As faithful readers will know, I am currently not working (at least for anyone that is paying me). One route I am considering is starting my own marketing consultancy firm. This hypothetical business will need a name. I look to my friend Clayton, who does photography. He frequently shoots live perfomances, and came up with the very clever name show stoppers.
I have considered arrogant things like Marketing for Geniuses. Of course, copyright infringement precludes me using this particular image, but you get the idea. Still in the arrogant vein, Watershed Marketing, Marketing Mastermind, Advanced Marketing Consultants, ZOMGMarketing, Elite Marketing, L33tMarketing and others drift though my head.
More mainstream ideas run the gamut: Brooks Marketing, Marketing by Brooks, Brooks on Marketing, Business by Brooks, Brooks Marketing Consultants, Brooks Marketing Wisdom, etc.
Then there’s the more cutesy strain like Pied Piper Marketing, Magnetic Marketing, or Entice Marketing (some of you will get a chuckle from that).
Any votes? Or even better, any superior ideas? I need to file for my HST number this week, so time is of the essence. Hey! Marketing Essence!
Thanks in advance to my friends and colleagues.
P.S. I’m still cool with the idea of a “real” job too, so don’t stop spreading the word…
April 28, 2010 at 4:45 pm
Put Marketing on your website title and header, but give the company a name that doesn’t have Marketing in it, in case you end up doing more than that. Amazon isn’t Amazon Books (they do a lot more than that now), and Apple isn’t even Apple Computer anymore.
My company is the Penmachine Media Company because I managed to get the domain, and “Media Company” was as general as I could get according to the B.C. naming rules back in 2000-2001.
brooksomatic.com and brooksville.ca are available, for instance, if you want to use your name.