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This article covers the importance of the brand naming phase: tips and techniques are provided for dealing with this process.
Following one’s personal taste or merely being creative during the brand naming process can be a huge mistake. The brand should be perceived by consumers as an extremely condensed representation of the company’s values. Choosing a name based only on personal taste or creativity can lead to a name that does not effectively communicate the “message” and does not “resonate” with the target audience.
In addition, the naming process should take into account the market context, competitors and trends. If a name does not lend itself to being perceived correctly by the market or does not stand out from the competition, it may be less effective in building trust with customers, undermining the achievement of business goals.
The choice of name should always be based on a thorough analysis of the market and consumers in order to find a name that is unique, “catalyzing” and also consistent with the company’s vision and values. Let us see, as an example, one of the steps that make up the technical process of creation.
The so-called “research and brainstorming” phase, despite its centrality, is only one of the stages that make up the technical process of developing a name. Using differential techniques allows a unique and distinctive name to be found through the analysis of competition and names in use. For example, competitive and market analysis definitely precedes brain-storming.
Ignoring this step could lead to very significant risks: a name that is not very distinctive or similar to a competitor’s name could create consumer confusion, increase legal risks, and reduce recognizability. Let’s see what this is about in more detail.
Before we examine the technical process of creation in its entirety, let’s see what are the situations in which professional brand naming is used.
Professional brand naming is particularly popular in two situations:
Identifying the corporate vision is always crucial when choosing a name, as it represents the long-term direction and aspiration of the organization and the desired perception among consumers.
The name “Apple” and the bitten apple logo, for example, have become synonymous with cutting-edge technology, elegance and ease of use. Through effective communication and a consistent brand image, Apple has been able to clearly convey its vision to consumers, positioning itself as a leader in the technology industry and creating a loyal and passionate customer base.
To define an effective vision, it is necessary to analyze the organization, the target market, and the needs of customers, then using that vision as a reference point to guide the naming process in every business communication situation. A well-chosen brand name reflects and supports the corporate vision, creating an immediate and lasting connection between the brand and its audience.
The industry’s best practitioners use this checklist of operational steps:
The topic of brand name design and the naming process has a significant impact on the lives of clients and the work of experts. Choosing an effective and memorable name is critical to building a successful brand name that can communicate the company’s values and stand out from competitors.
Ignoring the technical process of name creation can lead to an unattractive name that is difficult to remember and indistinguishable from competitors, resulting in lost business opportunities.
In addition, evolving technologies and expanding global markets make the naming process even more critical, as one must consider not only the translation of the name into other languages, but also its availability as a registered trademark in different jurisdictions.
In summary, the brand naming process is an essential part of the branding strategy and its impact can be critical to a company’s success and customer loyalty.
The Canella Camaiora Law Firm offers high-level intellectual property legal advisory services, including name selection and trademark protection. Specifically, the firm provides clients with a structured service, including identification of the corporate vision, definition of the basic identity, market analysis, discovery phase, refinement phase, and name testing.
The Firm also provides professional naming tools, positioning charts, evaluation charts and differential techniques to guide clients in choosing the perfect name. The goal is to help clients create strategic brand names that are memorable, strong and meaningful, which can stand out from the competition and build a lasting customer relationship.