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NameGirl® was founded by Kimberly Rose, a former VP/Dir. of marketing and a published author and journalist to focus exclusively on naming and brand positioning.

 

NameGirl® combines her 20+ years as a marketing exec and writer for a truly original, international point of view for strategic naming and branding needs.

 

As an Internet Strategist for Monster.com, Kim consulted with Fortune 500 companies in New England on building private label web solutions. She was formerly a VP & sales/marketing director for national and international companies such as Cartier, where she learned some great lessons on branding.

 

Kim’s short stories and flash fiction are currently available at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles (in a real book), iBook, iTunes, Wraparound South, Yahoo! and Medium, where she was in the top 10% of writers and readers for 2016.   She’s written feature articles and short stories for  newspapers, magazines and  books including The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel’s  XS magazine, and The Superyachts.  Her short story “Photo Finish,” from the book “The Moment” (Harper Perennial 2012) was highlighted on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, and on the Emily Rooney show.

 

Kim loves to write six words stories (www.sixwordmemoirs.com) in her “spare time” with her kids.  (Favorites include, ”It’s the words unsaid that linger.”  ”I didn’t forget, just didn’t remember.”  ”The truth isn’t worth lying about.”  ”Moments are best when you’re there.”)

 

Kim brings to the table a linguistic fluency that gives you an edge with names that are unique and recognizable in the new global economy.

Fluent in French, her first language, and with a working knowledge of Spanish, Kim grew up listening to a multitude of languages in Miami. She spent summers in polyglot Switzerland where her mom was born.

 

“My mom spoke five language, in Switzerland, that’s not unusual. My grandmother spoke seven languages, and she loved to talk about words, how funny they were, how one word in one language meant something in another. She had rooms lined with books, floor to ceilings, some four hundred years old.  I would spend hours reading in her apartment overlooking Lac Leman.  She introduced me to Hemingway, Steinbeck…but short stories remain my favorite.  Naming is a natural extension of story-telling to me.  You’re reducing a company’s story down to its most minimal form.  It’s a process of reduction, reducing it down to its essential elements.”