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

Shifting Us into Gear: The Maven Name Review

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General Motors is bringing new meaning to the word ‘general,’ and I’m not talking about getting Arnold Schwarzenegger to dress up as a military officer (that was actually the game Mobile Strike). No, GM wants to make their cars more...
By |February 3rd, 2016|Name Reviews|Comments Off on Shifting Us into Gear: The Maven Name Review

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

CES La Vie: The 8 Most Notable Names at CES 2016

Every year, thousands flock to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show to catch a glimpse of some of the most exciting technology on the horizon. From cute robots to fridges that can read your email, innovation always abounds, but...
By |January 6th, 2016|Fun Stuff, In-the-News|Comments Off on CES La Vie: The 8 Most Notable Names at CES 2016

Tiers of Pain: Many Companies Mess Up Product Naming Hierarchies

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Many companies offer tiers of products for the customers, but creating a coherent product naming scheme for the various tiers is difficult. The names of a hierarchical product line have to be distinct so as not to be confused, and...
By |December 3rd, 2015|Branding, Language Use, Naming Tips, Product Naming|Comments Off on Tiers of Pain: Many Companies Mess Up Product Naming Hierarchies

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

5 Tips for Creating an Unforgettable Name for your Product or Company

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This blog was originally published on Successful Blog on June 12, 2015 In the US alone, 543,000 businesses start up each month. Whether those businesses are large corporations or just one guy selling T-shirts online, they all need a name....
By |June 18th, 2015|Naming Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Creating an Unforgettable Name for your Product or Company

How to Brand Your Company or Product to Maximize SEO: The Naming and Branding Consultants Method

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Did you know that 98% of online purchases start with a keyword search of some kind? This staggering statistic demonstrates the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) as a tool for driving any business towards success. Because so many of...
By |April 27th, 2015|Naming Tips|Comments Off on How to Brand Your Company or Product to Maximize SEO: The Naming and Branding Consultants Method

Creating a Strong Empty Vessel Name: Thoughts on Empty Vessel Names, Part Two

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A couple weeks ago, we explored the idea that no name, no matter how abstract, can be truly void of meaning. And this week we’re continuing our exploration of the meaningful empty vessel name. We’ve even got solid insights from...
By |April 3rd, 2015|Naming Tips|Comments Off on Creating a Strong Empty Vessel Name: Thoughts on Empty Vessel Names, Part Two