When I joined the company formerly known as YouSendIt as CMO in 2012, we had a major marketing challenge in front of us: stay with a name that the company had already outgrown or re-name and cast aside nine years of brand equity. We chose the latter.
A year after we took the leap and becameHightail, it’s interesting to look back and see what lessons I can pass on to other businesses — not only those thinking about a rebrand but startups looking for a good name.
Too often entrepreneurs — especially in tech — treat a name as an afterthought, absent-mindedly settling on either a descriptive mouthful, something whimsical or just using a product name rather than an actual brand name.
Related: Growing Your Business When You Can’t Trademark Your Name
Having lived through the unavoidable pain of a rebrand, I know how important it is to get your name right. So, here are seven tips for naming (or, if necessary, re-naming) your business.
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