More than 90 percent of Turkey’s population has mobile phones, so when Volvo’s ad agency, Euro RSCG 4D, developed its recent in-country advertisements for the Swedish auto manufacturer, it turned to mobile marketing and Microsoft Tag.
The ads, which ran in four major Turkish newspapers (Hürriyet, Milliyet, Sabah, Habertürk) included a custom Tag that took readers to a website with more details on Volvo’s cars, plus a lead-capture form for potential sales.
This is the second major use of Tag in Turkey. Last month, Turkish mobile-phone operator Turkcell announced MobilKod, a Tag-based service that enables marketers to reach millions of mobile subscribers in Turkey and beyond.
Mobile marketing is growing across the Middle East. A recent article on 2D barcodes in The National, the Abu Dhabi Media company's English-language publication, noted that the United Arab Emirates may have the highest mobile-phone penetration in the world, making mobile tagging an ideal advertising vehicle.
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