Symbolic Meaning of Numbers

Are you considering to use numbers as a part of your brand? Then, you may want to learn about the symbolic meaning of numbers! For instance, why do you think 7 is the world's most popular number? Or does 5 have a gender? Which of the following is better to convey a sense of uniqueness? [...]

Brand architecture 101

Interbrand’s explanation of brand architecture is: “The way an organization structures and names the brands within its portfolio.” The firm adds that: “There are three main types of brand architecture system: Monolithic, where the corporate name is used on all products and services offered by the company; Endorsed, where all sub-brands are linked to the [...]

Why do brand names fail? Part 3

This is the third and the last installment of our "Why do brand names fail?" series. The first part focused on the process-related mistakes. The second one looked at tactical errors. Our last installment has a combination of both. Let's roll. Names are very context-dependent. Therefore, you should carefully chose your style. A four-syllable Latin [...]

Why do brand names fail? Part 2

Previously, we talked about three reasons why brand names fail: not getting the right stakeholders involved early in the naming process, choosing an agency that does not have linguistic capabilities and relying too much on big brainstorming sessions. Today, we have four more reasons for you. Here we go. There are universally accepted criteria for [...]

Product naming vs. Corporate naming

There is an urban legend... If you name your pet or baby, you are qualified to name your brand. We have busted that myth already. Now, it is time to bust another one: Is naming one robust, standard process that you use for all sorts of assignments? Actually, naming assignments come at two different levels: [...]