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Anti Blah! A quick guide to brandable business names

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A guide to brandable names - and why they're good for business. Our quick, visual guide highlights the advantages of choosing a business name with brand potential, rather than a generic, descriptive business name.

  • Great to see a branding (naming) firm employing the counter-intuitive principles that foster greater affinity, recall, and word of mouth. Here is an explanation of why the science says you should choose a name for your product or company that isn't descriptive: http://blog.cauvin.org/2005/11/why-nondescriptive-naming.html.
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Anti Blah! A quick guide to brandable business names

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