Accessorizing Pets with Their Own IDs

Personal identification is a needed accessory for pets too!

animal therapy pets with id badges in a hospital for calming patientsMost companies offer employees personal identification. And this identification usually comes in the form of a name tag or name badge. While name badges are versatile and easy to change for volunteers and temporary staff, name tags provide a uniform look for all personnel. So, why not incorporate office pets into the mix?

Many employers these days have pet policies that allow for workers to either bring pets to work or have therapy animals available during lunches and other breaks. By identifying these animals with a name tag, employees will know that these pets are welcome in the building.

And, if there are service animals around, using proper identification helps people know how to respond to them. Some service animals require that they are left alone, and using name tags will help identify that need.

Name Tags vs. Photo ID Badges

Name tags are perfect for quick information such as your pet’s name and your phone number. And, choosing a custom shape such as a bone, dog or cat can be a fun way to add some creativity to your pet’s tag.

Photo ID badges make the identification process easy. You can include a photo, all pertinent information such as a phone number, address, pet’s name and so much more. These photo IDs are perfect for service animals and including company logos for office pets.

using photo id and name tags for petsDon’t forget to include all the essential information!

Each ID should include at least a name and an owner’s phone number. Other things to add would be an address, the owner’s name and additional information about the animal. If the pet works in an office, the company logo is always a great idea to include. As most owners do not remove name tags or identification from pets, this becomes free company advertising.

Finding A Lost Pet

Not only is a name tag a good idea at work, but it is also good in a general sense. Keep identification on your pets at all times in case they decide to take themselves for a walk. People are more likely to approach a seemingly lost pet if they have a name tag. And, if your information is current on this tag, you won’t have any problems getting them back.

So, whether you are around service animals or have a pet dropping by your office, let’s take a moment to appreciate every pet’s name tag.

The Power of A Branded Lanyard

From advertising to practicality, branded lanyards benefit any business.

custom lanyards make for perfect branded promotional tools and identificationCustom lanyards have never gone out of style. And they continue to grow in popularity, especially when it comes to how they are branded. From sports team colors to business logos, each lanyard reminds the wearer of where they got it.

And, they are more than just a reminder to the wearer, they also let the beholder know more about your brand. Custom lanyards have a potential to reach far beyond what a name tag or badge does. Lanyards have far more useful applications than a name tag. While name tags are perfect for identifying employees and visitors, lanyards add security, branding and functionality to identification.

Everyone uses lanyards!

use branded lanyards in schools, offices and for sporting eventsThey are everywhere: schools, office buildings, sporting events and more. So many places use lanyards on a daily basis. Lanyards are also commonly used during conferences, conventions and other events.

While frequently used for displaying name tags, these promotional products have many different uses. Most people have found lanyards to be useful in everyday life. Use them to keep track of your keys, or use them to keep pens and other personal items close at hand.

Now, what about that branding?

custom lanyards are perfect for branded promotional materialsLanyards are incredibly versatile due to their custom nature. Add text, logos, graphics and so much more to promote any brand. The text can be a phrase, a date or the name of an event or business. Wearing a lanyard makes ID or credentials more accessible to show to others or for security proof that you can be in a building or any other typically private place.

Keep your employees branded at all times. Add your logo and company color to a lanyard, and you won’t be able to give them out fast enough. Or, use a slogan or motto on branded lanyards to promote your business. These tools add recognition and identify not only the wearer but the company as well. Often, lanyards are a requirement for access to a building or meeting and can be used this way as advertising.

So, strengthen your brand at in your office and at your next event with a custom lanyard.

Introducing: Value Plaques For All Occasions

Say hello to our newest personalized product value plaques.

5x7 High Gloss Cherry Finish Value Plaques can be used as a Geography Bee First Place Award

What Are Value Plaques?

A plaque is a plate of metal, ceramic, stone, wood, or other material bearing text or an image to commemorate one or more persons, an event, a former use of the place, or some other thing.

Our plaques have an attractive, wood finish that highlights a vibrant metal plate. Value plaques give you the beauty of real wood at a lower price. Made of particle wood and coated with a finish, the plaques look like natural oak, mahogany or walnut.

The metal plate has a brushed, semi-glossy or reflective surface depending on the color combination you choose. Each plate is laser engraved creating the color for the text and graphic, either by oxidizing the metal or revealing a second colored metal underneath. This plate is permanently attached to the wood plaque.

Why You Need A Plaque

12x15 High Gloss Black Finish Value Plaques can be used as a memorial plaqueThere are countless ways to use these value plaques. And, with tons of custom options, you can give them your unique style. These plaques make terrific awards for sporting events, baking contests, art competitions and so much more. Plaques are also perfect for placement and academic awards.

Customize the text however you want and add stock graphics or custom logos. It doesn’t matter what you need the plaque for, the design options are practically unlimited.

You may want to recognize an outstanding employee with a corporate award. Maybe make graduation plaques for your family and friends. Or, honor a deceased loved one with a memorial plaque. How about interior decor? Create a quote plaque with your favorite proverb and hang it in your home or office.

Customize Your Value Plaque With These Options:

  • Select your font and add any text you need.
  • Add a logo or custom graphic to either brand for your business or create a one-of-a-kind piece.
  • Displays easily in a vertical or horizontal orientation and back hanging slots.
  • Seven different sizes are available and no minimum to order.

