Lanyards are one of the UK's most popular promotional items, and not just because they are handy to use when combined with company ID cards.
While many of us imagine lanyards as mainly being a popular accessory for conference staff to wear, these nifty neck straps have a multitude of uses that may make you wonder how you ever lived without one!
Next time you decide to offer promotional gifts to new or existing customers, be sure to extol the virtues of printed lanyards; soon you could find your business name being worn around the necks of many grateful customers. For a marketing product that works tirelessly for any size of business, printed lanyards provide a simple yet effective way to promote a business name.
Some of the many ways that printed lanyards can be used by grateful recipients include the following ideas:
Use lanyards as a promotional tool in schools and colleges. After all, the youth of today could be customers of the future and what better way to ensure loyalty than handing out free and useful gifts? The use of printed lanyards in educational establishments will make sure that student ID cards are easily accessible, especially when going on field trips, science fairs and the many extracurricular activities that are available to students.
Using lanyards and simple ID cards is becoming popular at large weddings and other celebratory events where people may not know many of the attendees. This provides an excellent way to break the ice and get guests socialising and chatting. Handing out custom printed lanyards with the bride and groom's names and wedding date makes a wonderful wedding favour too!
Lanyards are fitted with useful clips, making them ideal for carrying items to allow the wearer to perform activities with both hands. This opens up all sorts of opportunities to promote a business by targeting specific groups of people who will find a lanyard useful. Examples include sports people who require the use of water bottle lanyards when training or competing and outdoor workers in remote areas who need to rehydrate frequently. Horse riders will also find lanyards become an essential piece of equipment to hold printed cards with emergency details should they be involved in an accident when riding far from home.
Lanyards are also ideal for using in the workplace, for carrying ID cards in an environment where it is important to be easily identified, and also for carrying objects that are essential for use in the work environment. For example, waiting staff will keep track of order books and pens if they are hanging from a lanyard; professional handymen can hang small tools and torches from them, leaving both hands free to perform essential jobs; and farmers have somewhere safe to hang tractor keys, wire cutters, hoof knives and the myriad of small items that are essential in the agricultural world.
Skiers and snowboarders also find that lanyards are invaluable for holding ski lift passes, proving more comfortable to wear than metal accessories that may rust over time.
Lanyards are suitable for everyday use and not just for sporting or work-related activities. Many people find lanyards invaluable for holding house or car keys, pens and pencils, and other items that are regularly required but often mysteriously vanish just when they are needed.
Printed lanyards also provide the perfect solution for regular mobile phone users, holding the phone in an easily accessible place. How many times have you missed an important phone call because your phone has been buried in a pocket or bag and by the time you found it, the caller had hung up? Never miss a phone call again by hanging your mobile phone from your lanyard.
Travelling groups of people such as sports teams and school bands will find that the group leader's job is made so much easier when group members are wearing ID cards and also easily identified printed lanyards. Using a bold coloured lanyard will ensure that members can be spotted in a crowd and will avoid situations where someone gets lost.
Most people assume that lanyards are designed purely to hold security badges and are only used by large corporations with hundreds of staff members. However, there are many ways to make practical use of lanyards; below we have listed just a few examples.
Businesses hoping to create brand awareness and get their name out there will invest in personalised lanyards designed to be given away to existing and potential customers. Lanyards are cheap and the more you buy, the cheaper they get per unit. That means a company can buy thousands of these items at a very affordable price, instantly getting a cheap way to advertise the business.
Taking Your Lanyard on a Camping Trip
Those who have ever been camping will be aware of the problems most campers face when trying to keep various items secure. Lanyards are the perfect way to hold items in place when camping. They are ideal for hanging wet clothing from trees or for securing tools to your clothing to ensure they are easier to reach when needed. Some people even use lanyards to keep a bottle of wine or beer held secure in a cold river!
Make Your Own Tool Belt
DIY lovers will know that having tools within easy reach can really make a job much easier. That is why tool belts are so popular. If you have ever seen a tool belt, you will know that it is made from top quality leather and lanyards, so why not make your own. Use your own belt and secure the tools you will need to it using top quality lanyards.
Keep Your Items Where You Want Them
Why stop at a tool belt when you could secure many of your items in place using lanyards? Lanyards can be used to keep various items in a particular place in the home, attic or garage. Many individuals keep their tools in the garage and to ensure they are within easy reach use lanyards to secure them to a wooden shelf or the garage wall. You can also use them in the home to keep small items such as keys or nail clippers in a safe place.
Out and About
Many people just do not realise the benefits of lanyards when it comes to keeping personal belongings safe while out and about. Lanyards can be used to keep personal items such as mobile phones, iPods, cameras, and wallets secure. This can help prevent precious items being stolen or lost.
Teachers taking children on school trips often worry about the kids wandering off, but lanyards help make it easier to identify them. Lanyards with ID cards are the perfect way for children to be identified and located if they wander off. They are a practical way for staff to ensure that trips are well organised and run smoothly.
