Exploring brand names does not just mean choosing the name you like best on paper, but the one that will give to the brand the best competitive advantage. Creating a name is not about looking for a perfect one rather than a meaningful one, consistent with the desired personality, distinctive for the market, and ownable from a legal standpoint.
During the Phase 1 (Brand Strategy) of this project all internal stakeholders were asked to answer a brief questionnaire to gather from them impartial data and concrete opinions about the new brand name. The survey was based on different technics, which helped to deep dive into the different angles and perspectives of the various people directly involved in the process. Based on the results of this survey, complemented by the tire business insights and extensive competitive analysis, a compelling brand strategy was crafted, stating the brand’s purpose, positioning, personality, and values. In one word the brand's DNA.
Based on the brand brief develop in the previous phase, the 5 semantic dominant traits (Authority, Innovation, Strength, Mythology and Reliability) have been explored, creating a master list of 300 potential names.
Finished the Market Survey, the master list of 300 names initially ideated, have been reduced to a final panel of 3 alternatives that led to the winning name (Phase 4 and 5).