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About the Business Card Report

The Business Card Trend Report features an expansive collection of the emerging patterns in designer business cards. As individuals seek to distinguish themselves, many are moving away from the standard corporate business cards and enlisting business card designers to win that competitive edge. Through our crowd-sourced research, companies can gain insider knowledge to the development of various products, such as digital business cards like Bump, graphic design business cards, funny business cards and more.

Who It's For

This report is ideal for stationery design companies, graphic designers, entrepreneurs and others who want to cultivate fresh inspiration in a field where change is highly sought.

From business card logos to interior design business cards, our report harnesses the power of trends and crowd-sourced research to help companies develop strategies and product design.

The Business Card Trend Report, last published on Oct 07, 2014, includes 37 PRO Trends and 185 examples of business card market research and business card consumer trends related to: business, design, careers, customization, templates and business card trends.

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Our business card research is based on Trend Hunter's crowdsourced business card articles and 2,107,000,000 total views of data. [Learn More]

Report Contents

• 37 Business Card PRO Trends = 37 Powerpoint Pages Business Card PPT Report
• 185 Business Card Examples

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• 26 Business Card Videos (Online) Business Card Videos
• 1,110 Business Card Images (Online) Business Card Images
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Sample Business Card Pro Trends

Each Business Card PRO Trend is on its own slide with implications, a quantified score, and examples linked to online business card articles, videos and images. Examples:

Emergency Spoofing Brands attach literal urgency to products to convey importance Implications - Tongue-in-cheek marketing can be an effective way to reach consumers, which is being approached by brands with the use of emergency-themed branding to create a sense of urgency. This approach utilizes humor -- a powerful tool for establishing brand trust -- to get consumers' attention in a creative way.
Emergency Spoofing
Brands attach literal urgency to products to convey importance
4 Examples + Score + Implications


Multi-Scrawling Writing and note-taking is further enhanced technologically Implications - It's often said that physical writing makes for more effective information retention; in order to maintain this practice through the digital age, many companies are releasing cross-medium writing tools. This convergence of analog and digital technologies meets nostalgia with practicality, while demonstrating the importance of maintaining tried and tested habits throughout these fast-paced times.
Multi-Scrawling
Writing and note-taking is further enhanced technologically
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Brash Professionalism Formal tactics take a turn as society becomes more open and expressive Implications - Taking personal expression one step further, individuals are revamping formal concepts like resumes and business cards with more shock-worthy appeal. Referencing vices such as alcohol and medicinal drugs, these business tactics blur the lines between professional and private spheres, speaking to a more lax business ethic, particularly among youths.
Brash Professionalism
Formal tactics take a turn as society becomes more open and expressive
5 Examples + Score + Implications


Creative Jobbing Instead of listing qualifications, designers prove skill through prototype Implications - As the economic uncertainty continues to wain on and more creatives become desperate for employment, many have taken the matter into their own hands (literally) by exercising skills and qualifications through eye-catching resumes that are a physical embodiment of talent. This shift towards creative jobbing satisfies the need for instant gratification amid Millennial job hunters as well as busy executives.
Creative Jobbing
Instead of listing qualifications, designers prove skill through prototype
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Digital Networking 2.0 Business-oriented socialization gets a tech-focused update Implications - Unlike Boomers, Generation X holds a distinct ability to adapt, which is something we're seeing with regard to business networking and job hunting in the 21st century. Digital enhancements to business cards, resumes and even small talk are pushing the industry ever-forward to effectively continue the generational transition that's taking place in the workforce from aging management to go-getter Gen X'ers and Millennials.
Digital Networking 2.0
Business-oriented socialization gets a tech-focused update
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Branded Infantile Products are emblazoned with child-like drawings for a youthful appeal Implications - Looking to draw in younger buyers, brands are using a more infantile form of branding to draw in curious consumers with vibrant labels and intentionally immature graphics. In doing so, new brands are welcomed as hip newcomers and trusted ones are given a youthful boost for continued success.
Branded Infantile
Products are emblazoned with child-like drawings for a youthful appeal
7 Examples + Score + Implications


Digital DIY Looking for enhanced personalization, consumers turn to homemade electronics Implications - Craving the next level of personalization, consumers are adopting digital DIY projects that also boast economical incentives. Crafted from materials found in-home, these DIY projects cost significantly less to produce, yet still offer an immersive experience when compared to traditional components.
Digital DIY
Looking for enhanced personalization, consumers turn to homemade electronics
8 Examples + Score + Implications


Portable Peripherals Portability in technology is taken further Implications - Cellphones and laptops show a huge step in the mobility of technology, however as tech becomes more widely integrated into daily life, the demand to have all gadgets available at all times increases. This leads to the mobility of peripherals such as scanners, printers and speakers, allowing consumers to enjoy a full tech experience despite their fast-paced lifestyles.
Portable Peripherals
Portability in technology is taken further
8 Examples + Score + Implications


PLUS 31 more Business Card PRO Trends and 185 examples!



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