Monday, September 14, 2009
If you happened to be wandering around the Austin Interactive
business technology conference last fall, you might have heard
whispers among the gadget-loving trade show elite about some new
business cards being flashed around. Flashed, as in electronically.
As in uber-cool business card technology...
Austin Firm Delivers a Business Card That's Fit for the Digital Age
Monday, August 24, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas-There's a buzz among the gadget-loving trade show
elite about a new technology that's ushered business cards into the
digital age. The development comes from a Central Texas start-up
called Text4ROI, which is one of 10 select companies that will be
showcased in StartupRow at the InnoTech conference in October. The
firm's CEO and co-founder Carrie Chitsey announced today that her
firm's patent-pending new product - Text4vCard - is ready for prime
"With Text4vCard, you can send your business card to someone
instantly, and they don't have to be signed up with our service or
download any applications before they can receive a card," said
Text4vCard is an electronic SMS business card exchange service
that lets people share contact info (plus any personalized text,
like a Twitter user name) through cell phone text messaging. Users
can then import the info to any contact database that accepts
standard vCard formats, such as Outlook or Address Book.
Chitsey, an acclaimed entrepreneur, innovator and Fortune 100
sales and marketing veteran, calls the service "phone agnostic" -
it isn't bound by any proprietary technology, so just about anyone
can use it. All you need is a cell phone with a text messaging plan
and a computer.
The service has advanced capabilities like a dashboard, which
can generate reports about distribution, use and ROI. Users can see
how many vCards they shared at an event and how many people
actually added the information to their contact databases.
"You can also share more information than other SMS-based
services. You can add customized text and instantly update or
revise your information." Editing on a whim is a nifty capability
if you find yourself at a speed dating mixer or Star Trek
convention and someone with green horns asks for your number.
Speakers and exhibitors at four upcoming trade shows in
September and October will be flashing their new techno-cool
Text4vCards, and executives have already started snatching up
To see a live demo, text TXT4 to 70626; or for a free trial,
visit: www.text4vcard.com. Text4ROI is the leading provider in
innovative, rapidly deployable CRM text messaging solutions.
SXSW BLINX Tour Bus Dates:
To find out more please visit www.facebook.com/blinxme
March 11th - 8PM-midnight 5th & Brazos (behind Buffalo
March 15th - 1PM-5PM Red River & Cesar Chavez (Convention
March 17th - 8PM-midnight 4th & Guadalupe
March 18th - 8PM-midnight 6th & Rio Grande (Gatti's parking
** Complimentary music & drinks provided by DMX, Deep Eddy
Vodka, & Dulce Vida Tequila
* Special thanks to Gatti's on 6th Street Follow the bus to get
special event updates & offers on Twitter @Blinxme
or on Facebook.com/blinxme