Looking for a top naming agency

Your business trades on its name – it needs to create an impression that is both familiar and memorable and makes customers want to learn more. Choosing the best partner for your business is incredibly challenging.

That's why we've created this list of the best naming companies for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Naming Companies

  • 31
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    With offices in New York and San Francisco, Salt Branding is a digital agency that has been helping a variety of clients since 2001. The agency and its team of 15+ are experts in branding, web design, and marketing strategy.

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Brocade
    Arizona State University
    CenturyLink
    Notable Project

    Salt Branding was hired by a venture capital firm to help them stand out from the competition. Their work included branding and web design, along with naming assistance. The client prides Salt Branding on the great attention they give their clients. They also liked that each team member had a role.

    "We spoke to a few agencies, but Salt really stood out. Their process is incredibly thoughtful and comprehensive."- Vice President, Venture Capital Firm

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  • 32
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    The Monogram Group is a branding agency based in Chicago. Founded in 1990, the team of 17 specializes in branding, market research, and advertising. They work with clients primarily in the financial services and manufacturing industries.

    Clients
    Geremarie
    Goldwind America
    Mintel
    Life Fitness
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MonogramGroup worked on a branding identity project that combined 15 brands into ten. In addition to logos, they were able to deliver a website with cohesive branding identifiers. All assets were delivered on an accelerated timeline and effective communication allowed for adjustments to the scope while prioritizing the original timeline and budget.

    “They did a great job keeping the project on track, completing all of their work in just a few months. Their team stayed on time and on budget, despite changes in scope.” -  Partner & CMO, Chief Outsiders

  • 33
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Paragraphs, LLC is a graphic design firm headquartered in Chicago. The team of about 23 employees has worked with clients ranging from small startups to large enterprises. Paragraphs, LLC has specialized in branding and graphic and web design for over three decades since it was founded in 1984.

    Clients
    Coca Cola
    Hyatt
    IBM
    Exelon Corporation
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Paragraphs LLC partnered with a printing manufacturer to work on a branding campaign for the organization. The team at Paragraphs LLC worked to launch an international branding campaign. They created video material and marketing supplements that were transcribed into 13 different languages. The client has seen an increase in sales and partnerships since the branding campaign. The client was impressed with how responsive and organized the team at Paragraphs LLC was. 

    "They’re incredibly dependable in terms of correspondence and delivering results." –Global Director of Environmental and Health Safety, Printing Manufacturer

  • 34
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Starfish is a marketing and creative services firm based in New York City. They were established in 2002, and have 23 employees. Starfish's services include marketing strategy, branding, logo design, media planning, web design, and more.

    Clients
    PwC
    Vornado
    Sharp
    Dunkin Donuts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A consumer technology firm had split from a larger company, and wanted to articulate their talent strategy in a concise, engaging way. Using existing white papers and practices, Starfish designed a well-organized booklet of the client's hiring and career development ideas, which was deployed to offices around the world.

    "Over 700 of the books were delivered to our HR professionals around the globe. We also created PowerPoint presentations based on the creative approach that Starfish developed for the new people strategy...They produced exactly what we needed." — Project Management Director, Consumer Technology Firm

  • 35
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Washington DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients
    Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    Goodwill Industries International
    Honda North America
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Driver designed and launched a website for a nonprofit organization. Social Driver worked closely with the organization throughout the project, constantly guiding them during the process. The website has received positive feedback from the community.

    “They have a very effective in-house approach to project management, which guided us very well through the process of launching the website.” - Former Director of Communications, Nonprofit Organization

  • 36
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    The Yard Creative is a design innovation house located in south London. It was founded in 2007 and now has a team of 19 that provides branding, market research, graphic design, and more.

    Clients
    Rimmel
    iSmash
    JD Sports
    World Vision
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A cosmetics company was releasing a refresh of an old brand and wanted to create a corresponding in-store experience. The Yard Creative researched and provided the client with ideas for the campaign and its implementation.

