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LinkedIn Profile Tips for Marketers
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Heavy LinkedIn User… Of all the social networks out there, LinkedIn has delivered the best return on my time — as in actual gigs that come with actual money. That doesn’t mean I love the site — the user experience appears designed by inebriated spider monkeys — but I’ve managed to make it work for me. So I put together this list of suggestions to improve your LinkedIn profile, particularly if you work in marketing or other creative professions. (This adviceRead More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Career Advisor… You found a job opening you think you could fill perfectly. You have the skills and the education, a lofty employment record with glowing recommendations, and genuine enthusiasm for both the company and the opportunity. So you apply and wait for the employer to contact you. And you wait. And you wait. And weeks go by, making you think they hired someone else. Then you see they’re still running the ad for the position. And you dig around andRead More

Posted On January 23, 2016By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Ask Freddy: Is My Writing Portfolio Too Long?

Q: Dear Freddy: What’s a good length for my copywriting portfolio? Right now it’s 20 pages, which feels long, but it’s 6 writing samples, and most are multiple pages. Is that too long? – K in L.A.Read More

Posted On August 26, 2015By Patricia PalleschiIn Missions

You’re Hired! The 4 Reasons You’ll Get The Job

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 some key people on your speed dial. You have credential(s) that the hiring manager feels are important or prestigious. Most important, you will make the company (and, therefore, the hiring manager) money. Top companies talk about assessments, interviews, or stressRead More
Labor-Management Poster
by Patricia Palleschi, Ph.D., President of The Executive Agency… Appropriating the words of Aretha Franklin — and the sentiments of many of you — all we need is a bit more RESPECT to make the recruiting process a lot more effective.Read More

Posted On March 16, 2015By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Breaking into the Media Biz: 10 Tips for Aspiring Moguls

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Fellow Aspiring Mogul “In this very real world, good doesn’t drive out evil. Evil doesn’t drive out good. But the energetic displaces the passive.” — Bill Bernbach, advertising legend I recently spoke about media careers to college students at the National Broadcasting Society AERho Convention. We were in the heart of the Disneyland Resort, amidst thousands of tourists wearing Mickey Mouse ears and celebrating America’s greatest media brand. It was the perfect place to discuss the future of media andRead More

Posted On November 21, 2014By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Stupid Job Ad: The 24/7 Renaissance Social Media Manager

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Happy to not be on the Job Market… I keep my eyes open for job openings that I can pass on to my students, but too often I encounter ads that get my eyes rolling. The job requirements are so excessive and irrational, not even a combo of Chuck Norris and the Dos Equis Man could fulfill them. So I’ve started a new feature here on my blog called “Stupid Job Ad.” For now, I’ve decided to change the names ofRead More

Posted On February 19, 2011By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Consulting 101: Dead Wood and Deliverables

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Consultant to the Consultants Deliverable (n.): Report or item that must be completed and delivered under the terms of an agreement or contract. — BusinessDictionary.com Even though the United States has an increasingly service-based economy (meaning, “sorry, we don’t make things anymore”), clients still want products they can hold. They request the fruits of our education and experience, which we obligingly divulge in their offices or over drinks, yet all that mad science ain’t worth jack if they can’t touchRead More

Posted On December 21, 2010By Freddy Tran NagerIn Missions

Exploitation 2.0: How to Tap the American Dream for Fun and Profit

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC A dark corporate conference room. A loud THUD breaks the silence and a man yells out…Read More

Posted On May 28, 2009By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media, Missions

Why I Won’t Get a PhD: Exhibit 1A

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC Since I love teaching and talking about marketing, friends often ask why I don’t get a PhD. I’ll think about it… and then I stumble upon an example of the actual work perpetrated by PhD’s in my field…Read More