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You've discovered the online lounge for creative professionals and all others who imagine for a living: writers and designers, actors and directors, chefs and mixologists. It's a site for both inspiration and perspiration — after all, it takes two to tango. So whether you're into marketing, media, or other creative mischief, make yourself at home.

Artwork by Mya Ayo

Marketing

T Rex

A Mighty Last Gasp: Dinosaur Media (Newspapers) Still Reach The Elite, The Influential, And The Powerful

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Diehard Newspaper Lover; photo by David Monniaux via Wikimedia Commons… Many marketers and media pros are buzzing about “influencer marketing”: hiring celebs of various stripes to spread the word in a social-media-driven marketplace. That’s why YouTube stars have agents and

August 1, 2015
Facebook Executive
Jingle Bengal
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Media

Firefly

Like Tears in Rain: How Sci-Fi Series Go All to Hell

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Still Hurtin’ Firefly Flan… When “Battlestar Galactica” concluded, some fans lamented that the series had to end, but others were thrilled that it departed on a good note. Compare that to the fans of “Lost,” who screamed “WTF?!” after its later

May 19, 2015
into-the-woods
Sign on "The Walking Dead" writers' room.
Who Dat? Nation

Missions

Reed Hastings

Brilliant Jerks? Bring ‘Em On! (And Why I Hate The Term “Team Player”)

LinkedIn’s wall is degenerating fast. It used to focus on careers and business discussions. Now it’s becoming Facebook, complete with people playing games and inspirational quote posters. For example, I recently came across this poster of Reed Hastings, who built a mighty empire in Netflix, but who could have used

April 10, 2015
Barzak
Help-Wanted
Zombies by Shane Clester

Materialism

Viva Los Angeles by Mya Ayo for Atomic Tango

Shameless Plug: “Viva Los Angeles” Limited-Edition Atomic Tango Wear

The next stage in Atomic Tango’s relentless evolution is marketing our own branded products — products you can touch and wear and even pour drinks into. At the same time, we want our materialistic inclinations to promote and support some of our favorite creative professionals. First up: Los Angeles artist

August 2, 2015
People of Walmart
Made In China
illustration by Mark Armstrong

Martinis

The Ginsburg cocktail by Now Boarding in Los Angeles

Buckle Up: The Ginsburg Cocktail Is Now Boarding

by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Connoisseur… As I watched the final episode of Mad Men, I felt a bit depressed. No more sassy Sterling. No more drunk Draper. No more cool outfits. No more sexist innuendos. But as I wallowed in the sadness of missing Mad Men, I heard about

July 22, 2015
Daywalker Lemonade Martini at the Marmalade Cafe
Crying Tiger at the Formosa Cafe

About Atomic Tango

Launched in the year ‘007 (of course), Atomic Tango set out as a marketing agency serving 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 the Atomic Tango 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 a lifestyle lounge for creative professionals who love marketing, media, or other mischief.

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