Making Your Conference Badges Succeed

From badge holders to conference name tags, we have the item you’re looking for!

It seems that most people these days don’t complain too much when wearing a name badge during events such as a convention or a conference. And there are so many reasons why they should be wearing them.

From security issues to just knowing a person’s name, name tags should be readily available for everyone to use. And, if you’re planning one of these conferences, getting the right name tag for your needs should be on your to-do list.

So, here are a couple of pointers to choose the correct badge for your next event.

Make a great impression at the next conference, meeting or seminar you host by providing name tags for each attendee. Networking is easy when everyone has a professional name tag, and the low cost won’t destroy your event budget.

Adhesive name badges are a great item if you need a quick, single-use, short-term option. These quality sticky tags are great for writing or printing a name for easy networking. And they work for everyone, no matter what they are wearing. The adhesive will stick to most clothing and hold for a short event.

Adhesive name badges to use at your next conference or event


  • Easy to use and wear.
  • Printable or writable for everyone to use.
  • Available in five fun colors.

Name badge holders are an event staple as they are frequently used for conferences, conventions, trade shows, meetings, schools and visitor passes. And, with printable inserts, they are easy to put together for a quick way to get people recognized at your next conference.


  • These badges provide a more uniform look versus adhesive name tags.
  • Use each tag with event swag such as lanyards or a badge reel.
  • Several fastener options are available for wearing each name badge.
use badge holders for attendee identification at your next conference or event

Conference name tags provide an easy-to-use printed and laminated badge solution. And, readable identification will make all the difference in how well people interact at your event. Print logos, graphics and more to make these name tags memorable. And, they are a bit more permanent than the other options.

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  • Easier to use and distribute than most other name badges.
  • The lamination provides a unique, but professional style.
  • Different fasteners are available for this look as well.
So, no matter what you need for your quick, easy-to-use conference name badges, let us help!

Reusable Name Tags Are For Everyone!

From adhesive badges to custom designed name tags, reusable name badges are definitely still in style!

We realize that not everyone is in love with the idea of wearing name tags. And this even extends to attendees at a conference or corporate meeting. However, knowing who people are at your next event is not only smart, but it is also convenient. From being able to recognize different people, to understanding what branding is, reusable name tags are an important concept at any event or company.

To understand why name tags are important, here are several situations and the corresponding reasons to use name tags.

Conferences and Events

No matter your industries, rubbing elbows with colleagues is important for everyone. Conferences and other events help you by networking with potential business partners and possible clients. By wearing a name tag, you make yourself more approachable. You also provide a way for those around you to quickly identify you and remember who you are.

reusable name tags and mighty badges are perfect for conferences and eventsReusable name tags are perfect for conferences due to their flexibility. If you are planning a conference, make sure to look at everything we have to offer! From adhesive name badges that are simple to attach, to Speedy Badges that come with a fastener option, each product has its advantages. Being able to quickly attach a name badge is definitely something to consider when purchasing identification for your next conference or event.

Temporary Employees and Visitors

For companies or organizations with high-turnovers or constant visitors greatly benefit from reusable name badges. Leave a lasting impression on your visitors by letting them borrow a fancy name tag made exclusively for them. Not only will they immediately feel welcome, but they will know that your business cares. And that means your brand will stick in their mind and you can guarantee that they will be back.

reusable name tags and mighty badges are perfect for temporary employees and visitorsMany companies find the need to hire more employees during holiday months or for different events. Using reusable name tags helps keep identification costs under control. And, there are many available products to choose from to match whatever your need. From Speedy Badges and Mighty Badges to a simple engraved logo on a metal name tag, we’re sure to have something to match your brand and need.

Schools, Offices and Stores

Having identification is almost a must in these situations. And, when using identification at schools, name tags are often used for security purposes. Not only will reusable name tags identify teachers and assistants, but they also work for students. During the first few school days, teachers often need a little help remembering everyone. Adhesive Name Badges are perfect for this. With their single use, they accomplish so much! Each child can write their name and no one will be forgotten.

reusable name tags and name badges are perfect for any school settingOffices and stores can benefit from these reusable name badges just as much as schools. Products like Mighty Badges are easy to use and quick to assemble. And, if someone moves on from your company, it’s easy to pass on the name tag. Printable inserts are a perfect way to control name badge costs.

Name tags are not all created equal, and we understand that the best! There are endless ways to use reusable name badges. So, no matter you name tag needs, remember to weigh all your options before making your final decision.

Name Tags: The Simple Truth

Remember to keep your name tag simple! They are for personal identification and not meant to be used as a resume.


keeping name tags simple Amazingly enough, some name tags read like a business card, or as otherwise suggested, a resume. However, personal identification should be kept as simple as possible. Name tags and name badges should only include minimal information that identifies the person wearing it. Here is a short, concise and simple list of what should be included in designing a name tag.

If a logo is being provided for a company, remember to keep it to a size that will fit and look good on a name tag. Depending on the type of name tag, such as a plastic laser engraved name tag, logos may only be done in a specific color or format. Full color name tags do offer a bit more versatility, but keep in mind that the logo shouldn’t be the only thing on the name tag. Full color tags offer the user the option of brighter colors and the option of bleeds. This is useful for logos that are large or need to have specific colors used.

simple logo only name badgesAnother thing to keep in mind when looking at name tags is possibly using name badges. Name badges are ordered with only a logo either printed or engraved and names and/or titles are added at a later point. These badges are a great idea when you need to be able to reuse them, such as for a seasonal or temporary position at a company or organization.

