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August 2022

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  • 16
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

    Tenet Partners is a branding and marketing firm that's headquartered in New York; they have another office in Rochester, N.Y. Founded in 1973, they have approximately 40 employees that do branding, digital strategy, and print design. Clients are mostly enterprise and midmarket businesses. 

    Clients

    • Mastercard
    • Gore
    • Spectrum Enterprise
    • Edwards Lifesciences

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Tenet Partners provides yearly core brand analysis to help the client assess their brand value, awareness, and favorability. They're also creating a brand architecture around the firm's sustainability offering.

    "They have a keen focus on ROI, which allows us to optimize our resources to meet objectives."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Oakland, CA

    Catchword is a trusted leader in naming and branding that’s been creating impactful identities for clients worldwide since 1998. From offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Denver, Catchword helps clients express who, what, and why they are. Industry-leading brands such as TikTok, Intel, Allergan, Boston Scientific, Starbucks, HBO, and VW turn to Catchword for creativity and strategic insight delivered with expert guidance.

    Clients

    • Aetna
    • Allergan
    • Amazon
    • Corning

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Catchword provides ongoing creative services to one of the world’s largest professional services networks, including product and service naming, naming strategy, and copywriting for the US, European, and other regional groups.

    “What keeps us coming back to Catchword is the ease of working with them. … I wish I could have somebody at Catchword on call at all times.” – Brand Manager, PwC

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  • 18
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

    DeSantis Breindel is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2002, its team of about 30 specializes in digital strategy, branding and marketing strategy. DeSantis Breindel mainly works with mid-sized and enterprise-level clients in the information technology, business services, financial services, healthcare & medical, legal and manufacturing industries.

    Clients

    • Verifone
    • Prospiant
    • ENGIE Impact
    • CenTrio

    Industries

    Notable Project

    DeSantis Breindel has rebranded a supply chain technology provider to help reposition them in the market. They created branding components, including a tagline, using research from the client and focus groups. 

    "DeSantis Breindel is open and transparent about their work, which is a boon to our collaboration."

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  • 19
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    WANT Branding is a strategic agency with offices in New York City, Miami, FL, and Denver, CO. Since 1999, the firm and its team of about 4-10 employees has specialized in all things branding and advertising. 

    Notable Project

    A financial and software services company hired WANT to provide naming and rebranding. They did discovery calls and naming exercises to pick a new name and delivered branding guidelines and a creative brief.

    “We appreciated having folks on their end who knew what we do and had used our products.”

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Founded in 2005, Traina is a premier branding agency based in San Diego that is reimagining the way brands are built. By unifying strategy, design, and digital expertise under one roof, their team creates market-leading brands that are driven by data, fueled by design, and built for digital from day one.

    Clients

    • Microsoft
    • Facebook
    • Umo
    • Brooklyn Brewery

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Traina developed a guitar manufacturer's WordPress website. They've used Adobe Photoshop and XD to create the site's design. They've implemented initial on-page SEO, and they're providing routine maintenance.

    "We feel like they're coming with a lot of intelligence in their design iterations."

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  • 21
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Global Brand Works is a branding agency located in San Francisco. They have about 6 employees that also specialize in logo design and market research. Global Brand Works partners with several enterprise clients. 

    Clients

    • PayPal
    • SFMOMA
    • Equinix
    • Kettle Brand Potato Chips

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Global Brand Works provided branding services for a global talent acquisition firm. The team created brand personas, managed a best practices audit, and conducted an external candidate quantitative survey.

     

    “Global Brand Works delivers a true sense of partnership.”

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  • 22
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Oakland, CA
    Headquartered in Oakland, California, Barretto-Co. Is a branding firm. The small team specializes in branding. The company was launched in 1993.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Barretto-Co. was hired by a university to redesign their site and logo. The team took input from the client's faculty, staff, and students before redesigning the logo.

    “They always go the extra mile to come up with amazing ideas for us.”

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  • 23
    • $75,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Portland, OR

    Manifesto Agency is a branding company that also provides marketing strategy and advertising services. With offices in Portland, Ore., and Milwaukee, they work primarily with enterprise and midmarket businesses in the consumer products, healthcare, and IT industries. Founded in 2011, they have just over 10 employees.

