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In the world of print advertising, there’s a small window to grab the audience’s attention. Being restricted to a still image means the message must be very strong and catchy. Humorous ads remain one of the few effective ways to engage an audience in a very saturated advertising market. This is an area where the audience is far more receptive and still willing to pay attention.

Here are 45 Funny & Creative Advertising examples put together by the ever vigilant team at 2ExpertsDesign:

1. Juicy Shark

Wrigley’s wanted to position Juicy Fruit as a gum packed full of delicious juicy flavor. Solution: To highlight this ‘Juicier Chew’ benefit DDB Sydney showed various animals and cannibals choosing to chew Juicy Fruit over their usual diet.

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2. kayaking choking

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3. Whale

Almost this much energy, Mad-Croc. All the energy you need.

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4. Belly bag

Carrying too much weight?

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5. Panasonic 3D TV Dino

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6. Huggies

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7. Reckitt Benckiser

Natural protection.

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8. Reading a Book

Florida Center Book & Film Festival.

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9. HP Computers

Circus Flowers by designer Cath Kidston, The computer is personal again.

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10. softlan wrestling

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11. Sonyegg

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12. Kiss my glass

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13. Nikol Window Cleaning Wet Wipes

Stop using newspapers,Window Cleaning Wet Wipes.

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14. Crest Whitestrips

A remake of a Portuguese ad campaign.

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15. CAFERICO WRECKING BALL

Cafe Rico, an intense wake up call.

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16. A trip to the beach

Getting there is just as fun. Jetta.

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17. Nutri Balance

Bad food, bad dog. All the vitamins, all the flavor.

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18. Pattex Superglue

Instant hold.

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19. Pepsi twist

This photo was taken on September 21, 2010.

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20. Lenovo password

The Lenovo Idea Pad comes with Face Recognition Security.

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21. Lister mint Mouthwash

Bad breath affects those closest to you.

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22. Neostik Glue Medic

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23. Sargam bubbles

To promote Sargam-Digestives, which is a premium brand of digestives.

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24. Scotch brite

Lint Roller Removes hair and fluffs, Easy to apply / more adherent / not damage the clothes.

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25. Dentastix

Against Bad Breath. Pedigree Denta Stix.

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26. Office of Road Safety

Alcohol impairs your judgment, Plan ahead. Don’t drink and drive.

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27. Free Willy

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28. Stretched Gum

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29. Fireman

You can’t afford to be slow in an emergency, Act now for the planet.

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30. ZChoppers

Wrong Sound, wrong image.

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31. Auto drop Liquorices

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32. Bose noise reduction headphones

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33. Tesa Bush

Are you going to ask that question with shades on? For the viewers there’s no sun, George W. Bush, addressing a blind reporter during a press conference.The world needs a tape like this.

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34. Windolene

Brings out the best in glass.

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35. Wolf Hot Sauce Hand dryer

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36. ZDentist

Wrong Sound, wrong image.

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37. Trax Teenager

The electro magazine that makes you fussy.

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38. Cremica Twin Cream Biscuits

Chocolate and orange cream now in one biscuit.

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39. south Africa airways

This was created by Keith Loell.

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40. Aquafresh Flexigel

Aquafresh Flexigel, A new flexibility.

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41. Postman Coaching Ads

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42. Sound for Real

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43. Ephone v900 Snakebite

Ephone v900 mobile telephone. Fast Internet access when and where you need it.

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The current trend for turning publicity stunts into television advertising has produced some amazing marketing gems. However, the French have trumped them all with this very clever and cute ad for Contrex mineral water.

Marcel, the Paris-based agency behind this ad for Nestlé’s Contrex brand, has succeeded magnificently in this fun look at how to get women on exercise bikes (and at the same time to promote their water). When it comes to getting laughs, and at the same time very cleverly promoting the client’s product, kudos to the agency for this magnificent work!

It’s just too cute NOT to pass along. Enjoy! However, the big question is: “Would this motivate you to buy their water?”

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If you want a successful career in business, you have to get networking. Paul Wyatt explains how you can get in with the right people and make meetups and social media work for you.

