#PhillyFinds: #Design Finds, #QRCODES & #PR/#Marketing on a Dime

15 Aug

So we were out and about in Center City yesterday!  Yes, we’ll admit, we were at Sampan … again!  But the point is … well the point is, we do what we want.  We love Sampan Philly … we shall frequent there as much as we can!  Plus … the kimchee fried rice is $4 during happy hour!  Who passes that up?!

Anyways … in between cruising up and down Samson and stalking amazing cuisine (which trust us, is not hard to do on Samson) … we discovered a new parking complex.  This might not necessarily strike one as news … but if you live in or near Center City … or just frequent the location … you know that parking can be a bit of a hassle.

  Well, we thought we’d bring you a little more info.  I’m sure their PR folks tell it better anyways!

“The Lift is located in Center City, just southeast of City Hall. Click here to to see the Center City District web site.  The Lift is history in the making

In 1929, Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company proposed an automobile parking machine that heralded the future – “whisking” cars out of sight before returning them, economically and efficiently, to their respective owners. In time, and with the progression of technology, the idea made its way to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, where hundreds of thousands of cars are now stowed in automated garages. In United States, the idea is once again taking root. In Philadelphia, it’s taking hold.

Greener Parking

Environmentally friendly. Substantially reduces exhaust emissions, gasoline usage, storm and polluted water runoff.
The Lift can reduce carbon emissions up to 83% over a conventional parking garage. Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions are up to 68% lower.”

The Lift

101 S. Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(610) 832-7400

Guess what else?  They actually have incredibly reasonable parking! We’re not really sure what the monthly rates are … but they’ve got pricing available when you call!

AND … there’s a full screen that tells you where your car’s been driven to!

But you know what got us right?!

That’s right!  The QR CODE!

— A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) that is readable by dedicated QR readers, smartphones, and, to a less common extent, computers with webcams. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded may be text, URL, or other data.

— Yes, that was a wiki definition!

Have you been wondering what the heck these little boxes are?!  Of course you have!  Well READING IS FUNDAMENTAL!  Click HERE to find out how QR Codes can grow your business!

Speaking of PR & Marketing on a dime!  We couldn’t wait to tell you that this guy (located immediately across Su Xing on Sansom) has a sign that reads “Poet for Hire!”

Now what do you have to say about guerilla PR?

with <3,



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