    Clients

    • Intel
    • Amazon
    • Cisco
    • Quest Diagnostics

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Manifesto Agency was tasked to create a newly refreshed brand indicative of a global government contractor. They developed a bold global brand identity that featured a new look and feel.

    "Our new visual identity was met with positive feedback, and we gave Manifesto Agency the credit!"

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  • 24
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $100,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • New York, NY

    Founded in 2005, Motto is a branding agency with offices in Dallas, TX, and New York City. The agency and the 20+ member team are experts in UX/UI design, branding, and web design. 

    Clients

    • Google
    • Brooklyn Brewery
    • Virgin®
    • Andela

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Motto supported rebranding efforts by recreating the overall look-and-feel of the brand. This involved consulting, designing a new logo and brand guidelines, and clarifying messaging.

    "Motto was able to identify who we really are as a company and help us own it."

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  • 25
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Geneva, IL

    Rule29 is a creative strategy and design firm based in Geneva, Ill. Their 20-person team provides a wide range of creative services including branding, web design, and print design. Founded in 2000, they specialize in mid-market clients. 

    Clients

    • Fellowes
    • Make-A-Wish
    • Cargill
    • American Red Cross

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Rule29 was hired by a SaaS company to help develop their brand identity. They've developed a defining brand guide and implemented it throughout the client's organization digitally and in print.

    "R29 has a consistent work ethic and communication cadence."

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    River + Wolf is a naming agency based in New York, N.Y. with clients around the world. Its team of 6 or more provides all services relevant to brand naming, from strategic positioning and name development to brand linguistic checks, trademark screening, and design.

    Clients

    • Maison Ferrand
    • Philips
    • Calvin Klein
    • CapGemini

    Notable Project

    River + Wolf provided a full range of branding names for a video game and software company. They were able to create 40 names and supported the client with logo design and trademark screening and legal issues.

    "The most impressive part is that their creative director does not only give straightforward advice but is also reasonable."

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  • 27
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Austin, TX

    NameStormers is a brand naming agency that was founded in 1985 and based in Austin, Texas with team members extending to Los Angeles and Boston. Their 11+ employees deliver company and product name services to include name ideation, preliminary trademark screening, linguistic and cultural screening, domain status checks, naming architecture and strategy, and name testing.

    Clients

    • 7-Eleven (Brazilian Bold)
    • Aetna (Practice iQ)
    • Affinia (The Liaison Hotel in DC)
    • AICPA (Privacy Check)

    Notable Project

    NameStormers was hired to provide naming services for a skincare and lifestyle brand. They performed initial research, created a name book, and recommended consumer testing capabilities.  

    "They are very specialized in product naming and have a clear process to move from briefing to recommendation."

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  • 28
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Northampton, MA

    BRIGADE is a brand services agency that operates out of Hadley, Mass. Founded in 2005, they have a team of about 25 solely dedicated to branding projects. Their expertise lies in branding strategy, product branding, and messaging.

    Clients

    • SVEDKA Vodka
    • Wyndham Hotel & Resorts
    • Travelodge
    • Hawthorn Suites

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BRIGADE created a suite of digital resources and branding for a STEM outreach program. The vendor assigned four people for the project.

    "We worked through many different iterations of the same type of project and each of them was successful."

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  • 29
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Berkeley, CA

    Zinzin is a naming agency located in Berkeley, Calif. It was founded in 2011 and has fewer than 5 employees.

    Clients

    • Clutch
    • 3M
    • ABC
    • Alcatel

    Notable Project

    Zinzin conducted a multi-week brainstorming, interviewing, and vetting names for a risk management SaaS firm. 

    "Also, they have the discipline to remain focused on naming and naming only, which makes them the best."

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  • 30
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Addison, TX

    Working exclusively with B2B clients, Spire creates positive interactions between their clients' brands and audiences. Spire Agency’s ultimate goal is to elevate B2B client brands; creating positive interactions between the brand and its audiences. Founded in 2005, the 15+ member team is primarily headquartered in Texas with offices in Dallas and Austin.

    Clients

    • TrinityRail
    • American Airlines
    • Dynata
    • Airbus

    Industries

    Notable Project

    After doing market research and stakeholder interviews, Spire Agency led a sustainable products company through a rebrand. Deliverables included a new name, slogan, and website. They set up a CMS.

    “They’re the best value out there, and they deliver a great product.”

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