Mar 192012
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I’ve been trying to get Siri installed on my iPhone 4 for quite some time now.  Every week there seems to be some new trick published on mainstream iPhone & Jailbreaking Blogs to bypass Apple’s restriction of Siri to the iPhone 4S only platform.  However, each time something failed.  Until today!!!

I was able to activate Siri this morning.  I am very impressed!  I was able to play Music, find a good BBQ Restaurant in Kansas City (I had to try the “What’s the best BBQ Restaurant in Kansas City” from the Apple Commercial…especially with my strong ties to the city.

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And what was really impressive, I was able to send Teresa a text message without typing while driving.  While the punctuation wasn’t the best, the voice recognition was excellent.

Have you tried Siri?  If so, what is your favorite feature?

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Mar 142012

QR (Quick Response) Codes…love them or hate them?

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Originally designed for the Automotive Industry then adapted to other industries due to it’s fast readability and large storage design.  Some believe they are an excellent marketing tool targeting mobile users with smartphones.  And since the QR Codes can hold four different types of data (numeric, alphanumeric, byte/binary, Kanji), marketers can develop very diverse campaigns tailored to their product or campaign.

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QR Codes are popping up everywhere.  Not only on product packaging, you’ll find them on direct mailings, business cards, emails, bumper stickers…I’ve even seen them alongside the names of Journalists on the Local TV Newscasts.

As QR Codes become more popular, from a marketing standpoint, you will most likely to want them to stand out from the standard black and white block image.  There are tools out there now that allow you to insert your own logo, change the design, and colors.

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Here are some QR Codes that I recently designed for Infusioni Media.  One note, you must be careful when using these generation tools.  Be sure to test them with different QR Code Scanning Apps prior to publishing.

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Infusion Media Website

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“Like” Infusion Media on Facebook

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Follow Infusion Media on Twitter

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Circle Infusion Media on Google+

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Connect with Infusion Media on LinkedIn

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Email Infusion Media

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Text Message (SMS) Infusion Media

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Call Infusion Media

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Infusion Media Contact Info

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What are your thoughts on QR Codes?  Have you used QR Codes as either a Marketer or Consumer?

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Mar 132012
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Kudo’s to Meineke on Social Media Customer Engagement!

Today I visited a local Meineke and checked in via Foursquare (which then went to Twitter…).  This afternoon, I then received this Tweet from Meineke:

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The link then led to these coupons that I can use on my next visit.

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Very impressive proactive customer engagement! 

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Mar 122012
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Ever created an Infographic?  You know…one of those graphs that combine Data & Graphics that give you that “Wow” impression when it loads a full web page? lol  There are some tools out there to help create specialized Infographics such as Resume’s or LinkedIn Profiles.  Or you can create your own with a graphics program such as Photoshop. is now rolling out a tool to easily create Infographics and makes it even easier to share it across your Social Media Networks, Blogs, Websites, email, etc.  They currently only have a limited amount of tools to start, but they promise a full list of new tools coming soon.

I decided to try it out.  One of their featured tools is to compare Twitter accounts with a SXSW Theme.  So I compared myself to my Twitter Friend Irene Kimmel (@irenekimmel).  The output was very impressive! (See below.).  My only complaint is that since I changed my Twitter Username last week, the graphic is only showing one week of stats.  Not sure if this is a Twitter bug or issue since by changing my name I kept my years and years of Twitter history.

So what do you think?

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Be sure to try your own (free registration) at!

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