Carving out a career as a successful business person isn’t just about doing great work, you also have to make sure the right people know about you. So getting your name and face known is central to building your career.

Some people are terrified by the idea of networking and selling themselves, especially out in the ‘real world’ and away from the relative comfort of social media.

But there’s really nothing to be scared about. Simply adopt a positive attitude, follow the 20 tips I’ve laid out here and you’ll soon be on your way to self-promotion success…

1.  Follow the golden rule

The golden rule when networking is to remember that it’s not about schlepping around events and shoving your business card under everyone’s noses. That’s just rude.

Instead, it’s about extending your network by meeting similar-minded people, so you’re in a better position to hear on the grapevine of potential work opportunities, happenings or moves in your target markets.

2.  Show genuine interest

Networking can be very organic. If you have a genuine interest in people you’ll naturally gravitate towards those who share your interests, and with whom you might want to collaborate in the future.

It’s a slow burn process: it definitely isn’t the equivalent of speed dating where you bounce from person to person asking: ”What’s your business?”, ”Any jobs at your place?” or “Would you like to see my work?” No, no, no: it’s not all “me, me, me!”

Instead, take an interest in the people you encounter socially, because you can genuinely learn something about finding work, managing clients or how to deal with annoying networking event speed-daters.

You can learn great things from great people and it will only help you extend your network that bit further.

3.  Spot the differences

Seek out people who produce work in different fields from yours. Don’t be afraid of this, because you could find there’s something you do that they don’t. Which means you could both be a great fit for future collaboration, and you might learn something new.

4.  Use Twitter

If you’re not comfortable with face-to-face networking there is of course the less-imposing internet. Twitter is a great way to find fellow business people to share banter, work and industry knowledge with. It’s a network that can spiral quite quickly, because one contact will know someone who knows somebody else who needs help with a project.

Keep active on Twitter but don’t keep it all about work. Networking is also about getting to know people, so if you’re a certified optimist seven days a week, take a day off and grumble about the weather occasionally.

5.  Use Instagram

Instagram can be a surprisingly good way to network with other folks. Good composition and an eye for detail are pretty much the keys to success with any business endeavour, and Instagram succeeds by showcasing those that do this very well.

Tag your photos with relevant and descriptive hash tags and don’t be afraid to use whorish tags such as “#instagramhub” or “#ignation” to make sure your pics are included in popular Instagram lists.

When people like your photos, follow them back and start chatting. It’s a great tool for inspiration and for inspiring and connecting with others.

6.  Go to meetups

Most business owners are a social bunch and there are plenty of local meetup events for you to go along and throw in your two cents worth.

7.  Seek out business clusters

Outside of virtual meetups there’s some good old thirst quenching to be had with peers. Any given evening in most major cities you’ll find creative clusters around boozers (usually those with a pool table).

It’s a great way to meet friends and do a bit of networking (chatter, banter, who’s doing what and to whom). Every area has these clusters.

8.  Hit the bar

At the end of a conference, event or road show, people usually swarm out of the auditorium to race for trains or to beat the rush hour. Critically this is where most of the event bonding and networking happens as there’ll always be a few who want to ‘go for one’ in the local bar.

Usually these are genuinely passionate and interesting folk (and you might find some speakers/event people will tag along as well). Keep your ears primed for chatter about a trip to the bar afterwards and pop along because it’s a great way of extending your network.

Of course we advise you to drink responsibly and remind you that waking up in a dumpster, public park or in a different county is an indicator that your networking has become a little hardcore.

9.  Conquer conference dread

Going to an event or conference on your own can be a bit daunting especially if it’s for a few days. The thing to remember is that you won’t be the only one who’s feeling a bit out of sorts.

Take the initiative and use Twitter to find out who in a similar field to you is going and drop them a friendly tweet and arrange a meetup with a couple of them in the bar or over a coffee.

When people are transplanted away from their normal environments they become much more social and willing to make buddies. If work comes from it then great, but even if it doesn’t, you’ll extend your network a bit and make some new friends in the process.

10. Arrange your own meetup

You could of course arrange your own meetup, just like Franz Jeitz and a few buddies did with LDN meets where folks come together to attend events. Instant popup companionship, banter and chatter.

