Hello My Name Is Awesome

Author: Alexandra Watkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626561877
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Hello My Name Is Awesome

Author: Alexandra Watkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1626561885
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Hello My Name Is Awesome How to Create Brand Names That Stick

Author: Alexandra Watkins
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626567368
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Wordcraft

Author: Alex Frankel
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 1400051053
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A narrative on the literary aspects of brand creation offers an insider's perspective on professional naming marketing strategy, sharing anecdotes about such brands as Viagra and IBM's "e-business" to reveal how consumer behavior is profitably influenced in a variety of markets. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

The Hero and the Outlaw Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes

Author: Margaret Mark
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071381185
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A brand’s meaning—how it resonates in the public heart and mind—is a company’s most valuable competitive advantage. Yet, few companies really know how brand meaning works, how to manage it, and how to use brand meaning strategically. Written by best-selling author Carol S. Pearson (The Hero Within) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking book provides the illusive and compelling answer. Using studies drawn from the experiences of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and other powerhouse brands, the authors show that the most successful brands are those that most effectively correspond to fundamental patterns in the unconscious mind known as archetypes. The book provides tools and strategies to: • Implement a proven system for identifying the most appropriate and leverageable archetypes for any company and/or brand • Harness the power of the archetype to align corporate strategy to sustain competitive advantage

Hacking Your Education

Author: Dale J. Stephens
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101619686
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether there’s a better way to “make it” in today’s marketplace. There is—and Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education, Stephens speaks to a new culture of “hackademics” who think college diplomas are antiquated. Stephens shows how he and dozens of others have hacked their education, and how you can, too. You don’t need to be a genius or especially motivated to succeed outside school. The real requirements are much simpler: curiosity, confidence, and grit. Hacking Your Education offers valuable advice to current students as well as those who decided to skip college. Stephens teaches you to create opportunities for yourself and design your curriculum—inside or outside the classroom. Whether your dream is to travel the world, build a startup, or climb the corporate ladder, Stephens proves you can do it now, rather than waiting for life to start after “graduation” day.

Sticky Branding

Author: Jeremy Miller
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459728114
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Stand out, attract customers and grow your company into a sticky brand. Sticky Branding provides practical, tactical ideas of how mid-market companies — companies with a marketing budget, but not a vast one — are challenging the status quo and growing sticky brands.

Brand Aid

Author: Brad VanAuken
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814434746
Format: PDF
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Branding is more than a great logo. A brand is the essence of an organization-its DNA-impacting its continual success. It is absolutely essential to get it right. Brand managers, marketers, and executives have long turned to this trusted guide to troubleshoot their branding problems. Written by an acknowledged expert with 30 years of experience building world-class brands, Brand Aid covers topics ranging from research and positioning to brand equity management and architecture strategy. Bringing together illuminating case studies, best practices, and the latest research, this edition offers invaluable advice on every aspect of brand management including: The 6 most powerful sources of brand differentiation * 5 elements that trigger brand insistence * Turning brand strategy into advertising * Online branding * Private label brands * Creating "category of one" brands * Social responsibility, sustainability, and storytelling * 60 nontraditional marketing techniques * Metrics * And more A treasure trove of techniques, templates, and rules of thumb, Brand Aid is the ideal resource for anyone responsible for building their organization's brand.

Identify

Author: Tom Geismar
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440320470
Format: PDF, Docs
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The NBC peacock. Chase Bank's blue octagon. Mobil Oil's arresting red O. PBS's poetic silhouettes of "Everyman." Chermayeff & Geismar's visual identities are instantly recognizable by countless millions around the world (one identity--the official logo for the U.S. Bicentennial--even sits on Mars) and set the standard for what a successful trademark is. In Identify, celebrated designers Tom Geismar and Ivan Chermayeff, and partner, rising star Sagi Haviv (called a "logo prodigy" by The New Yorker) open up their studio for the first time in the firm's 55-year history and reveal the creative process that lead to the firm's iconic visual identities, from the oldest (Chase Bank and Mobil Oil in the 1960s) to the more recent (Armani Exchange and the Library of Congress in the 2000s). The team demonstrates how their approach to design has remained unaltered by cultural and technological change and is in fact more successful than ever in today's online and digital applications, due to the powerful simplicity that is the hallmark of the firm's work. A showcase of some of the world's most famous and enduring trademarks, an account of how they came to be, and an unprecented insider's peek into a legendary branding and graphic design firm. Identify: Basic Principles of Identity Design in the Iconic Trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar unveils the thinking and the process behind identity design that works.