If you are having a large wedding and are inviting a lot of friends and extended family members, you may be worried about people not knowing each other. Presenting your guests with name badges on personalised lanyards is a great way to break the ice among them. All they will have to do is have a look at the name badge and they will already know that person’s name. Having the lanyards printed with the bride and groom’s names as well as the date and venue of the reception means that guests can take these away as a memento of the big day. In addition, if the wedding is one with a free bar, it will mean unwanted guests cannot simply stroll in and drink the bar dry!
Helping to Identify Staff
There are times when it is essential that you can quickly identify staff;in a hospital setting, for example. Hospital staff tend to wear ID badges secured to lanyards around their necks. This means that patients and visitors to the hospital can quickly identify a member of staff in the event of an emergency. As well as holding their ID badges in place, lanyards are also used to hold keys, pens, watches and security cards.
Lanyards have proved to be an essential item in many businesses. If you need personalised lanyards for your business, contact us here at Ribbonworks today. We are a leading provider of top quality personalised products for a variety of applications. Contact our helpful staff right now for a free, no obligation quote.
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Printed lanyards are some of the most versatile accessories you can have working for you, especially considering you can combine their functional and visual uses. An example of this would be giving out printed lanyards at an event so you can identify a paying guest while also having the details of some advertised future events printed onto the lanyard itself. This is just one of many possible ideas you can use genuine quality printed lanyards for.
Below we'll go through three of the most popular uses for high-quality printed lanyards.
Printed Lanyards for Promotion
Printed lanyards can do wonders for promotion and advertisement of a brand, product, or event. Many businesses and organisations choose to give out printed lanyards for free to the public so that they can then advertise their brand indirectly through the normal everyday use of their printed lanyard by the public.
You can customise your own printed lanyard to look however you like and to display whatever information you please; you're in control when you order from Ribbonworks.
Printed Lanyards for Employee Use
There's nothing like a unique printed lanyard to increase security, increase productivity, and save money. A printed lanyard can be used within a business or organisation to easily display identification cards, to keep your important keys and tools handy, and to reduce the likelihood of misplacing items that are costly to replace.
In many ways, printed lanyards will save you time, fuss, and money in the long-term, so why hesitate on ordering your own unique printed lanyards for your organisation?
Printed Lanyards for Events
It is commonplace now for commercial hosts of events to give out printed lanyards to their guests when it comes to events such as fairs and gigs. Using printed lanyards in this way is a great way to identify paying guests as well as being a nice gesture to be appreciated overall. Why not create a unique printed lanyard with details of all your upcoming events on them to also advertise to your guests as well?
A printed lanyard with an eye-catching design and simple details can really make the difference for current and future events.
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Astute businesses know that lanyards are not only a useful item but they are also great in terms of creating brand awareness. These lightweight and inexpensive items can be branded with company logos so that whenever staff are out and about, the company name will regularly be exposed to potential new customers.
A Unique Use for Lanyards
Lanyards are not only great in terms of promotion, but they are also a useful tool when it comes to the health and safety of customers. In fact, Gatwick Airport launched a new lanyard-based initiative to aid passengers with hidden disabilities and conditions back in May 2016.
The voluntary lanyard is provided to passengers who might not have noticeable conditions but who may still require additional assistance when travelling. The discrete sign alerts staff to the fact that certain passengers may benefit from support and help. Despite the new initiative being launched, airport chiefs were keen to point out those passengers requiring extra support could also continue to approach members of staff if they needed help. The lanyard is entirely voluntary. It is expected that other transport networks across the UK will adopt a similar system if the Gatwick project is a success.
The voluntary lanyard system for those with hidden disabilities and conditions came about after a collaboration between officials at Gatwick Airport and a number of charities in the UK, including The National Autistic Society, Alzheimer's Society and Action on Hearing Loss.
The aim of the project is to create an understanding of the challenges that those with hidden disabilities can face when travelling. It is hoped that people will become more aware and will do more to help where they can.
The lanyard alerts staff to the fact that some passengers may, for example, need extra time for preparation at security or could need additional time in order to process specific information. It is also a discreet sign that passengers need to be with their family or might need staff to use clear signs and verbal language to be understood.
Here at Ribbonworks, we think the idea of using lanyards to provide a discreet sign to staff is fantastic. Our lanyards are made from top quality materials and are available in a range of styles and colours. If you would like more information on our products and services, contact us here at Ribbonworks today.
Make the right choice to order lanyards for the public sector today, call our team on 01355 813301 or send us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lanyards are a great way to raise the profile of a business without spending a lot of money. Not only can you give them to staff to hold their ID badges, but you can also have them printed with specific messages and send them to your customers.
It is quick and easy to get a custom lanyard printed here at Ribbonworks, and we can assure you that these affordable items are a winner when it comes to raising your business profile. If you are having a special event or launching a product, use lanyards to get the message out.
Our custom printing service is also a cost-effective way to let customers know about upcoming events. Contact us today for more information.
You can reach our team at 01355 813301 if you have any questions or if you want to go ahead and order some security lanyards today, you can also reach us via email at email@example.com
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