Regardless of the prevalence of digital communication in sales and marketing, there is still a place to print business cards.
They are still good at landing clients and building brand awareness.
Whether you have a restaurant and your business card stuck to a refrigerator or you are a large corporate service provider whose business cards faint at conferences, this remains an important tool for entrepreneurs.
However, it can sometimes feel like all business cards look (and feel!) The same.
So we’ve collected 10 great ideas you can take to jazz up your business cards in a cool, conventional style.
1. Business cards pop-ups
There are many interpretations of this popular business card.
The premise is simple. To stand out from the crowd, sometimes the best thing to do is really stand out, even if it means jumping on the table!
By using 3D space more effectively, this business card lets you dominate the space where there may be dozens (or hundreds!) Of competitors. Reactor business cards, for example, jump off the table and call attention.
2. Tabbed business cards
Some businesses end up with vanilla business cards not because they do not have anything to say, but because they talk too much!
For example, if you’re a full-service agent, what do you put in your business card? Creative direction Strategy? Branding? SEO digital ads? The service is so vast most people end up just putting their contact info.
But Diesel Design develops cards with tabs, like Google Chrome, which allows more space for a thorough overview of the services they provide.
3. Business card LEGO man
Sometimes simple cardboard cards are not enough.
So what some businesses do is HOW beyond the box.
They get LEGO people tailor-made for their business cards.
Complete models that look like the people who share them, they have all the important info printed right in their chests.
For a great talking point and something definitely memorable, it’s hard to see past LEGO business cards.
4. Edible business cards
What lacks this longevity, they are more than just a novelty factor. The business card is a fully printed business card that doubles as a delicious chocolate wrapper. And once the chocolates are gone, you have all the info you need to buy and buy more.
5. Functional business cards
Sometimes, less important to be funny then it should be functional.
That’s what inspires a whole choice of useful business cards.
A bicycle company from British Columbia, Canada developed a double metal nameplate as a multipurpose bicycle tool.
Another company, Bon Vivant, a fancy cheese shop in Brazil, develops a business card you suspect, grated cheese!
Mini crater cheese, perfect for when you are snacking on their delicious products.
6. 3D business cards
This is similar to the pop-up namecard we mentioned earlier, but with a more aggressive pop.
For example, Bentply, a furniture store in London, has a business card that can bend into a mini seat made for them. And with those copycat prints, they really look like crooked plywood chairs.
7. RFID business cards
While some tactics – like popping up from a page or wrapping business cards around a piece of chocolate – are great, sometimes these simple business cards require a technology upgrade.
And this is called a business card with RFID.
With RFID, you can take online paperwork and feed your customers directly to your overall digital marketing strategy, with complete tracking capabilities from the start.
It gives you the option to send customers to the website, send them a welcome email, or even just share your app or contact info with them. While they are still in the early stages, an RFID card stand can be the next big thing in the world of classic business card design.
8. QR-enabled business cards
Other digital options, QR-enabled cards have many of the same benefits as RFID cards but require little input from users.
Some businesses choose to simply enter the QR code on their standard business card, linked to their website or a dedicated landing page for that lead (for example you may be printing special cards with unique QR codes for large conferences).
Other companies choose a slightly easier approach, just following the QR code and nothing else, forcing potential customers into their digital channels.
Regardless of what works for your business, QR codes are the best way to build engagements online.
9. Different business cards
For most people, kar