Business cards are like a mini-billboard for you and your business. They offer an invaluable way to market yourself and make your name memorable to those with whom you are networking or encountering in the world. A physical business card is the most effective way to introduce yourself and create a lasting statement at networking events, trade fairs or with people you meet at a social gathering. So why not do everything you can to make sure your name really does stand out and make an impression? Here are 5 business cards that will help people remember you for a long time to come.
Pop Up Cards
One way to really put your face with your name is to print pop up business cards. Remember old board games where your game piece would sit propped against the table to add that magical 3-d effect? These are the same idea, only it’s YOUR face that pops out of the card. You can deck them out with color and keep the fonts simple to make sure your image stands out that much more.
Throwback Card Files
This style of design is awesome, especially if you’re printing cards for an entire business or organization with the tab on the top demarcating your department. They’re great for making sure that clients who are getting a number of cards from your company are able to keep them organized. Plus, the clever design will stick in their memory.
A Card with a Mission
Why make a card just a card when you can make it a functional gift? This lawn and property management decided to make mini seed envelopes into business cards so that they’re not just passing out their names, they are also branding themselves and generating further awareness of what they do through a smart and funny measure.
Did Someone Say Branding?
If you’re going to be literal about it, like BC Adventure, you could take your company branding to the next level and print your business cards on beef jerky. Hey, it’s not for everyone, but two thumbs up for thinking outside the box on this one.
Instead of just printing your name and contact information, think about how you could make your business card actually represent what it is you do. This eye doctor’s card is the perfect example. Something that represents your industry or field with your name at the forefront has a good chance of making people think of you next time they need someone with your specialties.