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Aug. 26th, 2012

10:51 pm - BWC 2012

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From:sammoore
Date:September 4th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Before I had Totem business cards I had personal ones. Visaprint do them very cheaply (<£5 for 100) and you can add twitter/fb/web address as well as phone, etc.

I used them for 2 things, one was giving to people when we exchanged details. Maybe I came across as smarmy for having business cards but mostly people seemed unfazed.

The second reason I used them was to put one in every bag/jacket/glasses case I owned to help get them returned if they got lost!

Another option is to create an "About Me" page and then hand out cards with only that address on it (but only to people who express an interest). Whether this makes you a smarmy jerk or someone cool-hip-and-edgy is a matter of style and perception. It does mean that as long as you control the page you can keep the details up to date.

Sam

Edited at 2012-09-04 12:07 pm (UTC)
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From:johnckirk
Date:September 4th, 2012 12:10 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for that - the "lost property" idea is quite clever.

Actually, it occurred to me the other day that there is some precedent for this: the Victorian calling card.
The Gentleman's guide to the calling card
May I Offer You My Calling Card?

I'll play around with some designs, and see what I can come up with.
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From:sammoore
Date:September 4th, 2012 12:53 pm (UTC)

Indeed

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A real chance to be creative

http://stocklogos.com/topic/ultimate-creative-business-cards-collection

Edited at 2012-09-04 12:54 pm (UTC)
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From:johnckirk
Date:September 18th, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
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Belated follow-up: did you deal with Vistaprint in particular, or a different company? I've heard bad things about them from another friend (Vistaprint: Y u no leave me alone?), so I'm inclined to avoid them.
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