CatchThis Blog / Branding

Erin Milnes

April 10, 2019

This week, Catchword’s own Mark Skoultchi explores how a word’s negative baggage can actually help a brand name carry more weight with its target audience.

Erin Milnes

March 14, 2019

Catchword co-founder Laurel Sutton recently spoke with BabyNames.com about celebrity names (baby and otherwise), personal brands, and other namely things on its podcast.

Erin Milnes

January 28, 2019

DesignRush cited Catchword’s impressive portfolio, client list, & case studies, industry reputation and thought leadership, and team expertise as the factors that set Catchword apart from its competition.

Erin Milnes

June 7, 2018

June is shaping up to be media month for Catchword! Earlier this week, Creative Director Erin Milnes was the subject of a story by her alma mater, St. John’s College. “A brand name is a very, very short story,” Milnes says. And on Monday, 6/11, Senior Strategist and Linguist Laurel Sutton will be the featured […]

Alex Kelley

October 12, 2017

Jet, the aspiring giant online retailer trying to swipe a slice of Amazon’s (organic) Whole Foods pie has just launched a slightly upscale house brand for food and other household essentials. They’re calling it Uniquely J. Jet.com spokeswoman Meredith Klein told the New York Post, “Uniquely J is yet another way Jet.com is innovating for the metro millennial. […]

Alex Kelley

August 3, 2017

Nothing like prospect of a recipe change to get brand loyalists all hot and bothered. Coke has rebranded Coke Zero to Coke Zero Sugar, promising that Coca Cola Zero Sugar will have an “even better unique blend of flavors” … and riled up they got. At first glance, the change can be a head scratcher. […]

Erin Milnes

March 23, 2017

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 Brandl, our German partner, for the heads up about this German copycat for Skinnygirl brand […]

Mark Skoultchi

January 31, 2017

If you are a sports fan, or have ever lived with one, you know that true fans don’t just know their players’ names, numbers, and stats. They live and die with them every season. But, as arena-naming rights continue to sell to the highest bidder—however ludicrous the result—fans are losing their connection to what once […]

Erin Milnes

January 26, 2017

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 in one in ages and was very curious about the state of cheap goods these […]

Alex Kelley

November 16, 2016

Donald J. Trump, a man who needs no introduction, is gearing up to launch a new line of hotels in 2017. They’re called “Scion Hotels.” The most conspicuous part of the name is actually an absence… where’s the T word? Why not give some nod to the name Trump, which has been the cornerstone of […]