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Beef Jerky Business Cards

Edible Cured Meat Seared With Your Contact Details

— April 24, 2009 — Unique
Meat Cards is a company which offers the ultimate in strange business cards: They sear your contact details onto a piece of raw beef jerky with a laser.

Even if this is a fake, what a great idea! I particularly like their concept for Tweetmeat, where you get to tweet your friends in meatspace.

I am going to find a way to make this work.

Implications - Having business cards readily available in your pocket for potential customers or connections you may encounter is a necessity for anyone with a professional occupation. Business cards should make a statement about your company and be memorable. A great example is the featured business card that is actually made from beef jerky.
Trend Themes
1. Edible Business Cards - The trend of creating business cards that are also edible for a memorable way to promote a brand or service.
2. Laser Printing on Food - The trend of using laser technology to print on edible surfaces like beef jerky for new and innovative advertising opportunities.
3. Meatspace Networking - The trend of incorporating physical and in-person interactions with virtual networking and social media platforms.
Industry Implications
1. Meat Products - The meat industry can explore new frontiers of advertising and promotion by developing edible meat products as unique and entertaining business cards.
2. Printing Technology - Printing companies can offer more personalized and creative solutions for business card printing by using laser technology on food surfaces.
3. Networking and Events - The events industry can incorporate fun and interactive activities like creating custom edible business cards as a way to encourage networking and engagement among attendees.
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