    "They’re thorough and strategic. When we make requests, they ask us questions about why we think that request will deliver for us. They force us to think about what will get us the results we want—based on the consumer research and sales data, rather than on existing strategies that we may have followed for 10 years but that don’t meet our needs." — Senior Merchandising Manager, Cosmetics Company

  • 37
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Constructive is a leading social impact branding and web design agency based in New York CityFounded in 2000, they have over 20 years of experience helping nonprofits and academic institutions increase their impact. Their team of 13 helps ambitious social impact organizations develop strategies, design brands, and create digital experiences that engage, educate, and activate audiences to advance systemic change.

    Clients
    Harvard University
    World Economic Forum
    The Aspen Institute
    Yale University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Constructive recently helped a civil rights organization improve how it communicates information on its website. They redesigned the website’s backend and frontend, improving the site’s overall functionality and usability.

    “Anyone who has come across our site after our recent launch ... has been blown away by the site. In fact, the website just won a digital communications award for excellence from the Religion Communicators Council.” – Communications Director, Civil Rights Organization

  • 38
    $50,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    At Bulldog Drummond, the team of 20+ employees strives to use innovative design, branding, and marketing to solve business challenges. Based in San Diego, CA since 1997, they offer a mix of branding, digital strategy, marketing research, and print and logo design.

    Clients
    Adidas
    Eddie Bauer
    HR Block
    Mattel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bulldog Drummond led a full rebrand for a large television network to increase ratings, eliminate stereotypes about country music, and attract advertisers. The branding project was both internally and externally focused to ensure employees were positive brand advocates.

    "Bulldog Drummond created a good package for our sales team to take to advertisers. We were able to say, “We are in 92 million homes, and they are not all trailer parks. This is the authenticity and spirit of our audience. What brand does not want to be associated with that?” – Former Senior VP of Marketing & Branding, Television Channel

  • 39
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Sofia Bulgaria

    Ralev.com is a design strategy and digital experience agency founded in 2004 and located in Sofia, Bulgaria. The team of fewer than 50 employees provides branding services to small and midmarket businesses in the consumer products and services, business services, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients
    SBtech
    EU Comission
    Servier
    Societe Generale
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Ralev.com did WordPress website design and development for a trading company. They also designed marketing materials such as brochures. The team was dedicated, and the engagement was successful.

    “They improve with each new project.” – Director Special Projects, Trading Company

  • 40
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 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
    LifeLock
    Kettle Brand Potatoe Chips
    Charles Schwab
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Global Brand Works established a consultancy's new brand using research and information gathering practices. In order to meet the client's needs, Global Brand Works created strategic messaging and visuals that emphasized the rebrand. The client was very happy with the work done by Global Brand Works. 

    "We think their branding looks good and reflects our company values. They were mindful of our budget and worked within our means." – Co-Founder, Consultancy 

  • 41
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dallas 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
    Airbus Helicopters
    Texas Capital Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Spire Agency has been the long-term agency of record for a B2B business bank managing over $25B in assets. They were originally brought on board to help craft the bank's brand strategy, messaging, and positioning. From there, the engagement grew to Spire acting as an almost entirely outsourced marketing team with continued focus on brand strategy, website design and development, and campaign execution.

    “What Spire has created for us is a beautiful, well-received brand." Senior VP of Corporate Marketing, Bank

  • 42
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Chicago IL

    Full-service creative agency BatesMeron Sweet Design offers an array of digital marketing services but specializes in branding, direct marketing, and web design. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, BatesMeron has been around since 2005.

    Clients
    RCN Chicago
    Chicago Flower & Garden Show
    and Kitchfix
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BatesMeron Sweet Design worked on a branding campaign for a career coaching company. The company was about to launch and needed BatesMeron to take their concept and position it through a brand story and branding materials such as a logo and website.

    The Co-Founder of the career coaching company was impressed by BatesMeron’s ideation process.

    “BatesMeron has a pretty neat process that they follow. They make it super easy as a client to take the anxiety out of the overwhelming task of figuring out who you are and how you want to represent yourself.” – Co-Founder, Career Coaching Company

  • 43
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Beverly Hills CA

    Trixmedia is a Beverly Hills, Calif. digital marketing and web design agency with fewer than 50 employees on staff. Since its founding in 2003, the agency has specialized in web design, web development, and branding.

