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How to create a great brand name | Jonathan Bell

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Ever wondered why companies like Apple, Uber and AirBnB are so easily identified in a sea of advertising? Jonathan Bell gives step-by-step advice on how to create a lasting brand name. TEDArchive presents previously unpublished talks from TED conferences. Enjoy this unedited talk by Jonathan Bell. Filmed at TEDUniversity in 2016.
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Seagull26 (11 days ago)
Nice vid
David Dietrich (12 days ago)
These categories are great, but it would add real value if he explained how to come up with a name.
lilburrellbaby (21 days ago)
Honestly.. just pick a name you like n build the brand
Prakash Agarwal (23 days ago)
How to make our own brand in our market
Kailash Saraswat (25 days ago)
please translate in Hindi from India
Toyhome .in (29 days ago)
👍🙏👍🙏👍🙏👍🙏👍🙏👍🙏👍
Oscar Katwijk (1 month ago)
Little advice on 'how to create the perfect icon for a youtube video' : don't make the bottom bar red because it will look like you already seen the video ...
Kim Souza (1 month ago)
How do you check if the brand you want it available?
Click Time (1 month ago)
That url is awesome!
Connie Mei Chan (1 month ago)
Love this talk! Is there a longer more in-depth version on creating brand ID ? Thank You 🍓
skills200 (1 month ago)
Need help with my new company name. It is a graphic design firm that creates logos. Need something short and snappy (no more that 3 syllables). Can be nonsense or be related to design and graphic design. Any ideas?
MAHAMED ILBIR (1 month ago)
This is brillant
Ariful Islam pias (1 month ago)
Nc
Robert Njue (2 months ago)
The best so far. Thanks
T.R.H 123 (2 months ago)
Legend 🤝
Althaf Jalaldeen (2 months ago)
www.tripsotic.com and www.tripsotica.com website domains are up for sale.. these have the potential to be good website and app names for travel based business ideas 💡
C S (2 months ago)
So all u need to do to be a TED presenter is google a couple things
Ruoyang Xu (2 months ago)
Hulu is definitely not a ball used to store precious things in Chinese
Sanjeev Prabhu (2 months ago)
99% of the things he spoke is literally bullshit, please don't listen to this. There is a reason why its in archive. TED should have deleted this video in the first place 😒
Alex Lushiku (2 months ago)
4:21 Isn't that actually really smart for toilet paper?
kin bro! (2 months ago)
5:23 glitch
Dave Kent (2 months ago)
Thanks for the help!
ayurveda international ayurveda (2 months ago)
nice I start my new brand tailor birds it's fashion boutique thanks wonderful information
Will Alfies (2 months ago)
Never mind This
Shivwani Anand (2 months ago)
gave me such a new perspective!
mansyij Das (2 months ago)
roger federer 2028 spotted
farooq shaik (2 months ago)
2:15 *crickets chirping*
Bluey (3 months ago)
Is the moment where he says "Coca-Cola" glitchy for anyone else?
Quentin Wiley (3 months ago)
Waste of a Ted talk Lmao pick a brand name and go with it. It’s not about the name it’s about what you do with it.
Sanjeev Prabhu (2 months ago)
That's so true
Albator Dali (3 months ago)
Washington Redskins
terenteren teren (3 months ago)
Nice shoes.
José García (3 months ago)
2:19 there is a mistake, Pintereste is a composite logo because it comes from Pin and Interest, however excellent talk.
Szymon Żak (3 months ago)
Hey, I would assume that there may be something behind Rolex (e.g. Royal + Lex = Rolex).
Réllo (3 months ago)
Who else seen the glitch at 0:14?
farooq shaik (2 months ago)
I think he tripped and picked himself up but he is fast af
Robert Posters (3 months ago)
Does anybody have any social media channel for Jonathan to learn more? we are expanding to Sweden so we just want to ask what he think using ( weesco.com ) as a name in Sweden ?
iUpdateyou (3 months ago)
Stop bulling sweden. Vi är ett bra land som krossar er i VM :P
Gyaayu Sucks (3 months ago)
Why’s he bullying Sweden so damn much?
EatnTV (3 months ago)
Great talk. You can always try https://readymade.website/ if you are looking for an existing domain name.
Raven Dimensions (3 months ago)
Hearing the insecurity in this guys’ voice is 1 thing, seeing the comments roast him with facts is priceless
wan aizat (4 months ago)
Which one for PORNHUB?
Max's Memes (2 months ago)
yeh, that AND composite. its PORN and HUB. lol.
