled to a new city. Instead of following a crowded tour, you can self-guide yourself with the use of QR Codes you find along your journey. By doing this, you make your trip an adventure of your own rather than taking the route and pace that most tourists follow.

The availability of acquiring information within seconds is something that QR Codes are incredibly efficient at and will be increasingly productive in the future.

CONVERT SOMETIME TO RIGHT NOW

Most print campaigns leave money on the table. Even well intentioned buyers are likely to forget or lose the initial enthusiasm created by your campaign if it requires remembering to do something in the future. Our on-demand society already has a jam-packed schedule that makes even the most emotionally charged buyer difficult to reach unless you can give them a way to take swift action now. QR Codes can direct an otherwise passive viewer to take immediate action–make a purchase, register for an event, or take a survey.

Ta-Da! Instant action.

TRAFFIC TO WEBSITES

Instead of posting a long website address that your audience is likely to forget by the time they get to their computer, place a QR Code on your printed piece. Whether it’s an advertisement, direct mail, business card, flyer, or exterior street signage, your potential consumer can immediately gain access to what your company is about, what you’re promoting, and you can nudge them to act now instead of the dreaded “maybe later.” And to top it off, you can track and analyze the results of your printed pieces. After all, if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it or repeat it. Marketing shouldn’t be guesswork.

TURN A PRINTED CATALOG INTO A STOREFRONT

What if your customers could check inventory and purchase 24 hours a day right from your printed catalog? QR Code your catalog and they can!

Coding your catalog doesn’t limit a customer depending on their time zone, company business hours, or their busy schedule. Not only does this help increase usability but also expands the productivity of your potential sales. So whether your shopper is an early bird or a night owl, the opportunity is there!

MAKE SMARTER REAL-WORLD OBJECTS

Now that you know more about QR Codes, imagine all the other ways they can be used. Downtown Menu Signage, Window Shopping, Magazines and Newspapers, Product Packaging, Real Estate Signs, Techy T-Shirts and Merchandise, and Public Transportation Signage are just a few other ideas.

Heck, beer and soda manufacturers are even toying with this concept by bridging the offline/on-line socialness of their beverages. You can use QR Codes on concert tickets for quicker admissions or create a QRCode scavenger hunt contest. The opportunities are boundless!

Ask us about creative ways to use QR codes to help your marketing efforts.

(Originally published on www.foxypropaganda.com)