There are several ways to design a business card. Clean, shiny and glossy designs are nice but why not try a bit different, like a grungy look? If you are thinking dirty textures and background images, grunge design is more than that. Here are 10 grunge business card designs to give you a better idea:
One important purpose of handing out business cards to people is to generate attention for you and your business. The design of your card then must stand out to be able to leave a good impression. So how do make your business cards look impressive and unforgettable? Try opting for a fold over design. Just consider the following examples:
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Folded business cards are among the most creative and unique types of cards that you can order from professional printing companies. If you want to design such card for your own use, feel free to try out a clever design that is appropriate to your professional image. And aside from its unique design, a folded business card provides you with extra space for other relevant details.
A successful trade show experience depends on careful planning and preparation, and your booth will need to focus on telling attendees and potential customers what unique benefits your business can offer them. Here are some helpful tips for a much less complicated and more successful trade show.
Plan in Advance
One of the most important things you can do is begin planning well in advance for your trade show event. Advanced planning will allow time to take advantage of early registration discounts and more options for optimal placement of your booth. It will also give you plenty of time to prepare a professional show booth that will help you communicate to potential clients the level of quality they can expect when doing business with you. Your marketing approach for a successful trade show needs to promote your business to attendees as uniquely able to provide them with quality service or products.
A great way to get a head start on sharing this message with attendees is to obtain a list of those who have preregistered 3-4 weeks before the event. With the help of your online printing company, sending a direct mail piece to this list will be simple and will increase the chances that recipients will search out your booth at the trade show. This is also the time to prepare any printed marketing materials you will need at the trade show.
Prepare Business Cards and More
Business card printing is an absolute must. You may want to do a bit of design updating to your business cards to make sure that it will be kept and taken back to attendees’ business desks. Updated business cards using some attention grabbing details like the color red, a plastic stock, adding your image, etc will help make it memorable and difficult to throw away. Create small packages you can hand out to attendees that include a brochure, perhaps a coupon for saving on their first order, a small catalog, and a couple of business cards.
Including a personalized promotional item in your package is another great idea. Add personalized pens with your printed materials, or perhaps a monthly calendar which you can also order from your online printing company. A calendar gives you the potential to remain in front of attendees on a daily basis following the trade show.
Follow Up Your Leads
Finally, be prepared in advance to manage your follow-up process with leads you receive from the show. An access database or simply adding contact information to your outlook are simple ways to keep up with all the potential clients you will meet. Encourage them to give you their business cards for quick transfer of the contact information which can be entered at a later time. Use the information you gather to follow up promptly and track the success of your trade show experience.