Digimarc® Discover for Direct Mail


1. Enable your
smartphone to
interact with the world around you!


2. Enable your media
to be discovered!
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Deliver a whole new dimension of enhanced, interactive content on the device we all carry with us 24/7 – our smartphones.

Brands, agencies and marketers spend millions of dollars a year on direct mail campaigns. The vast majority of these mailers include web addresses to corporate sites and/or unique landing pages for the recipient to get more information. How many times do these mailers get placed in a stack or stuffed into a catch-all drawer for later? Probably more often than we think.

With Digimarc® Discover, the printed mailer can include a direct print-to-mobile hyperlink to the online content. Using their smartphone, the recipient can point the camera at the image or text block and be instantly connected to related online content.

Worth noting, digital watermarks also offer the ability to identify unique instances of content. For example a direct mail campaign that spans several geographic regions could appear the same; however, unique digital watermarks could be embedded for each region to gauge response rates. Regional traffic can also be measured via our online tool's reporting features.

Direct mail example: Western region

Direct mail example: Eastern region

(Identical except digitally watermarked image links to regional specific content. )

How it works

Digimarc IDs can’t be detected by the human eye, and can be embedded into all kinds of media — packaging, retail signage, circulars, catalogs, in-store audio, etc. — to create an imperceptible connection with interactive, online content. Readers can't see the digital watermarks that power a Digimarc ID, but they are easily detected by our smartphone cameras. Unlike barcodes and tags, Digimarc IDs do not occupy valuable space on the page nor do they negatively impact the layout or design aesthetics.

Digimarc Discover offers an easy way to embed and test a Digimarc ID in print or audio to facilitate mobile engagement. You can embed Digimarc IDs into print and audio content through our Digimarc® Discover ID Manager or by using the Adobe® Photoshop® plug-in. With either option, the embedding is easily integrated into your existing publishing workflow.

You can direct readers to download the free Digimarc Discover app (also available as a branded app) from the iTunes App Store or Google Play, or you can build your own custom app using our software development kit (SDK).

Experience it for yourself