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Pull up an Eames, pour yourself a chilled one, and enjoy our musings on marketing, media, and other mischief. Whatever your calling — writer or designer, actor or director, chef or mixologist — please make yourself at home.

Artwork by Mya Ayo


Wired Native Advertising

Branded DisContent: How NOT To Do Native Advertising

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Diehard Wired Reader… Back in the indie days of Wired magazine — when it was psychedelically colored, chopping-block thick, and as rebellious as James Dean on a Harley crying “MORE MORE MORE” — they wouldn’t have done this. Yes, they ran

September 19, 2015
LinkedIn Customer Service
Digital Media vs Starbucks
T Rex


Fear The Walking Dead

“Hate Watching”: The Dark Side Of Binge Watching

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Recovering Hate Watcher… I recently fell in love with a new term. And, thankfully, it’s not “sharing economy.” “Hate watching” has been around for a few years (yeah, I’m slow on the uptake). In case you’re not familiar with the term,

September 21, 2015
Fix It In Post - Fixing



Self-Marketing 101: How To Create A Killer Resume

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Self-Marketing Advocate… Thanks to this Internet thing, job hunters worldwide can now apply to dozens of gigs simultaneously with a few keystrokes. No more typing one resume at a time on 99%-cotton-and-cashmere paper, licking stamps (an actual behavior in the 20th

September 7, 2015
Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton


Golden Road Brewing

End Of The (Golden) Road? When Your Favorite Beer Gets Swallowed By Giants

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Craft Beer Lover Before He Was A Drinker… How should we feel when one of our favorite local brands gets snapped up by a giant multinational corporation? Shouldn’t we just feel giddy that some small enterprise owner hit the jackpot? Well,

September 30, 2015
The Story of What Happens When Bad Clothes Meet Corporate America
Not Starbucks
People of Walmart


Redeemer Cocktail at Big Bar

Who Doesn’t Want A Shot Of Redemption? The Redeemer Cocktail At Big Bar

by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… Like any good basic babe in Los Angeles, I’m a big fan of brunch: Mimosas. Bloody Marys. 20-pound omelettes. And saucy gossip with BFF’s. My infatuation with brunch initially led me to Alcove Café in Los Feliz, where I discovered that their lunch/dinner items deserve

September 28, 2015
Kim's Mountain Mule
Buffalo Soldier at Messhall Kitchen
Fat Dog Tailwagger
The Ginsburg cocktail by Now Boarding in Los Angeles
Daywalker Lemonade Martini at the Marmalade Cafe

About Atomic Tango

Launched as a marketing agency in the year ‘007 (of course), Atomic Tango initially served entrepreneurs in an array of industries. Along the way we loved to talk shop and the lifestyle of the creative class. Some of these perspectives and passions found their way into our blog — but we wanted to do more. Much more. Since we believe evolution is a mandate, not a theory, in 2015 we ditched the agency model and recast Atomic Tango as an online lounge for creative professionals who love marketing, media, and other mischief.

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