The Best Features of Name Tags

What are name tag features and why are they so important?

From security to basic identification, name tags are used for a variety of reasons. And, because of their distinguishing features, name tags are the perfect tool for everyone! They prove useful at meetings, conventions and in an office setting. No matter where you are, you’re sure to find a use for name tags.

And, here’s why!

classic name tags have features to help maintain individuality with names and titlesNames, Titles and Pictures

The primary and most noticeable feature of a name tag is to display someone’s name. One of the most important things a name tag accomplishes is to identify the wearer. When a retail employee wears a name tag with a company name or logo visible on it, that name badge becomes a subtle form of advertising, and it reinforces that company’s brand into the minds of customers. Pictures also accomplish this same task.

Titles are also important, especially at a convention or large corporate meeting. Having a person’s title on a name tag is just as important as their name. This title defines the wearer and makes them more accessible to those looking for specific types of people at these large events.

By providing everyone at a conference or other event with identification, it reinforces their identities. And, this is indeed one of the essential features of a name tag.

the features found on photo id badges are perfect for security and brandingSecurity and Branding

This fundamental feature isn’t just for use at a convention. Use name tags in offices and retail establishments for employees to recognize those who belong. As an example, if an employee is accustomed to seeing his or her fellow employees with name tags, an abnormality would be spotted easier. This is particularly true for a company that deals with sensitive information or products. Anyone that may be out of place would be immediately detected to help maintain the company’s security.

And, don’t forget branding! Leave your mark by adding a logo to all of the name tags in your office. Or, when creating name tags for a conference, add different company logos to each group’s name tags. Each company will appreciate this branding, and it also helps with continued recognition for each brand.

add a logo and other features to your name tags to increase relatabilityRelatability and Professionalism

Business name tags subtly encourage the wearer to maintain some professionalism while being worn. Sometimes it is easy for employees to forget where they are, but by adding a name badge or name tag, this is less likely to happen. While there is nothing wrong with having a casual working environment, a name tag will ensure a certain amount of professionalism.

The features of a name tag such as a name and company brand will also increase relatability for customers and clients. By wearing identification, employees immediately allow others to see who they are and thereby make themselves more approachable.

So, no matter your reason for wearing a name tag, remember these key features. And don’t forget to include them on all of your personal identification tools.

Writers & 5 Tips on Name Tags

Writers often use a name tag to stand out from the crowd.

First off, why do writers need a custom name tag? They’ll get a name tag when they go to the convention, the kind you peel off and stick on your shirt. And writers don’t make much money as it is. So why buy a personalized name tag?

The answer is the first and most important reason why writers should wear custom name tags at conferences and conventions.

writers often use name tags and name badges at conferences and other events

1. It adds to your brand.

Every author is his or her brand. Your goal is to stand out from the millions of traditional, indie and aspiring writers out there. And, a name tag can contribute to your brand in multiple ways. The font and color can match the genre you write, or it can reflect your writing voice. Even if you decide to stick with a black and white name tag that says your name in a simple font, it still contributes to your brand.

2. It spares readers embarrassment.

No one likes to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, and while readers may remember your books, they won’t always remember your name. Readers read (duh!) a lot of books by different authors. And, readers don’t often look at your photo on the back leaf of your hardcover novel to memorize your face. So wear a name tag to help readers remember who you are and spot you at conventions.

3. It makes you more approachable.

When people don’t know or forget your name, they are less likely to approach you. By wearing a name tag, you make it easier for people to talk to you. You’ll seem more friendly and open to conversing with strangers when you have your name pinned or clipped to your chest. Approachability is key to networking, and networking is why you go to conventions, right? So make yourself more approachable with a name tag.

4. It looks professional and makes an excellent first impression.

writers often use name tags and badge holders to help establish their brand

In business settings, a name tag is much like a suit and tie (or a pencil skirt); you look professional when you wear it. It gives the impression that you take your job as a writer seriously. By wearing a professional name tag, you stand out from other writers. And, you make a better first impression when meeting agents and editors.

5. It helps editors and agents remember you.

Editors and literary agents meet writers all the time. Not only do they meet authors at conventions, but they also receive hundreds of queries and submissions every week. Embed your name in their memory with a custom name tag that represents who you are as a writer. If you write horror, and you have a black or red name tag with a scary font, an agent is more likely to distinguish you from all the other horror writers they’ve met. And, a cool custom name tag tells editors and agents that you’re a fun person to work with, and that gives them an incentive to look at your manuscript.

Stand out from the crowd!

create a unique brand for writers with custom name tagsA professional, custom name tag can help set you apart from other writers and make you more memorable. Custom name tags can include your own logo or a stock logo. Other helpful marketing tools include a name plate or, if you don’t like wearing name tags, a badge holder with a paper insert and a lanyard. Whatever personal identification items you want, they can help you market yourself as a writer wherever you go.

(Content courtesy of our new writer CreelaBelle Howard)