11. Use Vimeo 

If your work has a visual componenet, Vimeo can connect you with hundreds of like-minded folks. If you like their work then tell them and add them as a contact.

If they like your work then they’ll do the same thing, and so the network builds. If people like your work, have a look at their profiles and connect with them.

12.  Find your own heroes

Look for your heroes on Twitter and strike up a conversation. Follow those who inspire you and periodically ask for opinion or advice about your own work.

Pointers and tips from those in the know are invaluable for pushing you in the direction of those who can help make your work reach a wider audience.

13. Learn to listen

Listening is a skill. In fact, it’s an absolute art form. Most of us only half listen when we’re engaged in social communication because we’re already planning in our heads what to say next so as to appear we’ve been paying attention.

Try to turn this off and truly listen to what’s being said. You’ll retain more and your attentiveness will be picked up by the speaker and they’re more likely to listen to you in return! Maintaining eye-contact is a great way to discipline yourself, but make sure you have a friendly demeanor on your face. (Don’t glare.)

14. Ask open-ended questions

If you’re feeling a bit awkward or nervous at an event or conference and want to know how to keep conversations bubbling along try to remember to ask open-ended questions.

Questions that start with such words as ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ open up a conversation beyond questions that are subject to closed responses such as ‘yes’ and ‘no’.  It’s an old trick but a good one.

15. Start your own blog

Create your own inspirational beacon by starting a blog about what you love. Give people something to know about you by besides your own business work by giving something to the general community.

A blog is not only an outlet for what floats your boat but is also a great conversation starter, either virtually or at meetups.

16.  Keep up with developments in your business area

As a business person, you’ll never be stuck with something to say either on Twitter or at meetups if you keep up with who the innovators, creators and movers-and-shakers in your business are.

New work should naturally draw you in, and getting out of a siloed way of working and keeping up to date with the industry around you will reap rewards long term. Networking doesn’t happen in a vacuum.

17. Referrals

At any networking or social gathering you’ll always find someone who knows someone who needs something that you do doing. Sometimes this is alcohol-fuelled hot air but at others it could be a genuine opportunity.

The key thing is to find the pertinent information such as ‘who, what, and when?’. But instead of pestering this individual during the evening, make a note of it and email them for the details the next day (preferably late morning if it’s been a big night), or call them to arrange for coffee to increasingly establish your relationship

18. A two-way street

Networking is about listening and helping others. It’s a reciprocal type of ‘you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours… later’. Just remember you have to scratch first and don’t always expect a scratch back.

Adopt a philanthropic approach to networking and you won’t ever be disappointed by it.

19. They’re just not into you

If you speculatively contact someone by Twitter or email and they don’t reply to you, try to take it on the chin.

You’re not going to set everyone’s world on fire and quite frankly, if these people can’t be bothered to return an email or a tweet, would you want to do any business with them anyway?

20. Play nice

There’s a misguided notion that to give a ‘critique’ of something means to ‘rip it to shreds to show how clever you are’. In fact, the best critiques are those which are balanced and examine what worked and what didn’t.

This also means they’re harder to do. But position yourself as someone who knows how business works and is genuinely enthusiastic about their successes. Being an overly critical smart ass won’t win you any recommendations or indeed entice anybody to want to network with you.

Paul Wyatt is a designer, writer, film maker and regular columnist for .net magazine

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Public service announcements (PSAs) are used by many non profit organizations to promote their causes. And today more than ever, advertising is an important vehicle to call people to act in their own best interests as well as those of society. Most public service advertising involves time or space donated by the media with groups such as the Red Cross and United Way sponsoring a large number of these sorts of announcements.

Here are some of our favorites from the list of 30 top public service advertisements originally posted by 2 Experts Design. If you would like to see the others, please visit 2ExpertsDesign.

1. Letter to the Indian Prime Minister

The ad accused the current PM of being blind to the suffering of the victims of Bhopal.

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2. Cancer Patients Aid Association

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3. Thai Health Promotion Foundation

Sleepiness is stronger than you.Don’t Drive Sleepy Project.

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4. Each Minute Counts

Every 60 seconds a species dies out, Each minute counts. Each donation helps.

