“A name tag can show more than a name. It can be an opportunity to market your business and its purpose.”
While we have no affiliation with Ms. Mansfield, we agree with her perspective on name tags!
Here are some excerpts from her recent article “Your Name Here.”
(It) was a fantastic conference. Everyone who attended, presented and exhibited had to wear a name tag. It was large with heavy-duty plastic and a stable, double-attachment lanyard. It was the crème de la crème of name tags.
Every person had a name tag. It displayed their first name only and the tagline, “Here to Serve” under the name. From a marketing perspective, Botlierskop won the name tag game, hands down.
A name tag is a marketing and communication tool that provides critical information. The information is — or should be — dependent on the purpose of the event and the name tag viewer… We also interacted with other staff, all of whom were wearing name tags with their first name only and “Here to Serve.”
That was everything we needed to know. First name only, since we did not need to know their last names, and “Here to Serve” should tell you everything you need to know about Botlierskop’s commitment to customer service. Everything you needed and anything you could think of — all you had to do was ask.
Our name tags consisted of a peel-and-stick tag with our ISPO country and flag. Not having a name was disappointing, especially because we were there to meet and network with fellow representatives.
Mansfield suggests, and we concur, that when wearing a name tag, it’s all about content.
As such, here are a few pointers to make a difference in your name tag. And to help it stand out from the rest and be the “crème de la crème of name tags.”
- Remember the primary purpose of a name tag is to show someone’s name! The real difference this makes is to identify the wearer.
- Include only necessary items such as a small company logo or a short title. This information makes someone easier to identify quickly.
- Make your tags say something memorable. Ms. Mansfield gave the example of “Here to Serve” for this important aspect.
- Remember that your name tags are your branding. Whether it is a personal name tag or one for business, it will stand out in someone’s mind, so make sure you are representing what you want to.
- Name badges are meant to be a networking tool. Make sure you create a name tag that keeps the person wearing it approachable.
While these tips are not a complete list, they are a starting point to make a difference and are sure to get you on your way to having the “crème de la crème of name tags!”