CatchThis Blog / kijiji

Beth Gerber

May 16, 2013

Naming your new company or product in-house? Fasten your seat belts. While we’d all love to believe the cocktail napkin or Scrabble tiles myth about name creation, great brand names are usually born out of a lengthy, sweaty process of careful strategizing, plodding research, methodical creative exploration, and oh yes, inspiration. So for all the […]

Laurel Sutton

April 14, 2011

Once upon a time, Catchword named a company Kijiji. It was a non-US version of Craigslist, part of eBay, and the name was supposed to be globally neutral: from everywhere and nowhere. The name we came up with, Kijiji, is a Swahili word that means “village”. Eventually eBay ditched the name (except in Canada) and […]