Skip to comments.Isis mobile payment platform to change its name to avoid association with militant group
Posted on 07/07/2014 1:11:15 PM PDT by nhwingut
Near the end of 2010, a group of telecommunications and commerce businesses joined forces to form a mobile payment venture called Isis. It was a solid brand name: Short, simple and easy to remember. Unfortunately, ISIS is now associated with a militant group based in the Middle East, so the wireless company believes a branding tweak makes sense.
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I dunno. Most of these payent companies are bandits.
"Sometimes, you've just got to re-brand"
Just reverse it...SISI...and since 99% of their business is probably remittances to Latin America, it’s a GREAT branding opportunity
Wonder if this will make them merge with ODIN.
There used to be an appetite-control product, in the form of chocolate bonbons, that went by the trade name of Ayds. Widely promoted and to all odds, modestly successful, it came in several flavors, all with the same active ingredient, benzocaine, or later, phenylpropanolamine.
By the mid-1980s, public awareness of the disease AIDS caused problems for the brand due to the phonetic similarity of names. While the product’s name was changed to Diet Ayds (Aydslim in Britain), it was eventually withdrawn from the market.
Not the first time a trade name has been hijacked.
Link to wiki article at post #3. There are also YouTube videos.
1982: Like the end of the Greatest American Hero show. Main characters name was Hinkley, who shot Reagan.
2001: Lone Gunmen cancelled. Pilot, first episode had terrorists flying a plane into the wtc.
There used to be an ambulance service in Whittier, Calif. called AIDS. It was a company with a good reputation, but for some strange reason, it changed its name in the mid-1980’s.
Unfortunately, ISIS is now associated with a militant group based in the Middle East...
“Militant group”? How about “group of terrorists” for accuracy’s sake?