digital media Tag



website worst practices
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Website Content Director And Instructor; photo by youngthousands via Wikimedia Commons… My wife could hear me cursing from the other room. Did I hurt myself? Did the stock market crash? Did one of my favorite characters just get the axe on Game of Thrones? Worse: I encountered another case of bad marketing. (My priorities are warped like that.) In this case, I was Facebooking on my phone and found an interesting article post, so I clicked through… And waited. And waited.Read More
Anti-spam Cat
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango; photo courtesy of MarcyVeryMuch.com… Email is back! … Well, actually, it never left. It just got overshadowed by all the social media hype. But now that marketers have finally acknowledged that most social media marketing is a waste of time, everyone’s launching an e-newsletter. Or worse. While a well-crafted marketing email works far better than Twitter stalking (marketing at its lamest… and creepiest), the key is the “well-crafted” part. I receive unsolicited marketing emails every day, and I don’t really mind asRead More
best marketing books
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Marketing Professor; photo by Manuel Cacciatore via Wikimedia Commons… So you’d like to learn more about business but can’t take a class right now. Or maybe the idea of school gives you nightmares about forgetting class until the final exam. (Been there, dreamed that.) No problem. While I teach college courses, I understand the need to fly solo. So I compiled this business reading list to educate, enlighten, even entertain. Academic vs Commercial Most of these books are light enough forRead More
Wired 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 ads — early Wired was capitalist to a fault, with a libertarian streak wider than Rand Paul’s ego. They started up to make money and they loved to feature others making money. But they would never have been fake aboutRead More
False Equivalence
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Consumer Of Both Digital Media And Coffee In Vast Quantities At The Same Time… MBA programs today must be teaching young marketers to compare everything to a Starbucks latte. You’ll likely see this in marketing for digital media, which will boast that an app, download, or subscription costs less than a cup of Starbucks — and you’ll get so much more for your money! Privately, the marketers will lament that consumers are paying so much for a fleeting cup of coffeeRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Early Banner Ad Creator… The biggest reason why banner ads don’t work? It’s simple: people simply don’t see them. We marketers call it “banner blindness.”Read More
Don't mind me, I'm just retargeting.
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + E-Commerce Addict… I just had a shopping experience I can’t forget — and not because it was memorable in any way. I can’t forget it because the Internet won’t let me…Read More
computer screen
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Former Banner Ad Clicker… When was the last time you clicked on a banner ad? If you’re like most people, the answer lies somewhere between “never” and “I don’t remember”…Read More