Obnoxiously Huge QR Codes

by bawls
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I bet if someone had the motivation they could build a Obnoxiously Huge QR Code, like a billboard but bigger and rent it to a business in the town off the highway?

Anyone ever seen this done?
#codes #huge #obnoxiously
  • Profile picture of the author NewParadigm
    paint them on rooftops and let google satellite pick them up eventually.
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    • Profile picture of the author bawls
      Have a friend who builds them out of rubik's cube pieces and sells them to children related niches like toy stores and daycare centers along with a mobile site of course.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brandon Tanner
      I've seen them on several full-sized billboards. In fact, one of those billboards not far from where I live is located only about 50 yards on the other side of a blind curve, where the speed limit is 55mph. Pretty dumb move for the business that put a QR code on that one, as you literally only have about 2-3 seconds between the time you see the billboard and the time you drive past it. Doh!
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        QR codes are a complete and utter joke...
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        • Profile picture of the author XponentSYS
          Originally Posted by abbot View Post

          QR codes are a complete and utter joke...
          Not the QRs themselves. What's a complete joke is the way that 99% of marketers use them.
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          • Profile picture of the author bawls
            Originally Posted by XponentSYS View Post

            Not the QRs themselves. What's a complete joke is the way that 99% of marketers use them.
            I agree, that is like saying clickable links are a joke, well they can be, but you cant just put them places and expect people to use them...you need to give them incentive to use them or make them curious..
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          • Profile picture of the author sowens
            I know exactly what you are talking about. I've see them polyurethaned into tabletops next to ads that give the ad readers no incentive to scan them. They are unattractive and easy to ignore. That is why businesses don't use them: marketers don't know how to use them to engage customers. Shelley
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      • Profile picture of the author bawls
        Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

        I've seen them on several full-sized billboards. In fact, one of those billboards not far from where I live is located only about 50 yards on the other side of a blind curve, where the speed limit is 55mph. Pretty dumb move for the business that put a QR code on that one, as you literally only have about 2-3 seconds between the time you see the billboard and the time you drive past it. Doh!
        Yeah I was speaking of something massive on the most boring stretch of highway...be easy to do in Oklahoma but probably would end up in OZ after tornado season.
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      • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
        Originally Posted by Brandon Tanner View Post

        I've seen them on several full-sized billboards. In fact, one of those billboards not far from where I live is located only about 50 yards on the other side of a blind curve, where the speed limit is 55mph. Pretty dumb move for the business that put a QR code on that one, as you literally only have about 2-3 seconds between the time you see the billboard and the time you drive past it. Doh!
        Like this you mean?



        You must have a fast camera to scan that code lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew H
    I see them a lot on those big advert posters on the subway / skytrain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyTrain_(Vancouver))
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    • Profile picture of the author bawls
      You do know all you urbanites out there you could project a qr code onto any non-residential building after hours with a high lum projector, probably could sell that as a promotion or promote your own services.
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      • Profile picture of the author socialentry
        Originally Posted by bawls View Post

        You do know all you urbanites out there you could project a qr code onto any non-residential building after hours with a high lum projector, probably could sell that as a promotion or promote your own services.
        That sounds like a great idea!
        Do you need the permission of the targeted building owner to do so??

        Also how does that workout with city regulations?
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        • Profile picture of the author bawls
          Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

          That sounds like a great idea!
          Do you need the permission of the targeted building owner to do so??

          Also how does that workout with city regulations?
          I don't think so you just cant be a public nuisance but you can shine light on anything you want as long as its not bothering someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Someone should build a giant laser and put a QR code on the moon.
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    • Profile picture of the author kevin Hislop
      Originally Posted by Aaron Doud View Post

      Someone should build a giant laser and put a QR code on the moon.
      One step ahead of you...

      Sorry the pic is soooo small... the zoom on my phone is awful.
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    QR Code Bat symbol projected into the sky!
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    I guarantee this will get some exposure.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by bob ross View Post



      I guarantee this will get some exposure.
      Now THAT is an advertisement people will check out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Spangler
    We gotta make this non biased so...

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    • Profile picture of the author John Durham
      Originally Posted by Eddie Spangler View Post

      We gotta make this non biased so...
      BOOOOOOOH!:p

      DUUUDE!:confused::confused::confused:


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      Eddie! I don't give you permission to put my picture up here!
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      • Profile picture of the author bawls
        Originally Posted by John Durham View Post

        BOOOOOOOH!:p

        DUUUDE!:confused::confused::confused:


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        Eddie! I don't give you permission to put my picture up here!

        John that is a perfect segue into a small QR joke, and as much as it pains me, I will abstain.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSL Publishing
    I'm not sure, I wonder if Shelley knows.. that's (sowens) Check it out
    Originally Posted by bawls View Post

    I bet if someone had the motivation they could build a Obnoxiously Huge QR Code, like a billboard but bigger and rent it to a business in the town off the highway?

    Anyone ever seen this done?
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    • Profile picture of the author sowens
      Sorry - I missed this. I wrote QR Code Mastery and included a photo from Mission Hills in which they stuffed red and white umbrellas into the hands of golf event participants and lined them up into a huge QR Code on a fairway.

      I, too, speculated on whether some developer would build a community in the shape of a QR Code you could read from space.

      Now that people have sent up mobile phone satellites, who knows what crazy stuff marketers will come up with?
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  • Profile picture of the author DaniMc
    I got into a discussion here about QR codes a year ago. I said they are useless. I still feel that way. I know people who want to put them on everything.

    I hosted a large event with several hundred people a few months ago. Another organizer wanted QR codes all over the place to enter into a free small class that lasted 6 weeks. This was a highly specialized mentoring class that was very relevant to these mostly high-tech startups. Not even ONE person used the QR codes to sign up.

    I remain fully skeptical. They just are not practical at all.
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