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Athol Foden

Athol Foden came to the San Francisco Bay area many years ago as a field support engineer while attempting to work his way around the world. After his next onward job fell through, he eventually migrated down the peninsula to Silicon Valley where he found many kindred spirit propeller heads, even as his own career evolved more into a technical sales and marketing role.

He was a very successful product manager because he always understood the technology (mostly because he was still hacking on it when no one was watching), had a bias towards the customers because of his sales experience, and was blessed with a natural gift for communicating messages clearly and succinctly. An entertaining public speaker, and for many years a popular marketing lecturer for U.C. Extension in Silicon Valley, Athol gets plenty of first hand feedback and practice in advising propeller heads who are trying to grasp marketing quickly.

Always seeking new creative endeavors, Athol has become fascinated with the science and psychology of marketing and dealing with influencers in all developer and sales roles. His own career has thus evolved into branding and marketing consulting and development, and he has made his hobby (a long fascination with names) into a business. In 1992 he co-founded NameTrade. When it was merged into Cintara he became their V.P. Branding before leaving to pursue some consumer marketing for a change.

In 2002 he started Brighter Naming, perhaps the only naming agency in the world headed by someone with two computer science degrees. This agency has grown to encompass a lot more than high-tech startups and their products, including biotech, travel, retail, consumer, fashion, services, telecom, properties, pharmaceuticals and many other fields.

Athol M. Foden is the author of numerous naming, branding, marketing and trademark articles. Please see - where he is also the chief name critic.


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Titles by Athol include:

Brighter SEO - Organic Search Engine Optimization

Brighter Branding - Best Practices for the Smaller Business

Brighter Names - Pragmatic Naming for the Smaller Business

Spreadsheet Marketing - Planning for Success

Emergency Golf - How to Survive Your First Rounds

Are there Wheelchairs in Heaven - And other questions to ask your gods

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