Naming Strategies

The Company Naming Process – Finding Your Key Ingredients

The key to any successful company naming project hinges on having the right objectives in mind, in the right order. That sounds obvious enough, but business naming and branding assignments often lose focus and direction because they lack a clear, prioritized list of brand criteria. I often compare this process to creating a recipe…

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Scoring the Perfect Brand Name

If you are like most entrepreneurs, you’ve come face-to-face with this daunting challenge – finding a brand name that fully captures the essence of your company, product or service. You want it to inform, educate, explain, and position your business, all while engaging the customer and making the name both memorable and “sticky.” In addition, it must also clear all trademark hurdles and have an available and matching .com domain name. You might also want it to start high in the alphabet and be shorter than eight letters. And no longer than two syllables.

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Company Brand Names That Rhyme

One of the “stickiest” of all company branding techniques is rhyming. From Stub Hub to Piggly Wiggly, here’s a list of creative (and memorable) businesses that have used rhyming in their name, to establish and their claim their fame!

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Naming a Financial Services Company

When it comes to finding the right company name, a lot depends on the industry sector and competitive landscape. For financial services companies, where credibility is a big concern, there is a fine line between brand names that stand out too much (like a web 2.0 company) and ones that blend in (and read like descriptive yellow page listings.) To demonstrate the polar “bookends” of branding, Slam Dunk Capital would be a bit much, whereas Capital Management Associates would be a real yawner. The following naming strategies will provide you with tools for creating a company name that is both memorable and credible.

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Successful Naming Strategies for Consulting Companies

Successful Naming Strategies for Consulting Companies Published July 14, 2011 Phillip Davis President/CEOTungsten Branding Why settle with a last name? Use these three options for building an effective and timeless brand name! For consulting firms and other start up companies, few items are more important than the company brand name itself. Without a strong and…

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Using Alliteration to Create a Cool Company Name

A List of Company Brand Names Using Alliteration When naming a company, one of the most important branding criteria is memorability – the likelihood that a customer will retain and recall the business name. The more “sticky” the brand name, the greater the recall. One of the stickiest techniques in company naming is the use…

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