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Jon Eric Sooy
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  • Rohnert Park, California
  • United States
  • Golden Pacific Systems
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Don't Be Afraid of the Big, Bad QR Code

I don’t see QR Codes fading into the realm of techno-gimmick anytime soon. A recent article in Print Solutions Magazine provides some compelling data that clearly suggests the opposite. The number of Americans who are only using mobile devices is dramatically increasing. From Print Solutions Magazine: “After all, one in five U.S. mobile phone owners uses the mobile…See More
Jun 19, 2011
Ken Burgin liked Jon Eric Sooy's blog post 9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant
May 9, 2011

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Joe Welsh commented on Jon Eric Sooy's blog post 9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant
"Many of our customers are asking for similar uses of QR codes. Technology is moving fast!"
May 6, 2011

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Jon Eric Sooy commented on Jon Eric Sooy's blog post 9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant
"Hi Steven, Thank you for the kind words. I agree with you. QR Codes are useful for linking a tangible print piece that lacks the real estate or potential to convey more information. It also makes that information mobile. If I scanned a take out menu…"
May 4, 2011

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Jon Eric Sooy is now friends with Steven Groves and Amanda Brandon
May 4, 2011
Steven Groves liked Jon Eric Sooy's blog post 9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant
May 4, 2011
Steven Groves commented on Jon Eric Sooy's blog post 9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant
"Jon - very creative Amigo! Several of these make a lot of sense to me.  What does not make sense to me is placing a QRCode on a webpage.  IMHO, the QRCode has a unique position of being able connect an offline location, presence, user who…"
May 4, 2011
Amanda Brandon liked Jon Eric Sooy's blog post 9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant
May 4, 2011

Profile Information

Title
Director of Possibilities (ok VP of Sales and Marketing, whatever)
Company
Golden Pacific Systems
Website
http://www.goldenpacificsystems.com
What best describes my company
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Personal Quote
"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." WH Auden
Biography
AN INDUSTRY BREAKTHROUGH
As the experts in the business solutions industry for over 30 years, Golden Pacific entered the internet age with a goal of using new technologies to better serve their clients. The company assembled a group of creative, forward-thinking individuals, and the team, led by Jon Sooy, was able to evolve company software and perfect an on-line ordering system previously unknown in the industry. Coupled with Golden Pacific’s vast knowledge base and its reputation for exceptional customer service, these customized tools were welcomed by clients who quickly came to appreciate their time- and cost-saving benefits.

As they one by one began to convert to the new system, customers experienced unbelievable productivity and results, enabling each one to save tens of thousands of dollars annually. The GPnet™ brand was born and it began to explode in the marketplace. Golden Pacific’s sales escalated – ultimately quadrupling overall – as it became clear that the creative business solutions our team developed have forever changed the way businesses do business.

Our industry will never be the same, and we are honored to lead the way in its expansion.

GP Team
Our team consists of specialists in the fields of sales, client services, graphic design, and project management. Together, we have the expertise to help you determine the best solution to your business challenges that will save you time, expense and headaches.
Years in the Industry
20+

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Don't Be Afraid of the Big, Bad QR Code

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 9:16pm 0 Comments

I don’t see QR Codes fading into the realm of techno-gimmick anytime soon. A recent article in Print Solutions Magazine provides some compelling data that clearly suggests the opposite. The number of Americans who are only using mobile devices is dramatically increasing. From Print Solutions Magazine: “After all,… Continue

9 Awesome Ways to Use QR Codes For Your Restaurant

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

In an earlier article, I discussed QR Codes. I explained what they are and how they work. If you haven’t yet discovered QR Codes or are wondering how you might use them to market your restaurant, here are some ideas:

  1. Take-Out Menus: Print a QR Code on table tents, front door posters or anywhere it’s appropriate. Customers scan the code and are redirected to a…
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Be a Linchpin

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 1:24pm 4 Comments

In ‘Hire Freaks,’ I talked about finding great employees who think outside the box.



In Seth Godin’s new book Linchpin, he outlines the how and why we have become a society of ‘factory workers’ who are conditioned from childhood to “follow the rules.” If you have not read this book yet, I highly recommend it. Since the industrial revolution our entire system of development from birth to adulthood has been centered around training ‘factory workers.’ We are taught to… Continue

NO, Don’t Hang UP!!

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 8:07am 0 Comments

There is a study by AT&T that found 60% of phone callers who are put on hold will hang up and 30% of these callers will not call back.



One of the most overlooked profit centers in the business is MOH (Messaging On Hold). It is estimated that customers who are exposed to on hold messaging, where a call-to-action is communicated, are 80% more likely to try a new product or service or take advantage of a special offer. We use MOH to communicate to our online system users information… Continue

Kids These Days

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 2:36pm 1 Comment

Reinventing a corporate culture within the print industry requires fresh ideas. In an industry steeped in tradition (that’s Latin for bad habits and baggage) my suggestion to CEO’s, VP’s and other schmoes like me out there is to look to youth.



I put together an internship program about 5 years ago and am constantly speaking to students in my quest to find our next superstar. Last night I attended the first meeting of our local university’s Career Center Executive Council. As an… Continue

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At 10:56am on September 22, 2008,
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At 10:56am on September 22, 2008,
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Hi Jon,

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At 10:56am on September 22, 2008,
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