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Monday, 2 April 2012

A Fashion Accessory or the New National Flag? Swanky New Barcodes Flood the City of Lagos

 
Is it the latest fashion or the new national flag? These were some of the questions on the lips of curious Lagosians yesterday, who woke up to the sight of optical Smartphone readable codes better known as barcodes in different areas of the metropolis. The imposing signs appeared everywhere, from shopping malls to school buildings, from billboards to T-shirts, everyone appeared to be rocking a barcode! The barcodes had a mysteriously simple message written below; ‘Scan me for a new attitude’.
According to eyewitnesses who scanned the barcode, they were confronted with yet another mysterious message in neon green. It read, ‘DON’T BLEND IN: BE UNIQUE, FIND OUT HOW ON 05: 04: 12’.
Feelers reaching us say that this mysterious new message is coming from telecoms giant Etisalat who are planning to unveil yet another innovative package for Nigerians on April 5. The company remains mum about the issue, but there is clearly a lot of buzz at their numerous offices and headquarters situated around Lagos.

30 comments:

Atobatele said...

Ok we are waiting for the new invention

EdgeVINCI007 said...

I duff my hat for this Telecom company for their 'out-of-this-world' innovations, customer-centered services and out-of-the box advertisement. They've been around for just a few years but have managed to match the long term giants shoulder to shoulder, innovation to innovation.
Let's wait and see what they've got up their sleeves this time around.

Anonymous said...

Trust arabs. They know how to multiply their oil money well. Let mtn continue wit their stinginess. Mtchew. Ijeoma

NKECHI said...

Yeah, Linda remember the time of the Three Orenge Men? Mirrinda got us confused that many of us din't even know it was an advert, we thought Aliens had invaded Lagos. Am yet to see creative advert to beat that. Make we see wetin this one wan bring na.

Ezems said...

I just can't wait! The suspense is tense.

Anonymous said...

Linda it is called the QR CODES:QUICK RESPONSE CODE

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Anonymous said...

Etisalat hav bn in existence in aran countries for years. Itz just new in naija. So am not surprised. Visafone wake up o. U guys are trying sha.

Anonymous said...

They sure got some creavitive minds working for them. You guys remember their debut ad in nigeria.. the zipped up lips! that got even my grandma screaming "D mouth don finally open o!" hehe.. Cant wait to see what they'v got this time -ADIBE

Alma said...

They are called Quick response codes and they make a lot of information much more easily accessible. I'm actually doing some work on that at the moment. This is actually where technology is going now. Many companies abroad are beginning to use them effectively. I'm eager to see what Etisalat wants to do with theirs. It's a big tech step.

Anonymous said...

Etisalat is the best network in Nigeria for now. I cant wait for the NCC number portability to commence so i can transfer my mtn number to the etisalat network.
http://paynize.com/ref.php?page=act/ref&invcod=133781

CoolKiD said...

Actually Linda, those are QR Codes. This is A Barcode and this is a QR Code

Anonymous said...

Ohh rili saw dis in unilag too. Yinka

Nollywood REinvented said...

OMG! I can just imagine someone standing in front of the poster scanning it..lol

Anonymous said...

What's d bloody fuss abt it QR codes has been around for 4 yrs and most serious minded businesses use. So its nothing new kapish.

Lovely Grace said...

Thats awesome. Shows true globalism. These are everywhere in New York City. I scan them for shopping discounts and information. Love that Nigeria is yet again part of something global.

Anonymous said...

New flag ke? Looks like something that has to de with etisal.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully these advert boards will not fall on people when the rainstorms come oo> I still remember early this year after a thunderstorm and they littered the 3rd mainland bridge. The govt should check the safety of this installations before heads will roll after rainstorms o

Anonymous said...

QF
...dey r makin a name 4dm selves in nig...il kip my legs crossed nd c wat dey'v got. MTN hop u guyz r watchin...stingy, cheap thieves.

Anonymous said...

Bloody QR code been there for ages i use them for my sites,Africa still sleeping.

Anonymous said...

They are not known as bar codes but as QR codes, two are completely different...

~Sirius~ said...

Yaaaaaay.......so proud of the team behind this. *cough........cough*

Anonymous said...

They are not known as bar codes but as QR codes, two are completely different...

As to the other poster, abeg, all they can lead to is a website in this context.

Anonymous said...

LMAO!!!!!!!!! Aliens invaded lagos buahaha

Anonymous said...

They are QR codes, not bar codes. Let me scan it on my phone and see what it says...

Anonymous said...

Linda Olodo!!!...Its called QR code *winks*

Anonymous said...

U mean it :o I rememeber watching d frank ajonuma show when I was yonger wit my parents nd d 3 orange men walked in on d set.I almost weewee'd on my body.Jesu! U mean say na advert...hissssssssutunu

Mr JAY SLICK said...

Etisalat noni.....*fingaz crossed*

Abdulr747 said...

we are watching.

Anonymous said...

For the Orange Men stunt...It would be best referred to as a PR stunt/Buzz marketing rather than as an advertisement.

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