Catchword has won dozens of awards for naming and branding creativity and strategy from organizations including London International Awards (LIA), Hermes, MarCom, Transform, and Muse. We’ve also consistently ranked #1 in naming and branding globally (among thousands of firms) by Clutch, the leading online agency-review site. This past year, Clutch named us top in the world for B2B services of any kind (that’s #1 out of more than 150k agencies). 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.”


Clutch | 2017–2023

#1 Naming Agency Worldwide


Clutch | 2019–2023

Top Branding Agency Worldwide


MUSE Creative Awards | 2020-2023

Excellence in BRAND Identity



MARCOM Awards | 2019–2022

Excellence in Brand Naming


99 Firms | 2021–2023

TOP Naming firm



Truelist | 2020–2023

leading Branding Agency


The Manifest | 2022

Global Creative & design awards


Transform Awards | 2023

visual identity design


Hermes Creative Awards | 2019–2023



Transform Awards | 2018–2023




Hermes Creative Awards | 2023–2024

Company & Product Branding


DesignRush | 2019, 2022

Top Branding Agency



digital | 2020

top branding agency


UpCity | 2022–2023

top naming agency


San Francisco Business Times | 2021–2022

top women-owned business


Clutch Global 1000 | 2018–2023

top b2b service provider worldwide



"Basically, all we had to do was tell them what we need, and they’d get it done. 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."
Global Brand Strategy
"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 hired Catchword to assist with name development, ... positioning work to define messaging for the brand, as well as logo, identity, and packaging design. Catchword impressed across the board. ... They combine unparalleled branding and naming expertise with high-level creative thinking and super smooth project management, and we wouldn’t hesitate to hire their team again."
Associate Director of Product Marketing, diagnostics & therapeutics company
"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."
Chief Marketing & Corporate Communications Officer
"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
"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)."
Sr Dir Global Marketing, digital solutions co.
50k+ employees worldwide
"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. Everyone is very happy with the work. They ... scale with great ease from tactical to strategic projects."
Brand Manager
"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
"From the upfront research to inform their strategy recommendations to the name ideas they developed for our products, they 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
"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
"Company personality + quality/quantity of results = Impressive! I can't stress enough the quality of work that Catchword has provided us."
Creative Service Manager
Credit Union
"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
"At every step, Catchword impressed me. From their initial deep dive into our organization to the killer creative they delivered, their team exceeded expectations and validated our decision to hire them. Top-notch naming agency."
Director of Marketing
"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
"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."
VP of Marketing
SportsEngine, NBC Sports Group
"They’re a wonderful team of great listeners who ... 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."
Leadership Content Lead
Stanford Global Health
"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
"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. I wish we’d embedded them within our team from the start. "
Brand Director
Networking solutions company
"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."
"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."
Vice President
Mirvie (healthcare startup)
"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."
Vice President
Healthcare firm
"What impressed me the most was the way their name ideas mapped so well to our intended messaging, and how clever the creative work was. ... It really felt tailored to our platform, the benefits it provides to our customers, and our intended communication for the brand. On top of that, we were all equally impressed by their level of expertise, how strategic and smart they were throughout the process. They’re truly experts in this field and it’s apparent when you’re working with them."
Fintech company