- Name tag
Name tags may be temporary (the iconic image being the "Hello! My Name Is ________" sticker) or permanent. Temporary ones typically can be written upon so that the wearer's name may be handwritten or printed. Permanent name tags are usually made of lightweight metal or plastic. Name tags may be attached to garments with adhesive, or worn with the assistance of a magnet or pin. Some name tags are worn around the neck using a lanyard or necklace.
Name tags are used by some customer service companies, such as fast food restaurants, so that customers may identify employees by name. Professional employees or representatives of public-facing organizations such as universities, banks, or other companies where employees do not wear uniforms, may wear name tags as a way of distinguishing or identifying the bearer as such, while allowing the employee to wear daily business wear. Police and military personnel often wear name tags that are separate from the badges that identify their official capacity.
Loose associations of people gathering for conventions and other events where socialization is encouraged often wear name tags.
"Hello my name is" stickers
- ^ Walde, Claudia (2007). Sticker City: paper graffiti art. Thames & Hudson. http://books.google.ca/books?ei=QaS1Tva6JeegiQL38PVi&ct=result&id=LQvaAAAAMAAJ&dq=hello+my+name+is+avery+sticker&q=avery%27s#search_anchor.
- ^ Cox, David (2005). Sign Wars: The Culture Jammers Strike Back. p. 61. http://books.google.ca/books?id=zKo8DrmamAwC&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=false.
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