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

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 25, 2010 at 9:50 am —

    I think its important to have contact information for sure. A site address if you have one, a branding logo, and a number, email address or a way to contact you. I also think you need to have some sort of picture on your card whether it be a logo, or a photograph. Its hard with photographs because I feel they either make a great first impression, or they limit you right off the bat because one photograph definitely cant provide the genre you cover. Thanks for this opportunity! im excited!

  2. February 25, 2010 at 10:01 am —

    Besides the basics – name, studio name & contact info I think it’s important to have a web address to either website or blog oh & e-mail address.
    I also think they should have picures on it because I think it’s more memorable that way. If someone sees a picture on the card that they like they’re more likely to keep it as a visual reminder that they liked that picture & would want to use you in the future.

  3. February 25, 2010 at 10:08 am —

    Absolutely.
    I think, obviously, contact info, web/blog info, maybe what they specialize in…
    For sure pictures. People want a little taste of your style to even want to take the card with them!

  4. February 25, 2010 at 1:49 pm —

    For sure the name of the studio, phone number and email address should be on the card and YES, I’m a big fan of a photo on the card too because I think that sets the tone and makes the card (and the photographer) memorable.

  5. February 25, 2010 at 6:43 pm —

    I think contact information, portfolio (website) address, blog, twitter & facebook.

    I don’t think a picture matters. I think from a marketing standpoint they want something that will be memorable.

  6. February 25, 2010 at 9:25 pm —

    What information do you feel is important to have on a business card for a photographer?
    Name, Website and Phone!

    Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way?
    I think so….something that shows who they are. I have a few cards with families/children and a few with seniors…. I get a better result if I have a sample to show the potential clients. Plus if I use recent clients, THEY want to pass out cards for me! They are thrilled and enthusiastic as well. I stick with a standard style/branding for all the versions.

  7. February 25, 2010 at 9:26 pm —

    twitter and facebook!

  8. Tami
    February 26, 2010 at 8:52 am —

    What information do you feel is important to have on a business card for a photographer?
    Business name, website, phone and email address

    Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way? Absolutely! I think at least one photo is a must to grab the attention of potential clients.

    I really need to update my cards so this would be awesome to win!!

  9. Nancy
    February 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm —

    Business cards should have all your important contact information on it (of course)and a catchy description of what your service is. For photography business, yes I do think a photo should be on the card. I like having a fairly transparent image in the background with the text overlaying on it.
    Thanks, ~Nancy

  10. jen
    February 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm —

    Name, number, website
    I think that you should have a photo on your card. duh. Makes sense to me.

  11. Heidi Brand
    February 27, 2010 at 11:51 am —

    I think you need your business name, personal name if different and contact information such as phone and website on your business card. I am on the fence about the picture, but think I am leaning toward one picture on the card….many people are visual and it might be more memorable for them and draw them into looking at your website.

  12. February 27, 2010 at 12:41 pm —

    I like to have an intriguing photo on my business cards and just a website. Nothing else. I think it draws them in and provides some mystery and intrigue to motivate them to visit my website. Once they are interested and like my work, all my contact info is on my website.

  13. February 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm —

    I think the most important thing for a photographer to have on his/her business card is a website. This information is all that is necessary to direct customers to your complete information and portfolio.

    I believe your photos speak for themselves. This is a great marketing strategy to have on a business card. Like a mini traveling portfolio.

  14. February 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm —

    Photographers definately need to have all contact info on their cards, and that includes facebook and/or twitter! As for photos, I think it’s a way to get people’s immediate attention and make that all important first impression!

  15. AJ
    February 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm —

    I’m the traditional type, so just name, phone, email and address. I do not think images work well for a business card, I save them for other materials.

  16. February 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm —

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

    I think the two most important items on your business card should be your website and a phone #/email where you can be reached. The website will allow them to see your work so they know if they would like to book you, and the contact info is key for them to get in touch with you once they’ve decided you’re the photographer for them! 🙂

    * Do you think photographers should have photographs on their card? Why do you feel this way?

    I don’t feel a photograph is needed on your business card. By not having one it makes the potential client HAVE to see more of your work by going to your website and that could be the deciding factor if they book you or not. What if you have a picture on your card that doesn’t appeal to that ONE customer. You could lose out on other potential customers by what one person thinks- we all know this is true since a lot of our customers come from other satified clients. 🙂

  17. February 28, 2010 at 12:44 pm —

    Just tweeted too! 🙂 Katherineaforbes!

  18. February 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm —

    Added to my facebook profile: http://www.facebook.com/ericamarie00?ref=nf

  19. February 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm —

    I think the best things to have on your business cards is: a website so ppl can see your work and a phone number you can be reached at.

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