Jayden L (2 months ago)
wan aizat I think thats the 1st one, like The Home Depot and American Airlines
The Horrible Channel (4 months ago)
There's a brand of light bulbs called "Osram", which in Polish is a verb meaning literally "I'll shit (on)"
Mike (4 months ago)
3:36 wtf that guy looks literally like that one porn star
Him G (4 months ago)
Did you see that glich
PR Media (4 months ago)
If you are feeling demotivated with your business and looking for some motivation for your business watch this- https://youtu.be/MjWZJKElK40
Josef Muller (4 months ago)
Would MEARERU be a good company name
Isaac Fardig (4 months ago)
Tesla is the unit for Magnetic Field... it’s not original.
The Blockchain Gamer (4 months ago)
Im trying to name my company and it annoys the crap outta me that almost every combination of name is taken.
englishcoach jakarta Irawan (4 months ago)
Its a shallow presentation seeing a brand is about " words and alphabet.
craaaaavendale (4 months ago)
Two syllables -three if it's catchy
Phil Ad (4 months ago)
The title should be "What are types of brand names"
Joshua Munoz (4 months ago)
the best website that helped me create a brand name and logo was logo joy. They even give you logo imagery to help assist with what your potential brand logo and name could look like. https://logojoy.grsm.io/JoshuaMunoz
Okiha Addict (4 months ago)
So basically, make a great product and succed :D
Matt Brew (4 months ago)
"I thought I've watched it already, because of the miniature" club here
David Gibbs (4 months ago)
PS.We have a coconut spread on sale in my local deli called SHITTO.I cannot bring myself to try it.
David Gibbs (4 months ago)
The best brand name in the universe is the Canadian chocolate called SHYTE.This is how the Scots pronounce shit.
natarel ly (4 months ago)
YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY
electroswing girl (4 months ago)
David Gibbs
Fat Mob (5 months ago)
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StruckOne (5 months ago)
Cinnamon Pumpkinpatch
William Hagerty (5 months ago)
U really want to own ur .com..... Alphabet is a weak example. Its the holding company.... Google wouldn't do business as Google.xyz
BladexZero12 (2 months ago)
Well, Google wouldn't use Google.xyz because its not clever. Alphabet using abc.xyz is clever because it all actually relates to the alphabet. If they were to stick with using Google, a much likelier example would be Goog.ol Its pronounced the same and its a play on words with the actual number, Googol (presumably what they named themselves after)
Salana Salamone Art (5 months ago)
great info
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Wendy Noboa (5 months ago)
Great talk!!
Sam Regmi (5 months ago)
You dont need a great brand name, choose a brand name work hard and make that brand name great. -ME
md rakibul islam (5 months ago)
straight to the point
Lolana Kahale (5 months ago)
krapp toilet paper is actually brilliant name
John Greene (5 months ago)
This is often where these Ted talks fall down, the "paradox of complexity" is evident and the resulting presentation does not achieve its aim. The talk does not address how to create "a great" or "lasting" brand name. The content is derivative of the, there 100 blog postings from cluless amateur marketers that churn out the same points made in this presentation. The example anecdotes given to support implied strategy are just anecdotes they dont prove that a particuloar strategy is effective. For every example given to support a strategy there are a dozen other examples that contradict the conclusions. Reflecting on this I suspect Jonathan was asked at the last minute to throw something together on this topic. I'm sure if he had to give this talk again he would either change the title or change the content.
SURLOOKMEDIA (5 months ago)
i'd happily buy Edet KRAPP ;)
FKH 04 (5 months ago)
I could have made this presenetation
Ariful M. (6 months ago)
Don't agree completely that owning dot com url doesn't matter. It matters huge. By giving example of Google and Alphabet.com is not quite real as Alphabet.com is owned by BMW and they are not interested to sell it. If it was owned by an average person Google would have bought already. As your business is not as large as Google / Alphabet you should try to secure dot com url if you can when you are creating a brand for your company. Last thing you would want is another company / brand with same name of yours has dot com url. Lot's of company later move to dot com url even though they started with a different url. That move costs huge money as the company is already known and established.
Jetty Prudhvi (6 months ago)
my brand name will be NAME.
Charlie Welsh (1 month ago)
The Blockchain Gamer name.com is taken... by a domain registrar.
