1.||Business Names Do Matter, Norm Brodsky|
In the November 2005 issue of Inc. magazine, Norm Brodsky wrote: "Your company's name plays little, if any, role in determining your success."
I agree completely that a company with a bad or mediocre name can reach success. However, here are ...
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2.||New Business Names: Naming With A Story|
Sometimes a company name communicates a message on its own, and sometimes the story underlying the name adds depth and distinction to that message.
Isis Group International, for instance, uses the name of an Egyptian goddess in a word combination that comes across well ...
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3.||Naming Your Local Business|
Pothole Pictures: Normally this name wouldn't create a positive image for a movie theater. But in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, where glacial potholes in the Deerfield River running through the village are a cherished part of the landscape, the name works well. ...
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4.||The Benefits Of Branding|
Branding is the process of creating distinctive and durable perceptions in the minds of consumers. A brand is a persistent, unique business identity intertwined with associations of personality, quality, origin, liking and more. Here's why the effort to brand ...
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5.||Branding Cures Several Marketing Headaches|
Are you trying to attract business with a no-name, no-differences-from-competitors company identity? Branding your company, when done well, not only helps you stand out in a field of similar choices, it also helps you avoid price-shoppers and deliver results to customers that inspire loyalty. Here's why.
Headache #1: ...
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6.||Exploit Your Brand To The Fullest|
A brand goes beyond a company name and tagline. It is a complete personality or set of values, sometimes even a story line, along with repeated visual, auditory and behavioral elements. When you decide to invest in creating a brand, follow these guidelines to ensure that ...
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7.||Why Bother Building A Brand?|
At a conference in Dallas not long ago, a graphic designer from Kentucky and I sat down at a table where people were exchanging business cards. I looked at his logo, and he studied the name on my card.
"I know ...
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8.||Business Naming Needs A Human Noodle|
If you've been charged with coming up with a new company name or new product name and not given a budget, you might be tempted to use no-cost or low-cost name generators to brainstorm candidates for you. Here are links to three such programs:
http://www.makewords.com (see the "advanced ...
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9.||Terrific Tag Lines Use Words To Tickle And Tantalize|
Every year, the ceremony for the Webby Awards - the online equivalent to Oscars and Grammies - gets extensive publicity at least partly because of a quirky rule regarding acceptance speeches. Winners coming up to the podium ...
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10.||How To Avoid A Business Naming Disaster|
An entrepreneur of my acquaintance, in a rush to get his new company up and running, launched his new online publishing venture with a press release and great industry fanfare. Not three days later, he received ...
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11.||Tips For Evocative, Distinctive Company Names|
As the sponsor of a Name-This-Company Contest, I've been watching suggestions come in by the dozens every day. Unfortunately, the great majority of names submitted so far do not pass "go." A good company name is not only catchy and evocative, ...
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