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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


LinkedIn Customer Service

Memo To LinkedIn: Let’s Talk “Customer Service”

by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency; cartoon by someecards… Dear Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn: I had no knowledge of you prior to this post, but I must admit that I have harbored a bit of a love affair with your company. I love the “thumbs up,”

September 2, 2015
Digital Media vs Starbucks
T Rex
Facebook Executive



Totally Lushalicious: The Making of a New Word

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Amateur Neologist; word and illustration by Claire Barry… As a writer, I love learning new words and phrases. I recently came across “vegetarian inclined,” which describes omnivores who are eating less meat for health reasons. (Count me among them —

August 27, 2015
Fix It In Post - Fixing


Accolade by Edmund Blair Leighton

The 4 Reasons You’ll Get Hired (Or… Elected!)

by Patricia Palleschi, Ph.D., President of The Executive Agency… A wise person once revealed that there are only four reasons why a person gets hired. (And you are most likely to get hired if you have all four going for you!) Someone in a hiring position likes you. You have

August 26, 2015
Labor-Management Poster
Reed Hastings


The Story of What Happens When Bad Clothes Meet Corporate America

Fashion Real: When Bad Clothes Meet Corporate America

by Raegan Thurlow, Part-Time Fashionista; illustration by Mark Armstrong… If you’ve sold Kool-Aid at a lemonade stand in the not too distant past (the pre-30 crowd): When you hear “business casual”, do you think jeans and a polo? Or are you reaching for basketball shorts and a hoodie at 9:00

August 30, 2015
Not Starbucks
People of Walmart
Made In China


Buffalo Soldier at Messhall Kitchen

Sure Beats Summer Camp: The Buffalo Soldier At Messhall Kitchen

by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Mistress… Remember those middle school summers when your friends shipped off to camp? And when school started again in September, all they did was brag about how much fun they had? (Despite suffering from 23,000 bug bites and swimming in bacteria-infested lakes, of course.) Instead

September 1, 2015
Fat Dog Tailwagger
The Ginsburg cocktail by Now Boarding in Los Angeles
Daywalker Lemonade Martini at the Marmalade Cafe
Crying Tiger at the Formosa 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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