NIGAZ With Attitude – Branding #fail

The perils of international branding have once again been highlighted with the news of Russian gas giant Gazprom’s new joint venture with Nigerian firm NNPC — to be called Nigaz. (The logo on the left is a selfmade mockup) While the origin of the name is easily explained — a conjunction of the words “Nigeria”… Continue reading NIGAZ With Attitude – Branding #fail

Bing Means Disease In Chinese

Some of you might have heard of Microsoft’s new search engine which was being developed in stealth mode under the name of Kumo. Now that it’s nearly ready to “fight” Google’s dominance Microsoft announced the official name bing and will launch a $100 million marketing campaign to introduce the brand. Too bad, bing means disease… Continue reading Bing Means Disease In Chinese