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Why Business Cards Still Matter in the Digital Age

June 27, 2012
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In the era of social media and interconnectivity of people through smartphones, it is easy to think you are always connected or can easily reach others through the internet. Company websites and networking websites, such as LinkedIn, do an effective job of gathering contact information and connecting people. However, a website address or a person’s LinkedIn account is easily lost in translation if a person does not have something tangible to remind them to reconnect after the meeting. Regardless of the all technology in everyday life, there is still a need for adding a personal touch, such as a business card, to your networking strategy.

Below are reasons why it’s important and relevant in today’s digital age to include business cards in your business plan.

· Your Contacts Expect Business Cards. Today’s professionals are overwhelmed with emails and requests. Let your business card be a creative reminder. When you are meeting in person, networking with business cards is an easy and affordable approach to reconnecting in the future after your initial meeting.

· Business Cards Get Attention and Showcase Personality. A creative or custom designed card portrays more than just a name and phone number, it is also your brand personality. Make your card stand out by using a professional printing service that offers a variety of patterns and colors to create visual appeal. Creating business cards from Tiny Prints, for example, can help a business gain momentum with attention-getting designs. Imagine being able to hand out a card like this one when giving contact information! Utilizing a business card with an unexpected feature not only sticks in the mind, but also sends the message of innovation and a unique experience.

Designers thrive on creativity. Taking a unique approach, or the road less traveled, is something we do frequently. Being dull is the end of any design career. As a result, be sure your business cards display personality and individuality! We’re personally fans of Tiny Prints because you can easily grab thumbnails from your portfolio and incorporate your own work into the finished product. In addition, you can add custom logos or use the template and pattern options to create a card that speaks to your design personality.

In this digital age, make sure you don’t get lost in technology. Work on your personal brand, make yourself a memorable candidate and always have a business card handy. It’s an easy, fun design project, and a great way to share your personality and style. Business cards stand the test of time – embrace them, and create stylish, creative cards that will help your brand and business grow!

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7 Responses to Why Business Cards Still Matter in the Digital Age

  1. cheap printing on July 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Thanks so much for the blog. Fantastic.

  2. Chris Berry on July 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    This was a really good blog. I agree and think hat business cards will never be old news because there are many new designs always popping up :)

  3. Business Cards on July 10, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Nice information, many thanks to the author. It is incomprehensible to me now, but in general, the usefulness and significance is overwhelming. Thanks again and good luck!

  4. Pat Garrison on July 19, 2012 at 11:11 am

    I agree that business cards are still relevant. Face to face networking is still important and a business card is essential in that situation.

  5. Anna Rydne on August 12, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for a great post! Business cards never go out of style! It also true that it helps if your business card stand out. Today I’ve curated a post showing the 29 most creative and outstanding business cards I found on the web. Check it out if you need inspiration! And thanks again for your post! http://communicateskills.com/2012/08/12/the-most-creative-business-cards-youve-ever-seen/

  6. Rupesh kumbhat on August 15, 2012 at 11:30 am

    I really appreciated the way it has been written its true In this digital age, make sure you don’t get lost in technology. Work on your personal brand, make yourself a memorable candidate and always have a business card handy & get them printed for ever lasting memories.

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  7. Mitchell Eismont on October 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    The more we move towards digital the more printed business cards are going to stand out. People are going to get sick of looking at things on the screen, so when a graphic designer comes up with a creative business card, it will set his or herself out amongst the crowd.

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