One of the best possible ways to market a business offline is a rack card. Traditionally they were seen in locations that have a lot of foot traffic such as hotels and convenience stores. The name comes from how they were displayed on a tiered rack.
A rack card is a piece of cardstock that is about 4 inches x 9 inches (sometimes they are a little smaller). These cards are printed on two sides and contain information about a particular business, event, or offer on them. They look like a skinny two-sided flyer or a skinny vertical postcard.
I love rack cards because they can advertise anything. I feel like they are a great middle-ground between an information-heavy brochure and an image-centric flyer. They are also extremely versatile. You can put anything on them:
Need more text than a postcard or flyer can hold – use a rack card.
Not sure how you’d fill up a tri-fold brochure, but want to showcase images – use a rack card.
Need something portable and durable but doesn’t take up too much room on a table or in your bag – use a rack card.
Need a cost-effective mix of information, photos, and coupons – use a rack card.
They are perfect for the traditional information racks, but they are also amazing for tables at trade shows or networking events. They can be carried in a bag or briefcase and left behind at pitch meetings with potential clients or investors or given to the gatekeepers in hopes of securing a pitch meeting. That’s why I say rack cards are support items because they support your brochure, website, or landing page offline.
The next time you need something less than a tri-fold brochure, but more than a postcard or flyer consider using the versatile underrated marketing material – the rack card!
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