CatchThis Blog / In-the-News

Erin Milnes

November 7, 2019

You may have noticed that many money-related apps and services have human first names these days. News and opinion site Vox has noticed too and asked Catchword co-founder Laurel Sutton to help readers understand the trend.

Alex Kelley

September 19, 2019

News Corp, the mass media conglomerate that owns Dow Jones & Company (publisher of The Wall Street Journal and Barron’s), the New York Post, The Times (of London), Foxtel (Australian TV), HarperCollins, and others, is launching a new news aggregation app and website: Knewz.

Erin Milnes

August 6, 2019

SCOTUS unanimously ruled that the law enabled the government to discriminate against trademarks that espouse particular points of view and there fore violates the First Amendment’s protection of free speech.

Erin Milnes

July 12, 2019

Tapping on her vast experience leading a top naming firm for 20 years, Maria discusses current trends in brand naming, secrets to a successful name, and some Absolutely Nots in naming.

Alex Kelley

June 20, 2019

An announcement rocked the tech and astrology worlds this week: Facebook is developing a blockchain-based currency that can be used throughout the platform for e-commerce, the world over. The name? Libra. To acquire Libra, users need to work through a nonprofit, Geneva-based Facebook subsidiary called Calibra—see what they did there with the suggestion that the […]

Alex Kelley

June 18, 2019

Right to Shower, a social initiative and soap maker formed as a partnership between Unilever and San Francisco–based Lava Mae, aims to change that by donating 100% of its profits to charities providing mobile shower units that allow people typically without access to a shower to freshen up.

Erin Milnes

June 13, 2019

“The caliber of Catchword’s clients, paired with its consistent high marks for all elements of naming and superior client relationships, have kept the company in the top 3 for naming companies from the start,” said Clutch Business Analyst Jenna Seter earlier this year.

Erin Milnes

April 11, 2019

CEO and cofounder John MacDonald explained in a post on Medium that the new name, born from the word expansive, means “growth, expansion, and action” and reflects the company’s growing team and expanding business and vision.

Erin Milnes

March 1, 2019

To our dear readers, this may sound like more of the same — after all, just a few months ago Catchword announced that it was ranked #1 naming agency worldwide by Clutch for the second year in a row — but this time the competitive field includes all marketing and advertising agencies.

Erin Milnes

February 27, 2019

As a linguist as well as professional namer, Laurel will provide insight into the names of fast food and how they reflect our culture.