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Artificial Intelligence Update: How About These Tomatoes!

Posted in Advertising, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts, SoapBox

-Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Name Development About 6 months ago I wrote a blog post about the future of name development and the use of Artificial Intelligence to name things. I also made a prediction that AI was going to get better and better as it practices name development. Since that time, AI is getting better… Continue Reading

Is Artificial Intelligence The Future of Branding?

Posted in Almost Advice, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Squirrelly Thoughts

-Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Name Development Janelle Shane is a research scientist who likes to play around with neural networks. Recently she’s been having fun investigating whether neural networks can replace traditional means of creative development. As a professional name developer, I’m watching her work closely because I’ve been told that my chosen career is about to… Continue Reading

BRANDING FOR STARTUPS

Posted in Branding, Goodwill, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts

– Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash I’m often hired for name development by entrepreneurs who are starting a business. However, many founders take the “do-it-yourself” approach to name development. Sometimes that works for them, but all too often they make a horrible mistake that is easily preventable. My basis for this conclusion? Here are a few… Continue Reading

The Minus One Moment of Truth – The Answer to Your Naming Challenge

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Keyword Ads, Marketing, Mixed Bag of Nuts, Search Engines, Trademarks

– Mark Prus, Principal, NameFlash Back in the mid-2000s, A.G. Lafley (during his first tour of duty as CEO of P&G) championed the “First Moment of Truth” which represented the time when people are looking at the store shelf and trying to decide whether to buy the product. Later, P&G emphasized the “Second Moment of… Continue Reading

How Do You Know?

Posted in Guest Bloggers

—Mark Prus, Marketing Consultant at NameFlashSM I received a lot of terrific feedback on my recent Duets Blog post “When Should You Change Your Name?” Consider this Volume 2 in the series.   After you have decided to change your name, “How Do You Know When You Have Identified a Great Name?”  This could also… Continue Reading

When Should You Change Your Name?

Posted in Guest Bloggers

—Mark Prus, Marketing Consultant at NameFlashSM In my NameFlashSM name development business, I sometimes get asked by clients, “Should I change my brand name?” From a purely selfish standpoint my answer should be “YES!” because I get paid to generate names! But the reality is that there are times when you should not change your… Continue Reading

The Night (Some of) the Lights Went Out at Sears

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Marketing, Sight, Trademarks

Sorry, I couldn’t resist snapping this photo tonight at the local Sears appliance store: Could Sears be going green and saving some electricity? Could Sears be suggesting it is ready to carefully listen to your requests and/or complaints? Or, has Sears found a creative way to promote its sale of Ultimate Ears earphones in the dark? More seriously, this… Continue Reading

In the Brand Name Game, Honda Gets it Done the Hard Way

Posted in Branding, Famous Marks, Goodwill, Guest Bloggers, Marketing, Trademarks

—Dave Taylor, Taylor Brand Group In this age of fiercely defended intellectual property, it’s tough developing even a single new product name.  Registered trademarks guard their brand territory in every industry and fence out their competitors. Launching a new product name can take months or years of name generating, testing, and legal process. Done well,… Continue Reading

The Long and Short of Name Development

Posted in Advertising, Branding, Guest Bloggers, Keyword Ads, Marketing, Search Engines, Social Networking, Trademarks

by Mark Prus of NameFlashSM Some of my name development clients are fans of long, keyword-rich names. Obviously the appeal of a search engine spotting your website is driving this approach. Some of my naming clients are fans of short names that can be easily shared on Twitter. Which approach is better? I will confess… Continue Reading