The art of naming a business
Choosing a name may not have seemed like the biggest challenge we would face, but it was. When we began talking about naming our company we knew instantly that we didn’t want anything to do with our personal names or to choose a name on a whim so we carefully planned and selected our company name with a purpose – we felt the right name needed to be engaging and become a staple of our company’s entire image.
We started with a blank slate and decided to choose something broad and maybe even a little abstract. We wanted a name that didn’t immediately indicate what the company actually does but rather a name that engaged conversation. So we began with a list of about 40 words, some were single words and some were two or three word phrases. We chose words that we felt created emotion when saying them out loud. From there we submitted our list to a focus group. We gave the group a short descriptive of what our company will be doing and asked if they would share what words triggered a feeling – we took it one step further by asking them to combine two or three relevant words that made them feel happy. It was crazy because over a third of the group combined ORANGE and SEPTEMBER so that’s what we chose and it just felt right from the beginning. After agreeing on ORANGE SEPTEMBER we went back to the same group and asked if they would help us create our tagline, a catchphrase to identify our company.
Bam … there you have it!
This is how we came up with our name, ORANGE SEPTEMBER an event company, and it does exactly what we want it to do – engage in conversation because people are always asking us how we came up with our name.
OR.ANGE [áwrǝnj] Orange is a power color. It stimulates enthusiasm and creativity. Orange means vitality with endurance. People who like orange are usually thoughtful and sincere.
Color adds tremendous meaning to communications. The color orange radiates warmth and energy, and stimulates the senses. It’s a gregarious, fun-loving hue that communicates whimsy, childlike, happy, glowing, sunset, hot, energizing, active, friendly, good-natured, expansive, spontaneous, optimistic, communicative, jovial, sociable, self-assured, persuasive, animated.
How the color orange affects us physically: it stimulates activity, appetite and encourages socialization.
“Orange is the happiest color.” Frank Sinatra
SEP.TEM.BER [sep témbǝr] 9th month of the calendar. Month we began our journey.
an event company Create, organize and mange environments for your gathering.