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How to make sure your business card stands out in the 5×9 cm crowd!

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How many business cards do you have in your desk drawer? I have hundreds and I can never find the one that I want. But there are one or two that are really unusual, and these tend to float to the top of the heap.

Take this card. It’s for a yoga studio. Sticking your fingers through the holes makes the woman do something that appears to be physically impossible. Which is what yoga is all about.

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Here’s another business card that cleverly mirrors its subject matter. You may have the physical strength in your fingers to stretch it into a readable width, but is the rest of your body as strong?

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A company that services cars and offers oil changes came up with this innovative card. You have to slide out the coloured inner in order to see the contact details, but the oil can cutout leaves no doubt about the nature of the business.

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The ultimate business card for a food supplier is an edible one. Not easy to do, but highly effective and memorable. Might be fun to hand out at a trade show, but not practical to carry around in your pocket.

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Google, the purveyor of cool, keeps it simple, relying on their search engine supremacy to make an impact. The message – if you want to find the person, Google them. Which would work, as long as their name wasn’t John Smith!

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Alison Job holds a BA English, Communications and has extensive experience in writing that spans news broadcasting, public relations and corporate and consumer publishing. Find her at Google+.

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(Slideshow) Always Be Marketing

Wise words from marketing gurus.

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The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself. – Peter Drucker

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(Slideshow) Marketing on the Move

Now you can spread your marketing message while you’re on the move.

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DriveMotion1-Funky Marketing-Cool BusinessNow here’s a marketing idea that’s truly mobile. And it doesn’t entail driving a branded vehicle. Drivemotion is a car gadget that allows drivers to communicate with each other with a remote controlled LED display that attaches inside your rear car window (facing the driver behind).

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(Slideshow) Top 10 Global Brands

Apple pips Coca-Cola to the post in the 2013 top brands listing.

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Apple is the world’s top brand, worth $98,31bn and having shown a 28% rise in brand value over the past year.

This year, Apple unseated Coca-Cola from the top of the Beast Global Brands list. The beverage company had occupied this position for 13 years consecutively.

Apple has changed the way that people work, play, and communicate, and has set a high bar for aesthetics, simplicity and ease of use that all other technology brands strive to match.

Apple has appeared on Interbrand’s Best Global Brands ranking since 2000, when the ranking first debuted.

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