In our last blog post, we discussed the proper etiquette surrounding business card exchange in the United States. However, these rules do not apply the same way around the world. In fact, Japanese business card etiquette is different than the U.S. in many ways. Because of this, it is important to know the international differences of doing business in order to impress and build successful professional relationships abroad.
Compared to exchanging business cards in other countries, business card etiquette in the U.S. is much more relaxed. That being said, it’s still possible to engage in practices that can seem inappropriate or even offend. Following these tips will help you leave a lasting influence and positive representation of your company.
So, you have 10,000 freshly printed business cards in your hands, now what? Your hard work won’t mean a thing unless they can get distributed. While the best business cards are true works of art, keeping them locked away like expensive pieces of art, is a nonstarter. You need your cards out there, think less Mona Lisa, and more Captain America. Even in today’s online world physical contact with clients is still a major factor in obtaining customers.
Even in today’s digital age, print marketing still has its place and has not lost its relevance. Print marketing is here to stay and has not lost its prominence. There’s something to be said about holding a tangible product in your hand. You can’t hold or feel digital marketing materials, just the device you are using. With printed marketing, you can see, touch, and smell the material in your hand. The palpable nature of printed marketing materials means that print will not die. Instead, print will remain vital and important in marketing.
2015 is behind us, and what lies ahead is a new year filled with opportunities and growth. The month of January is the time to gather your ambitions and prepare yourself for the year ahead. It’s an excellent time to reassess your goals and plan for the new year. If you want to bring yourself and your work to the next level this year, check out these New Year resolution ideas that you should add to your list that will help you improve as a designer and advance your career.
If you have a business or a professional goal you are trying to meet, more than likely you will end up at a networking event at some point. Networking is an important tool to utilize, and can help you achieve your goals and expand out your circle. It’s not out of the question to feel like you should make the most of your time during a networking event; you want to build relationships that can lead to opportunities. However, it is also equally important to be relaxed and to have fun at these networking events, but that can be difficult to achieve if you feel overwhelmed and under prepared.
There has been a lot of buzz on the internet lately about how business cards themselves are becoming a dying practice. Many claim that with the push of the digital world and new smartphone apps, the handy, trusty business card will be soon to see it’s demise. We disagree however and here are four reasons why:
Are you someone who works in an industry where you deal with clients on a daily basis? What about industry… Do all of your clients tend to belong to one particular industry or is it a mix of industries? Either way, we have some tips to help you with managing your clients in the most effective way possible, regardless of which industry they are in!