When asked to describe a business card, most people have a pretty clear image in mind ― white cardstock, a serif font, maybe a watermark. That’s because the average, run-of-the-mill business card hasn’t changed much over the past century or so.
The holidays are quickly approaching and retailers are preparing for the busiest, most lucrative season of the year. 2018’s total holiday spending amounted to about $707.5 billion, and it’s safe to say retailers can expect a similar number (or higher) for this year.
From Nike’s swoosh to the golden arches of McDonald’s, the most successful businesses have built and fostered a recognizable brand image.
Once you learn how to make a strong impression on prospects, networking opportunities are everywhere.
Many people associate networking with very specific professional functions, such as conferences or “networking events.” What they don’t realize is that an unassuming event like a happy hour with friends can be as good an opportunity to meet new contacts as the annual industry meetup.
If the idea of networking somewhere informal sounds awful, you might want to reassess how you network; it isn’t always about polish and salesmanship — you want to make connections that matter. Here are five tips to stack the odds in your favor:
Every time you hand your business card out, you’re giving someone something to remember you by. How they remember you — as someone serious or light hearted, flaky or reliable, an industry veteran or a bold disruptor — depends on what your business card looks and feels like.
Even the simplest things can color someone’s memory and judgement. If your card is completely non-descript or has a small typo, they might think about you as someone forgettable or without a good grasp of the details. On the other hand, if your card is uniquely designed to reflect your personal style, it might just be enough to get that person to pick up the phone and work with you.
In this blog post we’ll look at five aspects of card design and how the decisions you make about each one can impact what your business card says about you.
For a professional photographer, it’s essential to use a variety of resources to build your brand. If you’re struggling to bring in more customers, Instagram can be a great tool for getting your name and talent out there. Instagram is a social network site that will allow you to promote your photography and reach millions of users.
Many companies have used autumn’s sights, sounds, and flavors to build their brands. As the days get colder and the nights grow longer, you could look to the season’s spookier side for inspiration for your own branding efforts. Halloween isn’t just a time for trick-or-treaters and scary stories. It also means big business, and many of the holiday’s most popular films offer important lessons for any marketer. So turn down the lights, grab some popcorn, and get ready to learn from the horror (and marketing) masters!
Finding new clients is a perennial challenge for real estate agents, but in many ways, it’s easier to reach new prospects today than ever before. Direct mail, online advertising and in-person meetings give agents the chance to find clients across a variety of media and at every stage of the buyer’s journey.