SpyderLynk Receives U.S. Patent Approval for its SnapTag Technology
Denver—April 10, 2012—SpyderLynk, a leading marketing technology company and creator of the SnapTag™, today announced its receipt of U.S. Patent No. 8,094,870 titled “Encoding and Decoding Data in an Image” for its SnapTag 2D mobile barcode technology. The U.S. patent was issued to SpyderLynk on January 10, 2012.
“By securing the U.S. patent for SnapTag, our solution is now officially recognized for its unique value and as a key differentiator in the marketplace,” said Nicole Skogg, SpyderLynk Founder and CEO. “We’re delighted to reach this next step in our business evolution.”
“With the successful patent approval, we will be diligent in defending our technology to protect the investment of all our stakeholders, who’ve been great supporters of our business model and champions of our technology,” concluded Skogg.
Unlike with the QR code, a more traditional 2D barcode solution, marketers have the ability to fully brand SnapTags with logos and or meaningful icons versus the Rorschach-looking black box QR code that must be scanned with an app to begin a dialogue. SnapTags turn brand logos into interactive marketing tools. Consumers engaging a SnapTag can activate a full scale interactive brand engagement transforming any brand impression anywhere into the opportunity for a brand experience. SnapTags can be used across media platforms to deliver marketing campaigns customized for different consumer segments and across multiple channels.
With SnapTags, consumers only need a camera phone to begin a mobile interactive dialogue, versus being redirected to a website with QR codes. What’s more, SpyderLynk’s smart marketing platform allows marketers to deliver highly targeted mobile campaigns and measure results with pinpoint accuracy.
SnapTags activate brand marketing, commerce, social and couponing campaigns developed by and hosted on SpyderLynk’s marketing platform. Incorporating SnapTags into marketing materials allows marketers to achieve:
- Greater Promotional Engagement: SnapTags unique algorithm-driven platform enables marketers to engage consumers in a highly personal, interactive and direct conversational way
- More Likes and Follows: Activate Likes and Follows from any marketing channel creating a sustainable relationship with consumers
- Better Analytics: Stickier programs create more insightful analytics
- Brand Loyalty: Convert brand marketing to direct marketing relationships
- Increase sales conversions: Allowing consumers to shop and buy directly from advertising
SpyderLynk is a mobile activation and marketing platform company. SnapTags, Social SnapTags and Buy it Now SnapTags are SpyderLynk’s proprietary 2D Mobile Barcode solutions enabling marketers to use meaningful logos and icons as interactive marketing tools. Consumers with smart or standard camera phones can use SnapTags placed on packaging, advertising, signage or screens. A smart, algorithm-driven platform powers campaigns ranging from simple to sophisticated accelerating purchase cycles and driving marketing results. Brands such as Coke Zero, Revlon, L’Oreal, MillerCoors, Warner Brothers, Toyota, Bud Light and others are using SnapTags and Social SnapTags to enable best in class marketing, accelerate sales and activate more meaningful social connections. Based in Denver, Colorado, SpyderLynk was founded in 2006 and can be found online at www.spyderlynk.com. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/snaptag), Twitter (@SpyderLynk) and through the #SnapTag hashtag.