To truly capitalize on advancements in the worlds of marketing and communications, businesses must find ways to make print work with new channels.
Here are three ways that print can be made interactive:
QR Codes & Mobile Optimized Sites
The numbers behind the growth in mobile marketing truly are impressive. More and more of your customers and prospects are visiting websites on their mobile phones. By adding a QR Code to your printed materials, you will be able to reach that mobile audience. QR Codes truly can make print interactive. By driving people a mobile optimized site where they can watch a video, learn more about a product, or sign up for future alerts, you will further build your database and increase brand awareness.
Social Media Promotion
Companies of all sizes and across all types of verticals are turning to social media to help better serve their customers and interact with prospects. However, they need people to know those pages exist to truly maximize the impact. One way to do this is to promote the social media sites on printed materials. Many people use their smartphone to hop onto sites, such as Facebook or Twitter. They may do the same thing after learning that your company has something to offer on those sites.
SMS & Text Messaging
While we may place less phone calls on our cell phones than we did two years ago, SMS/Text-messaging usage seemingly continues to rise. A number of companies have found ways to engage their fans and build their mobile marketing database by inviting people to send a text message to opt-in for a special offer.
There are plenty of tools and channels to choose from when trying to make print interactive, so see what works best for your audience and take it from there!