Woven Lanyards

Things you might not know a neck lanyard can do

Most people think of lanyards as nothing more than a piece of rope or cord tied to their necks. However, what most people don’t see is that it actually is an effective promotional tool.

Effective marketing/promotional tool

Imagine, an organization’s logo or an image you want to advertise is imprinted on their neck lanyards. Then, wear it around your neck and go around. Yes, just go around in any place wearing your lanyard. You can sit, drink, or even dance around. You just have to make sure that you wear that lanyard. How does this help in the promotion of the material you say? Well, by simply donning your lanyard and going to several locations, you unknowingly promote and market the material by letting it be seen by people. Although marketing/advertising is not as simple as showing a product to a potential customer with the hopes that they will buy the product, it allows these potential customers to know that your product exists. It also increases the recall of people to the product, especially if you frequent a certain place. This technique becomes more effective when the wearer of the lanyards increases. As more and more people wear the lanyard, the “reach” of the product also increases. Lanyards are the perfect mobile campaign tools because they can reach several people at an inexpensive cost. Lanyards are customizable and are very easy to store. They are also durable and can easily endure extreme conditions ensuring you that they are there when you need them. A good design combined with a number of lanyard wearers can result in a very successful marketing campaign.

Spice up your outfit

Neck LanyardsLanyards do not seem to be a fashionista’s best friend, but they do come in handy when you need something to add spunk to your clothing. Be it formal or casual, neck lanyards can be worn as an additional accessories to clothing. What’s more, you can attach an object to a lanyard adding more possible styles to your outfit. Lanyards can be of different colors and are cheap, so if you have different lanyards, you can mix and match it together with your clothing pieces. Very neat right?

Saving your life

Neck lanyards can save your life in certain situations. Imagine if you are traveling to a foreign land and you accidentally lose all your papers and important documents. Without this, you can’t prove who you are and you might even be taken advantage of by the locals. Luckily, if you have a lanyard, you can attach all the important IDs or documents (you can fold it) and place it in a pouch which can be carried by the lanyard. Wearing the lanyard by the neck, you are guaranteed that you will never lose the important items on your travels and these items are always within reach. Lanyards can also be used as a tie or rope and given their durability, you can be sure that they will hold on to whatever they are tied for the time being. Provided that you are not too heavy, they can also be used to pull yourself up when attached to poles. This will be helpful when you (desperately) need to reach higher places and you don’t have other means to go up.

Neck lanyards may seem insignificant and just another simple accessory, but like other things, they can be used in a variety of ways provided you are creative and resourceful enough. The next time you see a lanyard, be sure to stuff it in your pocket because you don’t know when it will come in handy.

An addition to the things that come in twos—lanyard and badge holder

Western culture is peppered with things that come in twos. From superheroes, there is the famous dynamic duo of all time, Batman and Robin. In food some of the more popular pairs are salt and pepper, cake and ice cream, bacon and eggs, wine and cheese. There is hugs and kisses for human expression. For objects, hammer and nail, pens and pencils, nuts and bolts come to mind. Jack and Jill, Romeo and Juliet, Yin and Yang, the list goes on and on.

While in the corporate setting, it is safe to say then that fast gaining popularity as the new pair to reckon with is the lanyard and badge holder. Soon this pair will probably be known as part of the things that come in twos around the world. What’s a lanyard without a badge holder to hold the identification cards for visibility? And what’s the use of badge holders holding the IDs without the lanyards to hang in from. Clearly, like many things that come in twos, one cannot simply exist without the other.

To further emphasize the point, the more intricate and fashionable designs lanyards have now become, badge holders have also evolved from simple plastic squares to leather and other hard and soft materials and now also come in different shapes and sizes. As lanyards become more sophisticated, so do the badge holders at its end which displays the important identification and access cards. Who knows, the lanyard that people put around their necks was invented with badge holders in mind, or it could be vice versa.

Badge holderIt is so hard to miss the pair when you walk around schools or business districts or practically anywhere for that matter. You walk in in a movie theater and you can see the ushers/usherettes wearing them. You go to a police station, you can see the detectives’ badges hanging from their necks prominently. You go to a hospital and you can see the attendants, nurses and even doctors wear them. You check in at a hotel, you won’t miss them. It can sometimes get to a point that because of its familiarity, not wearing one can make a person seem like out of place or stand out from the normal crowd.

In today’s modern world, no matter where you go, you would surely encounter a person wearing a lanyard either holding an ID or a cell phone hanging from it. Others have keys and some other small objects hanging from their lanyards aside from their IDs. The pair has already become part of modern culture that has been successfully embedded in people’s minds. It has become part of people’s everyday lives.

Of course, the pair is most associated with security. Aside from ease of identification, its visibility assures that only authorized persons are allowed access to certain areas in a building, office, school, etc. The pair is like a walking security guard announcing the wearer is authorized to be where he/she is supposed to be. But like any other form of security, the pair is not immune from breach, in fact far from it. While it reinforces identification, it is also the most easy to counterfeit and the least fool-proof as a form of security. The IDs and special access passes the badge holders house are far more sophisticated and hard to duplicate.

No matter, it is quite undisputable that this pair of lanyard and badge holder is now part and parcel of this generation and probably for the generations to come, judging by its presence in some sci-fi movies, albeit a lot more sophisticated in design and feature.