Volkswagen is all about the unusual print ads lately. In Norway, the automaker recently offered test drives right inside a print ad. Now, VW South Africa has cooked up a lovely little ad you can eat—and placed it in Auto Trader magazine. "Eat the Road," reads the copy. "Seriously, eat it." The ingredients are listed on the side as "glutinous rice flour, water, salt, propylene glycol, FD&C colour, glycerine." It's not really clear if those ingredients form the coating for the road that appears in the ad, or what. Are you supposed to wolf down the whole thing, paper and all? A little research into propylene glycol isn't very encouraging—in the U.S., the EPA warns factory workers to avoid skin contact with PG to prevent brain, liver, and kidney abnormalities! I'll stick to reading the thing.
However, the company states that the average selling price per card is about the £1000 ($1,500), and it is sold in sets of 25, 50 and 100 cards.
Established in 1998 and purchased by eBay in 2002, PayPal is the leading digital payment company in the world with “over 148 million active accounts in 26 currencies and across 193 markets, processing more than 9 million payments daily.” If you’ve spent more than a day online you’ve likely used it to pay someone (like us) or you use it to receive payments — it’s one of the most ubiquitous digital brands today. PayPal announced a new global campaign by Havas Worldwide and introduced a new identity designed by San Francisco, CA-based fuse project.
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Shona Creative wrote a great article about VistaPrint. Don't get suckered by their cheap prices, you get what you pay for, and in network marketing your card is a reflection of you and your business.
Why VistaPrint = bad for your business
You get what you pay for, and that's why it's all 'FREE'
Years ago, when I was an ity-bity baby entrepreneur I thought I'd give VistaPrint a try (before I found my own fantastic, professional printer Amber Media Solutions). And here's what happened. Design aside, the cards were:
- smaller than a regular business card
- very, very thin
- very little coating on them
- tattered at the edges and corners from lack of quality card and coating
- dull in colour, even the white was greyish
- the top edge was cut on an angle!I remember going back a couple of months later to give their flyers a try and the same result occurred, except instead of cutting the edge on an angle, they put the back upside down from the front so the flyer looked completely confusing and unprofessional!
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This is a series of 27 business cards created by Italian design firm Invasione Creativa for fictional movie characters starting their own businesses. They're all pretty clever, click "Read More" to view them all.
Many people overlook the value of having a professional business card that accurately reflects your brand image, yet this small piece of paper can be an important part of your collateral package. It's often the first item prospects receive from you, so it's your first opportunity to make a strong, positive impression on them.
The preponderance of do-it-yourself online business-card printing companies is an interesting and somewhat troubling phenomenon. With limited exceptions, it's fairly easy to spot an inexpensively produced card. When you choose to "go cheap" on your business cards, what message does that send to those with whom you wish to do business? Are you really doing yourself any favors by missing out on the opportunity to start building a positive brand image right from the start?
Cheaper isn't always better when it comes to first impressions. Give clients a great first impression with Unicity Franchise business cards by Amber Media Solutions. (Click Here)
Korean artist group Everyware (Hynwoo Bang and Yunsil Heo) recreates the sky and its clouds as part of an interactive installation on the ceiling of a Korean exhibition space, the Savina Gallery.
Cloud Pink, a multi-media project, serves a pseudo sky pool in which you can touch and interact with the color, shapes and sizes of clouds. The work is composed of a fabric screen, and an interactive software; the two work together to create a believable yet whimsical recreation of the clouds on the sky.
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