Integrating Business Cards with Technology: LinkedIn’s CardMunch App

April 15th, 2012 by admin

Technology advances at the speed of the latest microchip. Everything’s smaller, lighter, and more portable. Some business practices never go out of style, though—a firm handshake, good customer service, and the good old-fashioned business card.

There are a few ways to make your business cards a vital link to your online social and business networking presence.

Include your social media contact information on your card. It will not only show that you’re up on all the latest technology, it’ll also give clients a wider variety of choices to get in touch with you.

  • Keep it simple. If you have profiles on multiple networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn, use the same screen name for all of them, but print only the one you use most. This not only preserves precious card space, it makes it easy for clients to find you.
  • There’s also “the more the merrier” approach. If you are a social media butterfly and are diligent about frequent visits to each and every profile, by all means list ‘em all – on the back.
  • QR (Quick Response) codes are one of the newest networking trends. Printed on your business card, a quick scan with a smart phone can take the customer anywhere you want them to go – a web site, blog, social networking site, or URL that will list every possible way to get in touch with you.

When was the last time you couldn’t lay your hands on that potential client’s business card? Or returned from a productive conference with a stack of business cards that takes hours of data entry time to integrate and manage? Not to mention figuring out where to store the cards themselves.

LinkedIn.com’s free CardMunch app, currently available for iPhones, scans information printed on a card and stores it in your digital contacts database. It will also automatically link the contact to a LinkedIn profile and fire off an invitation to connect. CardMunch can be downloaded to your iPhone from iTunes.

Contact us today to design a business card that will widen your digital horizons.

6 Responses to “Integrating Business Cards with Technology: LinkedIn’s CardMunch App”

  1. April 19, 2012 at 7:22 am, Business Card Design said:

    If you have information on several marketing websites like Tweets, Myspace, YouTube, and LinkedIn, use the same display name for all of them, but list only the one you use most. This not only maintains special greeting cards area, it allows for customers to find you.

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  2. May 15, 2012 at 3:51 am, Chris T said:

    You have shared really some great points.I enjoy at the time of reading this post.I would like to read your more updates.Keep in touch with us.

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  3. June 15, 2012 at 8:59 pm, Magdalena Harris said:

    A professional portfolio is important in business reputation. In the online world, we have the LinkedIn and other social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to build authority. Outside of the virtual world, most business people rely on premium business cards to help them make contact with other people.

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  4. July 07, 2012 at 6:44 am, promotional toys said:

     Nice blog. I have just bookmarked this page so I don’t miss any more of these.I would never have normally come here to read the blogs but I’m really glad I did.I will definitely be coming back.

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  5. September 11, 2012 at 4:26 am, Card Printing US said:

    you really have some good points that have shared. For me, it is still better to have smaller, lighter and more portable things, like the today’s business cards.

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  6. April 11, 2013 at 11:11 am, Business Cards said:

    I would say that simple business card is more effective which can be help to customers to read and contact to business owner easily. I also like to read above blog with great suggestion to promote it on social networking sites.

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