Crafty Selfvertising

Inventive and eccentric business cards offer engaging self-promotion
Implications - Narrowed job markets and employment instability have led consumers to seek inventive ways of self-promotion to capture the attention of future employers. With interactive, imaginative and clever business cards on the rise, an opportunity exists for other self-promoting forms, channels and tools.
SCORE: 6.3
V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 300,811 Total Clicks Feb 09 - Mar 10
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X-ray Business Cards - 10 Clever Ways to Help You Stand Out in a Recession
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 134,759 Clicks Pub: Jul 9, 09
X-ray Business Cards
10 Clever Ways to Help You Stand Out in a Recession
In a world a freelancers (yup the recession sure did increase their number…), business cards have become a great tool for self promotion. As one of the first impressions on possible future clients, your… [More]
Self-Promoting Turntables - DJ Business Cards by Nasheet Shadani and Deepak Nagar
SCORE: 6.9
Viral 48,831 Clicks Pub: Mar 24, 10
Self-Promoting Turntables
DJ Business Cards by Nasheet Shadani and Deepak Nagar
Self-promotion is getting more and more creative as well as customized--just take a look at these DJ Business Cards. Although not mind-blowing like some of the other business cards featured on Trend Hunter… [More]
Pop-Up Business Cards - Clifton Alexander's 3D Creation Features a Pop-Up Self-Portrait
SCORE: 6.1
Hot 44,500 Clicks Pub: Apr 4, 09
Pop-Up Business Cards
Clifton Alexander's 3D Creation Features a Pop-Up Self-Portrait
These images are of the Pop-Up Business Cards sent over to Swissmiss by Clifton Alexander, the owner of Reactor design studio. These business cards certainly stand out. Each one features a cleverly positioned… [More]
Cocky Self-Promotion - ‘Google Me' Business Card is Perfect for the Pretentious
SCORE: 6.2
Hot 37,329 Clicks Pub: Feb 27, 09
Cocky Self-Promotion
‘Google Me' Business Card is Perfect for the Pretentious
This Google business card from Ji Lee is a great idea in theory. It’s attention-grabbing for sure, sleek and minimalist in nature. The business card is one that won’t end up in the round file, if for nothing… [More]
Nerdy Business Cards - AdaFruit Industries Creates Plastic Spirograph Stationery
SCORE: 6.3
Hot 18,658 Clicks Pub: Jun 3, 09
Nerdy Business Cards
AdaFruit Industries Creates Plastic Spirograph Stationery
AdaFruit Industries decided to create interesting business cards, one of which was a laser-cut plastic card with spirographs. Spirographs are mathematical curves, so you may want to reserve these cards,… [More]
Pressure-Printed Business Cards - COMMUNE Creates Book Board Contact Cards
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 16,734 Clicks Pub: Aug 6, 09
Pressure-Printed Business Cards
COMMUNE Creates Book Board Contact Cards
We’ve seen our fair share of wild and creative business cards on this site, and while this design may not be wild, it certainly is creative. This business card design comes from a Japanese company named… [More]