Posts Categorized: Free Advice

Naming A Company? Forget the Dotcom

  “…and the name needs to be available as a .com.” We hear this one a lot. Otherwise intelligent people have dropped vowels, [...]

In Sports, Your Fans Are Your Brand

  Branding sports teams is tricky business. The team already has a brand, whether they like it or not. Player styles, rivalries, [...]

What Do We Call Bill Clinton?

  Hillary Clinton will be the 45th President of the United States. We’ll almost certainly address her as Madam President: the NIH [...]

Brand Grab: How Yosemite Gave Up Its Name

  Shortly after midnight on March 1 2016, Yosemite National Park was quiet. Tucked in the park’s backcountry, tent campers snored [...]

What the Wu Tang Clan Can Teach You About Branding

In 1993, nine New York rappers dropped an album that would go on to… I don’t need to finish it, do I? You know who the Wu Tang [...]

Branding the Outdoors

  For most people, the word “Patagonia” conjures up images of adventurers summiting a snowy peak (which may or may not be in [...]

Does Our Philosophy Hold Up to the Facts?

  When you’ve been in the naming business for as long as Taylor Swift has been alive, you learn a few things. Over the years, [...]

Deconstruct: tronc

  It’s been a tough year for Tribune Publishing Company. After the messy balkanization of the formerly bankrupt Tribune Company, [...]

Deconstruct: Freeform

Deconstruct is a propaganda venture from A Hundred Monkeys in which we perform close readings of new names belonging to companies with [...]

On Re-renaming Denali

In June of 1896, a gold prospector named William Dickey was digging on the banks of Alaska’s Susitna River. Towering over the river [...]