I travel frequently on business and pleasure and come across some very creative business names, signs, and taglines. Some of them are hilarious. For a long time I’ve been meaning to collect and compile a list of some of my favorites. But I don’t include the ones that have become well-known, like Nike’s “Just do it” or the “Got milk” dairy slogan.
Why publish such a list? It’s simple. I hope they inspire you to get creative and to not take life — or your business — too seriously. If you want help in creating a tagline or slogan, there are “generators” available to help you. Just do an internet search under “tagline generator” or “slogan generator” but be careful. Your tagline or slogan should be screened by a trademark attorney to help ensure that it is not in use or the intellectual property of someone else. Should you receive the all clear, then consider registering it as your intellectual property.
A chain email I received contained some good examples, so I include some of them below. Regrettably, the source was undisclosed so I can’t give credit where credit is due. Regardless, if you have any nominations for the list, let me know, as I’ll be updating it from time to time and would be glad to consider your nominee(s).
Car Dealer: The best way to get back on your feet – miss a car payment. (Location unknown)
Cookware Store: Pans on Fire (Pleasanton CA)
Electrician’s Truck: Let us remove your shorts. (Location unknown)
Food Truck: Instrucktional: The “how to” guide for starting a food truck biz by Off the Grid. (San Francisco, CA, emphasis added)
Funeral Home: Drive carefully. We’ll wait. (Location unknown)
Gynecologist’s Office: Dr. Jones, at your cervix. (Location unknown)
Hospital Maternity Room Door: “Push. Push. Push.” (Location unknown)
Muffler Shop: “No appointment necessary. We hear you coming.” (Location unknown)
Non-smoking Area: If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action. (Location unknown)
Optometrist’s Office: If you don’t see what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. (Location unknown)
Plumber’s Truck: We repair what your husband fixed. (Location unknown)
Plumber’s truck: Don’t sleep with a drip. Call your plumber. (Location unknown)
Restaurant: Don’t stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up. (Location unknown)
Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday’s Meals on Wheels (Location unknown)
Septic Tank Truck: Caution – This truck is full of political promises. (Location unknown)
Tire Shop: Invite us to your next blowout. (Location unknown)
Tire Truck: In the Name of Jesus Used Tires (Phoenix AZ)
Veterinarian’s Waiting Room: Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!” (Location unknown)
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