We would like to
thank the local libraries, schools, and universities for recommending students
to visit us when doing research on any of our information topics.
Sorry, I Don't Seem to Have a Business Card With Me...
Those could be the "famous last words" of the forgetful entrepreneur.
If you habitually find yourself without a business card, you're habitually losing money; or at least the chance of making money. Your business card, more than any other marketing weapon in your arsenal, is what prospects and colleagues rely upon to remind them why they should do business with you.
Forgetting a business card is a marketing mistake of significant proportions. We're so inundated with advertising messages that most of us learn to tune them out. Yet every time you're asked for a business card, and sheepishly reply that you don't have one with you, you're missing an honest-to-goodness invitation to market to someone.
Worse, leaving your business card behind when you may need it is a social faux pas as well.
Being asked for a business card is a compliment. Not having one with you at that critical moment is subtly offensive. It puts both you and the person requesting the card in an embarrassing situation. And it nonverbally tells your prospect that you're not quite the business person they thought. You're not really serious about your business, or too careless and forgetful to be entrusted with theirs.
If you're determined not to be caught "cardless" at a critical meeting again, here are some tips to help you remember:
Develop a strategy for using business cards to actively promote your business
It may be as simple as deciding to give 5 or 10 cards away every day. It may mean printing labels describing your current promotion, sticking them to the back of your cards, and pinning them to bulletin boards. Whatever! The point is that if you consciously figure out a way to use your business cards to bring in business, you're much less likely to forget them.
Invest in new cards
If you haven't ordered business cards within the past two years, there's a good chance that the information or photo is out of date by now. And if your last order was for 1000 cards and there are still 990 cards left, ask yourself why you haven't been passing them out. If it's because you dislike the cards, pitch them and get business cards you're proud of!
Draft and practice a business card presentation
Unless you're comfortable and confident when handing out your card, you won't do it. Besides, the words and actions that accompany your business card when you give it to someone can really cement a positive first impression.
Invest in a quality business card case, one that you're proud to show off and to use
Business card cases can be conversation starters in and of themselves, since there are so many unusual, classic and artistic choices available. I suggest investing in a few cases; a more professional, elegant case for formal business occasions and a flashy or fun holder for social situations.
Tuck a few business cards everywhere
Your car's glove compartment. Your briefcase. Your gym bag. Your wife's purse. Next to the front door on the table where you keep your keys. Your desk drawer. Your secretary's desk. The pocket of your coat. Your suitcase. Never leave home without them!
About The Author
Recent advances in online technology allow you design business cards online in your web browser. No special downloads, no hidden costs, easy WYSIWYG design. Choose from thousands of photographic quality backgrounds. Browse one of the web's largest collection of business card networking articles and learn how to make your cards a powerful marketing weapon.
Why Advertisers Cannot Ignore Blockchain Technology
The advertising world is fraught with problems of fraud, complicated supply chains and lack of control over data privacy. Not only are advertisers losing more money to fraud than ever before, they're also losing control over ads because of an ...
What you need to know in advertising today
What you need to know in advertising today. Tanya Dua. 2h. IMG_8284.PNG Tanya Dua It often isn't banner ads or TV commercials, but word-of-mouth referrals from friends and family that drive consumers to make a purchase. But there wasn't really a way ...
The Advertising Industry Doesn't Need More Data- It Needs More Creativity
One of my favorite quotes, which I happily brandished as shield and weapon during my social and digital media marketing days is: “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don't know which half.” Coined by John Wanamaker, ...
Memphis Business Journal
3 ways to transform a storefront using banner advertising
Memphis Business Journal
Using different types of print advertising such as banner advertising, point of purchase displays, indoor and outdoor signs, and vehicle graphics – a small business owner can create an all-encompassing advertising production campaign, while keeping an ...
Wall Street Journal
Amazon Forecast to Be No. 3 Digital Advertising Player in 2018
Wall Street Journal
The accounting changes, that have to do with reclassifying some advertising services from cost-of-sales to revenue, were responsible for the bulk of eMarketer's adjustment. On growth alone, the forecaster would still increase its prediction for Amazon ...