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5. Belt up

The back seat’s no safer.

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6. Stop child Invisible

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7. Association For Smoker Awareness

Today is the World No Tobacco Day, But it shouldn’t just be today.

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8. Tsunami

The tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11, The planet is brutally powerful. Respect it. Preserve it.

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9. Slower is Better

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10. Life Preserver

Print campaign to promote the use of condoms. Speculative work created for the Philippine National AIDS Council and the Philippine Department of Health.

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11. Big Flix Movie Rental

Don’t kill blockbusters. Choose original DVDs over pirated ones,Big flix.

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12. Makati City Fire Station

A spark is all it takes. A message from the Makati City Fire Station.

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13. Royal Life Saving

Almost half of all adult drowning deaths involve alcohol, Don’t drink and drown.

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14. Ipas Brasil

Tears dry, memories don’t.If you’ve suffered sexual abuse call 180 and know your rights.

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15. Passive Smoking Anti Public Service Message

Smoking. Pleasure for you. Poison for your family.

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We hope you are entertained with this showcase! If you’d like to see more of the best of these, visit: 2ExpertsDesign.com

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We are often surprised when a new web design client describes the site they want and make no mention of a content management system (CMS.) Now to be fair, we understand that there are still a lot of people out there who have no idea what a CMS is, or how it can positively impact their business.

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CMS Photo via Shutterstock

What is a CMS?

A CMS is back end programming that allows you to publish, edit and modify the content of your site without having to work with your website’s code or worse still, pay for your programmer or webmaster to make changes. This is great news for business owners who aren’t particularly tech savvy. The process to have a site designed for you is the same as it has always been: 1) You meet with your web designer and communicate your needs with them. 2) They then design and build the site, however, now they include a CMS. 3) You then take control of your site by adding content and expanding your site as needed.

There are many CMS’ out there, but the most popular today are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. Many of my clients think of WordPress as purely a blogging platform, but that really isn’t true anymore. It can be used accomplish any number of tasks, and I have done and seen some pretty cool things done with WordPress.

Many design firms can also provide you with a custom CMS built to your exact specifications if what you want cannot be built within any of the existing systems. In my experience however, any of the Big 3 will work just fine.

I always recommend a CMS to my clients, even if they don’t think they need one. Once I explain the benefits, they almost always agree, and are actually really excited about the possibilities that a CMS can open up for their business.

Here are the five big reasons why you need a CMS:

You Can Control Your Content

In the days of static websites, you would not only pay a web design firm or freelancer to design and build your site, but to update it as well. After all, you probably don’t know how to write code, so it would only make sense to let the experts handle that. Because of this, most websites would remain unchanged for years. Well times have changed. It is no longer acceptable to run a “set it and forget it” website. We are living in a social media driven world now and people expect new, fresh content on a regular basis.

With the CMS platforms available today, it is extremely easy to maintain a website. Even with absolutely no coding knowledge, anybody can add articles, news, photos and videos through a user-friendly back-end interface. You no longer have to wait for your web designer/developer to get to your updates. You can add your new content and upload it either instantaneously or schedule it for later.

Its Expandable

Let’s say you are a start-up company. Not big yet, but plenty of room to grow. Wouldn’t it be great to have a custom website that can grow as your business does? With a CMS, your designer can build you a site to grow on. If you have an e-commerce store, all that needs to be designed is a set of templatized product pages that you can use to add more products as you acquire them.

Similarly, lets say you need to add a whole new section to your site a year down the road. Maybe you own a restaurant and you expand to a second location. It would make sense to add another page for the new restaurant. All you would need to do is log in to the CMS, choose a page template, give it a title and add the content. You can then choose for that page to show up on the website’s main menu if you wish.

You Will Save Money

Apart from the hassle of having to go to your web designer every time you need to make an update, there is also the issue of the extra expense involved. Web design doesn’t come cheap, (assuming you go with a skilled designer,) and constant updates can really eat up your bottom line.

With a CMS, you can either take on the duties of updating the site yourself, or task somebody within your company to do it. Either way, bringing site updates in-house is a huge money saving move. On top of that, the start-up cost of having a website built within a CMS is usually not much more than that of a static site.

