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Contest: Enter to Win Business Cards & Marketing Materials for Photographers

Even in the digital age, some traditional marketing materials are still needed.  One such item is business cards. Business cards are often the “piece you leave behind” that represents your company, your work, and your brand.  You need to make sure your cards make a statement and allows the recipient a way to connect with you later.

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Today’s contest is sponsored by Color Inc Pro Lab, an advertiser on the MCP Blog. They printed my business cards and sent me samples using a few different finishes: gloss, pearl and watercolor.  They are all really nice, but for my particular cards, I am in LOVE with the pearl finish.  It gives the cards an almost metallic look and they are just beautiful in person.

business cards for photographers

Do you need new business cards? Color Inc. is giving 4 lucky winners 250 double sided business cards in the finish of their choice.

To enter (you may do entry 1 or 1, 2, and 3 for more chances to win) -winners will be picked at random on Sunday, February 28th.

1. Leave a comment on the blog for this post (not on Facebook) – and answer the following for your 1st entry:

  • What information do you feel is important to have on a business card for a photographer?
  • Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way?

2. Post one of the following to Twitter and/or Facebook (and come back and comment to let us know you did for your 2nd entry):

  • What information should be on a business card? Win 2-sided business cards by commenting here: http://bit.ly/mcpcicontest
  • Do you think photographers should have pictures on business cards? Win 2-sided business cards by commenting here: http://bit.ly/mcpcicontest

3. Ask your blog readers what they think business cards should have on them, by doing a quick summary of this post and its questions; then link them here so they can comment. Come back here and leave a comment with a link to your blog post for your third entry.

And for those of you who want to order business cards now, Color Inc is doing a promo for 10% off through Sunday the 28th of February by using the code: biz10.

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176 Comments

  1. February 28, 2010 at 1:02 pm —

    1) the obvious stuff…Logo, contact info: website, phone, e-mail…then I personally think location, photo(s), and maybe the types of photography you do…but I’m not always sold on that…may be more than necessary
    2) yes…I want a great photo or photos on the card so it stands out…I want them to know without having to read that I’m a photographer

  2. February 28, 2010 at 1:06 pm —

    * What information do you feel is important to have on a business card for a photographer?
    Name or Business Name
    Contact Information (Email Addr & Tel No)
    Website or Portfolio URL

    * Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way?
    Not necessarily. I they use an interesting and eye-grabbing graphic logo or text, it would likely be too busy. On the other hand a photographer who specializes in wedding only might use a sample image. The main point is to use graphics to identify yourself and your business.

  3. February 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm —

    Just shared this on both Facebook and Twitter.

  4. February 28, 2010 at 1:18 pm —

    * What information do you feel is important to have on a business card for a photographer?
    Name, WEBSITE, phone number, and email

    * Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way?
    No. I think the web address is more important so they can see a good representation of all your work, not just one picture that could be one that they might not like even if they love everything else.

  5. February 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm —
  6. Roxy
    February 28, 2010 at 1:56 pm —

    * What information do you feel is important to have on a business card for a photographer?

    Strong logo (studio name), website, email, phone and perhaps something that indicates your specialty
    * Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way?
    Yes, but this can also be a limitation. If you choose one kind of photo, then potential clients might overlook it if it is say a child’s photo, when you in fact photograph weddings as well, or they just might not be drawn to that particular photo like someone else.

  7. February 28, 2010 at 2:03 pm —

    the most important info on a business card is how people can contact you! i dont think photos are necessasy on business cards because they might be outdated long before you give out all the cards!

  8. February 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm —

    Is it too late? hope not! I need business cards bad!
    Info: def contact information and what there specialty is (newborns, families)

    not sure how I feel about photo’s on the card. I guess if it’s subtle.

  9. Amy Sandidge
    February 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm —

    just fb’d it!

  10. Amy Sandidge
    February 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm —

    The most important thing to have on a business card ….all the ways to contact the photographer…phone, cell, email!

    Photographs on a business card? For photographers I believe business cards are like mini billboards and a perfect way to advertise your work, so yes I think a photo on the card is perfect!

  11. February 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm —

    I think name, contact info is obviously essential. A website as they can check out your work immediately or later.
    I think a photo makes a card stand out from the rest of the business cards…..as long as it’s the ‘right’ photo of course!

  12. Jacqueline
    February 28, 2010 at 5:29 pm —

    I think it is important to have the photographer’s name, studio name, phone number and website. I also think pictures should be used on cards because it demonstrates your work.

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