Are social media icons commonly displayed on business cards? What about the links themselves?
My client has asked me to design business cards for her company. I'm familiar with old-school b-cards (plain white or cream, quality matt stock, simple logo, maybe tagline and contact information). In that realm, flashy coated cards have always been considered tacky and I've never seen social media logos displayed. But her company is a technology-dependent entity, and my thinking is that she should definitely have a next-generation card that's a bit flashier than old school. What have people seen? What is the norm? Thanks.
You should keep the business card simple. Logo and user name is commonly used if your usernames are weird and need your help to identify them. If your social is all the same, like ours is PremiumCards for most social networks, we'd simply use the icons alone. No need for list of services, your favorite saying or quote or anything else that isn't your contact info. If your card is designed nicely, you will be able to direct them to a website where you can put all that extra jargon. We can help with the print - PremiumCards.net.
You are right, Carol. Technology-based company business cards should be creative and can drive people to its web properties. I suggest a link in QR code on the other side of the business card.
Modern business cards have quite evolved from traditional business cards. Nowadays the business cards are flashy and trendy to look at. Social media icons are a necessity in recent business cards because social media acts as a platform for people to connect. And business cards serve this purpose very well. One such company that would cater to your needs would be PrintStop. They have dozens of different designs to suit all your needs. You can find them here: https://www.printstop.co.in/visiting-cards/products/.
It's best to have your main website and contact information your business card -- which can then redirect users to your main social profile pages. If you are super hardcore about a social network and use it for most of your contacts, then you could definitely add it to your business card. I just wouldn't go crazy with adding a bunch of them.
Have the icons if space allows but surely the website is the main point of contact, and the icons should be on the site.
Hi Carol, you may suggest him to go for a QR code on the back side of the card to make sure there is enough space left for other stuff.
In that design, you can add a QR code to indicate all the technical info with a URL link of expertise.
On the links yes on business cards, only if its a professional association such as BBB.
IN my opinion, less is best. Having too much information on a business card makes it a challenge finding the contact name along with their phone number and email address.
If there is a web site, then include it, but leave the social media links off.