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3 Billion Tags Were Printed During Past 6 Months, Microsoft Revealed

Microsoft saw impressive data on Microsoft Tag following its biggest month of scans to date, as well as an increasing rate of usage. Microsoft announced the following:

  • March had the greatest number of Tag scans since Tag launched in January 2009, with more than 50% more scans than any other month to date.
  • The number of scans per month has doubled over the past three months, and the number of users per month has increased 2.5 times in that same timeframe.
  • Three billion Tags were printed during the past six months alone, and 5 billion Tags have been printed since Microsoft Tag’s Jan ’09 launch.
  • Publishing continues to lead among top industries adopting Tag, with retail scenarios and entertainment holding the second and third positions, respectively.

“Tags recently appeared in top publications, including USA TODAY, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit and Woman’s Day. USA TODAY and Woman’s Day have increased their use of Tag and developed ongoing campaigns that span multiple issues, helping demonstrate Tag’s leadership and adoption within the industry,” stated Microsoft.

“Consumer packaged goods companies and retailers also are leveraging Tag to help shoppers make purchasing decisions. The Procter & Gamble Company’s Herbal Essences is using Tag on shelf displays that link to an interactive mobile experience to help the shopper choose the right hair products, while Lowe’s is utilizing the technology on plant tags throughout its Garden Centers.”

“Similarly, several movie studios, including Summit Entertainment LLC and Universal Studios, have realized the power of Tag to help promote films by placing Tags on movie ads, posters and packaging that link to movie trailers, interactive mobile games and exclusive content.”


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