Cincinnati, Ohio: naming agency services for small businesses

Cincinnati 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 LUK, 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 Cincinnati marketing agencies, graphic designers and website development companies. Hit me up!

Cincinnati naming

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

Naming Cincinnati wasn’t an assignment that somehow magically landed on this professional namer’s desk. Of course not! (Had it been, I’d have to say it certainly breaks my own naming and marketing rules when it comes to ease of spelling. Regardless, I’d probably have gone with one “n” and two “t’s” but maybe that’s just me.) No, as with most city names, Cincinnati naming has everything to do with the city’s history and its founding.

Cincinatti’s original name, Losantiville, is an example of a created name, with the area’s surveyor drawing from multiple languages and combining four terms, that literally meant “the town opposite the mouth of the Licking (river).” In 1790, the Northwestern Territory Governor, Arthur Sinclair, decided a new name was in order. (His presumed thinking, that a name should capture more than geography or literalism and will work to inspire if it gets to the heart of what the object being named is about, is a great reminder for any entrepreneur trying to find a name for his or her business or product.) Cincinattus was the Roman general who saved his city from invaders and then, accepting no reward, simply retired back to his family farm. By naming the city after him, that sense of patriotism, service and self-sacrifice then became part of the city’s identity and reinforced America’s democratic ideals.

Not just Cincinnati name consulting, positioning and branding! Columbus, Toledo, Akron and Cleveland brand naming, too!

When Cincinnati’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 Cincinnati’s surrounding cities, especially small businesses in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Akron 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 Akron, Toledo, Columbus and Cleveland brand agency, too.

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