You Can Add functionality

One of my favorite benefits of using a CMS is the seemingly endless supply of extensions and plug-ins that can add to your site’s functionality. Did you forget to have your designer add an automated reservation booking system? There’s a plug-in for that. Simply do a search, click an button and its installed. There are extensions for everything from search engine optimization to capturing leads.

CMS plug-ins are amazing for adding new functionality to your site with minimal effort. However, I caution you to not go overboard with them, because if you use too many, they can really slow your site down. But then again, there’s also a plug-in to help with that.

It’s Considered a “Best Practice”

It is for all these reasons perhaps, that building a site using a CMS is considered to be today’s best practice. It is now the industry standard because, simply put, building a site the old way just doesn’t make much sense anymore. Mostly this has to do with the fact that web standards, in general, have shifted away from static, unchanging sites over to more dynamic sites with frequent updates. Search engines want to see that you are adding to the online community on a consistent basis, and they will reward you with higher search engine rankings if you do.

Going beyond search engine results, your visitors are much more likely to come back if you have something new to show them on a regular basis. Ultimately, this is what’s most important, as the more times a customer or potential customer visits your site, the more likely they are to make a purchase. This goes for businesses that sell products on their sites, as well as more service-based businesses.

Final Thoughts

With all of these benefits, can you think of any reason to stick with a static website? Even if you don’t plan on updating your content frequently, you are much better off having the option to do so. Chances are, you will learn to see the value in updatable content, as the internet is moving in a more and more social direction every day. When you are ready to start taking control of your own content, you will be glad to have an easy way to do it.

Thanks to Small Business Trends and author for making this information available.

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This is such awesome work, it’s hard to imagine that it was created by students.

 

The work was done by French animation students Thomas Bozovic, Alexandre Cazals, Julien Legay and Chao Ma as a graduation project. We think you’ll be as amazed as we were when you watch this enchanting little 3D animation, both by the quality and their imagination.

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Designing an effective and professional business card is not a simple task.

A designer or novice must have insightful knowledge about the process of developing a professional looking business card. Furthermore, for very new beginners, this can be one of the trickiest things to accomplish. Thanks to our Friends at 1st Web Designer and author Jameel Khan here’s a selection of tutorials that will help you create impressive business cards and make the process as painless as possible. This blog post also showcases some creatively designed free business card templates in Photoshop format (PSD)s.

In these tutorials, you will not only learn the techniques required to design business cards, but will also learn some basics about layout and how to get a file ready for print. If you feel uncomfortable working with the more advanced among the following, pass your favorite along to your designer.

1. Cardboard and Torn Paper Business Card

This Advanced Photoshop tutorial you’ll create a nice cardboard effect and play with a neat torn edge effect.

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2. Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers

Follow this walk-through in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign to create your own double-sided business card, resulting in a print-ready file to send to your favourite print firm.

Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers

3. Design a Cool and Original Jean Style Business Card

This tutorial will guide you through the process of designing a professional jean style business card. The tutorial features some great techniques, effects and layer styles which you can use over and over for future projects.

Design a Cool and Original Jeans Style Business Card

4. How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial we will teach you how to design an abstract business card using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. We will be using Photoshop as a base for our business card, all whilst using Illustrator to create some clean, abstract shapes.

How to Design an Abstract Business Card in Photoshop

5. How To Design a Print Ready Die-Cut Business Card

Need a new set of business cards? Follow this step by step tutorial to create a cool business card design in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll begin creating the vibrant pattern effect, then we’ll layout the contact information and set up the final print ready file ready for sending off to your chosen print firm.

How To Design a Print Ready Die-Cut Business Card

6. Create a Molten Chocolate Business Card in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’ll design a single sided business card that features molten chocolate as a background image using Photoshop and get it ready for print.

Create a Molten Chocolate Business Card in Photoshop

7. How to Make a Space-Themed Business Card

Learn how to design an alluring space-themed business card that is out of this world. With this tutorial, you will learn how to create a space backdrop with stars and stardust (all from scratch), utilize great light effects and how to stylize text. You will be surprised to find out that we will only use basic Photoshop tools and techniques.

