SurveyMonkey Misfires with Momentive Move

SurveyMonkey took the Google --> Alphabet approach to expansion, instead of the Mailchimp --> Mailchimp approach. Now the company has two, conjoined brands to support and promote, and in doing so have created what's known as the Siamese Twins conundrum.

By
Mike Geraci
|
November 12, 2021

In Episode 5 of The SaaS Brand Strategy Show, we tear down the pros/cons of SurveyMonkey's misguided growth naming strategy.

SurveyMonkey took the Google --> Alphabet approach to expansion, instead of the Mailchimp --> Mailchimp approach. Now the company has two, conjoined brands to support and promote, and in doing so have created what's known as the Siamese Twins conundrum.

In Episode 5 of The SaaS Brand Strategy Show, we:
- Discuss the pros/cons of the SurveyMonkey --> Momentive move
- Identify the number one question that needs to be answered before you rename, plus what makes a good/bad name.
- Discover (while recording) that SurveyMonkey's CMO has moved on just four months after the new initiative launched.
- Discuss the challenges that now exist across brands, products, and positions
- Wonder what's wrong with Fun as a brand attribute in enterprise.
- Provide advice on moves to fix the mess.

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