What is a lanyard in fact? I can tell you that you can see lanyards every day because they are used in almost every domain. Many people haven’t even heard about lanyards although they all know what they are. So basically people just don’t know what they are called.
Some good definitions of a lanyard are a neck strap, security strap, ID strap or ID cord. So any of you have seen a lanyard worn one, bought one. They are quite popular.
A lanyard is a piece of material worn around the neck for hanging small objects. So what are the advantages of lanyards? Well think about having an object that you need at hand and still both hands free. It’s an useful thing to have.
If you look for a definition in the dictionary then you will probably find something like a string worn around the neck or around the shoulder. There are many uses for lanyards in schools, businesses and government agencies as well as other organizations for holding name badges but the primary use remain for identification and promotion.
Their commercial advantage is that they are often used in conferences, trade shows or any other events. If they are used for promotional reasons they will probably have attached some kind of accessories like crocodile clips, Dog clips, mobile phone holders.
Now, let’s think how one can advertise his business trough lanyards. If you try to customize a lanyard with your company’s logo or slogan and making an unique design you will have a great impact. Because they are used in combination with so different, many and common objects you can be sure that your message will be seen by many people.
So, we have seen the uses of lanyards, now let’s see what is available. I think that the most basic lanyard is a simple blank metal ball chain. Then, there are the cotton or nylon lanyards which can be found in different colours. the most popular lanyards are the custom printed ones. Nice designs with beautiful and well chosen colours can be very eye catching.
In conclusion, lanyards, even if many don’t know them by name are very popular and used. They are also a great way to advertise products companies or messages. So buy one because it’s useful or use them for promotional reasons.