How to Make a Space-Themed Business Card

8. How to Make Photographic Negative Business Cards

The creative photographic negative business card idea. Here we are going to share exactly how it was made in case you want to make your own.

How to Make Your Own Photographic Negative Business Cards

9. Making a Print-Ready Business Card using only Photoshop

Design a simple business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print with crop marks and bleed. Normally you’d do some of this with a tool like InDesign, but it is in fact possible to get by with just our trusty old Photoshop.

Making a Print-Ready Business Card Using Only Photoshop

10. Create a Slick Business Card Design with Stunning Typography

Whatever profession you’re in, there’ll come a time when you’ll need your own business card. This graphic design tutorial will show you a way to create a standard two-sided business card design in Adobe Photoshop that you can take to your printer.

Create a Slick Business Card Design with Stunning Typography

11. How to Create a Sweet Bokeh Business Card in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a double-sided business card that features Bokeh and abstract effects. We’ll also create many different color schemes for it. So, let’s get started!

How To Create A Sweet Bokeh Business Card In Photoshop

12. Creating a Cartoony Print-Ready Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create a print-ready business card in Photoshop. Designs made for printing have to be prepared in a special manner. Before sending to the printer, it’s best to make sure that your file is ready so you can avoid all the hassle of redesigning, or better yet, the anguish brought by a printing disaster.

Creating a Cartoony Print-Ready Business Card in Photoshop

13. Creating a Colorful Vibrant Business Card

In this tutorial you will learn how to Create a Colorful Vibrant Business Card.

Creating a Colorful Vibrant Business Card

14. Create A Retro Inspired Business Card

In this tutorial Kendra Gaines will be running you through creating a beautiful retro business card in Photoshop. Its a detailed tutorial focusing on all the aspects of the design and creation. Let’s find out how Kendra did it.

Create A Retro Inspired Business Card

15. Making a Grungy Business Card

There are many different ways to attack a business card design. Clean and corporate is always nice. But why not get a little wild? This tutorial will walk you through setting up a vertical grungy business card template, front to back and ready to print.

Making a Grungy Business Card

16. Business Card Design Project Walkthrough

Let’s look at a process for creating the concept of business card, resulting in the finished printed product.

Business Card Design Project Walkthrough

17. Creating a New Web 2.0 Business Card

Creating business cards is not as easy as some people think; actually it’s pretty hard to condense our business to the size of a business card.

Creating a New Web 2.0 Business Card

18. Red Business Card

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing red textured Business Card design.

Red Business Card

19. Design a Dirty Business Card

We’ll create a simple textured business card. The basic guidelines should be kept for printing and user-friendly to the print media and client.

Design a Dirty Business card

20. Create a Business Card in Illustrator

In this detailed tutorial we will create a business card in Illustrator and print it with UPrinting.

Create a Business Card in Illustrator

21. How to Impose Business Cards for Digital Printing with InDesign

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation when your client needs to quickly print some business cards and you are the one who gets to do it. In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly and effectively impose business cards without using any paid imposition plug-in, using some basic InDesign functions and just a few clicks.

How to Impose Business Cards for Digital Printing with InDesign

22. Designing a Business Card with InDesign CS5

In this tutorial we are going to take a business card design from initial concept to preparing the file for print. So whether you need a business card for yourself or a client read on.

Designing a Business Card with InDesign CS5

23. Unusual Business Card

Here is an especially useful tutorial about how to create an unusual business card. I hope it will be very interesting to you.

Unusual Presentation Your Business Card

24. Create a Fun Print-Ready Doodled Business Card Design

In this tutorial we’ll be drawing our doodles directly in Illustrator, and using the application’s print abilities to set up our business card document with the correct margins and bleed to build a complete print-ready PDF document.

Create a Fun Print-Ready Doodled Business Card Design

25. Create  a Retro Grunge Style Business Card

Learn how you can create a cool old grunge looking print ready business card in Photoshop and also learn some techniques which you can use in your future designs.

How To Create Old Grudge Style Print Ready Business Card

26. Designing a Professional Business Card

A professional business card is vital to successfully represent your business. PSD Nation has created an easy-to-follow tutorial showing the steps to create a fantastic business card.

