DIY Naming: 5 Things You Must Know

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So you’d like to name your company or product. You’ve had your million-dollar idea, now what are you going to call it? Here at Catchword, we know that naming is tough. Even with our nearly 20 years of naming experience,...
By |March 2nd, 2016|Naming Tips|Comments Off on DIY Naming: 5 Things You Must Know

The Name Game: Mark Skoultchi of Catchword

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This post originally appeared on Wordnik on November 5, 2015 We here at Wordnik love talking to professional namers about the naming process. So we were delighted to have the chance to chat with Mark Skoultchi, a partner at Catchword,...
By |January 22nd, 2016|Fun Stuff|Comments Off on The Name Game: Mark Skoultchi of Catchword

5 Tips for Google Screening Company or Product Names

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Here at Catchword, our naming experts know that coming up with a creative, memorable, and strategic brand name is only the first step in the company or product naming process. We've heard of countless poor souls who thought they could...
By |January 21st, 2016|Naming Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Google Screening Company or Product Names

Very Truthy: The Verily Name Review

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‘Tis the season for Google names. Only a few months ago, Google announced that it would be reorganizing under its new holding company, Alphabet. This week, Google Life Sciences, the tech behemoth’s new foray into the biomedical field, announced that...
By |December 10th, 2015|Name Reviews|Comments Off on Very Truthy: The Verily Name Review

The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Naming Your Product or Company

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Take it from us, product or company naming is not for the faint of heart. It’s a lot harder than just sitting around the kitchen table, drinking wine and shouting ideas at your friends (that’s actually what we do after...
By |October 28th, 2015|Naming Tips|Comments Off on The 5 Worst Mistakes You Can Make When Naming Your Product or Company

A New ‘New Kind of Family:’ The Freeform Name Review

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In the wake of a long bout of family brand therapy, they just decided to abandon the family. Yes, after 3,000 name candidates and 1,200 focus group testers, ABC Family has arrived at its new name – Freeform. ABC Family...
By |October 7th, 2015|Name Reviews|Comments Off on A New ‘New Kind of Family:’ The Freeform Name Review

How is Your Brand Handling the New gTLDs?

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This blog originally appeared on Brandchannel on 9/25/15 The past two years have seen a dramatic expansion of domain-name alternatives. Before the rollout of hundreds of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that began in 2014, new businesses looking to secure a...
By |September 30th, 2015|Branding|Comments Off on How is Your Brand Handling the New gTLDs?

That Was Zen, This Is Now: The Gusto Name Review

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Get off your meditation cushion because Zen is out. Well, a small piece of it anyway. Last week, payroll startup ZenPayroll changed its name to Gusto as it plans to move beyond payroll, into benefits such as health insurance and...
By |September 25th, 2015|Name Reviews|1 Comment

From Soup To Nuts: Alphabet Name Review

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It isn’t every day that a kid gets to name their parent, but this week Google announced a major restructuring whereupon Alphabet became the parent company of Google, Calico, Nest, Sidewalk, and Google’s investment companies. After the announcement, Slate el-em-en-oh-peed...
By |August 13th, 2015|Catchword, Name Reviews|Comments Off on From Soup To Nuts: Alphabet Name Review

Your Website’s URL: An Expensive .com Domain Name… or These Creative Alternatives?

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This post originally appeared on MarketingProfs on 8/5/15 One of the hardest financial decisions you'll face when naming or renaming a company or product is whether you should splurge for the exact .com domain name—and, if not, how you should...
By |August 10th, 2015|Naming Tips|Comments Off on Your Website’s URL: An Expensive .com Domain Name… or These Creative Alternatives?