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Networking: Snap Into It with Beef Jerky Business Cards

Beef Jerky CardI am under the impression that God really loves us. Anyone in PR can use help networking. From attending events to monitoring happy hours, the one thing all people who work have in common is what? Business cards. Few stand out among the card stock universe but a brilliant man named Chris Thompson from Philadelphia, Penn. has changed all that.

Ladies and Germs, may I present Beef Jerky Business Cards.

He calls them “Meat Cards” — 2″ x 4″ of artery-hardening lusciousness embossed with your corporate information. How did he do it? I’m sure he devoured … went through several drafts.

It’s tricky because jerky is not the best medium,” says Thompson, who notes that the dried meat “is full of holes, and it falls apart.” Well, ya think? If it’s not the best medium, why do it? Because this dude is praying for failed drafts on account that he skipped breakfast?

A set of four cards will run you $25. And if you get the munchies while cramming for a client proposal, guess what happens then? You are out of business cards for the presentation pitch next week. Of course, Thompson says these cards ain’t made for chomping but only to be used to “one-up someone with a paper card.”

Whelp. Here’s points for you, sir. Well played and let the networking begin. (Burp.)

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Jack Link’s Beef Jerky Campaign Is Kinda Cool

Today in Strange Ad Ideas That Turn Out to Be Surprisingly Cool: Beef jerky makers Jack Link’s have capitalized on the nation’s political fervor with a new pun-filled campaign starring “Barack Obameat” and “Meat Romney,” two candidates represented by mosaics made entirely of beef jerky bits.

You may think that these two “meathead” politicians are nothing but a couple of “jerks,” but you’ll quickly forget your partisan “beefs” while watching this short time-lapse making-of video (see, we can do it too!):

As art school veterans, we have to say we’re impressed by mosaic artist Jason Mecier‘s ability to distinguish between the surprisingly wide variety color tones that make up these pieces of dried meat–and his skill in recreating the candidates’ photos with stunning accuracy. As writers, we just love the puns.

But we’re still not going to eat any beef jerky. Sorry guys.