Designing a Professional Business Card

27. Design a Slick Business Card

In this tutorial we are going to show you how to design your own double-sided business card in Photoshop and get it ready for print.

Design Slick Print Ready Business Card

28. Design a Unique Business Card

Learn how to design a cool business card that’s print ready in Illustrator and Photoshop.

Design a Cool Print Ready Business Card

29. Create a Stylish Business Card in Photoshop

In this tutorial we are going to create a stylish looking business card in Photoshop. Its an very easy and simple tutorial to understand.

Create a Stylish Business Card in Photoshop

30. How to Create a Stylish Business Card Template

Following this tutorial you’ll be able to understand the architecture of this business card design and create a personalized version for yourself.

How to Create a Stylish Business Card Template

31. Make a Swiss Design Inspired Business Card

In this print design tutorial, you will witness a process for creating Swiss Style themed business cards using Adobe Illustrator and some tools and items that you can easily obtain from your your local office supply store (or online). We’re going to go through setting up Illustrator for designing a business card template, as well as how to print the template on business card stock.

Make Swiss Design Inspired Business Cards

32. Business Card Design Walkthrough

In this tutorial, we will be giving you a walk through on the entire business card design process.

Business Card Design Walkthrough

33. Business Card Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful business card with just Photoshop.

Business Card Tutorial

34. What makes a good business card?

In this article you will learn some useful techniques on how to design a business card.

What makes a good business card?

35. How to Create a Nebula Background Business Card

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a dark nebula background visiting card.

How to create a nebula background business card

36. Business Card Tutorial in Inkscape

This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a business card template using Inkscape.

Business Card Tutorial in Inkscape

37. How to Design Your Business Card

This article will cover some best practices on the basics of business card design.

How to Design Your Business Card

38. Cool Business Card

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful business card in Photoshop.

Cool Business Card

39. Making Creative Business Card

Are you interesting how to make creative looking business card in a few steps? Be sure, it will take five minutes maximum!

Making Creative Business Card

40. How to Design Business Card

This tutorial will cover something different, you will learn how to create an attractive business card.

How to Design Business Card

41. Grungy Business Card

Running out of ideas? Here’s a good one; a business card with a cautioning pattern. It’s relatively easy; give it a try.

Grungy Business Card

Free Business Card Templates PSD’s:

42. Technix Business Card

Technix Business Card

43. Free Modern Business Card

Free Modern Business Card

44. Psd Business Card Mock-Up

Psd Business Card Mock-Up

45. Brown Retro Business Card

Brown Retro Business Card

46. Free Business Card PSD

Free Business Card PSD

47. Psd Business Card Mock-Up

Psd Business Card Mock-Up

48. Business Card PSD Templates

Business Card PSD Templates

49. Modern Business Card

Modern Business Card

50. Vintage Business Card PSD

Vintage Business Card PSD

51. Business Card PSD template

Business Card PSD template

52. Corporate Business Card

Corporate Business Card

53. Clean Business Card PSD

Clean Business Card PSD

54. Deviant ID Card Template

Deviant ID Card Template

55. 4 Asian-Inspired Personal Business Cards Templates

4 Asian-Inspired Personal Business Cards Templates

Conclusion:

Here we have showcased a useful collection of professionally designed tutorials on how to make effective business cards. We hope that this collection will help you in creating unique and effective business cards. Do let us know what you think about this compilation. Feel free to share your opinions and comments with us via comment section below.

Thanks to 1st Web Designer and author Jameel Khan for putting this collection of business card design tutorials.

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Presented here for your education, inspiration and enjoyment by:

Will Sherwood
CEO/Chief Creative Officer
The Sherwood Group: Graphic Design & Website Design
Santa Clarita and Los Angeles, California, USA

Professional links:
Graphic Design/Web Design | Color Printing | YouTube Introduction

Social media links:
LinkedIn | Facebook Design | Facebook Printing | Twitter

 

 

I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been hearing about some pretty serious social media snafus that have been so bad that people have lost their jobs over them.

Whether your Facebook page is set to private or not, nothing is ever really private on the Internet. It’s not just high school and college kids who have a hard time understanding that—it’s grown ups, too.

