Making Ribbon Flair Work for You

We all have them. Lanyards and lanyards of name badges and badge holders we have received over the years. We get them as we attend conference after conference. Whether these conferences were for our jobs or entertainment, we still all have at least a couple of these event name tags hanging around somewhere.

You only wear them while you are at the conference, so why do you still have them? Is it the lanyard that makes the name tag so special? What about the name tag itself? Do we cling to everything that has our name emblazoned on it? Or, is it simply because we want to remember what we did while at that particular conference or convention? Or maybe, it’s because of all the RIBBON FLAIR!

stacking badge ribbons on a badge holder with a lanyard to show some ribbon flair at a convention

From cosplay to ancestry conventions, ribbon flair is everywhere.

Badge ribbons are a tradition that started at sci-fi conventions. World Con (where the world’s supposed first cosplayer was present), may have started this trend. To quickly identify the role of other staff members, World Con employees put ribbons on their badges that denoted positions such as “Dealers,” “Artists” and “Guest of Honor.” World Con attendees took notice and made their own, silly badge ribbons to share with fellow fans. Today, you can find ribbons being passed out at many Sci-fi conventions and Anime cons as well.

So what are they? Badge ribbons are little colorful, often shiny ribbons with a phrase printed on them and an adhesive strip to attach it to your badge or to another ribbon. The standard size is four inches by one inch and five-eighths. They can be custom ordered on many websites, and a pack of fifty can range from twenty-five to forty dollars. Depending on which site you use, the ribbons can be made in any color, with any phrase and any simple image.

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Much like the above author, we find that these little ribbons can cause excitement around any event booth. Everyone must have one to add to their name badge. And, with the nearly endless printing possibilities, these badge ribbons are the perfect marketing and networking tool to have at any event.

The Marketing and Networking Hack

Step 1: Design your custom ribbons with fun titles or witty sayings. Or, choose from our available stock titles.

Step 2: Pass your new badge ribbons out during any event to attendees and everyone who walks past your booth.

Step 3: Sit back and watch as more and more people show up to your booth, excited to learn about your brand and business.

Yes, it really is that easy! These little ribbons can do all of the talking for you and your business. No matter the event, badge ribbons are a must-have. From stock titles to going a bit crazy with full-color printing and fun messages, your ribbon flair is sure to stand out among the crowd.

Stack your ribbon flair till your heart’s content!

stacked badge ribbons for added ribbon flair to a badge holder

The best thing about these fun ribbons? You can stack them onto a name tag, a badge holder and even another ribbon! With the adhesive strip that runs along the top of every ribbon, these marketing tools just got even easier to use. Now, you really can sport all the ribbon flair you want. Even if you are a presenter at an event, you can still add additional ribbons to the bottom of your credentials.

And, even if you don’t have a name tag to stick them on, the tape allows you to attach these fun ribbons to a notebook, backpacks and so much more. You can literally spend hours collecting every ribbon. So, join in on the fun of ribbon flair by creating your badge ribbons today!

Extra Hint: Order Blank Ribbons

blank badge ribbons to use as DIY ribbon flair at a convention

Let attendees come up with their ribbon flair with blank badge ribbons and a permanent marker or pen. They can add notes, titles and fun quips to show off their unique flair!

Badge Ribbons and 18 Ways To Use Them

From titles to information and sales, badge ribbons are more useful than you might think.

It is no secret that badge ribbons are one of the most common ribbons available. But did you know that they have multiple uses? Yes, they have titles imprinted on them, but those titles don’t always have to be staff, president or secretary. Customize one of these flat ribbons to meet any need!

And, to get the ideas rolling, here are 18 ways to use these ribbons.

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From titles to logos, badge ribbons are perfect for using at an office or during a conference. They help to identify staff and attendees in a manner that a name tag may not fully accomplish. Use stock titles to help identify each attendee, or create your own with custom titles. And add a logo to custom graphic badge ribbons to help promote your brand!

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Custom graphic badge ribbons are the perfect tool for proudly displaying your company’s growth and sales increases. Include any other statistical information you want on these promotional tools. And, use them to promote your company events and sales.

Event Organization, Decorations, Buffet Labels and Seating Place Cards

No matter the event you are planning, badge ribbons are the perfect accessory. From simple decorations and place settings to helping to organize event staff, these identification tools are there to help. Use colorful badge ribbons to label the buffet, or use them to coordinate different aspects of the event.

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Badge ribbons are perfect for labeling party favors and go great as gift tags. Or, try using them during games and party icebreakers. These ribbons are perfect for getting to know each other during your party. Use them for names or to identify individuals using different colors. Give everyone a reminder of your party with a unique bookmark or souvenir imprinted with party information on the ribbon.

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Show support for your cause or another charity with specific colors, like pink for a cancer event. Or, use these tools as placement awards for any games or contests going on during your event. Each winner will want to wear their award with pride while they enjoy the rest of your event.

Raffles can be one of the highlights at any big event. Add a fun twist by having people write their names on blank ribbons instead of using paper raffle tickets. Even use blank ribbons to label the raffle prizes.

But, no matter how you use badge ribbons, they are great for everything at any event, party or other function.

Badge Ribbons: Top 5 Reasons To Use Them

 

Whether it’s for a sale or for use at an event, badge ribbons are a must have accessory for everyone!

While there are many ways to use personalized ribbons, badge ribbons are one of the best to use. The uses for badge ribbons are extensive, but here is a small list of why they are so important. While there are only five uses described here, each reason is just as great as the next. So, in no particular order, here’s the list!

stock badge ribbons verticle badge ribbons horizontal badge ribbonsIDENTIFYING ROLES: A badge ribbon with a title such as staff, council member or sponsor is easy to see when attached to a name badge. These ribbons also allow attendees to easily recognize and identify exhibitors, judges, speakers, honorees and other important figures at a conference. Ribbons are a valuable networking tool for any event.

