Last year, I wrote about the first QR code I ever saw in a print ad. As we in the U.S. become more familiar with these codes, advertisers are using them more effectively. For the most part.
This one from Bed, Bath & Beyond is mostly awesome. In their circular, they used three QR codes, two of which resolve to mobile-optimized sites which featured a video about the product. Like this one …
It should be obvious, as QR codes are scanned with mobile phones, that the URL they resolve to should be a mobile-friendly site. But this shows us that even the big guys don’t have it all figured out yet.
So, let me say this clearly: please point your QR code to a mobile-optimized site or risk frustrating, annoying and alienating your reader.
How often do you scan QR codes in ads?