Hello, My Name is Awesome: How to Create Brand Names That Stick

  • 2h 22m 43s
  • Alexandra Watkins
  • Gildan Media
  • 2014

Every year, 6 million companies and more than 100,000 products are launched. They all need an awesome name, but many (such as Xobni, Svbtle, and Doostang) look like the results of a drunken Scrabble game. In this entertaining and engaging book, ace naming consultant Alexandra Watkins explains how anyone—even noncreative types—can create memorable and buzz-worthy brand names. No degree in linguistics required. The heart of the book is Watkins's proven SMILE and SCRATCH Test—two acronyms for what makes or breaks a name. She also provides up-to-date advice, like how to make sure that Siri spells your name correctly and how to nab an available domain name. And you'll see dozens of examples—the good, the bad, and the “so bad she gave them an award.” Alexandra Watkins is not afraid to name names.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: SMILE: The 5 Qualities of a Super-Sticky Name
  • Chapter 2: SCRATCH: The 7 Deadly Sins
  • Chapter 3: Domains: Strategies, Secrets, and Silliness
  • Chapter 4: Creative Brief: Your Brand Name Road Map
  • Chapter 5: Brainstorming: How to Be an Idea Machine
  • Chapter 6: Name Review: 12 Rules for Building Consensus
  • Chapter 7: Name Changes: Pros and Cons