If you are like me, you have a personal Facebook page as well as one for your business. I have a LinkedIn page and I tweet using my business handle. Keeping your personal and business lives separate on social media sites can be hard, so here are some ways to make sure you are putting your best foot forward, instead of in your mouth.

Be Respectful

If you gossip or complain about your clients on Facebook or Twitter, it may very well get back to them. Even if you don’t use their names, people are savvy. No matter how difficult a client is, there is no reason to complain about them on social media sites. Complain to your spouse, your mom, or a friend in private. You’ll be able to get your frustrations off of your chest while still looking professional to the outside world.

Count to 10 Before You Respond

Social media can be challenging since your reactions can transfer straight to your fingertips without stopping at your brain. As a result, your emotional response rushes onto your screen without a second thought. This feedback can be hurtful to others and cause unanticipated repercussions, either immediately or in the future. —Ragan.com

This is a lesson I have learned over time. The same thing goes for an email or phone call response. Before you shoot back and really let someone have it, sleep on it. Perhaps you are misinterpreting something or there was a miscommunication. Before you start a war of words, that can’t be taken back once it’s been published in a message or on your Facebook timeline, give yourself time to simmer down. You may come up with some great ideas on how to handle the situation when you give your emotions some time to chill.

Even with the best privacy settings, your message may get found by people who don’t appreciate your commentary. Besides, who wants updates from someone who complains a lot? —Boston.com

Treat Your Networks Separately

It’s not unusual to have personalities across several social networks and a burning desire to give the same information simultaneously to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Don’t make this an automatic thing. —Boston.com

You can link your Facebook and Twitter pages together so you are sending the exact same message to both…but that can be a turnoff. People use those networks differently, so they should be treated differently. Sometimes 140 characters isn’t going to cut it for a Facebook status update.

Personally, it’s a turn off to me to see the same content posted in multiple locations. I hardly ever post my business stuff to my personal Facebook account, because that’s not where it belongs. Plus, it turns my friends off, especially the ones who have “liked” both my personal and professional pages. You don’t want to alienate your followers.

Update and Promote Accordingly

Constantly asking someone to retweet something you posted on Twitter or sharing it on their Facebook wall should not be overdone. If your content is good, it will be shared.

You can blog, tweet, or update your Facebook page as often as you want. I try to update my business page about three to four times a day. But you should note that people “unfollow” noisy tweeters. Even Chris Brogan, who provides strategic business advice for companies, says he gets unfollowed all the time because of his tweeting style.

It’s probably okay to promote something 4x a day on a social network, so that you hit all the time zones appropriately. In the last hour, you can always give it a couple more pushes, but that’s about it. —Chris Brogan

Help and Promote Others

If you help and promote someone else, chances are they are more likely to do the same for you!

Social media isn’t a solitary endeavor. It’s about the community and paying-it-forward. —Ragan.com

Chris Brogan agrees, and has some great tips on how to give in order to receive:

  • Promote others more often than you promote yourself. My long-standing measure is 12:1. (If it doesn’t work at first, it’s because maybe you’re not sincere in your promoting of others).
  • If you’re writing about a client, add (client) to the tweet/post/update.
  • Your cause isn’t always our cause. If we don’t want to help, don’t badger.

It’s okay to follow and like your competition on social media sites, too. It’s also a good way to keep up to date on what they’re doing. I like and follow all sorts of other magazines on my professional Facebook pages, and I’m always flattered when other publications follow me on Twitter and the like. It means I’m doing something right and worthwhile!

Do you have any social media etiquette tips to share? We’d love to hear them.

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Melanie Brooks has written for newspapers, magazines, blogs, and websites, covering topics from weddings to WiFi. She is currently the editor of Bangor Metro magazine and co-owner of Real Maine Weddings magazine.

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Presented here for your education, inspiration and enjoyment by:

Will Sherwood
CEO/Chief Creative Officer
The Sherwood Group: Graphic Design & Website Design
Santa Clarita and Los Angeles, California, USA

Professional links:
Graphic Design/Web Design | Color Printing | YouTube Introduction

Social media links:
LinkedIn | Facebook Design | Facebook Printing | Twitter

 

 


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