    Clients
    Hilton
    Norman Buckley
    Coca-Cola
    Paris Bloom
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Trixmedia designed multiple websites for a health therapy company. Along with the websites, they provided design marketing collateral, including brochures and logo design. The client now relies on Trixmedia for all marketing projects. 

    "[Trixmedia] is great at communication and giving design advice while also being cognizant of our concerns. They’re undoubtedly creative and capable of getting things done fast." – SVP, Health Therapy Company

  • 44
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    C42D is a branding agency based in New York. Since 2010, the agency and its team of eight have been specializing in web design, branding, and UX/UI design. 

    Clients
    Youtube
    Adidas
    Google
    Reebok
    Industries
    Notable Project

     A health insurance plan company needed a rebranding when the Affordable Care Act took effect. C42D conducted research and created content to be implemented on an updated website. C42D created digital, print, and messaging for the client. 

    "Everyone at C42D took the time to understand our business, resulting in accurate and impressive work." - Founder of Health Plan Company

  • 45
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Diego CA

    Ignyte is a branding agency that was founded in 2013 in San Diego. The agency's team of 12 offers branding, market research, web design, and logo design services to clients in the health care, energy, consumer products, advertising, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    MOSAIC
    Ace Electric
    Mantra Yoga & Juice
    Vista Community Clinic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A mountain adventures company hired Ignyte to boost its web presence and branding. Ignyte rebuilt the client's website and helped rebrand the company to better appeal to customers.

    "All of the steps in the process put us through a self-discovery phase and helped us better understand why we’re in business, what we’re selling, how we’re selling it, and who our customers are. The brand strategy was a really beautiful outcome that I didn’t expect." - Owner, Mountain Adventures Company

  • 46
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Cornelius NC

    Founded in Chicago in 1987, Killian Branding is an advertising industry veteran. Their expert team offers a multitude of services, including advertising, branding, mobile and app marketing, email marketing, and marketing strategy.

    Clients
    AT&T
    McDonalds
    Dell
    Creighton University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A fast food restaurant enlisted Killian Branding to develop a corporate identity for them. Killian Branding helped the client pinpoint its consumer base, created marketing materials, and determined relevant touchpoints.

    “They’re excellent. Overall, they have a very good approach and bring together all the pieces and present them in an organized manner, even though they’re 10,000 miles away.” – Owner, Fast Food Restaurant

  • 47
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Jose CA

    Brighter Naming is a branding agency headquartered in San Jose, Calif. The agency was founded in 2001 and has fewer than 5 employees. Brighter Naming specializes in branding, but also offers SEO and logo services. The majority of the agency's clients are enterprise businesses.

    Clients
    Pearson Learning
    Fluke Networks
    Qstride
    Oil States Research
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Brighter Naming created a modern name and tagline for a software company. The client felt that the name was catchy, but also strongly showcased their brand's message.

    "We love the tagline. It’s a supply chain visibility product where we’re actually making supply chains smarter, and the tagline ‘visibly smart’ just really rings, resonates." - President & Owner, Software Company

  • 48
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York City NY

    IdeaWork Studios is a full-service advertising, development, and design agency founded in 1999. Headquartered in New York City, the company also has offices in Santa Barbara, CA and Las Vegas, NV. The team of more than 20 employees offers branding, web design, web development, and other marketing and design services such as logo and packaging design and email marketing.

    Clients
    Hard Rock Cafe
    Caesar's Entertainment
    Yahoo!
    MGM Resorts
    Industries
    Notable Project

    After a wellness resort was acquired by another company, it needed to rebrand and hired IdeaWork Studios. The project included creating a new name and logo for the resort, updating its website to reflect the new branding, and launching an advertising campaign.

    "The level of creativity they showed for a complete rebranding was impressive. We needed to take the resort in a completely different direction, and they did it very quickly. It was impressive what they understood about the brand and what they put forward from a presentation standpoint." – Director of Sales and Marketing, Wellness Resort

  • 49
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Atlanta GA

    Vigor is a Philadelphia-based branding and marketing agency that was founded in 2003. The agency's team of 6 specializes in branding, marketing strategy, advertising, and packaging design for clients in the restaurant and beverage industries.

