Tag Archive: QR codes

Aug 23 2012

Found! Belon.gs

Belon.gs

Thanks to a blog post from my fellow PR practitioner friend Neville Hobson (aka @jangles), I learned about Belon.gs, a Finnish start-up that is offering free QR (quick response) tag stickers that individuals can stick to their valuables. I have written about QR codes several times before, having put them on my website, blogs and …

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Apr 23 2012

From dead pigeons and a statue of King Kong to civil engineering

With attendees including three Expert Panel Chairs, staff from the ICE Library and an ICE past President (logging in online from Scotland), the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Wikipedia workshop (post), which took place on Friday, certainly captured some influential eyes and ears. And presenter Andy Mabbett opened attendees’ eyes to far more than just the online “encyclopaedia …

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Apr 11 2012

Wikipedia and the ICE

Feel your discipline isn’t covered well on Wikipedia? Not sure how to improve matters? Follow the ICE’s lead and start a campaign to deepen Wikipedia’s coverage of your profession, its people and projects. Building on my own interests in civil engineering, during the mid 2000s I wrote and edited many Wikipedia articles about tunnels, dams, …

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Apr 11 2012

New business cards, same QR code

Once again, I have just bought a new batch of business cards (printed by my excellent local printer, Trojan Press of Blackheath), complete with a quick response, QR, code on the reverse side. Scanning the QR code using a barcode app on a mobile phone will allow the user to import my details direct into …

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Feb 15 2012

Off the cuff QR code

I have written several times before about QR (quick response) codes. I first used them on my business cards in 2010, and I “walk the talk” by including my contact details as a QR code on the final slide of my conference presentations – which sometimes means that people don’t even need my business card: …

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Jun 23 2010

New business cards

Following my blog post about QR codes last week, I finally got round to collecting my new business cards (once again, from Blackheath’s excellent Trojan Press) today. Printer Dave Mayes was fascinated by the graphics, but said: “I don’t have a smartphone”. However, as I said to him, in marketing terms, it’s not what phone …

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Jun 14 2010

QR codes

At the end of a busy day in and around London last Thursday, I dashed off to the Russell Square, London headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for the latest in a series of CIPR Social Summer camps. About two dozen people met to talk about public relations and mobile devices, stimulated by …

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