Tuesday, 28 February 2012

QR Codes as ice breakers

I have been involved in sponsorships and this is the most innovative engagement idea I have ever seen. It doesn’t shock me Heineken is always on the forefront of technological innovations. From the video it seems like Leo Burnett (Poland), the marketing company responsible, got the response they wanted.

Adweek has made me question the whole QR code fad for several reasons:
-the amount of smart phone users
-the fact you sometimes have to download a special program to get the QR code to link
-and the lower engagement results. In June only 14 million people in the US scanned QR codes which is only 6.2% of the mobile phone population.

Regardless this fits with Heineken’s ‘Open Your World’ message, previous tech-savvy campaigns and is generally and utterly awesome!  


  1. OMG I LOVE this idea! While I NEVER scan QR codes I think in a setting like this music festival it works perfectly! Hats off to Heineken! Their ads always impress me...I especially love the recent commercials they've come out with...but this QR code thing has to take the cake!

  2. I know! It would be so amazing to see what everyone was writing about themselves. I can just see the potential for this. Hopefully someone uses this idea here.