CRAFT PROJECTS: Use them as quick bookmarks and have a favorite quote or thought imprinted. Some people have gone so far as to collect as many badge ribbons as they can and created unique clothing, such as a dress! Whatever your crafty idea, it can be as crazy and zany as you like!

custom graphic badge ribbons recognition badge ribbonsEXPRESSING IDEAS: Badge ribbons are frequently used at conventions and events to create buzz over an idea or theme. Use these ribbons to help break the ice at parties. Each badge ribbon can feature an idea, a clever thought, or use them for a particular game.

 

REWARDING GOOD WORK: Recognizing achievement is a great way to improve employee morale. Many businesses use badge ribbons for recognition programs. Giving a badge ribbon is a great way to reward members of a team who make a company or organization successful. These ribbons can also be given to honor special guests at an event. Wearing personalized badge ribbons during an event can create a feeling of accomplishment and pride and can take an achievement program to the next level.

verticle badge ribbons multicolor personalized badge ribbonsBRAND RECOGNITION: Badge ribbons are often used for promotional tools. Many retail establishments use the during sales to provide quick and concise information about what the sale entails. Choose from different colors to highlight different sections of a store or program. Personalize each ribbon with a logo or business name. Badge ribbons are great at drawing attention to a name badge and helps any employee stand out.

Event Branding with Ribbon Wristbands

We are always looking for new ways to use custom ribbon rolls.

Here’s what we found this week:event wristbands ribbon rolls ribbon wristbandsEvent Ribbon Wristbands!

Order customized ribbon rolls with a school’s name, a program name, a company or even an event name. Once you receive the ribbon rolls, simply cut them to the desired length and secure these ribbon wristbands around attendee’s wrists. Ribbon wristbands are easy to attach by either tying or with double sided tape. Save time by attaching a piece of double sided tape or some Velcro to each of the wristbands prior to your event.

Ribbon wristbands are great for school events. Ordering ribbon rolls is easy and is an inexpensive option compared to locating tickets and other paraphernalia needed to monitor attendance or security at an event. When imprinted with school information, these wristbands become a fun keepsake for students and other attendees. Wristbands are even great for fundraisers, used for school spirit, or corporate events.

security wristbands event wristbands ribbon rolls ribbon wristbandsCustom ribbon wristbands can also boost a corporate brand or image. Give any brand or sponsor the attention they need and deserve by adding a small logo or text to any custom ribbon roll. When event guests and attendees wear these matching wristbands, you will reach maximum exposure. Often these wristbands are worn for days, if not weeks, after any event and continue to be word-of-mouth advertising and marketing for long after the actual event.

Recently there has been a surge toward wristbands that are more versatile than the typical plastic, one time use, or paper wristbands. Ribbon wristbands are a great replacement for these temporary ones. Wristbands can be custom imprinted with most any message or small logo and will continue to bring in revenue and advertising after your event. Wristbands provide event planners with a more attractive accessory for any event that will double as a keepsake for any attendee.

Events, Meeting & Convention Planning

event planning, convention and meeting planningEvent planning is a marketing tool used by organizations of all sizes to communicate with current and potential clients. For many industries, nothing beats a hands-on experience created by personal interactions. Many large companies, organizations and individuals are now hiring event planners to take over planning and socializing for their events.

Event planning is the process of planning a festival, ceremony, competition, party, concert or convention. These events can range anywhere from a wedding to a small office meeting and anywhere in between. If not properly planned, any event could contain hitches and bumps along the way.

Generally speaking, there are two markets for event planning services: corporate and social. Corporations host trade shows, conventions, company picnics, meetings and holiday parties for employees, members or stockholders. Social events may include weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, parties, reunions and other events.

One of the first steps in succeeding as an event planner is finding a purpose or specialty. There are many different types of planners (wedding, large event, party, etc.), so finding a niche may just be the easiest task at hand.

There are many reasons to hire an event planner when planning an event or a party. Event planners coordinate all the necessary details of these events. And face it, event planning takes, well, planning. So, why not hire a professional? An experienced event planner should be able to bring anyone’s vision of an event out successfully.

To fully succeed, a good event planner must have a passion and an eye for detail. They also need drive and perseverance to stay in this competitive environment. Event planners play many roles during an event. Starting with the need to be a designer, they also need to be a leader, a problem solver, an innovator and a strategist. It is also important to have an appreciation for different cultures, religions and traditions.

Those seeking this line of work are encouraged to obtain a degree or certificate before starting in this vocation. Most experienced planners agree that jumping in head first is a bad idea as there is no foundation to stand on. Many encourage shadowing or volunteering with an experienced planner to develop the necessary rapport and tools.

Event planning is a highly competitive profession and anyone considering this line of work needs to show up with a loaded tool belt. This tool belt needs to come equipped with the ability and skill to determine not only a great and inviting theme, but also the ability to find vendors and suppliers to make any event come off without a hitch.

Effective communication is an important key to successfully researching, designing, planning and coordinating any special event. Event planning can be an overwhelming task if the correct tools are not readily available. It pays to know all available resources and will help when delegating responsibilities in advance.

Any time people gather together for a purpose, whether it’s for a conference, a formal dinner or a grand opening, someone is needed to manage all the event details to guarantee that it is a success. These details should also include any vendors such as caterers, photographers or speakers depending on the particular specialty.