However you choose to use them, custom value plaques bring quality to you and your life. These value plaques come with competitive prices and a lot of custom options.

Networking with Name Tags

It’s the little things that count, right? And that applies to networking as well.

Andrew Rigie wrote “Why Name Tags And Other Little Details At Events Matter” for Forbes at little less than a month ago. And, we love what he said about networking!

The pressure is always high when you’re hosting a business networking event. Whether it’s a cocktail party for clients, an event to foster new business relationships, or a team building activity for your company, creating the right vibe and experience for attendees is a must. It doesn’t matter if you’re hosting a large event or small, it’s the little details that make a big difference.

wear a name to when networking and make it easier when you know everyone's name

Think for a moment. What does good networking look like? How do people act while networking? What are their attitudes? Most people would agree that a good networker is sincere, friendly and outgoing, supportive and a good listener. It isn’t just about staying in touch. It goes beyond that. A good networker is someone you want to trust and be friends with.

Providing high-quality name tags at networking events is a little detail that makes a big difference. They are worth the extra money. When we host networking events for hospitality industry professionals, we invest in high-quality name tags that stick to clothing using a magnet, instead of those with a pin. We’ve learned that people don’t always want to put a pin through their clothes and that using high-quality magnetic name tags elevates the perceived quality of the event.

Presentation Matters

badge holder cases and custom trays to display your name tags for your next networking eventRemember that people need to find their name tag easily. You don’t want several people milling around a table for too long before they locate their credentials and pass to enter your event. Take into consideration how they will be looking for their name. Are they use to finding their first name or last? And organizing names by a company makes it just the much more manageable.

Use our Badge Holder Cases and Display Trays to make your name tags easily accessible.

Utilize All of Your Tools

While badge holders and name tags are a great item to have on hand for any event, remember that you have other tools available. Try adding badge ribbons to each name tag for a custom look. Design ribbons to correspond with titles or positions at your next event.

While we have over 50 titles available as stock choices, custom ribbons are also available. Choose the color and title that best suits your need. And, if branding is needed, most of our ribbons can have a logo or graphic added.

People sometimes wince at the concept of name tags because they think they make the atmosphere cheesy or they’ve found ‘Hi My Name Is’ stickers stuck to the bottom of their shoes. But guests at our events make positive comments about the magnetic name tags, and they always want to take them home.

Name tags just fit the bill with networking. So, make your next event work even better with custom name tags and name badges.

Change Your Life With A Name Tag

Name tags won’t just change your life; they will affect everything around you.

Considering all of the elements in a name tag, changing your life is the least this tool will do. Name tags reach much further than just providing someone with your name. Adapted from Scott Ginsberg, here are just a few ways your life will change for the better.

scott ginsberg change your life with a name tag“A name tag isn’t just a sticker; it’s a statement. It’s about friendliness, identity, culture and human nature,” Scott Ginsberg.

A Name Tag Is A Permission Slip

Wearing a name tag is an invitation to friendliness. It’s a way to open up to others and overcome your personal walls. Sigmund Freud discovered that a person’s name is the single context of human memory most forgotten. So, wearing a name tag means one less name people have to worry about remembering.

change your life by wearing any type of name tag including adhesive name badgesBecause name tags are permission slips, they encourage engagement. Their primary function is to personalize and humanize each person. Inviting encounters is what they do. And you permit this change to happen every time you put on your name tag.

A Name Tag Is An Engagement Tool

The hardest part about conversations is getting the ball rolling. That’s why names are so great. They are the basic building block of conversation. The sooner you know people’s names, the sooner you feel comfortable around them.

And the sooner you let another person know your name, the better off you will be. Name tags provide that ice-breaker instantaneously.

A Name Tag Is An Equalizer

change your life with a classic no logo name tagBy wearing a name tag with just your first name, you make it easier for people to connect with you. Others are more apt at finding common ground. Everyone has a first name! When name tags are worn with just your first name, you successfully level the playing field.

A Name Tag Is Non-Threatening

Others can choose to ignore you, but there you are with your name out for all to see. Whether people say hello or just walk by, you’re still being friendly. In this sense, a name tag isn’t imposing on others. It is inviting them to get to know you. And it provides necessary change in your environment for others to trust you.

“Wearing a name tag hasn’t created my identity; it’s revealed it. The name tag excavated and amplified who I always was as a person. It enabled me to continue becoming the person I was in the process of becoming,” Scott Ginsberg.

A Name Tag Is A Sacrifice

Sure, you feel dumb when wearing a name tag. It’s uncomfortable. But think about how many people whose lives you just made easier. Like the guy who’s been working down the hall from you for six years but didn’t know how to spell your name until now. (Or) the shy person across the room who didn’t have the courage to walk up and say hello until now. (How about) the new yoga teacher who had thirty new students, yet only 29 new names to memorize. Whew! How are you practicing mini-sacrifices each day to make other people’s lives (even a LITTLE) easier? What comfort are you willing to forego?

Wearing a name tag stretches your personality. It makes you come out of your shell and your comfort zone. And, in turn, it helps others to do the same. Sure, it might be scary and uncomfortable at first, but think about the impact you have on others by immediately disclosing your name.