Friday, December 16, 2011

QR Business Cards?

Its all about the relationship.

Kim recently told me that she met someone who was pushing to have QR codes replace headshot photos on business cards for their company. Ack!!! Even if I wasn't a photographer, I don't think I could go for that.

Its all about the relationship.

When I first saw a sample card my reaction was, "my, you're looking a bit pixelated these days..." Kim's reaction was "I think she looked better before the facelift."

Well, what do you think? Here are some sample business cards that feature a QR code and a head shot. Which one is going to leave a better impression on you? Which one do you think you will remember? Who do you want to do business with?

Remember, its all about the relationship.

Put a QR code on your business card? Sure! But put it on the back. Then contact me for the head shot to put on the front. See my headshot samples on Google+.




  1. Actually, I think that a QR code on a business card is a good thing - as an additional feature, not instead of the picture.

    I do have one my card, and it has become a great conversation starter, and buzz generator on it's own right.

    Now, to make it effective, I also paired with a custom landing page and a way of highlighting them in Google Analytics.

    Back in September I blogged about it, which shows how I used the QR code on my card: Blog post.

  2. Hi Jan.

    What is the size of the code on the front of your card? I've seen it suggested a minimum size of 33x33mm for best scanner readability, especially with phone cameras. But that may be for older phones.

  3. It's 5/8" or 16mm. It scans fine on my iPhone, but haven't done extensive testing.

  4. I would question anymore putting a photo of themselves on a business card...

    I have never ever seen it and I think it takes away from the business.


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