Oddly-shaped business cards 'not always welcomed'

A specialist has claimed having a business card that is an odd shape can sometimes prove problematic for the recipient.

Companies that use business card printers to order unusually -shaped cards may be causing problems for recipients

That is the view of Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, a career services consultant at Vault.com, who in an interview with Forbes said weird sizes can prove troublesome.

She explained she has to cut business cards that do not fit into the plastic sleeve she uses to store them.

Meanwhile, online marketing consultant Don Crowther urged firms to always leave a white unembossed area if they are getting new business cards designed, because this way the recipients will be able to use the space to write notes.

He noted this is especially advisable to those who do not have photographs on their business cards, as the space will mean the person getting the card will jot down something memorable about the giver.

In a recent article published on Resource Nation, Shannon Suetos claimed unusual and innovative cards can help when it comes to business networking.

She explained they can be a "little playful" providing they still look professional.

Published: 19th August 2010

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