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.
In this episode of Brand Matters, Ben Osborne, director of insights, EMEA, in London, discusses how brand owners can make the intangible tangible by focusing on brand contribution.
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.
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.
People often think that generating and executing fresh ideas are the major challenges in naming a new product or service. This is true, but lately we’ve found the biggest hurdle is…decision-making. Here is your guide to navigating the world of decision-making.
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.
Our latest Siegel+Gale naming credential, Ryzen™ Threadripper™ , is getting some impressive reviews (Fortune, Forbes, PC World, SegmentNext). Check out our SMPL Q&A with Aaron Hall, director of naming, about our work with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
In this SMPL Q&A we speak with Nancy Hansell, strategy director, and Austyn Stevens, creative director, about our engagement with GroundTruth (formerly xAd), a global location technology company that drives results with real data.