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We build, manage, protect & promote brands.

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  • Lead Generation & Customer Service via Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin
  • Social integration – we make it easy for you & your team to use social networks on a daily  basis.
  • Where should your business be? We’ll help you find the right tools to grow your business.
  • Got tweets or a Facebook page? Let us Launch, Optimize, Grow – Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and other social sites
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  • Social Media Training, Best Practices & Benchmarking
  • What should you post? We do Content Development & strategy for you.
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Richard Bouchez is a certified Inbound Marketing professional specializing in Social Media Marketing & New Media content development. Richard brings over 15 years experience telling stories using audio, video & print.   Richard’s web, audio & video work has been honored with Emmy, Promax & CBA awards.

Stephen Hebel, Web Content Coordinator, Multimedia Producer, Audio / Video SpecialistSteve Hebel, Social Media Coordinator / Dgital Media producer, is a social media enthusiast, blogger & multimedia savvy sports nut. Check out his work at *** and connect with him on LinkedIn.


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InovediaMarketing.com named City of Chicago Small Business Expo Ambassador: Now you can get a link too!

InovediaMarketing.com is proud to be announced a 2010 ambassador for the City of Chicago Small Business Expo! It’s our second year in a row and, because we are passionate about helping small businesses improve their marketing efforts, we are happy to help announce that you too can become an Expo Ambassador! Just follow the instructions below from the City of Chicago Treasurers office.

Stephanie D. Neely

City of Chicago

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The Small Business Expo is less than 30 days away – become an Expo Ambassador Today!

The City Treasurer’s FREE 9th Annual Small Business Expo on Friday, July 16th at the UIC Forum offers an amazing day of FREE Expert Small Business Workshops, 130 exhibitors, and networking with over 1,500 attendees.Announcing an innovative program for Businesses, Chambers of Commerce, and Community Groups to connect and link into one of the most viewed small business website in Chicago. www.chicagocitytreasurer.com

Receive a FREE link on our Expo Ambassador Page until April of 2011 if you…ACT FAST (Within 2 days)
Add our Small Business Logo and a link to your home page by July 1st and send out at least one notice on the expo to your contact list.
(An excellent example would be our partnership with the Chicago Innovation Awards www.chicagoinnovationawards.com).
EMAIL the word AMBASSADOR to sbe@cityofchicago.org and we will send you our Small Business Expo logo.
ACT SLOWER (During the July 16th Expo)
If your company drives 10 or more people to the Expo, we will add your LINK after the Expo to our Ambassador Page. (Determined by our on-site researchers).The 2010 Top 10 Business Plan Finalists and their business summaries are posted at
Disclaimer: The City Treasurer’s Office reserves the right to reject any ineligible business as defined in the rules of the annual business plan competition.

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Social Profile Card > "We're @" on front &  Twitter, Facebook & Linkedin on back!

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Amazing SOCIAL MEDIA Business Cards and Concepts! Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Mobile and more!

*NOTE: Designs featured in this post are NOT sold by Inovedia Marketing, www.SocialMediaBizCards.com or sister Social Media Novelty gear company TwitterFunny.com.

facebook design business cardI had so much fun putting together Create Amazing Mind Blowing Business Cards NOW! I couldn’t resist doing another! This time around I’m adding a Social Media Twist to business cards and even including ideas for promoting your mobile initiatives! So, if you don’t already promote your Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc. efforts on business cards separate from your standard traditional BLAH business cards, let’s get you moving!

Now there aren’t a ton of social media business cards out there so bare with me as I try to walk you through ideas for creating your own social media cards using business card designs and images I’ve dug up from the web.

