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Posted On March 9, 2014By Freddy J. NagerIn Marketing

Introducing the Ultimate Social Network: Fatter+

And posting drivel like this on LinkedIn is hardly working. Apparently, the leading social networks have given up on innovation. Now they just gaze covetously at each other’s “best practices.”Read More

Posted On December 5, 2010By Freddy J. NagerIn Marketing

Twitter Chatter (and the Thrills of Unfollowing)

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango + Former AOL Chatroom User Dan Lovell is a writer, web developer, musician, and baseball expert – a regular 21st century renaissance man. So even though I think baseball is less entertaining than watching continental drift, I follow Dan on Twitter, where he often makes strong, pertinent points – you’ll never find him posting banalities, such as what he had for breakfast. Plus, he’s definitely not afraid of poking the hornet’s nest…Read More

Posted On September 25, 2009By Freddy J. NagerIn Marketing

Not Weird Science: Social Media in One Word

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder of Atomic Tango So let’s trip back to 1876, the year the telephone was invented… Hmmm… something’s missing here… and I’m not talking about Starbucks on every corner… Oh, I know: there’s no one here calling themselves a “Phone Guru,” “Phone Visionary” or some other phone-y title. There aren’t “Phone-ups” in every major city to discuss telephone best practices. There aren’t even “call me” Fridays or “favorite hymn” Mondays. Geez, how primitive were these people? How did they survive without memes? The telephone was oneRead More

Posted On July 24, 2009By Freddy J. NagerIn Marketing

Game Over: MySpace Seeks Salvation in… Gaming?

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC MySpace is losing it. And I’m not talking about its members defecting to Facebook. Last year, the once mighty, world dominating social network that had crushed its predecessor Friendster suddenly found itself splattered on Facebook’s windshield. At first, MySpace responded by copying Facebook features, but copying a competitor is not a long-term success strategy. In fact, it just gives the competition credibility. So MySpace gave up the fight and is fully rebooting by going after a niche market…Read More
by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC L.A. contains miles of velvet ropes that pack more protective power than the Great Wall of China. They’re fronted by large scowling men armed with high-caliber clipboards. And they’re assaulted nightly by swarms of wannabes, who are then repelled by blatant acts of discrimination based strictly on looks…Read More

Posted On January 20, 2009By Freddy J. NagerIn Marketing

Untweetable: Why Twitter Fever Isn’t For Everyone

by Freddy J. Nager, Founder & Fusion Director, Atomic Tango LLC When I was a kid, the object of all crayon lust was the Crayola 64 box with the built-in sharpener, because a dull crayon was almost as bad as soggy Cocoa Pebbles. And yet, that Crayola 64 contained some bizarre colors like Maize, Burnt Sienna and the fun-to-say-but-rarely-used Raw Umber.* While Black was quickly worn to a stub — one could never have enough Black — Maize lasted longer than the Shredded Wheat that mom tried to get usRead More
Paige H. got a huge surprise this week. The 20-something Midwesterner had attempted to keep a low profile online: “no MySpace, no Facebook, no blog” — indeed, she’s long had a “distaste for the world of social networking websites.” And yet, thanks to a marketing schemer, she became one of the most popular girls on Facebook… but under the name “Monica Rockle.”Read More
Dear Monica Rockle: I got an invite to your “Psychology Marketing Project” on Facebook. (Note: Facebook has since removed this “Project.” Too bad.) And as someone who professionally conducts and teaches marketing I have to hand it to you: pretty damn clever…Read More