At MOO we love big images: the bigger the image, the better the print. And the more interesting the image, the better the impression it makes when you first hand your card over to anyone you meet.
So, when we first heard Facebook were redesigning their profile page to include large format photography, it was pretty clear to us that this would look great on a business card. Then, when we saw the final Timeline design with the profile photo poking up over the large image we knew this was a product that we simply had to create!
If you’ve been living in a hole for the past few months you might be wondering what a Facebook Timeline is. Go take a look at your Facebook profile. Not your News Feed, but your actual profile. It’s OK, I’ll wait. If you’d like, you can look at mine instead (I just hope I’ve got the privacy settings right!): Woah! Did you see it? Uh huh, one massive long history of you! How cool is that? Beautiful images, life events and right at the top – one massive headline image – Facebook calls this a Cover Photo.
Working closely with the Facebook Timeline team, we translated their Cover Photo concept to our Business Card format by mirroring the fonts, layout and iconography of the Timeline. See image above for how your Cover Photos translate to Facebook Cards.
Each pack will contain all your Cover Photos and each card will show your name, company or college, where you live as well as your Facebook URL, phone number and e-mail address. Also on the back of the card is space for you to add your own quotation or sentence about yourself. By default we pull in the first quote we find in your Favourite Quotations field but you can edit this to say whatever you like. Mine says “For my part I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Lewis Stevenson.
Once we had the design set, we worked hard to make the build flow for these cards as simple as possible. By using the Facebook API we can prefill pretty much every detail I mentioned above. All you have to do is click Next, Next, Next. It couldn’t be any easier!
To prove it, here’s a video of me making them to show you just how easy it is:
To make your own Facebook cards just go to your http://www.facebook.com/yourfacebookusername/info (replacing yourfacebookusername with your facebook username!) and hover over the little Business Card in your Contact Info. Make sure you’ve got a Timeline profile though!
every time i try this from facebook it keeps bringing me to this page ???
when i can get my Moo card ?
I just got my set of cards today!! They are awesome! thanks so much MOO!
Just got my set of 50, and they came really fast!!! I wish I had planned out the images a bit more thoughtfully, but I allowed myself to be a little too rushed that day. Still, they are fun, different – and great quality paper stock on the “Moo Classic” too. Thanks so much. Haley, CA USA
There need to be more options for the front text/icons. I don’t want the defaults there! If I change it from a job to a school, the icon needs to change. Also, Let me choose from recent profile pics as well! Maybe I don’t want the most recent one.
Limited to one order by people ? Or we can go each morning to try have it free ?
@Lucas Sorry, we don’t offer different fonts and icons in order to make the process as simple as possible and to make the card match the Facebook styling as much as possible. You could always change your Facebook profile temporarily to get the details you want on the card and then change it back. We also offer more fonts and colours on our other products if you want to design your own card.
Today I get my 50 cards. It was really fast. Great quality of paper! Thanks
This is probably one of the most creative ways to advertise ever! You’ve combined everything there is to a good campaign: social networks, giving out free stuff that most people wouldn’t bother to get otherwise, creating a product out of thin air…
I ordered my set a little bit over a week ago and just got them today. They look awesome, thanks!
That’s what you call successful marketing – now even some random kid in Belgrade, Serbia knows about MOO.
This is excelent idea!
all possess is done! but in last its showing that i have to pay ….Items sub total:
Shipping & handling:$4.50
Order Total: $4.50
showing this!! its free or what?? please tell me :((
I love the idea of the cards but how can I change which fields from my info appear on the front of the cards? – my school is pretty irrelevant now I am in my 40′s!
@Katharine to make the process as easy as possible we automatically pick which detail we think is most relevant from school/college or workplace but in your case it looks like we got it wrong. Sorry about that.
I believe we look at the start and end dates set for each school or job and, if there isn’t an end date, we presume you’re still there. If adding an end date to your Facebook profile doesn’t fix it, please get in touch with our Customer Support team and I’m sure they’ll be able to help:
Thanks! I very much appreciate the cards and am looking forward to receiving them!
I heard there was a place to look at ideas, many of them being funny for Facebook cards. Where can I find this? : )
Oh no I missed out on the free shipping and I don’t have a credit card to make the payments Is there any other way I can obtain them without a Credit Card like cash on delivery or something?
Is there anyway to change the facebook account name?
I have a fan page that is linked to my blog site but timeline is not available for pages yet
there is any another way to get the moo cards free?
Is the offer still available?
This design with icons (mail, suitcase, home …) at the bottom of the card would be very interesting to use in normal business card.
Does MOO plan to provide it for normal BC ?
peor es imposible , hemos pedido unas tarjetas para entrega en Madrid hace mas de un mes , hablan de incidencia , soluciones ninguna, contestaciones carentes de alternativa rapida y con solucion al cliente.
Mientras estoy escribiendo no tengo la contestacion a la peticion de explicaciones y seguimos sin las tarjetas ya cobradas por adelantado por esta empresa.
Beautiful I must say. what a perfect collection and I am planning to get like these for me too. Thanks Moo.
Nice tips making sure you have good facebook card presents you in a nice manner..!
I receive so many wonderful comments about my FACEBOOK cards whenever I hand one out. This is a brilliant idea and has been a phenomonal marketing/advertising point for my personal care business. I need to order more soon and also order a batch of the mini cards for additional “call to action” for outgoing customer orders! <3 you MOO
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