Got lacteal secretions from healthy cows? The FDA, the DAIRY Pride Act, and “milk” in food names

Got Milk
We all remember the California Milk Processor Board's famous question. But before we can ask ourselves if we've got milk, we need to agree on what milk is. A fellowship of US Congresspeople is pushing a bill (the DAIRY Pride...
By |April 4th, 2017|CatchThis News, In-the-News, Language Use, Product Naming|Comments Off on Got lacteal secretions from healthy cows? The FDA, the DAIRY Pride Act, and “milk” in food names

Catchword’s Laurel Sutton quoted in Washington Post

Catchword in Washington Post
Catchword's very own Laurel Sutton was consulted by WaPo reporter Hayley Tsukayama on Samsung's selection of "Bixby" for its new AI assistant. If Samsung has its way, we’ll all be bellowing voice commands to “Bixby,” the company’s new voice assistant....
By |March 28th, 2017|CatchThis News, In-the-News, Product Naming|Comments Off on Catchword’s Laurel Sutton quoted in Washington Post

Why Samsung’s name for its personal assistant may twist quite a few tongues

Catchword in Washington Post
If Samsung has its way, we’ll all be bellowing voice commands to “Bixby,” the company’s new voice assistant. Yet Bixby could be hard for some users to call upon because of the placement of one letter: the “x.” The “x” in...
By |March 23rd, 2017|Catchword in the News, Product Naming|Comments Off on Why Samsung’s name for its personal assistant may twist quite a few tongues

Skinnygirl in Deutschland

Skinny Bitch beverage
Thanks to Werner Brandl, our German partner, for the heads up about this German copycat for Skinnygirl brand cocktails. Pretty edgy and aggressive, but perhaps the word doesn't have the same connotation abroad. (Photo courtesy Werner Brandl c. 2017)Thanks to Werner...
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Come again? Name review of Caavo home entertainment system

Caavo
from www.caavo.com Caavo is a device that unifies all the doodads plugged into your TV. It’s a home entertainment bundler, connecting your TV, DVR, videogames, streaming channels, laptop, yada yada yada. I’m flipping through channels, trying to find a reason...
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Knockoff fragrance naming: may not smell as sweet, but way more entertaining

Preferred Fragrance knockoffs
Imitation fragrances are big business with a small price tag, and the names can be pretty darned entertaining. Some are inspired. Some, quite frankly, stink. I browsed a Big Lots store recently while visiting my mom in Virginia. I hadn't been...
By |January 26th, 2017|Branding, CatchThis News, Fun Stuff, Product Naming, Trademark|Comments Off on Knockoff fragrance naming: may not smell as sweet, but way more entertaining

Catchword’s Mochidoki judged one of the top brand names of 2016 by London International Awards

MOCHIDOKI - 500x325
The prestigious London International Awards (LIA) announced Monday that Catchword's Mochidoki is a 2016 silver winner in the category of Naming (there were no gold winners in the category this year).  More than 30 entries from around the globe vied for...
By |November 9th, 2016|CatchThis News, Catchword Naming Work, In-the-News, Product Naming|Comments Off on Catchword’s Mochidoki judged one of the top brand names of 2016 by London International Awards

On the Money? Zelle App Name Review

Zelle Catchword Name Review
Today, Venmo is THE mobile payment app in the USA. My friends and I use it all the time; splitting checks is a cakewalk. And because of its ubiquity, Venmo is contracted by large companies to process refunds and other...
By |October 5th, 2016|Name Reviews, Product Naming|Comments Off on On the Money? Zelle App Name Review

The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Naming a Company or Product

5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Naming a Company or Product
Originally published by naming expert Beth Gerber As any good naming specialist will tell you, successful product naming or company naming doesn't begin with the creative process. It begins with the development of a successful naming strategy. And that involves...
By |August 17th, 2016|Brand Naming, Company Naming, Naming Tips, Product Naming|Comments Off on The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Naming a Company or Product

Bot Bonanza: MobileBeat 2016 Name Highlights, Part 2

Dad and son robots
Last time in our survey of chatbot names from MobileBeat 2016, we talked about several noteworthy bot-less entrants. Today we’ll review a few of the bot-iful, including the surprise winner of the first-ever International Botathon. Botender: This San Francisco company’s offering also received...
By |August 4th, 2016|Branding, Company Naming, In-the-News, Product Naming|Comments Off on Bot Bonanza: MobileBeat 2016 Name Highlights, Part 2