Fun Places to Put QR Codes


Ever walk behind someone at the mall being forced to read the same obnoxious message over and over despite your best efforts not to? It seems we are wired to read the words in front of us, even if they say “Because I said so!” in neon green letters, no matter if we want to or not. And the fact is, we remember these sayings even if only to relay them later in annoyance. So why not put a QR code on your shirt. You might put a band’s tour information on there or it might be the uniform for the tech company at which you work, spreading the brand name as much as possible, but people will remember it even better than the obnoxious sayings.


This might not seem like the safest place to put a QR code, but assuming people would only scan the code if they were safely in the passenger’s seat, it might be the most effective. Putting the code by itself on a billboard would prompt people to scan it, and therefore they might become clients, making it all worthwhile.

Facebook Profile Picture

Pictures of dogs. That one summer at the beach. You and your friend at Fenway. These are the typically pictures we see as Facebook profiles, but putting a QR code might be the perfect way to change things up a bit. Even if the QR code simply linked to a site that said “Thanks for checking out my page,” you will have done something people are not used to seeing, and you might open their eyes to the advantages of having a QR code as a means of spreading information. Also, if you are looking for a job, know that your potential employers are checking out your social media presence. It might benefit you, then, to put a QR code up on your wall or as your picture linking them to your LinkedIn profile.


Speaking of job hunting, the most difficult part of landing a job, especially during a time of recession when qualified people are constantly lining up for one job that just became available, is standing out in a crowd. This is especially true when that crowd all seem to have more experience and expertise than you do. With that in mind, adding a QR code to a resume when trying to get an interview might be just the thing to get your foot in the door. Do some research and find out what the company’s culture is like and make a QR code which links to the type of information they would like to see. If they are very conservative, a link to a graph showing how you helped improve sales at the last company you worked for might be perfect. If they are more laid back, a video describing who you are as a person might work better. Either way, standing out won’t be an issue.

13 Ways to Use QR Codes

by Michael Costa