How To Turn Your Business Card Into A Top Marketing Tool
The necessary components of all good business cards.
Business cards come in three types: inadequate, good and enhanced cards that serve as a marketing tool. An adequate business card is short on information. A Survey of 600 cards revealed that 42% did not state the nature of the business and one in every six cards gave no other clues.
Here are the nine essential components of all good business cards. The following information should be printed on the front of every card so that it’s visible when stored in a cardholder.
1. Given name and surname
According to a survey, 20% did not include any name and 2% no surname.
Forty-nine percent had no title.
3. Name of business
Every card must display the business name.
4. Type of business
Always state your business on your card.
5. Telephone number/s
Business and mobile telephone numbers, plus STD code, which 32% do not. Highlight the main number in bold. This suggests the number which is most likely to reach you during business hours.
6. Postal address
The postal address should be written in full. Five percent give no address, 3% printed the address on the back, 34% did not include their state and 3% no postcode.
7. Street address
Depending on your type of business, if the postal address is clearly displayed, the street address is not always necessary. When it is included it should be included in full, including suburb, state and postcode – even though these will already have accompanied the postal address.
8. Website address/email address
Important to include in this technology age.
9. The company logo
Not everyone will want their business card to be a comprehensive marketing tool. But everyone needs a business card which follows the model of name, title, company name, the company’s line of business and complete contact details.
A significant percentage of business cards are missing at least one important piece of information. This is usually the company’s line of business or the STD code.
The potential of the business card as a marketing tool is largely untapped. It is, therefore, an easy area in which to make your mark.
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