Some people think of beaded lanyards as old-fashioned. To some extent, this is true; however, they still have their uses.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Beaded Lanyards
On the downside, beaded lanyards are not really suitable as a promotional tool. They cannot use and print your logo on them as you can on most modern flat lanyards. You can buy them in a range of colours, which means that if you buy them in your company colours they can still be used to reinforce your branding, but only in a low-key way.