Amazon to move past Microsoft for No. 3 spot in advertising revenue, new study finds
Amazon to Nearly Triple Its Revenue in Online Advertising, Marketing ...
Amazon could soon be the third-place online advertiser behind Facebook and Google — but only if it can avoid ...
Amazon Does to Advertising What It Did to Retail
24/7 Wall St.
Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has upended the entire retail industry over the past several years, and in the process has wounded or been partially responsible for the death of many retailers. It has now entered into the online ad business with a ...
FDA launching new advertising to deter teens from vaping
(WTOL) - The government wants you kids to stop vaping as teen vaping is on the rise, according to Fortune. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The FDA is launching news ads to educate teens about the dangers of e-cigarettes. The organization is targeting more ...
Labour calls for ban on gambling ads during live events
Labour is calling for a ban on gambling advertising during live sporting events in a bid to tackle problem gambling. It also said it would stop people using credit cards to pay for bets and introduce a levy on gambling operators to help pay for treatment.
Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports
UK Labour Party Officially Backs Live Sports Advertising Ban, Mandatory Gambling Levy
Digital Advertising Blockchain Protocol Adds New OnXCHNG Partners & Advisors
PR Newswire (press release)
19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kochava Labs SEZC, a research and development subsidiary of Kochava Inc., announces new strategic partners to OnXCHNG, the partnership program for the industry's open source blockchain framework for the digital advertising ...
TRADER fills 2 new advertising team posts in response to recent technology growth
TORONTO -. Following recent national product advancements, TRADER Corporation has added two new people to its advertising team to assist with its latest digital technology growth. TRADER has announced that it has brought on Korie Weston and Stuart ...
ADVERTISING RELATED ARTICLES:
Create Your Own Business Cards, Part 1
In this lesson, we will create a business card, using Microsoft Word. I created a new template for my business card.
What To Do With Your Business Cards
Without a plan to distribute your cards, there's no need to print them in the first place.Many fall into the trap of thinking all the thinking about business cards is over once the order is placed.
7 Unique Ways To Get FREE Advertising
1. Give Testimonials When you purchase a product or service and it exceeds your expectations e-mail the business a testimonial.
Advertising - Does it Matter?
When advertising, you need to sell your opportunity, your products and yourself. What sets you apart from everyone else? Maybe you produce a newsletter with a specific content where there is a demand from a particular group of people, or you promote your own special product that no one have not yet seen.
Pros and Cons of Establishing an In-House Ad Agency
There have been several ads promoting books and reports on thissubject, or included as part of the contents in several mailorder books stating: "SAVE UP TO 17% ON ALL YOUR ADVERTISING" It's legitimate, practical and effective, but like so many otherpromises, there are pros and cons involved. The pros are fairlyobvious.
Measure the Response of Your Advertising Campaigns by Using Promotional Products
For most companies, gone are the days of spending money just for the pleasure of seeing their name on TV or the Internet. Most companies today are forced to insist on results.
Secrets And Top-Tips Of Mail Order Advertising
Good Advertising creates more production, thus greater consumption, faster turnover and lower sales price per unit. To a great extent it determines the success or failure of the mail order operator! When working up an advertising program remember that what is genuinely desirable to you may or may not appeal to the majority of your prospects! Different types of merchandise or services demand completely different advertising media.
Why People Fail in Mail Order
Mail order is a very complicated business. Every phase must beplanned, analyzed and tested.
How to Make Your Claims Believable
When you hear claims like??Best Lawnmower in the country?Absolute Lowest Prices In Existence?Leaves your hair cleaner than any other shampoo?do you believe them?Or is there a certain degree of doubt in your mind about their credibility? Or whether they are 'hyped up'?Think about it. Everybody expects advertisers to exaggerate their claims.
Make the Right Advertising Decisions
Advertising is a powerful and somewhat frustrating marketing tool. It enables us to launch new products and services, increase sales, and increase awareness.
