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Ignoring The Signs

Posted On January 1, 2019By Freddy Tran NagerIn Marketing

Superficial Powers: Meet The Illiterati

by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango LLC + Avid Reader; photo by Micaela Parente on Unsplash… In this hive of scum and villainy we call the Internet, you’ve likely met all shades of dubious characters: trolls, stalkers, spies, Republicans. Here’s one group that’s not nearly as harmful but just as annoying: the illiterati. These are people who refuse to read yet act like they do. They tend to fall into one or more of the following categories…Read More
2017 Marketing and Media Predictions

Posted On December 22, 2016By Freddy Tran NagerIn Media

Look Out Ahead! 2017 Predictions for Marketing, Media, and Mischief

by Freddy J. Nager, Found of Atomic Tango + Amateur Prognosticator… Based on my observations of trends in demographics, business, technology, and politics, I’ve concocted and contrived these predictions for the new year and beyond. Maybe way way WAY beyond. But if 2017 is anywhere near as capricious as 2016, these could all happen. Or the zombie apocalypse will finally arrive. In any case, here are my forecasts in no particular disorder… SIRI-OUSLY NOW: Touch screens are so two years ago. Instead, animated chatbots will take over brick-and-mortar retail toRead More
Millionaires Vs Broke People
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + And Guy Who’s Wondering How Much More LinkedIn He Can Take… Please tell me this is one of those annoying LinkedIn puzzles. You know, one of those banal math problems or word games that clueless people play on the professional networking site. This particular LinkedIn challenge obviously shows the value of proofreading, and it’s so easy that a Fox News host could solve it. The column headers are clearly reversed, so just swap ’em and the table makes perfect sense. InRead More
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
Simon Sinek quote on skills and attitude
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Guy Who Hires Skilled Professionals… From his bio, Simon Sinek sounds like an amazing person: author, TEDx star, military innovation adviser, supporter of nonprofits. So I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that this quote was taken way out of context. But that’s how the quote is being shared, in its entirety, in that source of infinite dubious wisdom, the LinkedIn wall. “You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills” is aRead More
LinkedIn for Business
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Usually a LinkedIn Advocate… I just found out that an old friend of mine got fired. No, he didn’t tell me — I haven’t spoken to him in years. Rather, LinkedIn told me. I’m connected with my friend on LinkedIn, and one day the social network’s wall featured a news story about him. The story had appeared in some niche trade publication, but hey, that was my friend in the news. So I gave it a read and learned about hisRead More
micromanaging boss meme
by Freddy Tran Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + LinkedIn Purist… The neighborhood is slowly deteriorating. Not my physical one in L.A., which is gentrifying so fast even the pigeons have to take out loans to eat.Read More

Posted On September 2, 2015By Patricia PalleschiIn Marketing

Memo To LinkedIn: Let’s Talk “Customer Service”

by Pat Palleschi, Ph.D., President of the Executive Agency; cartoon by someecards… Dear Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn: I had no knowledge of you prior to this post, but I must admit that I have harbored a bit of a love affair with your company. I love the “thumbs up,” the endorsements, the comments, the posts — the sheer fun of connecting with people with whom I’d worked or with whom I’d like to work. It is kind of like Hinge — but kinder, more business-like, and there is noRead More