The Blockchain Gamer (4 months ago)
god luck finding a domain for it
Biju Kp (6 months ago)
Si
Min H. OO (6 months ago)
Thank you for sharing us some ideas you have.
akes nov (6 months ago)
Google.com
Sebastian (6 months ago)
Lol. The Kodack is names after and founded by the person that revolutionised cameras
Jordan Thomas (6 months ago)
no it isn't, it was created by George Eastman and Henry Strong
GoinMLG (6 months ago)
But kleenex is tissue in French
H_d_ Z (6 months ago)
0:18 at first I thought he said one plus( phone maker)
blazedxjan (6 months ago)
Here's my power point. Goodbye.
MeowLynx (6 months ago)
LEGO Means "To put together" in latin, jesus.
Jordan Thomas (6 months ago)
why does everyone in this comments section think that this guy would waltze up and make a speech without doing any prior research. So many people tried to call out things that are wrong but everyone here has been wrong. Source to show the guy was right.. https://web.archive.org/web/20101024060020/http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/factsfigures/timeline1930.aspx
Ahamad Anees (6 months ago)
Informative and straight forward. He sounds nervous.
FONG (6 months ago)
Amazon also has an arrow going from a to z, showing they have many products, enough for them to have more than one for each letter
FONG (6 months ago)
2:15 *Curb your enthusiasm theme plays*
farooq shaik (2 months ago)
funniest part of the video
We Should (7 months ago)
Alphabet Inc is the official corporate parent name of Google...
Stephanie Paris (7 months ago)
What if your surname is a city?
cc8277 (7 months ago)
Why is "Non-English" a category? We could have around 7000 more categories if we follow this logic: https://www.google.ro/search?q=how+many+languages+are+there+in+the+world&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-ab&gws_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=_06uWq3aHsrbwQL93r3wAg
plainpawesome (7 months ago)
Best brand names don't describe but Stand for a big idea? Don't wanna be this guy but this slide is making me pause as it is making me lose faith in the speaker. Nike is a derivative of Athena Nike the Greek goddess of victory. It's not a word to us western folk but apple, Google and GoPro are also words with meaning or derivatives which he actually explains in almost the same breath. Then he explains why alphabet is a good name... It's a word - one that has existed before the brand. Seems that as long as you have over 15 years of brand marketing money behind a word or label, that's what makes a great brand name... 10 years ago the slide would include ebay, yahoo, and AOL. Money makes a good brand name.
Wolkify (7 months ago)
Youtube keeps pushing this video on me, so fine, I'll watch it! 😀 I wonder what I have to do to get my own videos promoted that much...
Agung Adi (7 months ago)
it's BMW (be em we), not bi em dabelyu
wan aizat (4 months ago)
BE IAM WUUU
Roi5 (4 months ago)
It´s leviosa, not leviosá
Agung Adi (5 months ago)
YES
MoMoney MoProblems (5 months ago)
Really? Are you sure it's not just the how the letters are pronounced in English, etc? Not being a dick. Really asking.
SnoopyDoo (6 months ago)
It's actually pronounced "bay em way" in German.
Im Just Noel (7 months ago)
it just has to sound cool , here some i just made -gubrix -demono -hamig -fetishia -yuleg -dromosso -daex -orgoleg -weirg fergh -drumich -vagpenis
Paul Mc (7 months ago)
abc.xyz was substantially cheaper than alphabet.com!
Paul Mc (7 months ago)
Make sure the Domain Name is available!
Rand Mohammad (7 months ago)
Does anybody have any social media channel for Jonathan to learn more?
Ry Young (7 months ago)
this guy needs to improve his speech, once he starts to gain even any momentum he stutters or forgets his lines and loses it
thefaredevil (7 months ago)
He forgot to drop the mic
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Rama R (7 months ago)
The Amazon river is the second largest river in the world, not the largest 2:27
José García (3 months ago)
nope the amazon is the largest, by recent researchs, the Nile has the widest caudal
Jordan Thomas (6 months ago)
no, the Amazon is the largest, the Nile is the longest
Charles Xavier (7 months ago)
Samsung means three stars in mandarin, not Korean ffs
Jay Lim (2 months ago)
Samsung is from Korean pronunciation. Korean - Samsung Chinese - Sanxing Japanese - Sansei
wan aizat (4 months ago)
it japanese
Jordan Thomas (6 months ago)
no, it is Korean
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Johnny Ngo (7 months ago)
He sounds so nervous!
Dualeh Beileh (3 months ago)
U go do it then u fukin turd
Not you (4 months ago)
Not really
munkyzas (4 months ago)
Yup very unprofessional and poorly prepared
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