Chicago, Illinois: naming agency services for small businesses

Chicago naming agency services are provided remotely by Los Angeles-based Names&Naming, a spin-off of Scott Silverman’s branding consultancy, Articulated Brands®. While I certainly don’t mind making the trip to ORD, it’s important to remember that most creative naming assignments can be completed via email and phone. If you’re open to working with someone who isn’t from these parts, I warmly invite you to reach out. I’m also looking to forge dynamic creative collaborations with Chicago marketing agencies, graphic designers and website development companies. Hit me up!

Chicago naming

Since this website page is about Chicago naming, it seems appropriate to talk about the naming of Chicago, Illinois itself.

Naming Chicago wasn’t some plum branding gig handed over to a big naming agency or freelance naming consultant. Of course not! To better understand Chicago naming, we simply take a brief look into the city’s history. Whereas most city names are rooted in their founding history, Chicago’s name is rooted in the ground. The name Chicago derives from the wild onion or garlic that grew abundantly in the area. There is a Native American word “shikaakwa” and then an Algonquian word “chigagou” that predate our current “Chicago,” a city that is sometimes referred to as “The Big Onion.” Today, if we’re naming Chicago claims-to-fame, one would need to include its reputation as “the windy city” (a political distinction, not a meteorological one), deep dish pizza, the Sears Tower, Magnificent Mile shopping… and the list goes on.

Not just Chicago name consulting, positioning and branding! Aurora, Rockford, Joliet and Napierville brand naming, too!

When Chicago’s businesses need cool and catchy company name ideas, unique product name ideas, positioning and branding consulting, as well as copywriting, design and other creative support, they can count on Names & Naming and my brand consultancy, Articulated Brands®, which operates out of Los Angeles. But businesses in Chicago’s surrounding cities, especially small businesses in Rockford, Joliet, Napierville, Aurora and other Illinois cities, also need help naming and branding. So long as you don’t mind working via telephone and email, I’m happy to serve as your Aurora, Joliet, Rockford and Napierville brand agency, too.

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