Attention-Grabbing Fixes that Make Your Yellow Page Ad Leap Off the Page
Stand Out in Ways that Matter to Directory Users A Yellow Page directory presents a difficult challenge for advertisers. All the competitors are packed together, within the space of a few pages.
10 Tips For Writing A Profit Producing Ad
1. You can get ad copy ideas by studying similar product's advertising material.
Using The Popularity of Celebrities and Current Events to Promote Your Business
In this article, we want to explore the idea of using the popularity of celebrities and current event (news) topics to help market any internet business.The IdeaCelebrities and news events are not only popular topics, they are also popular "keywords" in the major search engines.
Media Savvy - How To Manage Your Time To Gain The Best Media Coverage
Did you know generating positive media coverage is four times more effective than advertising? Getting exposure in the media is far-reaching, utterly credible and free. As an added bonus you may well attract an audience that you never anticipated.
Using Flyers to Advertise Your Online Business
Using flyers is one commonly overlooked method of advertising offline. Flyers are extremely easy to create.
How to Use the 3 Most Common Direct Marketing Measurements to Increase Your Profits!
John Wanamaker, a 19th century entrepreneur, once famously made the statement, "I know that half of my advertising is wasted, I just don't know which half." Fortunately for today's marketers, there are scientific ways to determine which half is wasted, and which half is not, through the use of common direct marketing measurements.
The Truth in Advertising
Most of us have seen at least a dozen different toothpaste commercials that claim, "Three out of four dentists recommend..
The unnecessary and extensive use of female models in advertisements is common not only in America & Europe, but also in Pakistan and rest of the world. Women are used to sell everything from cars to cigarettes.
Crazy Ads? Maybe You're Just Out of The Demo!
My father called me to complain, again. He's 82 and he's angry.
Moving message Sign
Moving Message Signs are a unique, attention-grabbing way to communicate and motivate. They are used for eye-catching shop-front or under awning advertising, promotions of products or services, directing and/or welcoming customers, displaying safety and emergency information, directing customers to specific service areas or entrances etc.
Find used office equipment in Ohio at www.OfficeJax.Has.It
Find the best fleamarkets at www.FleaMarketWorld.Has.It
Find electric powered vehicles at www.NoGas.Drives.It
Find homes for rent
Jim (James) Baughman Hosting Company of Akron, Ohio offers the finest in the CLOUD internet hosting service and solutions at affordable prices. The Hepsia control panel is a superior control panel unlike the old school cpanel you may be familiar with as well as downloadable daily backups, 24 hour tech support response time is less than 30 minutes, php version selection, unlimited bandwidth, are all included at no additional cost.
advertising agency advertising supply and services marketing and advertising internet advertising pay per click advertising newspaper advertising promotion online advertising free advertising business marketing and advertising promotional advertising specialty print advertising banner advertising agency promotional product advertising radio advertising company classified advertising web advertising outdoor advertising ppc advertising advertising agency and services local advertising art layout production service advertising direct internet marketing advertising web site advertising business advertising television advertising jobs advertising services restaurant advertising yellow page advertising agency tv advertising web banner advertising directory advertising services advertising slogan advertising photographer adsense advertising adwords apis cashing billboard advertising advertising balloon pay per click banner advertising gambling online magazine advertising yahoo advertising email advertising free internet advertising internet online marketing advertising business search engine advertising direct mail advertising services advertising design advertising age creative advertising targeted advertising advertising campaign media advertising career free online advertising mobile advertising ogilvy vintage advertising pen internet advertising agency car advertising subliminal advertising idea advertising and marketing employment cheap advertising pen advertising space online advertising company advertising sign career in advertising direct mail advertising small business advertising history of advertising internet marketing online advertising advertising card communication content integrated marketing perspective premium promotion internet banner advertising advertising outdoor billboard affiliate advertising advertising art advertising display advertising product advertising copy advertising affiliate program free web site advertising real estate advertising brand advertising advertising brand communication guerrilla unconventional advertising business internet online internet marketing promotion advertising advertising firm contemporary advertising coroplast akron ohio custom signs and advertising solutions at OfficeJax online flea market