"Brand" is a word that gets bandied about ("brandied about") quite a bit in our industry. The creative folks at Canadian branding firm Compass360 must have had a quiet day… they've come up with this list of hilarious, made-up branding terms.
Brandiose - A glaringly obvious overestimation of a brand's importance (also referred to as Delusions of Brandeur).
- Brandwidth - The maximum amount of potential the brand can reach (mathematically equivalent to the number of Facebook "Likes" a brand's page may garner).
- Brandpa - A grand old brand.
- "Jumping on The Brandwagon" - Following a trend pioneered first by another brand in a a manner that provokes blog commenters to cry "rip off!".
- The 10 Combrandments - Thou shalt make the logo bigger. Repeat 9 times.
- Brandwhich - Many brands crammed together garishly in a miniscule space.
- Brandsome - A truly magnificent speciment of a brand, with unparalleled attention to the four C's pf branding: Concept, Counterform, Contrast and Kerning.
- Brandicapped - A brand that has the courage to soldier on for decades despite ite crippling issues. Think MySpace, America OnLine
- "Brand Spanking New" - Innovative fetish brands.
- Amperbrand - Any brand that conjoins with one or more additional brands without any effort to clarify or minimalise its name (e.g. PriceWaterhouseCoopersDraperPrice)
- Brandellabra - An archaic brand with a multi-pronged strategic approach and tendancy to fizzle out over time.
- The Promised Brand - Heaven for creatives; the place where all free thinkers aspeire to be, and spend their entire careers attempting to reach. Also commonly referred to someone else's blog.
- B-Rand - Second-rate or derivitive branding that looks uncomfortably similar to the work of Paul Rand.
- Brandgelina - The merger of two brands of incredibly strong genes (ie: Disney Pixar)
- Brandito - A brand that waits for another brand to pave the way, only to steal its thunder by doing the exact same thing.
- Brandstanding - The holding of wholly inappropriate or unrelated promotional events such as extreme cheese cycling (BrieMX) or a rock concert for an energy drink (GatorAid).
- Brandom - A brand that appears out of nowhere, makes no sense, and becomes quickly irrelevant (New Coke, Sarah Palin).
- Contrabrand - A brand so malformed and ill-conceived it should be illegal.
- Brandelions - Garnish brands that appear where they are neither welcome nor relevant.