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How to name your paparazzi business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your paparazzi business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our paparazzi business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Frisky Flashes
- Gorgeous & Glossed
- Celebrity Carousel
- Celebra Obscura
- Starborn Stills
- VIP Vignettes
- A-List Fix
- Blockbuster Shutterbugs
- Legacy Celebs
- Luxe & Bux
- Starlit Starlets
- Venture VIPs
- VIP & Verve
- Panache Pix
- Pique Photos
- Exposure Et-Al
#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Starlet”, “Blockbuster”, “Celebrity” and “Shutterbug”, you can see that while these words can be related to paparazzi photography, they also suggest that you can expect an A-List experience from this business or brand. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great paparazzi business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a sense of mystery and intrigues those who might want to hire a celebrity photographer.
This name conveys an aura of class and suggests some very classy pictures of celebrities.
This name conveys the idea of fast, effective pictures of celebrities that will suit the desires of customers.
This name conveys the idea of photographing fabulous celebrities in a way that is easy to remember.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great paparazzi business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful paparazzi businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
TMZ (Thirty-Mile Zone) includes a reference involving a city where many celebrities can be found. Because of this, it appeals more to locals and also boasts an ability to get photos of celebrities.
Celebrities Uncensored was a program aired by US celebrity entertainment network ‘E’ and promoted the scandalous nature that paparazzi photographs can take. They also have a catchy name through a rhythmic pronunciation in the name: Celebrities Uncensored.
Closer simply states the ability of this paparazzi business to get up close and personal with celebrities. Consequently, it really sounds appealing to those who want the best celebrity pictures.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused paparazzi terms like pictures, photos or camera. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real paparazzi business named “Celebrities Uncensored “.
This name makes it very clear that they can achieve good pictures of celebrities and have no squabbles with trying to get the scandalous pictures as well as the elegant.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Celeb Capture, Celebrities Unscensored)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Celebra Obscura – Obscura refers to a specific aspect in photography)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable paparazzi business names could be:
- Pudama Photos
- Koratu Photos
- Dumina Photos
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Blitz Cameras and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like BlitzzCameras, Blitzocam or Bliitzcam.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.