Day: March 5, 2020

Want people to remember your business’s name? These seven strategies can help.


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The following excerpt is from Brad Flowers’s The Naming Book. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

A business name has done its job if it causes a person to pause for a second. And it’s even more valuable if you can remember it long after that pause. Memorability matters.

So how do you create a memorable name? In a 2003 article from the Journal of Advertising, the authors cited the following features that enhance either the recall or recognition of brand names:

  • Rhyme
  • Unusual spelling
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Initial hard consonant
  • Wordplay
  • Brand-name fit

Let’s look at a few in greater detail, along with some other factors that influence memorability.

Familiarity

This isn’t in the above list, but it’s

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