Yahoo Finance: Macromedia changes its name to New Jersey Media Group
January 13, 2001 8:16 PM   Subscribe

This isn't Macromedia (Flash, Shockwave, etc.) Here's the Hoover Online company report for North Jersey Media Group.
posted by tomalak at 8:33 PM on January 13, 2001

Yeah, I was about to start ranting about company identity and how companies don't really gain anything from changing their names and how Macromedia is a worldwide brand etc. Then I read the article. I'm really glad I did.
posted by davidgentle at 8:44 PM on January 13, 2001

``Brand identity in this market is important,'' company president Jon Markey said. ``You have to take the confusion out of it, so you know you're talking about the same thing.''


posted by lagado at 9:27 PM on January 13, 2001

I think companies with the same names but headquartered in different states are allowed to coexist, as long as they're in different businesses. Or something like that.
posted by aaron at 9:45 PM on January 13, 2001

Gosh, I though that being in New Jersey was punishment enough, but admitting it? They've gone too far!
posted by Bag Man at 10:12 PM on January 13, 2001

I don't know, I like New Jersey, especially it's towns. I think it has some of the greatest names ever for a state. New-aik, Secaucus, Paa-h-saaaick, B'o'ei-gan, Rah-way and such. I'm trying to think of more but all I seem to be getting is a brain cramp. Ohh, and Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes. Your favorite city/town name?
posted by tiaka at 11:09 PM on January 13, 2001

Hohokus. Hackensack. Perth Amboy. Bayonne. Nutley. Hoboken. Weehawken.
posted by grimmelm at 11:36 PM on January 13, 2001

Kearney! The Oranges!
posted by aaron at 11:57 PM on January 13, 2001

Well, we have all the English villages to draw upon: Chipping Bagpoise and Stanton St. John in Oxon, Hutton-le-Hole and Chester-le-Street in the northeast. An invention that the pilgrims (Hartford, Boston, Portland, Plymouth) seemed to lack.
posted by holgate at 2:15 AM on January 14, 2001

Shouldn't that be spelt "Noo Joyzee"?

Some Australian place names:

Chinkapook, Manangatang, Chinaman's Creek, Kangaroo Ground, Koo-Wee-Rup, Emu Bottom, Lake Caddiwarrabirracanna...

New Zealand:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipuka- kapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu


Krung thep mahanakhon bovorn ratanakosin mahintharayutthaya mahadilok pop noparatratchathani burirom udomratchanivetma hasathan amornpiman avatarnsa thit sakkathattiyavisnukarmprasit

posted by lagado at 3:14 AM on January 14, 2001

Right, I've read that New Zealand has the longest name for one village, it's something that reads like a story "Here live the people that so and so..."

Ooo.. Pis-kha-tah-way, and yes, it is Noo Joyzee. Sorry. heh.
posted by tiaka at 8:31 AM on January 14, 2001

I feel the need to point out the existence of Big Ugly, West Virginia, and Bee Lick, Kentucky.
posted by aaron at 1:53 PM on January 14, 2001

The best part about New Jersey is the inventiveness. The high point of the state is called High Point.
posted by Dreama at 9:06 AM on January 15, 2001

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