Using one of our free templates is always a great option but if you’re looking for out of the box design, here are some unique ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
1. Have a Little Fun
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Just because it’s a business card doesn’t mean it has to be all business. Make your mark and have a little fun at the same time.
2. The Mullet
Not just for Bon Jovi circa 1982 anymore, “the mullet” lends itself quite well to business card design philosophy. Lead with a simple design and all the important details on the front then party it up to show off your personality on the back!
3. Be Bold
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Daring colours and font choices can create memorable and eye catching business cards. Check out Color Combinations and Color Schemes for amazing pre-selected colour palettes.
4. Keep it Simple
Simple designs with clean and concise font choices can be both impressive and to the point. Jazz up simple designs with matte paper or embossing.
5. Fold, Cut, Bend, Pop
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Quite literally, make your business card pop. Using interesting and creative bends and folds is one way to show your business contacts that you’re a cut above the rest.
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Download cards are a great way to get a fan or music industry professional to listen to your music. They contain a link to an MP3 music download of one of your songs or albums. In an age where everyone relies heavily on technology, download cards are a powerful new music industry marketing medium.
Promoting your band with the use of download cards can be done in many different ways. You may want to use them as business cards to hand out to music industry professionals, so after the conversation has ended they have a physical, visual and musical representation of what your band is about. Give them away for free to fans and music festival attendees. This is a great way to entice and grow a new fan base. When fans buy merchandise at your shows include a download card so they feel appreciated and like they are getting even more value for their money.
Included on your download card should be the music, website and any other promotional information you want your fans to access. QR codes can be used on download cards too if you have a lot of information you want to share.
The design and graphics of the download card are important as well. Like any print advertising medium you want to use something that is eye-catching and edgy. Your bands logo or a photo of the band are great designs ideas to incorporate. Create your own design or use our free easy to use templates.
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It’s almost festival season which means it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to promote your band to get the attention and recognition from the public and music industry professionals. Although online marketing is dominating advertising trends in the music industry, print advertising still plays an effective role in getting your band noticed. Here are five different ways you can utilize print advertising to benefit your band and increase brand recognition.
1. Business Cards
Think of business cards as a tiny form of advertising that leaves a lasting impression long after the conversation has finished. Your band’s business card should be representative in both design and information. A strategically designed business card is something that a music industry pro will remember you by!
2. Drop Cards
A drop card is larger than a business card but smaller than a brochure. It is a great way to advertise your band by leaving basic information anywhere you go. Drop cards are great for spreading the word on your upcoming shows, and can be “dropped” strategically or handed out personally at events.
A download card is a digital copy of your bands album or a single that can be handed out to music industry professionals or fans. This card has a unique printed code that lets the recipient of the card visit your band’s website and download a digital copy of a record or song. It’s one of the best ways to stay in the ears of your fans and keep them coming back for more!
Posters can be used as mini billboards to spread the word about your band and upcoming shows or releases. Remember to include information like your band name, and any applicable dates, times, and locations. It also helps to include an eye-catching photo and a link to your online presence. A high-quality poster is sure to catch the eyes of everyone who sees it!
A brochure is a great way to highlight upcoming tour information or detailed information about your band. Hand them out at shows or keep them at your merch table for anyone who wants to know a bit more. Remember to include any relevant social media or contact information!
Stand out this festival season by effectively marketing your band using high quality print materials!
The internet made its public debut in the early ‘90s and revolutionized our lives in many ways. We have nearly instant access to information, entertainment and ecommerce.
Gone are the days when we ordered thick, phonebook-like catalogs from vendors and went through page after page of products searching for just the right item. Catalogs were not only expensive to produce and ship to customer’s homes, today, they would be considered and environmental liability and a potential public relations nightmare for a company.
Even in today’s hustle and bustle high tech world, the business card is still the most basic building block of connecting with people and potential customers. Think of it as a three-and-a-half by two-inch billboard featuring – you!
In fact, business cards in Asia are considered to be an extension of an individual and are treated with dignity, honor and respect. The first cards are thought to have made their appearance in Europe during the 17th century. Visiting cards, as they were called were used by royalty to announce their impending arrival at a destination.