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Argus Name :: The Directors Cut

Film directors often say that the best footage is left on the cutting room floor. With that in mind I want to throw out a few names that were subject to the proverbial knife. They are:

In addition to these names there is one name I was saving for another use but I absolutely love:


It's fun, short and conveys the value we put on ideas and innovation. I could definitely see myself in an izea t-shirt... how about you?

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Lisa Marie Mary said...

I like this IZEA!! That's a good one - I also like Cloudshout - it seems to portray to me the things you described to us about the new system...advers being bloggers, bloggers being advers, whole new ways to interact, buzz building, social interaction.

But my favorite part about Cloudshout, is that it is gentle, but firm, permeation of 'my name' in your it's out there, it's everywhere, but, it's so quiet and gentle, you're not sure where it came from.

It's 'my brand' tickling your ears consistently - relentlessly...

I can't even quite explain what I'm trying to say, but, it's just the first thoughts I had on the name Cloudshout.

Like I'm there (my brand) - I'm up in your face, but, I'm just tickling...gently....

Make any sense?

Or should I just go back to my idealistic, hippie, nutjob cave?


Oct 2, 2007 10:09:01 AM

Tina Silva said...

Definitely IZEA!!
It's easy to remember, catchy, and has a great concept behind the name.

That is my vote!

Oct 2, 2007 10:32:46 AM

Tina Silva said...

Can I get a shirt too??? hahaha

Oct 2, 2007 10:34:01 AM

Lisa said...

My vote is for izea

Oct 2, 2007 10:40:51 AM

Breezie said...

I like this the best of any so far...IZEA

Oct 2, 2007 10:41:34 AM

Colleen said...

Izea is the lesser of all the evils presented. And you'll get traffic from people who are looking for Ikea :-)

Oct 2, 2007 10:45:53 AM

Ryan said...

Izea is much, much better than all of your previously suggestions.

Oct 2, 2007 10:47:26 AM

Tracie said...

Izea is certainly better than the others.. but you could run into issues with Ikea...

Oct 2, 2007 11:23:50 AM

Nick said...

Izea is so much better than any of the others.

Oct 2, 2007 11:35:03 AM

Lisa said...

Count me in on the IZEA bandwagon. Plus, the logo is pretty wicked!

Oct 2, 2007 11:45:04 AM

Lori said...

I agree with the others...IZEA sounds good!

Oct 2, 2007 11:49:18 AM

techie said...

Let us all become Izeaites. I agree that this is the best.

Oct 2, 2007 12:20:28 PM

Sue said...

IZEA is brilliant in my humble opinion :)

Oct 2, 2007 12:29:06 PM

suni said...

I think you were just saving this one till everyone hated the others enough to like this one best ;) j/k

I like izea much better.

Oct 2, 2007 12:29:38 PM

The Big Fez said...

Makes me think of Sweedish flatpack furniture, but I do like it better than the others.

Oct 2, 2007 12:31:04 PM

Jamie said...

<3 izea

Oct 2, 2007 12:40:24 PM

NeoBluePanther said...

From all the names that I have seen suggested on here, IZEA seems to be the best.

Oct 2, 2007 1:44:32 PM

Martin Betts said...

Sorry, guys, not overly impressed by any of the names so far. I'd agree that Izea is probably the best of the bunch but that's not saying a lot. As has been said before, it is too close to Ikea and also to a certain brand of toilet paper that used to be all you could get in our local comprehensive when we kids (not a good thing, is what I'm trying to say).

I don't think that any of the names have the immediacy that PayPerPost does. Perhaps this is deliberate, but it seems a backward step. When you see the name PayPerPost, you have an understanding of what is involved. None of these new name suggestions give you that.

Also, why change? You're starting to build a brand and get recognition (all publicity is good publicity) so why throw that away? Could you not just develop it, a sort of PPP:TNG sort of thing?

Oct 2, 2007 2:15:28 PM

Tim said...

Oh what a set-up! You gave us the "throwaways" first, knowing we'd slam them - this was the one you wanted all along!

Yeah, it's good.... but I still vote for Cloudshout, or my mistaken version, CloudSHOT. ;-)


Oct 2, 2007 2:49:45 PM

Tim said...

By the way, will that mean we'll now all be called "Izzies"? Hmmm....

Oct 2, 2007 2:53:06 PM

Tricia said...

Tim no we'd probably be called Izealists. LOL

Yeah I like the name. You tricked us good!

Oct 2, 2007 3:20:36 PM

Jimbo said...

And this is why I always prefer the Director's cut!

IZea is catchy, easy to type and memorise. It also does not sound like a cheap bubblegum or a candy bar.

Those other three,, and are like director's commentary which nobody ever listens to!

One last customer feedback: For the love of mankind, quit watching Japanese cartoons at work!

Oct 2, 2007 3:43:04 PM

Ryan said...

Izea isn't bad. But these cutesy made up word sounding names are a (very annoying) passing fad. Why jump on the bandwagon?

Oct 2, 2007 3:49:43 PM

Tina Kubala said...

Izea is good. Saving ideas is like saving the good china for special occasions - you'll get more use if you use it if you put it on the table...

Oct 2, 2007 4:50:37 PM

Laurie said...

I like it, AND the logo! :)

Oct 2, 2007 5:01:44 PM

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