I am the founder and president of The Naming Group, one of the top global naming agencies in the world.
Having led naming at Capital One, Chevrolet, Kohler, Reebok, Gap, Nestlé, Epson, Sony, and Puma (among some others), chances are you’ve probably directly interacted with something we’ve named. When I first started working in brand naming, I saw huge companies approach naming in a real screwy way - naming products in isolation, often, like, two minutes before launch. It was super expensive, inefficient and the resulting names made the brand appear disjointed. So I created the Namescape School of Thought and focused my naming agency on spreading that gospel.
Below are some highlights, but you can see all the work we’ve done on The Naming Group agency website (which is getting a facelift at the end of the month, praise be).
The Naming Group recently wrote the bible for naming footwear at Reebok - guidelines for how names are created and how the internal naming process functions on an organizational level.
In our multi-year partnership with Capital One, we brought order and strategy to their namescape and most notably named all of their credit cards: names like Venture (you know, the one in the ads with Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Garner) and Spark (the ads with Samuel L Jackson).
We partnered with Chevrolet as their naming agency of record developing names for global and domestic vehicles, programs and technologies. You’ve seen Sonic and Trax on the road.