Names and titles can both be extremely effective on a badge. But keep in mind that size is extremely important here. Keep it simple and to the point! Many times a person’s name is the only thing that is needed for identification. A first name is typically sufficient for name tags, however last names can be used in some cases. First names are great on name badges at conferences. They are also perfect to use in a commercial or retail setting as most customers don’t need to know the person’s last name. However, in the case of having multiple people with the name first name, adding a last name will help with the identification.

Of course, titles may be added to these name tags. However, make sure to order the name tag in an appropriate size so as to accommodate the text properly. One of the most important things about a name tag is visibility. Text size is extremely important! The text should always be readable from a distance, typically about 10 feet. Don’t add too much text to one line as it could become too small to read even from close up.

keeping name tags simple and using appropriate fastenersThe final thing to cover is the fastener choice. Most name tags come with multiple options, but be careful with these. Don’t order a lanyard to go with an adhesive name badge! It just wouldn’t work. Be smart about the choice. While magnetic fasteners are popular, pins or clips might be more appropriate for your situation. Always think of how and where the name tag will be worn before making the final selection on a fastener.

And, as always… remember: K.I.S.S. (keep it short and simple)!

Personal Branding vs Corporate Branding

First things first… What is BRANDING?

Definition: BRAND – a particular product or a characteristic that serves to identify a particular product, a trade name or trademark, and/or a particular kind or variety.

what is corporate branding and what is personal branding using name tags lanyards signs name badgesLet’s break it down a bit farther to make it a little easier. The act of branding is the process involved in creating a unique name or image for a product, person or idea. This is done mostly through advertising and other similar means. It is also the action of building a convincing individual or unique presence in a consumer market that attracts and retains loyal customers.

Now that we’ve established what branding is, let’s discuss the different aspects of what it is.

Personal branding is the process of an individual marketing, or advertising, themselves or their personal career as a unique image, or brand. It is in effect the ongoing practice of building up an image or uniqueness about themselves to others around them. A personal brand often involves the use of someone’s name on various marketing products.

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Examples of personal branding:
Scott Ginsberg, Tony Robbins, Michael Jordan, Rachael Ray, Oprah

In the name tag world, a personal brand comes when you wear a name tag with your name (first and/or last) to identify yourself as an individual and to stand out in a crowd. By wearing personal identification products, e.g. name tag, name badge, etc., one makes themselves more visible to others and opens a door to better experiences at large events. Most often one can see this type of brand at large corporate meetings or conventions where the individual needs to be distinguished from others.

Corporate branding is the process of promoting the logo and/or brand name of a company or corporation for marketing and advertising purposes. Typically the range of a corporate brand is very broad and is often used as a way to express the company’s ideals and goals.

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Examples of corporate branding:
Apple; M&M (Mars, Incorporated); The Hershey Company;
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.; NIKE, Inc.

Corporate branding utilizes the same items as personal branding, such as lanyards and name tags, but they are used differently. Many companies choose to add their logo, or brand, to the name tags so that their employees are easily identifiable to the consumer. These items are then turned into a way of advertising their company rather than the individual. Many times this type of branding is seen at conferences where many companies that manufacture or sell the same ideas or items might mingle. Lanyards, name tags and often signs are used to distinguish each business attending the conference.

Whether personal or corporate, a brand is important to anyone who is seeking to be differentiated from those around them. Corporations typically have a logo designed while individuals must promote their names as a logo.

The Importance of Wearing A Name Tag (Part 3)

Is it necessary to wear a name tag? (Part 3 of 3)

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“If everybody wears name tags, no more fighting, no more intolerance and no more disrespect.”

~Scott Ginsberg~


Name tags are part of many people’s daily lives. They are worn at department stores, restaurants and many other places in order to identify the wearer to the patrons of these establishments. Pulling from the definition of a name tag: it is an identification label worn as a means of showing one’s name and/or affiliation.

Scott Ginsberg has come up with a philosophy about wearing these name tags. “”Everyone should wear name tags, all the time, everywhere, forever.” Scott is The Name Tag Guy. He is the only person in the world who wears a name tag 24-7. He has taken this simple idea and turned it into a business and his adventures have earned him recognition as “The World’s Foremost Expert on Name Tags.” Scott has written several books on approachability, marketing, branding, leadership, creativity and business strategy. He also speaks about these topics.

“A few years ago I gave a speech to a group of individuals with disabilities. I was terrified. I thought the message would go completely over their heads. And I assumed that their intelligence level would keep them from understanding me. I was wrong. They loved it. Best audience I’ve ever had. Afterward, a young man from the front row ran up to me with a huge smile on his face. And although his mental condition made it very difficult for him to speak, he placed his hand on my chest and said: ‘It’s not the name tag; it’s the heart behind it.’ Just because someone is broken doesn’t mean they can’t teach you.”

adhesive name badge name tagThese special people taught Scott a great lesson and everyone else can learn the same. Name tags may be a standard in many places, but they are unique. They present you in a way that is very specific to you. No one else can take credit for you, except you. So, in answer to the original question, YES! It become necessary at a point in everyone’s life to wear a name tag.

Whether it’s for professional or social reasons, name tags will always play an important role in your life. To quote Scott, “Through the basic unit of self-disclosure, we reduce the social distance between each other. We don’t have to snap our fingers to get someone’s attention. We just say their name and start engaging. The name tag is a conversational entry point. It’s an interactional accelerator. Permission granted, socialization ensues and the lines of communication are sparked open.”