You can see lanyards everywhere. They are constantly used by students, office workers, practicing professionals, businesspersons, and even political figures. Lanyards are such indispensable tools that you can see in an everyday setting. When entering a fastfood chain, you see waiters and waitresses wearing them. When going to the club, you’ll notice bouncers wearing them. In hospitals, nurses and doctors wear them. At schools, staff, coaches and teachers are required to wear IDs so they definitely need to wear a lanyard. You may even be wearing it on a regular basis. Aside from being used to carry whistles, phones and IDs, for what else are lanyards being used?
Uses of Custom Lanyards
There are many kinds of lanyards. Schools, medical institutions, businesses and events are associated with the use of custom lanyards that bear a logo or name. There are many companies that offer a wide range of customized lanyards to suit their clients’ needs. Here are the different uses today for custom lanyards:
1. Carrying Different Objects
Obviously, the main use of lanyards today is to free the hands from carrying certain objects. They have different kind of attachments on the other end that make them suitable for carrying objects with varying weight. If you go to different trade shows, charity events, exhibits, and bazaars, you can see a lot of busy ushers and event organizers wearing them not just to secure objects but also to show their participation and role in an event. This helps guests and participants identify the right person to ask help from, when necessary.
You can not only attach IDs, pass numbers, whistles but also smartphones, cameras, eyeglasses, USB flash drives, and even hats. Traffic enforcers attach their handheld transceivers to lanyards so they can use their hands to signal the flow of traffic. USB flash drives are notorious for getting misplaced or stolen. Attaching a USB flash drive to a lanyard will lessen its chances of getting lost because the cord will make the USB flash drive easier to see. Since they are customizable, you can get cords in different colors, prints, widths and textures.
2. Brand promotion
If you are part of a company and you have access to custom lanyards, why not customize them to promote your company’s brand? Aside from the logo and the company name, you can use your company’s theme colors. Most companies that customize lanyards have a predefined set of colors. If you cannot find your preferred color, you can have the company customize it for you for an additional cost. If you prefer to use lanyards to further promote your company, you can have the company website and contact numbers printed on the cord. Lanyards are a means to subtly advertise your company or institution by increasing its name’s visibility.
3. Distinction or Identity
The reason why there are custom lanyards is to make them as personal or as relevant to the clients. Aside from the aforementioned brand promotion, companies have lanyards customized for their employees and personnel to increase their sense of belongingness or oneness with the company. This is not only done in businesses but also in schools and government institutions. When ordered in bulk (hundreds or thousands), lanyards are cheaper per piece – that is why schools and corporations can afford to give them to students and employees.
For casual use, you can have lanyards customized according to your own style. There are cords available with casual prints such as flowers. If you want it to be discreet, you can choose a thin cord or a silicon cord. There are also readymade lanyards that are made from woven beads, pearls and crystals.
All in all, lanyards can indeed be used in various ways and also, it isn’t difficult to come up with new uses for such versatile accessories.
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