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Hubby Needs Catchy Phrase For Tile Co. Bus. Cards

Posted by Anonymous on 250 Points
My husband has been in the Ceramic Tile industry for some 30 years. We now need new business cards and such to help out his business. He specializes in ceramic tile, stone and marble.
A nice catchy phrase for his cards and or business would be great this can be fun and or serious. Any help would be greatly appreciated. By the way his name is Stan Smith.


  • Posted on Accepted
    I'm guessing that the business doesn't have its own unique name, just the Stan Smtih... So, let's start with a catchy name:

    Stan's Stunning Stonework

    Tagline: Stunning Stone's Turning Heads

    or: Make Stan's Stones a Part of your Style

    Good luck, Debi
  • Posted by ReadCopy on Member
    Walls and Floors
    "We have got it covered"
  • Posted by ReadCopy on Member
    It would be useful to understand the positioning, does he just sell cost effective products, or are there high quality Italian tiles ?
  • Posted by Deremiah *CPE on Member
    While looking for catchy phrases may be an acceptable way to go after a tagline I think the following will help to stimulate you more than anything. (try the following)

    Dear Angy Marie,

    even in basic name creation or "idea generation" establishing a starting point often requires establishing purpose. Taking the steps using the following information below will start, direct and lead that process in the right direction for you.

    A business name should be the out growth of the market you are trying to reach. ---All names including "A new business name" must have some part or a lot of the following comments also made by my three expert friends who participate in our forum below.

    "Your tag line should be 'catchy' and it should speak directly to your target audience and differentiation. A good place to start is to make a list of all the things that differentiate your offerings from your competitors. Then think about which of those differentiators is compelling to your target audience."

    MGOODMAN provides these great suggestions...
    "Who is the target audience? That's the most important input we need in order to help you with the name. Once we understand who the target audience is, the next question will be "What is the most important benefit they will realize if they use your service?" What makes you different from and better than your competitors?"

    JBTRON offers a great deal of insight on this...
    "To really be successful with this query in KHE, your query demands answers to a number of questions regarding your product that will help guide the naming process:

    -WHAT ARE your USPs? Why would someone go to you v. any of the other businesses?

    -WHERE are you located?

    -WHAT are the short- and long-term business goals for the company, and how are you going to market this new brand in a very large arena with few real players?

    -WHAT are your company’s Core Proposition and Brand Personality?

    Core Prop: What makes you different? Tagline. USPs in a phrase.


    Bounty: The quicker picker-upper.


    Describe the product as a person. What is this person’s personality? Outgoing? Vivacious? Mysterious? Is this person an over-achiever? Friendly?

    All these will lead to a series of statements, attributes and directions that are called a Creative Brief. With the properly developed Created Brief, virtually anyone can come up with a name that works."

    This will get us started. By completely answering these questions it would make it much easier to provide you with a name that provokes your clientele to seek your business out over the others. Is there anything else I can do for you?

    Your Servant, Deremiah, *CPE (Customer Passion Evangelist)
  • Posted on Member
    StanSmith Stoneworks
    "Marble, Ceramic, and Tile Specialties"

    Set In Stone by StanSmith
    "Custom marble, Ceramic, and Tile stoneworks"

    StanSmith Specialties
    "Specialty Marble, Ceramic, and Tile Stoneworks"

  • Posted by chough on Member
    Stan's Tiles.
    For marble & ceramic smiles!

  • Posted by chough on Member
    Other ideas: How about a tile shaped business card? Or make a mosaic spelling out the chosen name and photograph it as the logotype?
  • Posted by ReadCopy on Member
    The Best Tiles by Miles

  • Posted by SRyan ;] on Member
    Like so many have already said, your tagline should reflect what's unique about you. Since you haven't participated in this conversation for the past week, we'll just keep making wild guesses here for Tile Man Stan.

    "Your discount source for ceramic, stone and marble."
    "Your source for premium ceramic, stone and marble."
    "The design source for the latest ceramic, stone and marble."
    "The builder's source for ceramic, stone and marble."
    "Vast selection, fast delivery, best prices."

    See what I mean?   ;]

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