(The Home Depot)
Home Depot needed a name for its house-label products that would support the master brand and provide a seal of confidence and quality.
Acronyms have proven effective in aspirational categories like automotive, and we saw an opportunity to leverage the same idea for tools. Three simple letters reference the master brand in a fresh and distinctive way. Lexicon’s linguistic research showed that, in this context, ‘X’ connotes energy, excellence, and the sense of something premium.
As old as the marketplace itself, the consumer products category is perhaps the most crowded and well-trodden space to carve out a new idea. In this domain, getting your name to stand out is as important and perhaps as difficult as developing the right product in the first place.
Some Consumer Brands We've Named: