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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.
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13 Featured, 29 Examples:
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Feb 09 — Mar 10
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Featured Examples

X-ray Business Cards
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
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
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
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
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
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
Interactive Cut-Out Cards
Interactive Cut-Out Cards
These Hair Cutting Business Cards Leaves a Good First Impression
Have you ever looked at a person before and wished you could change their appearance in some way, well, with these clever Hair Cutting Business Cards, you can. So, not only do you have the opportunity… MORE
Light-Up Business Cards
Light-Up Business Cards
Sparkle Labs DIY Kit Illuminates Your Contact Info
If your networking skills could use some illumination, these light-up business cards from Sparkle Labs are a great way to add some pizazz to self-promotion. The Sparkle Labs DIY kits use a tiny circuit… MORE
Peeling Business Cards
Peeling Business Cards
Agrie Paint Services Has a Unique Take on Networking
Agrie Paint Services has incorporated their work into their business cards. The tear-off business card design was created by an advertising agency called Extreme Group. It has a strip of green tape covering… MORE
Wooden Business Cards
Wooden Business Cards
Cody Maple's Self-Promotion Involves Laser-Etched Maple Wood
These wooden business cards for Cody Maple showcase perfectly how the recession has ushered in a new age of self-promotion. Gone are the days in which high-quality card stock is the only worthwhile option;… MORE
play_circle_filled Color-Changing Business Cards
Color-Changing Business Cards
Mumure Contact Creates Thermo-Sensitive Communication
French communications agency Mumure brings us Contact, a series of thermo-sensitive business cards. The cards react to human-contact and body temperature. Street art, such as graffiti, inspired the original… MORE
Virtual Business Cards
Virtual Business Cards
TwtBizCard Uses Hashtags to Send Contact Info With Each Tweet
Twitter is an excellent networking tool, and TwtBizCard is a new service that aims to leverage that potential by allowing users to embed their contact information in each tweet. Visitors to the TwtBizCard… MORE
Clock-In Business Cards
Clock-In Business Cards
Thomas Bradley Spreads His Name, Punch Card Style
Business cards can be boring to look at, especially if they all look the same. Thomas Bradley has turned the classic looking business card around and has designed a unique time card instead. The card… MORE

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