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United Trophy can create any kind of 
name badge you desire!

But you might want to consider some ideas to help you create 
your most effective name badges.

Here are a few tips to avoid name badge nightmares, 
and to get the badge just right for your next business event

  1. Get it from the horse’s mouth – Request the information for the name badge during RSVP procedures; This will keep you from having to double-check the contact’s current details, and save you time.

  2. Use quality badges & be sensitive to guest’s attire – The type of badge reflects on your event; There are many options: clips, lanyard, magnet … just browse UnitedTrophy.com! Be sure to use badges that will not damage fabrics. Nobody wants to leave an event with holes, wrinkles and adhesive stains on their outfit!

  3. Brand your event – Include the event or company logo, and don’t be shy to reflect your CD on the event name badge. Boosting your brand recognition is priceless! 

  4. Keep the badge clean & assure legibility – First name, last name, and organization are in most cases sufficient. Don’t overcrowd the name badge with titles such as PhD, MA, or the guest’s position – for business events in the US, that is. Social status and rules are entirely different for parts of Europe, so beware! Remember that simple is king; I prefer 24pt font or larger, and keeping the color simply black.

  5.  Include Social Media info – Twitter handles, and LinkedIn Profile info should be included on today’s business name badges as well; It makes following-up as easy as 1-2-3! I prefer to add this info at the bottom left of the badge.

  6. Avoid long registration lines – Split lines for picking up name badges by alphabet for events with more than 50 attendants; Make sure appropriate signage directs your guests to their name’s table, and that there is sufficient staff for support.

  7. Find just the right placement – For easy visibility, encourage your guests to wear the badge above the right breastbone; In line with your handshake, this placement will minimize awkward glances.

  8. Have extra on hand – Be sure to keep additional badges in place. Just as there are always no-shows, there are also always guests who didn’t make it through the formal registration process. 

  9. Support networking – Use color codes, e.g. different background or graphics, to distinguish between attendants of different professional backgrounds, interests, etc; This helps people find each other, and serves as a conversation starter.

  10. Recycle – Collect badges upon departure of your guests for ‘recycling’ – reuse! It’s good for the wallet, and the environment 😉