Are business cards in or out?

I believe they are IN one hundred percent. As an event, head shots and family Photographer, there hasn’t been an event or networking meeting I have photographed or attended, where I haven’t been asked for my business card. I enjoy interacting with people and feel that pulling out my phone to add their contact information creates an immediate disconnect. Exchange business cards, at the end of a conversation and later connecting with them on LinkedIn or via email has worked out well for me.

I purchased a super cute business card holder to keep the business cards I receive, nice and organized.  Let’s be honest, those of us who still believe in business cards spend hours if not days, designing  them to make sure it reflects our brand and looks appealing.  Storing them in style is the least I can do to give them the respect they deserve  right?

There are however, those who think business cards are dead – their views here – and there are others, like me, who agree business cards are still very relevant- their views here.  Summarizing, if you  and your audience believe in business cards, it is a no brainer or controversy. Thanks for reading!


Published by anagilphotography

Central New York portrait photographer, specializing in headshots and events well as high school senior and family portraits. Call me.

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  1. I prefer to get a direct connection with someone. Lets connect on Facebook or Linkedin. I love to get people to search for me online, so they can see my work and all I have to offer. Lastly if someone gives me a card, I tell them I would LOVE to get their information, I just snap a picture of it and save it to evernote, then I return the card to them and thank them for the information. I immediately connect with them on their social platforms, in hopes they do the same with me. With that all said….. I feel their is nothing ‘wrong’ with business cards, if you actually INTEND to follow up, learn more about the person. I find most people just ask for your card to be polite or in passing, so if you are a collector or passer outer of cards… do something with them!! Thanks Ana for the post!!!

    1. Agree that some people do ask for the business card to be polite, I get extra business cards for those, ha! INTEND to follow up is the keyword here, which ever method people choose. Thanks for the comment Joanne!

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