Already got great business cards? Please add your ideas to the comments or email me pics your amazing business cards and I’ll post them here! Seriously, you’ll find mine at the bottom and I’ll add yours too!


social media redirects on business cardA couple quick things to note about social media cards in-particular. Simple to remember URLs, like the ones used on the card above, are extremely important! If you’ve gone to the trouble of registering the same name across all of your social networks, good for you! It’ll help keep your card clutter free or let you pack in as many social networks as possible! Like this >

ultimate social media networks business card
I am on Facebook business cardThere’s so much clutter in print, so I am a HUGE fan of white space!
Twitter and Blog business card
Business in front, Twitter in the back :-D
twitter follow me business card
Now THIS is a GREAT idea! Order "Post-it" notes with your Twitter link on them and stick them on your out going products and packages!
blog business card
Brilliant! Don't be afraid to be funny... but be very afraid if it's not funny:-D
Facebook knock off business cards
Ok, maybe it's not "amazing" but it is well done and practical!

IDEAS / CONCEPTS for creating your own cards >>>

clever twitter business card
Great design for social media! Especially if you blog!
virtual business card sample
Well, this is actually a virtual business card that would make an incredible real, multi-page, business card!
linkedin.com business card concept
Clearly this is a book and not a business card, but what a great idea for a vertical design! Do you offer information to your Linkedin connections? This would be a great way to showcase it!
web 2.O comment bubble business card idea
I don't think this is actually a business card, but it could be!
ms word notepad themed business card
Show off your best tweets or business info with a Twitter knock-off! This MS word knock-off is pretty clever!
clever google business card
Here's a clever Google search biz card, what about Twitter search or Facebook "friend me" cards?
great business card design for highlighting WIFI and mobile use
Offer FREE WIFI? Talk about PERFECT! I'd add copy asking free WIFI users to friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! This cut out would make any WIFI ad memorable!

unique business card design
Picture this: What if this card had a picture of a cell phone on it with your text/sms code? That extended design element would grab attention if it was the phone antennae! Twitter & Facebook info could go right there on the back!

amazing business card design
Your Social Networks would stand out on the top layer with your traditional info beneath!
cloud or wifi cloud shape business card
Cloud computing anyone? Wi-fi? This is too easy, and the list goes on!
google business card seo
If you have unique product, or you’re an SEO company with a huge set of… uh… “confidence” then this is the card for you!

coupon themed business cards
Offer deals on Twitter? Promote them, your mobile coupons or links to your web discount pages just like this!

Hope you enjoyed this post and run out to your printer (figure of speech) with some great ideas!

Good luck!


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Richard Bouchez is a certified Inbound Marketing professional specializing in Social Media Marketing & New Media content development. Richard’s web, audio & video work has been honored with Emmy, Promax & CBA awards.

ATTENTION SMALL BUSINESS! Google just told you to get on Facebook!


Google announced on its Twitter account that public status updates from Facebook are now showing up on Google searches via the company’s new real-time search feature, first announced in Dec. (Updates that aren’t tagged for public consumption will not show up.) The algorithm now pulls in real-time blog postings, tweets and MySpace updates.
~from Cynopsis.com

Remember, Google is heavily taking location into account! Combine that with this announcement and you’ve just dramatically elevated your online presence if you’re posting on Facebook AND you’ll increase your visibility exponentially if your Facebook friends share your stuff! *Just remember to tag your biz related updates as “Public.”

Good luck,


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Social Profile Business Card tf 2.0 Back logo by twitterfunny Add your logo & links on back>>>

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Richard Bouchez is a certified Inbound Marketing professional specializing in Social Media Marketing & New Media content development. Richard’s web, audio & video work has been honored with Emmy, Promax & CBA awards.

FREE Chicago Biz Expo ANNOUNCED!

We are also pleased to announce the 2010 date for The City Treasurer’s Small Business Expo at the U.I.C Forum. Please mark Friday, July 16th from 8:30-3:30. Reservations for exhibitors (sold out in 2009) are now being taken. Discounts for early registration before 11/1/09. www.chicagocitytreasurer.com

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Stephanie Neely Treasurer Contact: Public Affairs

July 02, 2008 (312) 744-8122

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Create Amazing Mind Blowing Business Cards NOW!

