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Catchword

May 21, 2020

Nationwide lockdowns are reshaping the world, and after just two months, our lives already bear little resemblance to what they once were. As we grapple to understand Covid-19 and its implications, we can’t help but see the vocabulary it is ushering in. Here’s a sampling of the lingo we’ve become all too familiar with.

Catchword

March 31, 2020

Whether colleague or competitor (or both!), these folks share the branding lens through which we view the world, and truly get why we love what we do.

Catchword

March 2, 2020

“’The value of + is that it implies more, better, premium,’ explains Maria Cypher, … ‘without being specific as to content, scale, or degree of premium-ness.’

Erin Milnes

February 5, 2020

For a fantasy and sci-fi geek like me, the Storyscape series was a dream project, and I loved playing the games.

Catchword

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.