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zombie economy
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Did A Fair Amount Of Shopping This Xmas; Photo by Daniel Jensen on Unsplash… Just this summer, many “experts” proclaimed the death of American brick-and-mortar retail, and that Amazon would eat everyone’s lunch. When Amazon subsequently bought Whole Foods (make that “organic free-range lunch”), the same experts sang dirges for all the supermarkets. Consequently, the stock of competitors like Costco plunged. (BTW, I’m still waiting for one of these experts to explain the contradiction between “consumers are shifting toRead More

Posted On September 30, 2008By Freddy Tran NagerIn Marketing

Bail Fail: The Wall Street Fiasco from a Marketing Perspective

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango… Originally published September 30, 2008. Reflecting on Monday’s abject failure of the Wall Street Bailout bill, it would be totally remiss of me not to say it: Could the marketing of that bill have sucked more? First, there’s the nickname: “Wall Street Bailout.” Who came up with that and how was it allowed to stick around?Read More
Meryvns' "Declare Your Style" Campaign
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC… As an L.A. based interactive-media guy, I’m expected to blog about sexy new developments online or in Hollywood, but today I’ve decided to write about Mervyns department store. And, yes, that’s the only time you’ll ever see the words “sexy” and “Mervyns” in the same sentence. Ah, I see I just lost 98% of this article’s readers — which reflects about the same percentage of consumers who couldn’t care less about the fashion retailer. And that explains why Mervyns recently declaredRead More