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Truly Deeply creates a brand for Cammino shoes

Brand identity, naming and packaging for handmade Italian leather flats. Working collaboratively with the brand’s designer, we unlocked Camminos true differentiation. A unique blend of Italian provenance, quality leather and artisan craftsmanship is at the heart to the value proposition. This was then brought to…

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The meaning and origin of famous brand names, part 2

More brands, more stories of how they found their name. Last week we looked at how Apple, Virgin, Nike and 3M, Durex and Kodak got their names. To read part 1 click here. This week we look at the stories behind more big name brands,…

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The meaning and origin of famous brand names

The story behind the names of some of the world’s biggest brands. If you’ve ever tried to create a name for a company or product, you will realise how hard it can be. You need a solid brand strategy and robust naming criteria. You’ll also…

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AirBnB finds-out how tough it is to get your branding right in China

The bumpy road for brands launching into China Recently Airbnb Co-Founder Brian Chesky announced via Twitter that his company has a new Chinese name; ‘Aibiying’. Aibiying is a clever localized brand name which sounds like the Western original, but translates in Mandarin to “to welcome…

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New online mattress brand Sooma launches

Truly Deeply recently created a new online mattress brand from scratch. Sooma is well and truly in the market now so we thought we’d share our process of working with them to create a brand from scratch. Sooma is all about simplifying the mattress buying…

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A new mattress brand Sooma, created by Truly Deeply

Introducing Sooma, a mattress without springs!! But don’t let that fool you, the team at Sooma have been working behind the scenes to design a mattress that is incredibly comfortable and brings something different to the crowded mattress market. No boring grey edge mattress here, complicated…

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Why public opinion is not the way to name your brand (or anything else)

Popularity Doesn’t Equal Brilliant Brand Naming There’s a fascinating and more than amusing story playing out right now in the world of brand naming. The Natural Environment Research Council NERC) in the UK is launching a new multi-million dollar research vessel and has asked the…

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What’s in a (brand) name (or brand identity)

  (Brand) names have baggage When creating a new name or identity for something there’s always the challenge of seconding guessing due to current associations. But by knowing you’re following a plan, backing yourself and a little patience it can all work out. Names are an…

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'Chhirp' follows the mispelled brand name trend but is this a smart approach?

Mispelling a common word is one of the biggest naming trends at the moment. The rationale is often based on making the name ownable and sometimes it is just about being a bit quirky. Last week, we saw another one hit the market with Chhirp…

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ASP name change a total wipe-out or a brand boost?

  I briefly got the chance to meet Mick Fanning at the Ripcurl Pro just moments after the legendary ‘ringing of the bell’. At last, a selfie actually worth taking! A friend of mine pointed out that the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) has decided…

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Why engaging a brand agency to name your business or product might be the best business investment you ever make

The guy who asked ‘What’s in a name?” never had to grow a brand with a stinker. As a brand engagement agency often assist clients with developing names for their organizations and their products, but just as often we find ourselves working with established brand…

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Kiss or Kiis – is one letter enough to avoid brand confusion?

After 12 months, ARN has done what everyone expected and extended the Kiis brand to Melbourne. Today, Mix 101.1 was relaunched as Kiis 101.1. Now Melbourne has two stations with essentially the same name, albeit slightly different spellings. The David and Goliath legal battle has…

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