Redesigning Business Cards to Include Social Media Info
Anyway, Kelly suggested that a) we redesign our business cards to include our social media info, and b) that the three of us in marketing be the first to get the new business cards before rolling them out to the rest of the company. Wheeee!
So Kelly, Mel (who's our fantastic designer) and I put our heads together (virtually, of course) and had a nice long, argumentative discussion on how we want our new business cards to look. Mel had to make a few studies so Kelly and I could agree on the one we all preferred (no easy feat, because Kelly and I seem to have very different views about design. She mentioned yesterday that she can predict which design of a set I'll pick as it's always the one she likes least--probably because we are each other's devil's advocate so often!)
Now if you want to add (like we did) your blog URL, Facebook page, Twitter profile and LinkedIn company page (and maybe some other social media profile you have) on top of your website URL, phone and fax numbers, physical address, and logo (not to speak of your name and job title), that card isn't going to look pretty unless you get creative.
Here are some ideas we threw around, and that you could consider for your business cards.
Get rid of the physical location.
That's the easiest and most obvious solution. When was the last time someone just dropped into your office because they had your business card and were in the neighborhood? Keep the non-essential business info (e.g., the physical address, the fax number) off the card to make space for the channels through which people are more likely to keep in touch with you; increasingly nowadays, that's Facebook or LinkedIn or Twitter (or FourSquare or some new cooler tool).