Better Than a Business Card
When you go to conferences or you’re meeting someone in passing, trading business cards is fun I mean, have you seen American Psycho? I love business cards- the feel, the design, the weight, the typography, what’s not to love? Well, they kill trees and get lost. Although I’ll still use business cards, I’ll also be checking out two services that allow users to send your business card via text message so they automatically have each others’ info (talk about lead management)!
DropCard- Business Cards over SMS
With DropCard.com, you sign up and put your contact data into DropCard and when you’re out and about, simply send a text to 41411 to your new buddy with the message firstname.lastname@example.org and a vCard will pop up in their email! What’s cool is that with SMS business card technology, it’s much more in depth than the simple name/email combo of print cards, it can include your networking info (your twitter name, skype handle, blog, Facebook or LinkedIn links are all options you have when creating your profile). This is a great way to build your network and show clients how inventive you are.
Ooh, RmbrME is so Shiny!
New service rmbrMe (“remember me”) calls itself a “socially networked business card” (bzCard) and notes that you could increase leads AND sales by implementing this free service. Your new contact can send their bzCard back to your address book, CRM or Outlook for follow-up and tracking and what’s cool is that because they instantly get your bzCard, they can be checking out your website and social networks right there on the spot! There are great customization options and there are no compatibility issues between different types of cell phones.
Shake Phones, Not Hands
This is perfect for the tech savvy (or the newly tech interested), germaphobes and scatterbrained! Don’t lose track of cards or ask “wait, who was that guy?” because now you have their contact info in your phone and they have all of your impressive information that goes far beyond a business card. Ah, isn’t technology grand?