Awards & Testimonials

Catchword has won dozens of awards for naming creativity and strategy from organizations including London International Awards (LIA), Hermes, MarCom, Transform, and Muse. We have also consistently ranked #1 in naming and branding globally (among thousands of firms) by Clutch, the leading online agency-review site. You’ll see a selection of our awards below.

In the Testimonials section, you’ll find excerpts from our clients, reflecting their views on Catchword’s client service, creativity, process, communication style, and more. To read the full reviews click on the Clutch widget, where it says “Catchword Reviews.”

Awards

Clutch #1 Ranked Naming Agency
Clutch #1 Ranked Branding Agency
Muse Creative Award Gold Brand Naming
Marcom Awards Gold Brand Naming
Hermes Creative Awards Gold Brand Naming
Marcom Awards Gold Brand Naming
Hermes Creative Awards Gold Brand Naming
Transform Awards Highly Commended Naming Strategy
The Manifest #1 Ranked Naming Company
Clutch #1 Ranked Naming Agency NYC
DesignRush Top Branding Agency
LIA Top Honors Verbal Identity

Testimonials

"Basically, all we had to do was tell them what we needed, and they’d get it done. In both cases, we were working with groups of pretty tough stakeholders. Catchword was instrumental in helping us navigate those conversations. We’ve continued to work with them over other providers because of their skills and professional approach to each project."
Siobhan Ford, Global Brand Strategy, PwC
"The process was absolutely fabulous. You went above and beyond. It was a HUGE success. Please feel free to use me as a reference for any future clients. I would be honored."
VP Media & Engagement, Unilever North America
"We needed a name that captured attention, was true to our vision and would thrive in every corner of the world. Catchword led us through the whole process... starting with thousands of names and landing on the perfect one."
Sarah Zwicky, Chief Marketing & Corporate Communications Officer, Eversana
"The Catchword team are truly experts in the field of naming and have a passion for linguistics, naming, and marketing. While they are extremely creative, they are grounded in reality and have a solid understanding of trademark law. They are very talented, and I personally have learned a great deal from them during the last several years."
Global Director Corporate Marketing & Branding, Corning
"Catchword also has the ability to ask the correct questions to pull out the information necessary to assist with architecture planning. They did not shy away from examining thorny issues and asking the tough questions – as an objective third party, they were able to provide a voice and perspective that just isn’t possible from within the organization."
Marketing Director, BlackBerry
"Catchword really delivered on all fronts! They were a great strategic and creative partner, meticulous in their research and discovery, thoughtful and smart in developing their recommendations, and remarkably creative. ... We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to other companies (especially large, global companies with complex internal teams)."
Senior Director Global Marketing, digital solutions provider with more than 50k team members worldwide
"We had a fantastic experience working with Catchword. We met sales goals, and the market response was positive. Working with them is a seamless and efficient experience. Expect a skilled and responsive team that meets deadlines."
Jody Vogelaar, VP Marketing, SportsEngine, NBC Sports Group
"Unlike some other consultancies we’ve worked with in the past, Catchword seems to be highly respected and liked by all our internal collaborators across our various divisions. They ... scale with great ease from tactical to strategic projects."
Susanne Teichmann, Brand Manager, Poly/Plantronics
"They’re a wonderful team of great listeners who are creative and have an efficient workflow. They have lots of experience and provide incredible insights into the branding process. Instead of coming in with preconceived notions, they listened to what we wanted and took it to the next level. Trust them because they know what they're doing. We learned, we created, and we had a great time."
Shereen Bhan, Leadership Content Lead, Stanford Global Health
"If I had to point to one thing that most impressed me about Catchword, it would be the range, suitability, and appeal of the names they developed. To have as many name options as we did, that we genuinely liked, was both surprising and extremely impressive. We liked so many of Catchword’s names we had trouble deciding which names to test!"
Director Strategy & Insights, CPG company
"Their team is very experienced and smart, highly organized, and excellent at guiding a group through the surprisingly challenging exercise of name development. What impressed me most was their dedication to our project and the way they integrated themselves into our team."
Global Product Manager, medical device company
"Catchword really lived up to their reputation as one of the real leaders in naming. From the upfront research to inform their strategy recommendations to the name ideas they’ve developed for our products, they’ve demonstrated tremendous expertise, intelligence, and creativity. From the outset, they felt like an extension of our team, like colleagues we had worked with for years."
Director of Product Marketing, IT services company
"Their ability to stretch across industry and discipline set them apart. They're never afraid to ask questions or push our thinking. Their recommendations are consistently creative and on brief, and their attention to detail is unmatched. We continue to receive very very very positive reactions from our internal stakeholders!"
Senior Manager, global accounting firm
"They figured out where we wanted to end up and the most practical way to get there. They immediately assimilate into solving the problems our team is facing. It’s helpful to think of them ... as a strategic partner. I wish we’d embedded them within our team from the start."
Brand Director, networking solutions company
"Catchword functions as an extension of our team. In 100% of the naming projects they've done, we've adopted and used the name they came up with. Their team is awesome. I have such peace of mind in working with them. I wish I could have somebody at Catchword on call at all times."
Brand Director, global professional services network
"We went in with high expectations, and Catchword’s work far exceeded them. They were more expensive than the other agencies we considered, but we received a tenfold value in comparison."
Matt Talbot, CEO, GoSpotCheck
"Company personality + quality/quantity of results = Impressive! I can't stress enough the quality of work that Catchword has provided us."
Alisha Bratt, Creative Service Manager, credit union
"I found it very easy to work with the Catchword team. Their responsiveness to our feedback and requests was exceptional. Additionally, the creativity they showed in the breadth and depth of naming candidates was excellent."
Manfred Lee, Vice President, Mirvie (healthcare startup)
"Catchword is a great partner because they work quickly, can clarify an abstract type of work, and are cost-effective. In fact, they’re better at keeping tabs on our spending than we are."
Senior Director Global Product Marketing, global jobs and hiring platform
"Catchword delivered. Their team did an outstanding job of quickly learning our business, understanding our unique needs and challenges, and developing a list of names that hit the mark. Most importantly, Catchword did an outstanding job of leading our team through the naming process, and helping us to navigate through different opinions to arrive at a successful consensus."
VP, healthcare firm