    Clients
    Zaxby's
    Steak 'n;Shake
    Erik's Delicafe
    Johnny's Pizza House
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A restaurant franchise hired Vigor for a complete brand overhaul that better aligns with current trends. Vigor helped the company with the rebranding, including a plan to create new logos, menu designs, company name, and a fresher look.

    "The greatest thing about Vigor is their passion for what they believe in. We completely rejected their first recommendations, but they kept at it, creating mockups for every aspect of the rebrand. They presented these designs to us, and we ultimately decided they had been right all along." - President, Restaurant Franchise

  • 50
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    FINE is a digital brand agency with offices in San Francisco and Portland, Ore. FINE's specialty is branding, but the team of nearly 70 also is skilled in web design, web development, and SEO. Founded in 1994, they have nearly 25 years of experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to startups. 

    Clients
    Cisco
    Kimpton Hotels
    Apple
    Anchor Brewing
    Industries
    Notable Project

    FINE developed a new branding strategy for a catering company that included a new website with a live stream and a new logo. The client was impressed with the increase in web traffic after working with FINE. 

    "We’ve seen steady growth since we started SEO development, and monthly traffic was up roughly 250% after last year’s relaunch. Client feedback is tremendous, and our site sets the bar for our competitors." – Founder, Global Gourmet Catering 

  • 51
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Pacifica CA

    Heirloom is a branding agency in Pacifica, Calif. and San Francisco. Founded in 2015, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve clients in a variety of sectors. Their services are centralized in branding.

    Clients
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    Alongside
    Corelight
    GE
    Notable Project

    Heirloom provided branding services for an insurance technology company. They revamped the client’s identity with a new logo and handled messaging strategy. The branding has received positive customer feedback.

    “I had their personal assurance that the senior executives themselves would work on my project, and then they did what they promised.” – Founder, Insurance Technology Company

  • 52
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Founded in 2017, LoveGunn is a London-based branding and design firm. Their team of fewer than 10 serves small to midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Services include branding as well as web, UX/UI, and graphic design.

    Clients
    Chelsea Football Club
    Jungle Creations
    Iconic Labs
    Jealous Sweets
    Industries
    Notable Project

    LoveGunn provided branding and design services to a plant-based candy company. After conducting a competitive analysis, the team began drawing up a brand look as well as packaging. Their efforts increased the candy company’s market reach and revenue.

    “As a result of working with LoveGunn, we’ve managed to get our products into one of the top two supermarkets in the UK. As a result, we’ve tripled our revenue in one year.” — Co-Founder, Plant-Based Candy Company

  • 53
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Milwaukee WI

    THIEL is a marketing agency founded in 1981. Based in Milwaukee, with additional offices in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio, the team of 39 specializes in advertising, branding, and digital strategy. They primarily focus on serving midmarket clients in the business services and advertising & marketing industries. 

    Clients
    Young Dental
    Snap-on
    Linden Street Partners
    Oral-B
    Industries
    Notable Project

    THIEL Design worked on brand profile development for an IT company. The team created a brand profile through customer, competitor, and employee interviews. They also produced a new web design, logo, and tagline. Overall, the client was impressed with the results of the project. 

    "THIEL Design really knew how to bring out our brand story. I was really impressed by all the interviews they conducted. The customer voice was such an important part of this project."                                                           — VP of Business Development, IT Company

  • 54
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Washington DC

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Clients
    The North Face
    International Rescue Committee
    Lexus
    Subaru
    Notable Project

    niftic agency was hired by an international trade agency that needed custom software to improve their ability to manage the backend of several brands' websites. niftic agency also developed a chatbot that could automatically screen leads, helping the client manage their high volume of inbound marketing.

    "They’re more engineering-based and utility-driven, which we like because it gives us an honest read on them. It also means that when a product goes awry—which they all do in some way—they’ll handle it well. That’s what we care about." - CEO, International Trade Agency

  • 55
    Undisclosed
    50 - 249 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    R2integrated is a national digital agency with offices in Baltimore, Md., Seattle, St. Louis, New York, and Silicon Valley, Calif. With over 200 employees, this agency uses web development, creative design, brand strategy, and search services to produce the best marketing strategies for their clients.

