Business Card idea

Philipp Lenssen pointed to a guy who had business cards made that look like Google search boxes with his name in them. Not a bad idea but I don’t think Google would be too impressed with their logo on his cards. It might obviously confuse people as to who the guy works for.

Here’s my own idea for a business card: make it look like an ad on Google. Bit too restrictive though if you want to get everything into it but follow the same restrictions as a Google ad:

Damien mulley Business Card

I created this by actually making a Google Ad in my Adword account and doing a screencap of it.

8 Responses to “Business Card idea”

  1. Robin says:

    google will eat him for dinner over that.

    Adwords is a nice style for onscreen, not sure about print! lol….

  2. Robin says:

    made me think… in time, will people have to create adwords for there personal site, just so people don’t end up clicking to their bebo/hoax-site.

  3. Chris says:

    Yea that’s not the smartest things to do… using another company’s logo on your own business cards. The idea is very clever, but as a recipient I would be a bit confused.

    I’m almost certain he will use these as a personal business card, one handed to friends and informal acquaintances.

  4. […] Damien Mulley has a better idea with creating a Google PPC ad. This way you are not infringing on Google’s logo and you still have something different yet recognizable. […]

  5. Chris says:

    Oops didnt realize that the trackback would show… please feel free to remove my previous comment.

  6. Damien says:

    Ah tis fine Chris. Thanks for the link.

  7. deanc says:

    Hi Damien,

    Business Cards should be looked at like mini billboards. One common mistake that alot of people make is putting their business name at the top of their card! EG. If you fix broken TV’s…rather then put “John’s TV Repairs” at the top, you would be better off putting “Your TV Fixed in 2 Days or You Don’t Pay!”

    Putting an eye-catching headline is key…just like when you read a newspaper, you look for the headline that interests you and read the article…a business card is the same.

    PS (EDIT THIS PART…I have 100’s of visits to my blog about business cards each day…and would also like to do be in your blogroll? You can see it here… . Just pop me an email to to arrange it if you choose to. Thanks)