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Posted by Anonymous on
9/21/2011 at 12:08 AM ET
Looking for a funny and edgy tagline, phrase, or slogan, to be able to display on our website..
We are a graphic and web design company. The company's name is Alpha Media House. Our current "slogan" is "redefining creativity", but we're looking for something funny, edgy, or bold to be able to show under the slider images on our home page.
Just to give you two concepts we were starting with:
1-- We're like magicians but on computers
(not funny, not even edgy or bold, which is why we scrapped it)
2-- Someone call PETA because we're killin it with this mouse! (too controversial, edgy, but not really wanting to offend anyone)
3-- We're like pablo picasso, except without the weird faces
(eh..... it's weak)
Looking for a phrase thats "bold" and "confident" yet funny!
Hopefully this makes sense, I can provide more details if necessary.
9/21/2011 at 8:32 AM
You're right...none of this is any good IMHO.
But...why does it need to be "Like" someone else. That isn't BOLD. "Like Henny Youngman, but he's an older, fat guy..."
We're like Manny, Moe and Jack, except they fix cars. We don't fi cars....but help do you to present your business graphics so everyone will know you're a great company to do business with.
While us.....and us....Pay No Attention to those guys in the back with the big red noses and big yellow shoes, and purple hair.
9/21/2011 at 9:32 AM
Get Your Business Noticed
Professional Creativity Experts
9/21/2011 at 9:56 AM
Like Helen Keller; Our Skills Are Amazing
Tweaking Every Project up to 'Eleven'.
Never A Dull Moment!
9/21/2011 at 10:45 AM
I think that Nova Hammer is closest on the scale of what we're trying to accomplish, but we're still not there yet. It doesn't have to be "like" anyone else, it was just a reference to get our point across that we're like _____.
@Monmark - i'm not sure what you were going for on these but their not really "bold" or "edgy" enough
@Jay Hamilton - too simple, no boldness!
@NovaHammer - hahah #1 was great, but I don't know if that is too insulting as a business to post. I like #2 but I'm looking for funny too
9/21/2011 at 5:39 PM
You think it's Hot in Cleveland? You should try Houston!
Alpha... it ain't just for Greeks anymore
9/21/2011 at 7:18 PM
First, although I am NOT a lawyer and this is NOT legal advice, were I in your boots, I'd avoid at all costs all proper names of companies and individuals (whether the latter are alive or dead is not the point.
Your use of the Picasso name is a potential violation of the estate of Pablo Picasso and a definite violation of the Paloma Picasso name.
Likewise any use of the name "Hot in Cleveland". AVOID this name at all costs. TVLand Television own the rights to that name and you do NOT want to mess with them because they'll mire you in legal red tape that will shut you down, thereby rendering any use (or, indeed need) of a tag line a moot point.
So, consider CAREFULLY what edge you want to be on.
The problem with all things "edgy" is that generally, the only people looking for them are other creatives. As a concept, "edgy" is a blight: it communicates little if anything of value to the customer (remember them? Customers? They're the ones that pay us).
Forget being on the edge. Things on the edge tend to fall off (good stuff breeze and all that).
Instead, consider being in the middle, consider being the point of focus, consider being the right choice for the right client.
We'll help you attract more customers.
Our design solutions help build your business.
9/21/2011 at 9:19 PM
funny is in the 'ear of the beholder' so to speak and that is diff. to presume for every potential client....double entendres might work, but again do they (these new tag lines) answer the question/problem your client needs solving?
If a statement of encouragement, mindset position or the idea of marching to a different drummer is your goal then maybe .... but funny for everyone?? Umpossible!
I'm a big 'edge' fan ... since no one else is out there ...more visibility for you and your firm if that is your niche!
"hic sunt dracones", "here are dragons" said to be used to keep others away on maps...from where the good stuff really was.
Free range, value added ideas - seems to be what you advocate .... say that in a bold way that doesn't isolate you from your potential serious clients too and you have it.
Becareful there is big difference between being thought of as a Brainstormer or a Barnstormer.
9/22/2011 at 10:08 AM
Sorry, can't let this go ....hooking up with the Chicken Ranch idea..
'Free Range' Designs - With Extra Strut!
10/2/2011 at 9:39 AM
I am closing this question since there hasn''t been any activity in 10 days.
Thanks for participating!
Carrie (Production Editor)
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