Business Card by kvanhorn.

Lately I’ve had business cards on my mind because I need new ones and

unless it’s your fist job you probably hate ordering them too. They’re boring and they just sit in a placeholder or pocket anyway.

Then it hit me.

When most folks are getting theirs on the cheap, figuring they just need “a business card” to hand out, you NEED to spend extra time and more money! Have brainstorming meetings with staff, friends and/or family, hire a designer and create business cards that are as bold as you want your business to be! Throw out the rules and make an impact! Keep it on brand, but come up with cards that are sure to be remembered and, even more importantly, get cards you are proud to give out! You can engage your customers through your business cards, you don’t have to settle for just informing them!

I know it sounds extreme, but consider this…

Front of New Business Card by Brian

Your reflection: There’s a good chance you have a stack of business cards sitting on your desk, counter or next to your cash register for customers to take as they exit. Shouldn’t that stack of paper be an incredible reflection on you & your business? Don’t you want your customers to take them because “they’re cool” actively and hand them out to friends / family? Isn’t that what you were trying to get them to do with your last batch of flyers? Why not your business cards?

An extra $100 goes a long way! Where else in your company expenses can you say that? Business cards are INEXPENSIVE and should be treated with more care and dignity than that last flyer you handed out! A quick Google search for business cards reveals amazing deals and with just a little clicking around you will be amazed by the options you will find!

As simple as a logo: You don’t need to have your information etched into a razor blade to make an impact (although that would be pretty impactful). An unexpected shape, clever design or intriguing theme could strike a memorable chord with your customers! For example, if appropriate, consider recycled paper with the symbol to show you’re engergy & cash conscious.

It’s advertising! How many times have you grabbed another business card on “the way out” of somewhere to remember the place you were just in? Perhaps you recommended a former vender to someone and handed over their business card?

Old Gallagher Irish Tavern business card by currybet.

Check this out, a business card that’s actually useful!

Didn’t you cut that…: billboard campaign? …last round of tv or radio spots? Maybe you passed on updating your sign? If you’re spending less, your face to face time with customers / clients needs to increased! Generally speaking, the lower you’re marketing budget the more of it you should invest in yourself!

Second impressions: When you’re not around and Joe Client pulls your business card out of their pocket, or digs it out of a desk drawer, they may very well be fuzzy on the details of your meeting or even on the fence about calling you. Now days, weeks or even months later they’re remembering you from your crappy boring business card!

Some Tips & Examples

Avoid cheap clip-art: This isn’t about handing out little computer cut-outs with your phone number on the screen if fixing computers is your business.  Keep it simple, clever & professional and get direct feedback from 10 people you don’t know if you’re unsure about your design.

Less is more: Unsure if “x” information should be on your card? Then it shouldn’t! Put that on your website!

Platonic Business Cards by cmpalmer.

Get as creative as origami! If you really want to go the extra mile, which you probably should, and you really really really want to wow ’em (I’m talking to you Designers, Consultants, etc.) at the bottom of this post I’ve included a number of links to AMAZING MIND BLOWING BUSINESS CARDS, yes – business cards!

How crazy should I get? I suggest getting a stack of your competitors cards, find the coolest & most impactful ones and kick up another notch!

Email me your business card designs & I’ll post them on the bottom of this article. Here is the front of my new card, I was going for clean & clever, how’d I do? Let me know what you think! Did I live up to my own advice?

Front - phone # left off intentionally

Update! Check out this NEW POST! > Amazing SOCIAL MEDIA Business Cards and Concepts! Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Mobile and more!

Finally, here some incredible links to AMAZING MIND BLOWING BUSINESS CARDS, yes – business cards!

Good luck!

-Richard (@richardbouchez)

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Now What!? photo by Sara Frantzman
second biz card phot by by Brian “DoctaBu” Moore
business card with map photo by by currybet
origami business card photo by cmpalmer