Three Questions to Ask When Determining Your Pharma Brand Name Strategy

December 08, 2016

By understanding the general buckets of naming strategies and the scenarios in which these types of names thrive, pharmaceutical companies can hone their naming strategy. At the same time, these teams can hedge their risk by including options from different strategies, specifically blank canvas, to avoid the need to start over. When looking into a naming strategy for your product here are a few questions to consider.

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Risk vs. Reward in Pharmaceutical Brand Naming

November 17, 2016

When developing a pharmaceutical brand name, there are two main paths you can take – either choose a name that is “safe” and has a good chance at regulatory approval, or to take the more “risky” route, with a name that might have a more difficult time getting approved but is sure to stand out in the marketplace. So, which one is best for your brand naming strategy?

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Finding the Connection: How a Brand Name Can Help Tie Your Brand Together

August 04, 2016

Congratulations, you’re a parent! Bringing to life a pristine new entity created from scratch, it’s your brand. And like all things birthed into magnificence and destined to prosper, it needs a name But when namer’s block kicks in and you are staring at a trash can full of crumpled wads of fizzled ideas, it’s probably because you’re brainstorming too broadly.

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3 Things to Consider when Taking Your Brand Name Global

May 26, 2016

Most organizations are looking for their brand to grow throughout its lifetime, and for some, that anticipated (and hoped for) growth includes expanding outside of their home region or country. However, this growth can come with a downside for the brand if certain aspects, specifically the brand name, aren’t suited to travel. Everything is going well – the brand is growing, new markets are identified, the stage is set for an initial foray into the global market – until the brand name falls flat once it leaves the home market. So how does a brand ensure its success both locally and globally? Here are three areas of consideration to take into account when creating a brand name that will be used on a global scale…

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How Important is an Easily Pronounced Brand Name? [Infographic]

March 29, 2016

We all know them. The brands where the name has sounded one way as long as you can remember until one day, you are blindsided by the suggestion of a different pronunciation of the same brand. In this infographic from Made by Oomph! examines some of these famous brand names who wear the mark of commonly mispronounced. Whether it be the incorrect dropping of a vowel or the addition of an extra syllable, these brands have been fighting the pronunciation battle for years, which varying levels of success.

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5 Verbal Branding and Naming Tips to Consider – Brannon Cashion’s Clutch Interview Highlights

November 04, 2015

The research firm Clutch recently interviewed our own Brannon Cashion on the trends and best practices around naming a company. Brannon discussed several topics regarding what businesses should think about when working through the naming process and some trends he’s seen recently in naming. Building off of Brannon’s thoughts in the interview, we put together a list of five key points to consider when working through the verbal branding and naming process, complete with his thoughts from the interview:

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Rebranding Job Titles: An Innovative Approach or a Goofy Gimmick?

October 19, 2015

From a branding perspective, a distinctive job label can be a fun way to make employees and their companies stand out, and give outsiders a snapshot of the organization’s values and sense of identity. Well, call me the Bearer of Bad News (ha!), but rebranding job titles is probably not the best move for your organization. Why, you ask? Here are a few reasons:

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Brands We Love: Kia

June 13, 2013

Earlier this week while I was perusing Twitter, I noticed a large number of tweets surrounding an unlikely brand, Kia, and being a strong advocate of the brand, I was immediately intrigued. Though I hold it close to my heart and tell anybody who wants to listen how much I love Kia, I also know […]

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Branding Pharmaceutical Drugs in China

June 04, 2013

Did you know according to the Chinese Association for Pharmaceutical Equipment group that the Chinese pharmaceutical industry has been growing at an average annual rate of 16.72% over the last few decades? And that growth isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. China stands at the cusp of a modern society with an increasingly affluent […]

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NFL Brand Playoffs

January 21, 2012

In the upcoming round of the NFL playoffs, four teams will face off for a chance to play in the Super Bowl. But if it were a contest of brand strategy, which two teams would most deserve to compete on February 6th? Names: In the renaming of the New England Patriots in 1971 (originally the […]

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