    Clients
    Mastercard
    Hershey’s
    Microsoft
    Atlantic Health
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Maryland credit union hired R2integrated for their digital marketing expertise. The work included content development and a SEO/PPC campaign. While the credit union didn’t have previous experience with monitoring search and digital strategy, they reported an increase in social media traffic and progress from the campaigns.

    “We feel extremely justified in the number of resources we invest in their services. They add considerable value to our business.” – Digital Marketing Manager, Credit Union

  • 56
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    UNIT Partners is a branding and graphic design agency based in San Francisco and founded in 1996. UNIT Partners' team of more than 200 employees has more than two decades of experience in web design, branding, and marketing strategy. The firm mainly works with small- and mid-sized businesses but has experience working with large enterprises as well. 

    Clients
    Kia Motors
    Jamba Juice
    Mercedes-Benz
    Taiwanese Shaved Ice
    Industries
    Notable Project

    UNIT Partners was tasked with helping a restaurant group redo its branding. UNIT Partners designed new menus, a new logo, and websites in order to meet the client's needs and emphasize the rebrand. The team at UNIT Partners also initiated marketing messages that reflected the rebrand. The client was very impressed with the team at UNIT Partners professionalism and devotion to the project. 

    "I felt like they were always looking out for what was best for me as the client. UNIT's number one priority is not to get it done, but to get it done right, no matter if it takes twenty tries or if it takes two tries. "-CEO, Restaurant Group 

  • 57
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Massive Media is a full-service digital agency based in Vancouver, Canada, with a team of about 15. Since 2012, they have provided branding, digital and marketing strategy, web design, and advertising services for clients in hospitality, leisure, real estate, and more.

    Clients
    CBC
    Staples
    Microsoft
    Shaw
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Massive Media created and implemented a social media ad campaign for two television series. The also advised the client on profitable outreach strategies for various other platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Their work has received positive feedback from investors and the audiences. 

    "Their team remained professional, insightful, and responsive throughout the engagement. They were quick to send back drafts and iterations on creative and their agility made the whole process seamless."–Story Editor, Entertainment Company

  • 58
    $75,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    The O Group is a branding agency headquartered in New York. Founded in 1986, the agency and its team of over 15 are experts in web design, advertising, branding and logo design. 

    Clients
    Salvatore Ferragamo
    American Kennel Club
    Lacoste
    The Ritz-Carlton
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The O Group was hired by a startup beauty company for its branding services. Its work included creating a logo, running social media, packaging a website and producing photos. 

    "I appreciate the personal service. The O Group has the ability to offer big brand agency work despite having a smaller size. They aren’t as costly as larger providers, but the service quality is the same." - Founder & CEO of Beauty Brand

  • 59
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Idea Grove is a digital strategy company that was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dallas. The company is made up of 33 employees and specializes in PR, web design, and content marketing. 

    Clients
    Amazon
    Chrome River
    KwikBoost
    NEC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Idea Grove partnered with an IT consulting firm where they helped redesign their website and implement a digital marketing strategy to improve online traffic for their client. They helped design a new logo for the company and implemented SEO services that helped increase search results for the companies website. 

    "The project managers are top notch. They’re always available for calls and local meetings." – Marketing Manager, IT Consulting Firm 

  • 60
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    Theory SF is a San Francisco-based creative agency. The agency was founded in 2015 and has a team of 2 that provides a variety of services including branding, marketing strategy, web design, advertising, digital strategy, and more.

    Clients
    Cisco
    SF Museum of Modern Art
    EcoTerra
    Net Gear
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A radio station was undergoing a rebranding of their entire network and needed to overhaul various parts of their online presence. Theory SF conducted market research in order to redesign their website as a fitting part of their overall rebranding.

    "They’re highly professional, but also down-to-earth people that feel like part of our team. The team’s industry knowledge is incredible and they’re not afraid to think outside the box." — Program Director, Radio Station

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