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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


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



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


Not Starbucks

Grounds for Desertion: The Last Stand of Starbucks’ Third Place?

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Caffeine Addict… Three yuppies walk into a Starbucks. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, and in a way it is. Two claim a table, while the third goes to order. He asks the others what they want, and they both

August 27, 2015
People of Walmart
Made In China
illustration by Mark Armstrong


Fat Dog Tailwagger

This Will Get Your Tail Wagging: Drinks At The Fat Dog

by Kim Tronic, Resident Cocktail Connoisseur… Like any normal woman, I’m private about certain details. My weight. My real hair color. Amount of money spent on Botox. But one secret that everyone seems to know: I’m kind of a crazy cat lady. I have 3 kitties and about 2,000 photos of them

August 7, 2015
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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