There are few things that could be considered as versatile as the lanyard. The range of applications is so varied; the most common uses being holders of identification cards and conference name tags. Lanyards are very much becoming commonplace in these kinds of events as they provide a convenient way for participants to get to know each other and who represents which company. Networking is so much easier if you’re not preoccupied with trying to memorize and remember the names of your co-participants.
Wearing lanyards at corporate or sponsored events is an effective method of brand exposure for the host company. It has noticeably been common practice for companies to incorporate their own brand or logo in the design to be given away to conference participants – and with good reason, as logically their retention period is much longer compared to other traditional media such as brochures and flyers or even business cards. Flyers can be thrown out easily, while they have remaining potential utility even after they have been used a few times; thus the lanyard helps strengthen longevity of brand exposure at practically no cost and effort to the company.
One need not be limited to screen-printed images or text on a lanyard, however, especially when it comes to personal use. Owing in large part to emerging enterprises that specialize in mass production of materials such as the lanyard, there are quite a number of options that you can look at when considering a design.
An option that is popular especially with the ladies is the beaded lanyard, which as the name suggests, comes in beads threaded according to your liking. You can have uniform-looking beads, beads in different colors, or different sizes. Of course, the more fashion-forward crowd can opt for getting multiple designs in different colors for more coordinated outfits.
Men can also benefit from a personalized style with the advent of leather lanyards. These typically come in black and brown, which makes it easier to mix and match with the gentlemen’s existing set of accessories. In addition, the leather if done right has a clean, professional feel that men prefer over more flashy and “trendy” designs, but maintaining an interesting look at the same time.
Still, there are some who prefer using one made of beads and another made of leather, wearing whatever the occasion calls for. For instance, an elegant, beaded lanyard will look good with an evening dress, while the leather lanyard can stay with your car keys or identification badge.
The lanyard is not limited as neck wear, though. One trending movement that we are seeing is the use of the lanyard as a fashion accessory. It can be attached to gadgets and other personal items that are tucked in pockets while it is left hanging just outside the pocket opening. Bold prints and eye-catching designs and interesting colors are the best to have for this fashion statement.
Wrist lanyards are another type of lanyard; as the name suggests, it is worn around the wrist instead of the neck. While this is admittedly less of a fashion accessory than a utilitarian tool, the wrist lanyard does indeed come in handy if you are carrying around a huge set of keys, where you need each key to be accessible as you move around. These are also useful for bike locks as they tend to get misplaced easier due to their smaller size compared to regular keys.
People tend to overlook just how much more convenient their lives can be with a simple tool that could easily double as a fashion accessory. With lanyards, there is no need to worry about your keys or security pass; and given the large assortment available on the market, there sure is something to suit people of all sorts and sizes.