Many workplace skills don’t come from school, but from internships. Studies have shown a strong correlation between internship experience and job prospects, but great work experience doesn’t just happen. It takes nurturing and time from managers and peers. We’re thrilled to host an ambitious group of interns every summer across our global offices. As summer draws to a […]
This article originally appeared on Brand Experience Magazine. Words are tools. We invent them, collect them, employ them to build meaning and communicate the meaningful to others. We are taught how to use our words most effectively and persuasively from a very young age. We call it rhetoric. And one of our earliest and most […]
Whatever void you hope to fill with a new product or service, you need a name. Otherwise there’s no way to pitch it, fund it, hype it, or even write home about it. Sure, you can put it off for a while and find some filler: Tom’s Thing or Project Pogo or Idea 7 or Disruption Opportunity or ‘Music App’. After all, before Yahoo, there was Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web. Before Google there was Backrub.
Way upstream–near the original inspiration for any company, product, or project–founders quickly realize that they need a name. Otherwise, how do you tell your friends what you’re working on? Naming takes more than a creative mind, a fluent voice, and a critical eye. Success requires the right perspective from the outset and proper procedures throughout.
When companies approach branding firms like Siegel+Gale for guidance on merging two corporate or product brands, the request is typically for us to develop a name, logo, endorsement strategy and story for the new merged entity. In many cases, however, it’s not the right move to simply create and launch a new brand identity overnight. Merging brands is a process. It’s about transitioning equity, shifting perceptions and migrating customers.
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with Aaron Hall, director of naming, about our naming engagement with nonprofit agency Russ Reid & Grizzard.
Mergers and acquisitions are big business. With a record 3.2 trillion in M&A expected in 2018*, it’s not surprising that companies devote most of their attention and resources to the financial, operational and logistical components of a merger or acquisition. Focusing on the implications of how the merger or acquisition will affect the brand is less tangible, and therefore often put on the back burner or just plain neglected. Ultimately, that can be a costly mistake.
BRAND BUILDING is a blog feature in which our experts present an in-depth POV on topics ranging from branding to design to experience, all through the lens of simplicity. Here naming director Aaron Hall provides a simpler way to develop naming guidelines.
SMPL Q&A is a blog feature in which we interview experts on all things relevant to branding, design and simplicity. In this Q&A we speak with global director of naming Christian Turner about the trends he’s observed in the top 100 most popular baby names in the U.K in 2016, and the role gender neutrality plays in the names of the future.
BRAND BUILDING is a blog feature in which our experts present an in-depth POV on topics ranging from branding to design to experience, all through the lens of simplicity. In this post, creative naming lead Jason Hall shares five steps for keeping names alive after the final presentation.
From July Fourth in the U.S. to Bastille Day in France, national holidays are a chance for the whole country to enjoy a little downtime and focus on the things that bring us closer. But in the UK, we seem to be in a bit of a muddle when it comes to naming our bank holidays. The Siegel+Gale naming team rolled up their sleeves and weighed in with some light-hearted suggestions.